I was watching a PBS special a while back about aliens. The scientific phrase is 'extraterrestrial life'.
A scientist was explaining why they're so desperately looking for exterrestial life:
"We'll know were not astronomically special, not biologically special, and not intellectually special."Wow.
We spend all this time telling our kids that they're special. Then they grow up and spend their careers trying to prove they're not.
I think it's because we all know what being special implies. Being special means extra care was taken. Being special means being set apart. Being special implies intent. Intent implies a Creator.
Uh-oh. Better not be special, then.
This scientist's desire was to kill God and strip Him of the glory of His masterpiece creation.
I don't know about you, but I'm glad I'm special!