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Aliens?

 
 
Eorl
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 06:58 pm
Poll says 72% "definately was aliens" Laughing
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 07:18 pm
Yeah, what's up with that?



I thought everyone believed in aliens.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 07:39 pm
Well Montana, I'm quite sure there are aliens (but sadly I don't think interstellar travel will ever be feasible in either direction).

BUT nobody can say "Yep, definitely aliens" based on the information given in this scenario. Even the person who saw it with their own eyes does not know, how can anyone else? It's just silly.
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 07:46 pm
Hey, when I was a kid I never imagined they would invent a CD player ;-)

Anyway, if the poll had more choices, then I think the results would be different.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 08:05 pm
YYes, good point about the poll choices Montana. Maybe Bond77770 designs polls for the government?
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 08:31 pm
Laughing
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KiwiChic
 
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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2006 09:34 pm
how can earth be the only planet with existing life matter on it...with space being infinite, how do we know that there is'nt many other solar systems in this galaxy with no end?? Not that any of us will know for sure.

I read books by the Author Erick von Daniken 'Chariots of Gods' a very worth while read.

I saw something unexplainable as a kid and dragged my parents and their friends outside to have a look and they could not explain what it was either.....
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 4 Apr, 2006 06:26 am
KiwiChic wrote:
how can earth be the only planet with existing life matter on it...with space being infinite, how do we know that there is'nt many other solar systems in this galaxy with no end?? Not that any of us will know for sure.


Which is no reason to assume that any extraterrestrial beings have visited this planet.

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I read books by the Author Erick von Daniken 'Chariots of Gods' a very worth while read.


This almost leaves me speechless. Rather than saying anything rude, i'll say nothing at all.

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I saw something unexplainable as a kid and dragged my parents and their friends outside to have a look and they could not explain what it was either.....


Classic definition of a "UFO"--something the viewer believes is an object, believes is flying, and is then and subsequently unable to explain. Which is absolutely no reason to assume that extraterrestrial beings have visited this planet.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Tue 4 Apr, 2006 02:20 pm
UFO's are the apparitions of new religions. Add to this the fact that alien life has a notably higher likelihood than classic religions/theisms, stir together in a big pot, and stand back!

I'm all for the modernization and space-aging of religions, if it means that lots of resources will go into space exploration and other aerospace endeavors.
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Ellinas
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 08:02 am
It is impossible in a huge universe, our planet to be the only place with life.

I believe that life is frequent in the universe, with many forms, intelligent or not. However I don't pay much attention to all this UFO stuff and I don't believe in visits of extraterrestials to Earth, without being absolute.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 08:11 pm
Chumly,

Don't worry, private enterprise will re-ignite the space race soon enough. Stephen Baxter has been doing a nice bit of crystal balling in this direction.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 10:11 pm
I have never read any of his stuff (I don't think)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Baxter
Does he postulate that new religions will have a space/galactic theme?
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Chumly
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 10:17 pm
The Fermi Paradox: The belief that the universe contains many technologically advanced civilizations, combined with our lack of observational evidence to support that view, is inconsistent. Either this assumption is incorrect (and technologically advanced intelligent life is much rarer than we believe), our current observations are incomplete (and we simply have not detected them yet), or our search methodologies are flawed (we are not searching for the correct indicators).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_paradox
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daniellejean
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 10:50 pm
I voted definately because there was no, "probably option". So you should add one because I can't say definately. But the universe is too big to say definately not.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 11:22 pm
Chumly, he is a hardcore science guy- (a bit Niven / Clarke maybe).... I was thinking more in terms of private enterprise taking over space travel.
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Chumly
 
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Reply Wed 5 Apr, 2006 11:44 pm
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 01:18 am
Hey, I'm not religious!
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Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 01:24 am
Did you check out the Drake Equation and the Fermi Paradox?
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Montana
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 01:30 am
You talking to me?
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Chumly
 
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Reply Thu 6 Apr, 2006 01:31 am
Yuppers you Canadian you!
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