Au contraire mon cheri! SETI is pure science. I find it fascinating, yet a long shot that any 'messages' from space will be delivered. But I'd still like to see it.<quoted text>
That's right. It may not be science to you, but when SETI finds evidence in space, you will be wrong!
And *IF* we found intelligent life in deep space, that would only mean -- that we found intelligent life in deep space. It would be a BIG leap of logic to assume that these aliens had anything to do with the beginning of life on Earth.
RNA. We've made GREAT strides in developing a theory on how RNA could have formed by way of natural processes. Take a look:<quoted text>How else can DNA be formed? random chance? I don't think so. DNA code looks like it was manipulated by an intelligent life.
Lifes First Spark Re-Created in the Laboratory (and this article is 3.5 years old).
Were you aware that complex organic compounds have been detected in deep space? And water? And alcohol? And methane?
In fact, it could be that some form of life is fairly ubiquitous in the universe, and we have yet to stumble upon something that can commnicate with us. After all, we've only been really looking for a few decades.