After five decades of patient listening, however, all the astronomers have to show for it is an eerie silence. Does that mean we are alone in the universe after all? Or might we be looking for the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Some argue that since the universe is so vast, alien life must exist but in an infinite universe, all things are possible including the disconcerting notion that we are, in fact, alone. Still, it's good to see scientists have such unwavering faith in the unknown despite the lack of supporting evidence. Their fervor is almost religious.