Weekend Assignment #102: Do you honestly think there is life out there in the universe? And if so, what kind of life do you think it is?
Extra Credit: Name your favorite (fictional) alien creature.
Oh, yes. Using Carl Sagan's logic: There are billions and billions of stars, so there must be billions and billions of planets, and some must be suitable for life. So logically life must have evolved, or is evolving, on some.
It is certainly hard to tell what it would be like. Just on our own planet we have so many different forms we can't count them all. They might be living boulders, intelligent slugs, or sentient vapors.
As for my favorite fictional alien creature I would have to consider ET, Uncle Martin, and Alf. Alf would win. He was amiable, unflappable. He struggled to keep his alien urges in check. After all, cats were a delicacy on Melmac where he came from. It was almost all he could do to keep from swallowing the family pet