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Discussions Discussion Wants or needs?
Chioma O-USA, Nov. 15, 2012

One thing that many people don’t think about is when our wants turn into our needs. For basic survival we don’t need much, but for comfortable survival there is quite a lot that we “need”. Take an alcoholic or a drug addict. Their issues get to a point where what they used to want is now something that they need. Or even someone with some kind of heath problem. There needs now exceed the shelter, food, water, and social interactions which are normally categorized as our basic needs. They need and certainty do want, the treatment the get from a hospital, because without it they couldn’t survive. To be comfortable we need those basic things and more. You can have shelter, food, water, and people around us but in our society if we don’t have money as well, those things cannot remain constant. There are many people who have those things and are surviving, but not comfortably. What is life if you spend the whole time struggling and never truly get to enjoy it? Wants enable you to really live and sometimes those wants can become needs.

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Mușat Adriana, Aug. 6, 2012

Life in the Universe

The Life in the Universe curriculum is a unique set of resources, for elementary and middle school teachers, designed to bring the excitement of searching for life beyond Earth into the classroom. The SETI Institute, with funding from NSF and NASA, developed these award winning classroom materials with a team of educators, curriculum developers, and scientists. The Life in the Universe curriculum explores many facets of how scientists are trying to answer the questions: Where did life come from? What is its future? Are we alone?
In the Life in the Universe curriculum, students explore conditions that support life on Earth, and the possible existence of life elsewhere. The curriculum draws upon the experience of SETI scientists, whose research encompasses the full spectrum of Astrobiology: astronomy, life sciences, Earth sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, engineering, and many other disciplines. The hands-on science activities were tested nationally in a variety of schools representing a broad range of students. Organized around story lines, these activities pose challenges that require students to investigate what is known about life on Earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DmTh0fQVDM

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Reese Turlington, Dec. 7, 2011

The Odds of Intelligent Life in the Universe

A paper published in the journal Astrobiology, by Andrew Watson a scientist from the University of East Anglia, suggests the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are low, given the time it has taken for beings such as humans to evolve combined with the remaining life span of Earth.

http://www.universetoday.com/13741/the-odds-of-intelligent-life-in-the-universe/
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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Alessio Cappellini, Nov. 23, 2011

I think that we are not alone in the universe, too many events have made me understand this, the mysteries that surround the Earth and ‘universe are dozens and among these there is evidence of UFO sightings in the past and especially in this time, the universe is infinite and it is impossible that we are the only form of life present.

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
giovanni vaglini, Nov. 23, 2011

I think that inquiring into the possibility of life on other planets is a good and interesting thing, and I’d like to do it. I believe that life could exist in the Universe far from the Earth, and I don’t exclude the existence of life forms similar to the humans’ one (for me, everything is possible until the Science demonstrates I’m wrong). In my opinion the discovery of life in other planets would be a magnificent achievement of the humanity,so I’d like to study about astronomy and life when I’ll be older

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Anna Anticaglia, Nov. 23, 2011

Some scientists say it is impossible that there is life on other planets,others say that there may be a new form of life.I think it’s possible because if there is life on Earth can there be life on other planets …

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  • Simone Esperanza Simone Esperanza Nov. 23, 2011
    Do you know scientists that said that life on other planets is impossible? Can you tell me how said that?
  • Simone Esperanza Simone Esperanza Nov. 23, 2011
    Sorry, who said that, not how…

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Anna Anticaglia, Nov. 23, 2011

Some scientists say it is impossible that there is life on other planets,others say that there may be a new form of life.I think it’s possible because if there is life on Earth can there be life on other planets …

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Cerboneschi Matteo, Nov. 16, 2011

I think there are life forms in the universe not yet established, does not mean human people, but small beings or micro-organisms and to exclude the presence of a Martian (hoping not to be wrong)! In this regard, I would suggest you start of scientific research as soon as possible to resolve finally this doubt !!!

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Bruno Fracasso, Nov. 16, 2011

I think that is possible that there is life in the universe,because has discovered that there are galaxies similar to our. But i don’t believe that that there are other humans in other planets;maybe it’s possible that there is a process of evolution similar to what happened on Earth millions of years ago… So i think that this story of the aliens isn’t an invention…

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  • Francesca Berti Francesca Berti Nov. 16, 2011
    I think it is possible because some studies talk about the existence of other universes so it is possible that other lifes developped like our one.

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Discussions Discussion Life in the Universe
Fedi Marco, Nov. 16, 2011

I think there is life in the universe, in fact, the existence of galaxies and planets with characteristics similar to ours makes it likely that there are other life forms. You have a confirmation from the discovery of traces of water on Mars that suggest a possible form of life.

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