I have express several times before that I’m a big sci-fi fan. I may not believe in UFOs visiting Earth but I do believe in life in outer space.
Considering the sheer number of planets in the universe, I can’t believe that Earth is the only planet with life on it. So when a few astrophysicists (whatever the hell that is) from America told the audience at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AASS) that there is a very good chance that we will find some Earth-like planets within 10, 20 or 30 light years of the Sun, I thought ‘of course’. Then I read that they just haven't been found yet.
I find this kind of funny because here you are saying that there are a few dozen solar-type stars within something like 30 light years of our sun, that you believe that there are a good number of those planets have Earth-like atmospheres, but it’s just that you haven’t found them yet.
If that’s the case, why talk about it! It’s like saying that you will make the discovery of a lifetime but you just haven’t made the discovery yet. Why talk about it before finding anything? Start talking after making the discovery.