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    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Yeah. They'll take one look at this **** hole and turn around running, with their tails tucked between their legs.

    "Nope, no intelligent life down here."
    Nope, that's not what superior civilizations do, at least not here on Earth.

    Chances are pretty good that they will (A) view our planet as a stopover where they can suck the resources dry, wipe out the sentient living creatures if we pose a problem and move on to bigger treats, or (B) if they are the least bit benevolent, view as cute and adorable troublemaker pets who need housebreaking, or (C) figure out ways to exploit us while making us think we've hit the motherlode.

    High energy-high technology civilizations of the human kind have historically been quite unkind to the primitive civilizations that they encounter, but perhaps the one saving grace in all of this is, since any so called interstellar civilization isn't quite human, they may have already moved past that stage and have elevated themselves to a level where they see the value in elevating ours, if we're smart enough to learn from them.

    The other saving grace is, if it turns out we're descended from them to begin with, perhaps there's a smidgeon of a chance that we hold a special place in their hearts and their historical narrative, and maybe they are here to get us caught up on how that narrative was or is supposed to play out in the larger picture, again if we're able to comprehend and learn.

    But once again, all of that might be part of (C) and we're just too stupid to realize it?
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    Re: Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    WTF?

    Yeah, Emperica can be partisan as hell, as many of us can. But damn, I can't believe how nearly everyone shat on her thread like this. I saw absolutely no politics or bias in her informative post.
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    Re: Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    If this turns out to be our First Contact I so hope they're nice.

    Scientists Have Discovered a Mysterious
    Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer
    | January 9, 2019 02:30pm ET

    Don't look now, but Earth is being bombarded with mysterious, invisible light. Among the typical array of radio signals and microwaves cast out by distant stars, black holes and other celestial bodies, there exists a brand of intergalactic light that consistently boggles scientists' minds — and their instruments. These signals are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs). These ultrastrong, ultrabright radio signals last only a few milliseconds and are thought to originate from billions of light-years away, though their precise source is unknown.
    (Aliens have not been ruled out.)

    https://www.livescience.com/64457-sc...eep-space.html
    Like Fox Mulder, I want to believe. Really want to believe. From Drake's Equation, it's virtually impossible to not believe intelligent life besides ours has existed or will exist in the universe. But due to the physical vastness and length of the time-line of the universe, it is unlikely we will ever rub elbows (or whatever) with another intelligent life form.

    Now all that being said, photo-optic and electromagnetic bursts like this occur all the time from astronomical phenomenon we know, or have yet to know. So I hold little hope this is "it". But still, we must keep looking and listening, including at this.
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    Re: Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Its actually a warning of some sort ... remember Alien?
    Yes. One of my favorite SciFi movies. Ripley figures out it's a reverse distress beacon - Abandon hope all ye who enter here. This creature makes nasty look sweet by comparison.
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    Re: [W:18]Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Nope, that's not what superior civilizations do, at least not here on Earth.

    Chances are pretty good that they will (A) view our planet as a stopover where they can suck the resources dry, wipe out the sentient living creatures if we pose a problem and move on to bigger treats, or (B) if they are the least bit benevolent, view as cute and adorable troublemaker pets who need housebreaking, or (C) figure out ways to exploit us while making us think we've hit the motherlode.

    High energy-high technology civilizations of the human kind have historically been quite unkind to the primitive civilizations that they encounter, but perhaps the one saving grace in all of this is, since any so called interstellar civilization isn't quite human, they may have already moved past that stage and have elevated themselves to a level where they see the value in elevating ours, if we're smart enough to learn from them.

    The other saving grace is, if it turns out we're descended from them to begin with, perhaps there's a smidgeon of a chance that we hold a special place in their hearts and their historical narrative, and maybe they are here to get us caught up on how that narrative was or is supposed to play out in the larger picture, again if we're able to comprehend and learn.

    But once again, all of that might be part of (C) and we're just too stupid to realize it?
    The exploration of Earth occurred at a point in human evolution when empathy and compassion lagged behind its science and technology.

    But I would imagine all civilizations experience a period of transition when savagery and barbarism overlaps with intelligence and reason.
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    Re: [W:18]Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Empirica View Post
    If this turns out to be our First Contact I so hope they're nice.

    Scientists Have Discovered a Mysterious
    Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    By Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer
    | January 9, 2019 02:30pm ET

    Don't look now, but Earth is being bombarded with mysterious, invisible light. Among the typical array of radio signals and microwaves cast out by distant stars, black holes and other celestial bodies, there exists a brand of intergalactic light that consistently boggles scientists' minds — and their instruments. These signals are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs). These ultrastrong, ultrabright radio signals last only a few milliseconds and are thought to originate from billions of light-years away, though their precise source is unknown.
    (Aliens have not been ruled out.)

    https://www.livescience.com/64457-sc...eep-space.html
    Not a first contact. Just overhyped BS.

    NPR had an actual scientist on the air explaining this, it is something very interesting and new, but, not an alien signal.
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    Re: Mysterious Repeating Radio Signal from Deep Space

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    Like Fox Mulder, I want to believe. Really want to believe. From Drake's Equation, it's virtually impossible to not believe intelligent life besides ours has existed or will exist in the universe. But due to the physical vastness and length of the time-line of the universe, it is unlikely we will ever rub elbows (or whatever) with another intelligent life form.

    Now all that being said, photo-optic and electromagnetic bursts like this occur all the time from astronomical phenomenon we know, or have yet to know. So I hold little hope this is "it". But still, we must keep looking and listening, including at this.
    Well put Chomsky; I have always pretty much believed just as you have laid it out here.

    And I too get a little excited at any report that trips my ET switch; despite the negative odds.
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