then I was asked point-blank:
"Is there intelligent life in Outer Space"?
I answered yes, then asked to defend my position. I spent the next 45 minutes in back-and-forth debate involving my bringing out Drake's Equation, panspermia, extrapolation of odds, and many other related topics.
Funny I just had this talk with my 6 year old this weekend. He asked if Aliens existed and I told him "yes." Mom said "Don't tell him that, they may not!" and "I said they do exist!" and was put on the spot to defend it, so I looked at him and said
"Do they come to earth ?"
"Maybe. We might have met some, and we may never meet any but somewhere out in the stars there has to some. "