Letters, Feb. 26, 1996

SOLVING THE MYSTERY OF THE COSMOS

"You ask, 'Is anybody out there?' But a more pressing question is, 'If someone is, how do we explain it all?'" DAN PAGE Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

IT IS PRESUMPTUOUS TO ASSUME THAT this speck in the universe we inhabit should be the only one with intelligent life on it [SPACE, Feb. 5]. Among the many billions of heavenly bodies, there have to be a large number on which life exists, and many on which beings may have evolved beyond our level. It is conceivable that such beings have had a close look at us and...

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