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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    There may be life on other planets, but for the 5 million or so light years that we can see in every direction, there are none.
    1. The edge of the observable universe (relative to Earth) is 46.5 billion light-years away [1], not 5 million light years.

    2. Humans have only observed a sliver of a fraction of that area.

    3. Even if we can visually observe a planet it is almost impossible for us to determine what is on it.

    [1] - [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_Universe]Observable universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Do the North Koreans or the Iranis qualify as aliens ??

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Aliens are hostile.

    They invade this country without our permission, they pervert our politicians, they consume resources not intended for them, and otherwise behave in an inimical fashion.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    1. The edge of the observable universe (relative to Earth) is 46.5 billion light-years away [1], not 5 million light years.

    2. Humans have only observed a sliver of a fraction of that area.

    3. Even if we can visually observe a planet it is almost impossible for us to determine what is on it.

    [1] - Observable universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Ummmm....no. The universe is only 15 billion years old or so, and since we can't see further than the light carrying the picture, our radius of view is 15 billion light years.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Ummmm....no. The universe is only 15 billion years old or so, and since we can't see further than the light carrying the picture, our radius of view is 15 billion light years.
    You found the product tag on the universe? I would think the universe would be infinite years old.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    1. The edge of the observable universe (relative to Earth) is 46.5 billion light-years away [1], not 5 million light years.

    2. Humans have only observed a sliver of a fraction of that area.

    3. Even if we can visually observe a planet it is almost impossible for us to determine what is on it.

    [1] - Observable universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I'm talking about the distance that we can determine the physical properties of planets. Given that we humans are not even close to being able to travel one light year, my point stands.

    The fact that we humans cannot travel any significant distance in space means that for all practicle purposes, we are alone in the universe.

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Ummmm....no. The universe is only 15 billion years old or so, and since we can't see further than the light carrying the picture, our radius of view is 15 billion light years.
    Current interpretations of astronomical observations indicate that the age of the Universe is 13.73 ( 0.12) billion years,[1] and that the diameter of the observable Universe is at least 93 billion light years, or 8.80 1026 metres. (It may seem paradoxical that two galaxies can be separated by 93 billion light years in only 13 billion years, since special relativity states that matter cannot be accelerated to exceed the speed of light in a localized region of space-time. However, according to general relativity, space can expand with no intrinsic limit on its rate; thus, two galaxies can separate more quickly than the speed of light if the space between them grows.)

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universe]Universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    The word observable used in this sense does not depend on whether modern technology actually permits detection of radiation from an object in this region (or indeed on whether there is any radiation to detect). It simply indicates that it is possible in principle for light or other signals from the object to reach an observer on Earth. In practice, we can only see objects as far as the surface of last scattering, before which the universe was opaque to photons. However, it may be possible in the future to observe the still older neutrino background, or even more distant events via gravitational waves (which also move at the speed of light). Sometimes a distinction is made between the visible universe, which includes only signals emitted since the last scattering time, and the observable universe, which includes signals since the beginning of the cosmological expansion (the Big Bang in traditional cosmology, the end of the inflationary epoch in modern cosmology). The radius of the observable universe is about 2% larger than the radius of the visible universe by this definition.

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    The age of the universe is about 13.7 billion years, but due to the expansion of space we are now observing objects that are now considerably farther away than a static 13.7 billion light-years distance. The edge of the observable universe is now located about 46.5 billion light-years away.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_universe]Observable universe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    I'm talking about the distance that we can determine the physical properties of planets. Given that we humans are not even close to being able to travel one light year, my point stands.

    The fact that we humans cannot travel any significant distance in space means that for all practical purposes, we are alone in the universe.
    Not really, our limitations only apply to us, not them..
    I see no reason why we should be the only ones...But this we may never know...and I do believe in the power of man's imagination, but not true aliens....I reject all of the "ETs visiting us", and aliens in our midst.....conspiracy theories..

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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lopettaa View Post
    This depend if they are more intelligent then us. They will be our enemy.

    Dirtpoorchris- Do you go around being hostile to every bird, dog, cat, and ant? Let me know when you are waging a war on pandas because they are dumber than us. I wish to join. And when we have conquered the species... I shall rule the pandas with an iron fist!

    I think you are gone so let me argue for you.

    Dirtpoorchris2- We may not conquer them in a war sense but we certainly pillage their resources for our own gain and affect them in the way they live.

    Dirtpoorchris1- But for some reason I think aliens would have developed a deep sense of cultivation and have an evolved understanding of destruction and subjugation.
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    Re: Will aliens be friendly or hostile?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    You found the product tag on the universe? I would think the universe would be infinite years old.
    This I agree with; the universe has no size limit, no age limit...I do not think that time even applies, this is for our convenience here in our little corner..
    There is more to this, which is far beyond our limited intelligence.

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