The Universe As Science Knows It.
Science knows what is observed directly. The indirect and imagined are speculations that may or may not be found to be true by direct observation later on. Let us tabulate here the directly observed.
By manned and unmanned observation, the moon was found completely lifeless. So were the planets, dwarf planets and their moons. That is 185 solar system objects that have been found lifeless by direct observation. Others of the solar system’s 618 objects have been found lifeless by indirect observations. These indirect observations have also found no life on any of the objects of any other star systems. Therefore, science knows of no object in the entire universe that has life, except planet, Earth. For science, except for planet Earth, the universe is a lifeless desert.
By direct, indirect, and inferential observations, all of the objects in the entire universe are morphologically originals. Therefore, all of the objects of the entire universe are lifeless original deserts. The only exception, only for life, is planet, Earth. For science, Earth’s biosphere is the only oasis of life for the entire universe. Therefore, the universe is a lifeless desert of original objects with only one biosphere on planet, Earth. This is what science teaches.
Let us proceed to the consequences of what science teaches. The immense number and kinds of the original universe could not have arisen spontaneously as the ancient Greeks supposed about the goddess, Gaea. Each object had to be constructed morphologically as an original of its class. But it also had to function like the others of its class. Altogether, those requirements demanded immense intelligence. Whoever or whatever originated the classes and their objects and caused them to function within and between classes as observed in such an interdependent harmonious universe more than merits the characterization, Mega-Creative Agent. This Mega-Creative Agent acted over the centuries since origins, that is, omnipresently. It acted with immense knowledge, that is, omnisciently. It also acted on myriad objects as large and numerous as stars down to microscopic objects, that is, omnipotently. The Mega-Creative Agent acted omnipresently, omnisciently, and omnipotently. By those actions it identified itself. Further, it gave a reflection of the universe in the Earth’s interdependent biosphere.
No suggestion is found anywhere in the universe for a biosphere except on planet Earth. Therefore, SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) scientifically is void of any hope of success. More than 200 billion dollars is a tremendous resource spent on SETI, the Shuttle program, the landers, and the space station with no hope of success.
The ancient Greek ideas of spontaneous origins then spontaneous biological advancement has no support in the science of the universe nor in the only interdependent biosphere found anywhere in the universe, except on planet, Earth. All life forms have in common only morphological originality that indicates a Mega-Creative Agent, not superstitious spontaneous generation nor superstitious spontaneous biological advancement. These superstitions were uncovered by the more than 36 experiments of Francesco Redi 350 years ago and confirmed by the experiments of Louis Pasteur and John Tyndall 250 years ago. There is no scientific reason to revert to the Gaea superstitions of the ancient Greeks of 2,500 years ago.
The latest research indicates that every object in the universe is morphologically an original. For its origin and continuity, a Mega-Creative Agent had to participate. Further, the Mega-Creative Agent gave away its design by what it created. By creating every object as an original, the universe takes on the nature of an immense museum with every object as a unique exhibit. Further, the totality of exhibits suggest the mega-creativity of the founder and custodian. Furthermore, like any minor museum of anyone’s ken, the purpose seems to be instructive. Although we are born into this universe with an array of reflexes to survive our early years, all supplemented knowledge ultimately seems originated and recorded from observations of the biosphere and the cosmos. We often read of some material or method from nature providing progress for human existence. Thus the universe seems to be an immense instructional museum of original deserted objects with only one biosphere on planet, Earth.
One of the consequences is that the search for new life forms would most probably find them in the biosphere of planet, Earth, not in the deserts of outer space. The most likely place for the discovery of unknown life forms would be in the largely unexplored oceans, rather than the largely explored surface, nor its nickel and iron core. As expected, unknown life forms have been uncovered from oceanography.