@mrdecepticonleader: "Life could exist just as easily on other planets."
Really? I think this may be a tremendous oversimplification. Even using the standards of the materialist and the empiricist this really ignores the statistical probabliities. Yikes.
Yeah, but life is a chemical process and chemistry is governed by electromagnetism not statistics.
QFT. This is why in all the vastness of the universe beyond what we know of it, life could most likely exist elsewhere. It would be radically different to the life we know though. It might be completely different and incomprehensible by our standards. Who knows? I doubt we'll reach the stage that Reed Richards and other fictional scientists have regarding space travel.
I completely get what you're saying about life on other planets, but is that based off probabilities? :]
Yes it is. But you can't exactly say that believing in God isn't based off probabilities as well. Because it definitely is.