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Thread #94506   Message #1843678
Posted By: Paul Burke
26-Sep-06 - 10:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Monsey's (non) Kosher Chicken Crisis
Subject: RE: BS: Monsey's (non) Kosher Chicken Crisis
All these arguments are based on the belief that, if life exists, it has to be OUR sort of life. Yes, there is a vanishingly small probability of finding another planet as suited to humans as Earth is. But you might consider the possibility that it's because we were designed around Earth, rather than the other way round. A process called natural selection outlines one possible way (the best known so far) this happened- that any of our ancestors' kin who didn't fit what Earth was like didn't last to be our ancestors.

On another planet, the same process would almost certainly (*) have produced an utterly different form of life, suited to whatever conditions that planet provided for them. And, if they can think, they probably think that their world (methane and ammonia at -40?) is absolutely wonderful. And it is- for them.

And if they can think, they probably have their own version of kosher.

(*) Like 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% certain, at least.