Erisan said:
> Why do we need to demonstrate that we are not special?

Personally I think that the question "are we here (in universe) alone?" extremely interesting. Don't you?

> And Another Perspective.

The tone of that article is a ... well, a bit lame Sad. Writer seems to be offended.
> Personally I think that the question "are we here (in universe) alone?"
> extremely interesting. Don't you?

Yes. It is an interesting question. But that isn't the same as, "I can't wait until we prove we're not alone."

> The tone of that article is a ... well, a bit lame Sad. Writer
> seems to be offended.

What part communicated offense? I didn't see any. Only thing I saw was an admission that spectacular claims about life are not foreign. And the common trend is that they typically fizzle out with time. Other than that, they reaffirmed what nasa stated regarding the geologic activities that produce methane as well - something that must be noted when discussing this issue.