Thread: Aliens, eh!
7/01/2013 4:11pm, #11
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If there are Aliens, they would be on a level so advanced that they would have absolutely nothing to fear from us, we would be on the level of ants, or maybe germs. The distance in space, and the physical laws they would have to overcome make it doubtful that they would have to come in and spy on us, a la Star Trek, etc. Consider how someone studies a beehive, etc.
Still, if you see flying saucers, well hey, who's to argue?"Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
7/01/2013 4:56pm, #12
7/01/2013 5:29pm, #13
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I was being sarcastic. Too dry, I guess. It is amazing how hard it is to come to grips with how vast our solar system is, and how slow things would travel through it to get from point a to point b. Doesn't mean that there is no life or intelligent life, only that it is probably far, far, away. And I mean really fucking far."Coffee is for Closers" GlenGarry Glenross
7/01/2013 6:10pm, #14
7/01/2013 10:50pm, #15
I would be very surprised too if there wasn't at least some life out there, but I would be far more
surprised if they had the means or desire to find us.
7/02/2013 12:56am, #16
The most likely extraterrestrial life is the same stuff we see on Earth (since we've already identified that kind of life is possible).
If there is a world like Earth out there somewhere that is in the Goldilocks zone and has all the right elements, DNA and evolution should work the same there as it did here... all it takes to create the entire evolutionary path from primordial goo to humans.
Other types of more exotic extra-Solar life? Maybe it lives in the "dark matter", and consumes "dark energy". Your guess is as good as mine.
Paul Hellyer, on the other hand, is a fucking nutcase.
Former federal defence minister Paul Hellyer, 86, believes not only that aliens have visited Earth but also that they have contributed greatly to human technological advances.
So he can’t quite understand why the world renowned astrophysicist views them with such trepidation; Hawking recently warned that malevolent aliens could lead to the destruction of humanity.
The longtime cabinet minister accuses Hawking of spreading misinformation about extraterrestrials.
“I think he’s indulging in some pretty scary talk there that I would have hoped would not come from someone with such an established stature,” Hellyer said in an interview.
“I think it’s really sad that a scientist of his repute would contribute to what I would consider more misinformation about a vast and very important subject.”
Hawking speculates in a new documentary that most extraterrestrial life will be similar to microbes, or small animals — but he adds that advanced life forms may be “nomads, looking to conquer and colonize” new planets.
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7/02/2013 2:24am, #17
The only tech aliens gave us was high fructous corn syrup and that was to fatten us up
7/02/2013 9:38am, #18
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