Ask ChicagoNow: Are we alone in the universe?

Ask ChicagoNow: Are we alone in the universe?

ChicagoNow is a group of bloggers from all sorts of different backgrounds.

With so much collective experience, we’ve decided to put that knowledge to use by posing some of the oldest and most popular questions to the group.

Are we alone in the universe?

“Any alien civilization advanced enough to see Earth turns the ship around immediately and leaves as fast as possible.” — Kim Cavill, Sex Positive Parent

“No!” — Morgan Katz, Musings of a Cancer Memoirist

“Is anyone ever really alone?” — Susan Schulhof, Looking for the Good

“No. And frankly I think we’re assuming a lot by supposing that this is the only universe.” — Angela Soriano, less than perfect

“We’re not the first, we’re not the only, we’re not the last.” — Pamela Valentine, Affirmed Mom

“Are we alone in the universe? – There are occasions when I’ve literally felt a spirit beside me — that of a departed friend. We’ve also encountered strange movements in 2 of our homes…” — H. Van Howe, Pizza For Breakfast

“The spirits belong to this world. I don’t see them as another universe. If I think further then the people and the spirits, all I think is ‘probably’, but I can’t explain nor prove it.” — Annemarie Verweij, Dutch Alien Lands in the U.S.

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Lead image via Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune

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