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    Re: Everything aliens

    Quote Originally Posted by DasTrev View Post
    I'm making this thread to just talk about aliens. Express your ideas or tell stories about aliens.
    To get everything started, I personally believe aliens are real, in my eyes there's no way they're not real. Infinite universe with infinite planets, stars, nebulas, etc. There has to be intelligent alien life, we can't be the only intelligent living beings in the universe.

    I don't know. How come even now, we have nothing?
    All these planets, some even look like earth - and yet nothing thrives, or even exists.

    Even if they find evidence of a life-form in some obscure planet - compare that to earth that's teeming with life, living the way we do! It's getting too crowded on earth!

    Gotta ponder that.

    Sure we can imagine there could be life in another system, or nebula - but finding them, that's the problem. They're too far, far away. Maybe a hundred years from now, they'll find life....we won't be here, though.
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    Re: Everything aliens

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca1 View Post
    I don't know. How come even now, we have nothing?
    All these planets, some even look like earth - and yet nothing thrives, or even exists.

    Even if they find evidence of a life-form in some obscure planet - compare that to earth that's teeming with life, living the way we do! It's getting too crowded on earth!

    Gotta ponder that.

    Sure we can imagine there could be life in another system, or nebula - but finding them, that's the problem. They're too far, far away. Maybe a hundred years from now, they'll find life....we won't be here, though.


    Actually we will probably find strong signs of life within ten years, as new technology comes online for imaging Earth-sized worlds circling other stars, and spectro analysis of their atmospheres for chemical signatures typically produced only by life forms.


    As for "aliens", as in intelligent technological aliens not so different from humans, I very much doubt there are any in "near" interstellar space due to a lack of evidence.

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    Re: Everything aliens

    Maybe we will find, in time, that we are alone in the galaxy as an intelligent, sapient, technological species. It wouldn't surprise me that much, given the lack of signs to the contrary.


    If it turned out there was no life at all on exo-planets, that would be utterly shocking and hard to even believe. At least a hundred billion stars in our galaxy, of which at least eighteen billion should be potentially hospitable for hab planets... many of which are expected to have 1-3 planets in the lifezone, a fair percentage of which ought to be of a size, mass and composition to possibly host life. Water, we now know, seems to be rather abundant in the universe, as is carbon... and at least basic prokaryote life is believed to have originated on Earth about as soon as conditions for such life were possible.

    In a broader sense, I find it hard to believe all those stars and worlds are out there just for nighttime window-dressing...

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    Re: Everything aliens

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I've had a couple of UFO sightings myself, using the term in its original meaning of "unidentified". At the time, I was very excited and at least somewhat speculative that I'd seen something extraterrestrial. Upon much reflection, I am pretty sure one was a stealth fighter and the other an unusual meteor.

    I haven't read Enoch; perhaps I will if time and opportunity permits. The dna thing, I heard about that but I think it was a theory held by very few scientists... I'll need to look back into it.

    There was a time when I was into the whole ancient astronauts theory, and must have seen "chariots of the gods" several times. I'll go so far as to grant that ETI's would be one possible explanation, but again I have to consider that a low-probability theory because many simpler explanations could also fit.

    Maybe they are watching; perhaps they'll make themselves known when we pass some significant milestone like planting a colony on Mars. But for the time being I have to consider it unproven and relatively improbable.
    If you could see it, it must not have been very stealthy, eh? Though I have always spent a lot of time gazing at the night sky, including in airplanes, my sighting from the ground was the only thing I've ever seen.

    I think the biggest difference between you and me on this issue is the matter of assigning probability. We are exact opposite in that department. I think they are here, have been here, but we are conditioned for whatever reason and by whomever to pretend we are alone in this cosmos. Just as when young we are conditioned to believe in Santa Claus and other such fantasies, we are conditioned to exclude the idea of others.

    Has history deliberately been written as it has? Was Pi discovered by humans long before Pythagoras? Only time will tell.

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    Re: Everything aliens

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Actually we will probably find strong signs of life within ten years, as new technology comes online for imaging Earth-sized worlds circling other stars, and spectro analysis of their atmospheres for chemical signatures typically produced only by life forms.


    As for "aliens", as in intelligent technological aliens not so different from humans, I very much doubt there are any in "near" interstellar space due to a lack of evidence.
    If it happens in our lifetime - that'll be so exciting! Just to see what they look like....if there's any similarities at all with us.

    With the new tech coming out - it's science fiction come to life! BabyX. Backpack jets. Laser weapons.
    LOL. I think of the movie Alien. Who knows....there could be alien monsters, too!

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