Originally Posted by omegaman
What if humankind is a one in a billion freak of nature?
Even if its one in a trillion... with the vastness of space and the huge lengths of time it is likely that life has developed elsewhere. Now it may not be intelligent or it may blow itself up. We still have to remember though, that even if the universe is packed with intelligent life... there is still only one earth and only one human race. We are unique and very special.