Among all the exotic or extreme exoplanets in the universe, or even in this galaxy, there must exist some which are so similar to our Earth as to be duplicates. Current technology can't detect them yet, but they are sure to be there. Blue, fresh, distant havens with air we could breathe, oceans we could swim in. This one in the picture is just like Earth except for two moons, and the bright blue nebula which makes the night glow softly. Would there be life on this planet, and what kind of life? Would it evolve into an intelligent civilization? They might live quite differently from us, programmed to co-operate under all circumstances and having no aggressive tendencies at all. Could life arise and evolve under a "nicer," non-violent paradigm? Perhaps the nebula emits radiation which nourishes the life forms without the need for "conventional" food, thus eliminating conflict over resources. The radiation might be deadly for us, though, should we ever visit that world.
I called this picture "Planet of Peace." Don't let them know about us here on Earth.
"Planet of Peace," acrylic on illustration board, 10" x 7", January 1987.