We should accept the fact, well okay - educated guess, that the universe is teeming with life, that we are the fools who still act like fighting children amongst themselves. Scientists still arguing about this and that in the face of total ignorance. Each one wanting to be right and get their name lit up in fame and fortune.
Every scientist fighting tooth and nail for their latest theory, to be recognized above their brethren. Rather than cooperating with each other, they compete against each other. We have segmented our sciences and compartmentalized everything to such a degree, that we have hindered true research and new discoveries.
All because of the frail human ego.
My friends, we are not ready to know, and that is the sad truth.
So let's go back and start squabbling amongst ourselves as to whether or not we are alone, instead of worrying about substantive issues.