The chances life is out there is pretty much 100%. There is something on the order of 40 billion trillion stars in the universe, so our sun and solar system cannot be THAT unique. Intelligent life...hard to say...but life out there somewhere is pretty certain. Think bacteria, not E.T.
Given that, what would discovering life outside of earth mean for the religious communities? Could we conclude that they are all wrong? I dont think it would be conclusive- in general, even if intelligent life was found. However, for the fundamentalists over at Liberty University and Thomas Road Baptist, I think they definitely have to rethink their zeal.
What do you think?