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Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Do you believe in extraterrestrial life and what director do you think has depicted it the best?

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Hiroshi Hashimoto
Office worker, 26
Yeah, I hope so. Maybe they look like us. I think they have already made contact with some people -- some Americans. It might be like "War of the Worlds."

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Peter Robertson
Teacher, 27
It's too big not to be. They could even be walking among us and we don't know it, but I don't see why NASA spends all that money if it's already made contact. Something like "Star Trek" would work for me.

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Stuart Starosta
Translator, 31
Yes, because of the law of averages. Contact is certainly possible -- I've met a few people that strike me as aliens. George Lucas is far from the mark, Stanly Kubrick is closer.

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Anwar Qureshi
Teacher, 26
Even if there is life out there, they probably haven't made contact for the same reason we haven't -- it's a long way. Probably it's like "Sphere," but it's contact with ourselves from the future, not aliens.

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Deborah Tanamura
Marketing, 30
Yeah, because the universe is endless. By life, I don't mean human life, I'm talking amoeba, the simplest form of life. It's possible humans will have contact, but not our generation.

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Mutsumi Tanamura
Programmer, 40
Definitely, because the universe is a limitless expanse. I would like to believe the conspiracy theories -- they're quite exciting -- but I don't. Any kind of shapes would be possible, like "Star Wars."



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