That's crazy talk. Sorry. From where I'm sitting the idea that the entire universe was created as a backdrop so that a bunch of silly hairless apes could have a nice view in the night sky, is just an expression of the outlandishly bloated ego of the human species, which is apparently infinite in some cases. Mars had rivers and oceans and now it has polar ice caps and ice trapped in the ground. The asteroid belt and comets are also chock full of ice. There's a liquid ocean of water covering Enceladus, a moon of Saturn. Water is basically everywhere. So we can expect to find liquid water; rivers, oceans, etc., on most planets orbiting their parent stars in the Goldilocks Zone, and many moons inside and outside of the Goldilocks Zone as well. And yet actual biologists have found otherwise - did you read the article I linked about this? Maybe. Do you have any credible citations to support this argument? In any case, carbon is common, and clearly well-suited for life to exist within the Goldilocks Zone. So even if you're right about silicon life (which I doubt, honestly), then we're still left with a universe that's most likely teeming with life, and that life will be on average 3 billion years ahead of us on the evolutionary spectrum. Consider how far life has come in the last 3 billion years on Earth. Trilobites first appeared about half a billion years ago. 3 billion years ago the only life on this planet consisted of single-celled organisms like bacteria. So we're apparently in a position akin to bacteria, compared to the average alien civilization in this universe.