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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Speeking of you tube.. why did we loose all the picture icons of the posted vids after the forum transition?
    Raises hand. I accidentally The youtube.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    wittgenstein - If a lion could speak we could not understand him

    Are point of reference would be so off we couldnt get them.They would most likely be completely bizarre and "alien" to us.
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    wittgenstein - If a lion could speak we could not understand him

    Are point of reference would be so off we couldnt get them.They would most likely be completely bizarre and "alien" to us.
    Sure we could communicate just by deciphering their language not much unlike we decoded the aztec symbols

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    wittgenstein - If a lion could speak we could not understand him

    Are point of reference would be so off we couldnt get them.They would most likely be completely bizarre and "alien" to us.
    Use complex algorithms to map their thought process until you decode a single lions brain thoughts based on the blood flow of their brain. Now you know what they think. Now you would just need a visual way of talking to them and instantly projecting something they could see.
    Maybe even some how tweak a lion's brain to include a verbal area of brain just like humans through genetics.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Use complex algorithms to map their thought process until you decode a single lions brain thoughts based on the blood flow of their brain. Now you know what they think. Now you would just need a visual way of talking to them and instantly projecting something they could see.
    Maybe even some how tweak a lion's brain to include a verbal area of brain just like humans through genetics.
    Maybe just poke a fiber optics cable into their brain and hook it up to your Plasma TV

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Use complex algorithms to map their thought process until you decode a single lions brain thoughts based on the blood flow of their brain. Now you know what they think. Now you would just need a visual way of talking to them and instantly projecting something they could see.
    Maybe even some how tweak a lion's brain to include a verbal area of brain just like humans through genetics.
    Thats not quite what i mean my point is are point of references would be so different i dont see any reason why are morals or ideas about oneself would be the same or even similar.
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    Thats not quite what i mean my point is are point of references would be so different i dont see any reason why are morals or ideas about oneself would be the same or even similar.
    Mikhail, you could have a point. The idea that aliens might be "so alien" that we couldn't even communicate with them well or at all has been considered before.

    Still, the hard material reality of dirt and rocks, plants and animals, food and fire, water and air, the fact that a standard helium nucleus is two protons and two neutrons everywhere in the known universe --- we should have at least some common reference points.

    In the 1950s and 60s era of pulp-sci-fi, many writers speculated that aliens would be much like humans. They thought that evolution would run in largely parallel paths, with four-footed animals changing to upright bipeds with the need for a specialized pair of tool-making extremities. It logically followed, the argument goes, that most aliens would be upright bipeds built similarly to humans; omnivores; social/pack creatures; probably decended from brachiators (ape-like tree dwellers). Many writers assumed that some aliens would so resemble humanity that they could pass as human at a glance.

    Later, science fiction writers who considered themselves "hard school" (ie as much real science as possible) started thinking up aliens that were very different from humans. Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle explored some of these themes with a number of excellent books.

    Among "serious" SF writers and fans, those who view SF as speculation on future reality, "human-like" aliens are considered almost as old-fashioned as top hats... but given our utter lack of any real knowlege, it's almost anyones' guess.

    Serious scientists have done some speculating and modeling of what alternate lifeforms might be like, including an intresting film whose name escapes me at the moment. Still, (I sound like a broken record) it's all speculation until(/unless) we meet some actual aliens.

    If there are any.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Onion Eater View Post
    I am not a mathematical idiot - I actually have a degree in the subject - and I can tell you that the odds aren't quite that good.
    Really? Are you sure that you don't mean that the odds aren't that good that we are alone?

    The number of estimated stars like our own sun keep increasing.

    The number of suns in the Milky Way Galaxy alone is now estimated in the BILLIONS.

    The number of GALAXIES in the Universe is estimated in the BILLIONS.

    Equate in the fact that for each of these stars there are several Planets and Moons that orbit them..

    If you THINK a little it is actually about IMPOSSIBLE that the Universe isn't literally FULL of MILLIONS of advanced types of life forms.....

    If you THINK a little it is actually about IMPOSSIBLE that the Universe isn't literally FULL of an INFINITELY number of types of less than civilly intellect types of life forms.....
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    They will be neutral.
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