Wednesday, August 27, 2008

That Girl Guest Column #2
Sometimes I wonder about what's really out there in the universe.

On one hand, I am, at heart, an astronomer, a gazer at the stars, one who looks at the vast, unfathomable beyond and sees billions upon billions of galaxies chock-full of the potential for...something. As Mr. Sagan said, if there wasn't anyone out there, it would be an awful waste of space.
On the other hand, I am, in head, a biologist, and I look at the near-miraculous odds that we faced in our evolution and think to myself that there is no possible way it could possibly ever happen again.

Then I look at the guy who's holding out flowers to me, and I realize that yes, there is alien life in the universe. It's right here, actually.

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