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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Your narrative is based on humans being cockroaches and aliens being less evolved than a decent person.
    Wrong. My "narrative" is based off their intentions.

    Perhaps you have forgotten about this:

    When it comes to extraterrestrials: the way we interact with each other is dependent on what their goals are. They could be humanity's greatest ally or something akin to extraterrestrial North Koreans. If they're the former, great, our worldly problems would be likely solved. But if they're the latter, we're ****ed because there is a wide-spectrum of horrible things we could experience.
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    See? Not everything is doom & gloom.

    There's no telling which way that pendulum will swing until first contact occurs. It could be bad just as likely as it could be good - 50:50, man.




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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Given the distance we've come in the past 100 years, there is no reason to believe those capable of interstellar travel will be barbarians. Such a presumption is counter to all developmental evidence.
    Oh Ecofarm, how soon we forget ?


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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    It could just be a reflection of the first broadcast of Green Acres.

    Or its another society, Tax them!

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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Yeah, totally. They're talking to me, man.

    The link is not valid. I found this but it is from 1969!

    Easy Rider - Official Trailer ( 1969 ) - YouTube
    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Stats come out and always show life getting better. News makes money in making you think its not.
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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    The link is not valid. I found this but it is from 1969!

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    Huh. My link continues to work for me.

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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    It could be bad just as likely as it could be good - 50:50, man.
    I disagree. Everything about our own development says it would be good. 90:10

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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Or maybe they haven't evolved and they're still giant dickheads.
    I seriously doubt an intelligent life form, thousands or more years ahead of us, will have partisan extremists, racists, CTers and other such delusions.

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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I seriously doubt an intelligent life form, thousands or more years ahead of us, will have partisan extremists, racists, CTers and other such delusions.
    It might have been logical to presume that anybody advanced and curious enough to cross an entire ocean wouldn't have malicious intentions. Anyway, what you say is nice, but utterly foolish to rely on. We only inhabit this one place. The price of being wrong about visiting aliens would be complete.

    You also edited out the part of my post that mentioned that we're more than capable of atrocity, which again is all the reason for caution we'd need.
    Last edited by Cardinal; 05-19-14 at 02:03 PM.

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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    If it is aliens, making ourselves known to them makes about as much sense as a mouse calling out to the cat.

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    Re: Frequency from outside the Milky Way baffles astronomers

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I disagree. Everything about our own development says it would be good. 90:10
    Their niceness towards man would be dependent upon what they consider to be ethically & morally acceptable. Perhaps their advancement in those areas are as alien to us as their presence would be. But I suspect that extraterrestrials don't get hung up in the type of moral dilemmas or quicksand that segments of our society does, as even between humans, morality isn't exactly universal in all aspects.

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