Astronomer, Carl Sagan, was famous for promoting the idea that there could be millions of alien civilizations in the universe. Recent analyses, however, suggests we may be the only technologically advanced civilization the universe has ever known … and we should not even be here.
Perhaps the greatest leap of blind, uncritical and unquestioning faith that I see among well-educated people today is something called scientism. Scientism is the belief that science is the best and only trustworthy method to discover truth. Since God is a priori ruled out, the result is atheism dressed up as science, and it has had a corrupting influence on 21st century science.