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UFOs and the existence of other life

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by greatwhitenorth, Feb 26, 2005.

  1. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Freshman

    Personally i don't really believe aliens have visited the earth, yes there is a lot of weird stuff that has happened to people but to automatically assume it was of alien nature is a mistake. I do believe there is other life in the universe, its just too big for there not to be, but because of its size i also find it hard to believe that they have made contact with us. If you guys have any thoughts to add to this feel free to comment.
     
  2. kinch

    kinch Wash me Staff Member

    The only possibility of alien visitation I can imagine is if some bacteria came in piggybacking on a comet/asteroid/whatever. . .
     
  3. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    I have no idea whether other lifeforms exist, advanced or otherwise, but considering recent advances in M-Theory to think we are alone is kind of depressing.
     
  4. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Can someone tell me why when people say they've seen UFO's or even aliens themselevs, they are dismissed as kooks and wackjobs .... and this despite the fact that it is perfectly acceptable, if not encouraged, to believe in a magicial, all powerful, all seeing, all knowing, grey haired man who lives in the sky and watches (and cares about) each and every move you make.
     
  5. BIATCHabutuka

    BIATCHabutuka out of chaos comes playoffs

    i don't want to sound like donny here, but could you elaborate. i enjoy following cosmology somewhat and haven't a clue what you are talking about with recent advances in string theory.
     
  6. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    First off, let me say that there is no way life developed on this planet by chance. There had to be divine intervention of some sort. Too many factors involved to be a random act.

    That said, why would "HE" create this huge universe and just one planet of life in the whole thing? Doesn't make sense. There has to be intelligent life elswhere in this galaxy. period.
     
  7. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin


    Am I out of line here, but is this the political conversation and debate board... or shit that somebody believes with no real context to back it up board.

    Is GWN using Donny's ISP or something?
     
  8. Buckeye513

    Buckeye513 Stable Genius

    A couple of months ago my science teacher showed us an article saying that scientists have discovered a planet that is exactly identical to Earth. So, there's got to be life elsewhere.
     
  9. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    I'll have to look for that article. All I have read says they have found planets similar in makeup to ours (rock), but the size of Jupiter or bigger and at rather iffy distances in orbit from a star. I'll google for it and see what I can find.

    The LBT (Large Binocular Telescope) in Arizona should help us find these planets in the next two years or less.
     
  10. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Exactly identical?
     
  11. greatwhitenorth

    greatwhitenorth Freshman

    No this is the open discussion board, so this topic fits under open and i was just trying to generate discussion and not write some big long rant on whether i believe aliens are here or not
     
  12. Hubbard

    Hubbard Administrator's Staff Member Bookie


    Just because it is identical (I assume in size, distance from sun, etc.) doesn't mean it has life on it. I am willing to bet there are many earth-like planets out there, but it takes perfect conditions for life (as we know it) to start.
     
  13. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    Found this in one article.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5819006/

     
  14. Buckeyeskickbuttocks

    Buckeyeskickbuttocks Z --> Z^2 + c Staff Member

    Life is more than likely the rule, not the exception.
     
  15. BuckBackHome

    BuckBackHome Wolverine is largest member of weasel family

    Let me preface this by saying I never did well in physics. In my simple little mind, M-theory is basically a new form of String Theory. I saw a special on it a couple of months ago on PBS and it was pretty interesting. What stuck with me is that scientists now believe there are 11 dimensions and we may have multiple parallel solar systems and more. It really sounded like science fiction as they were theorizing there may be worlds where Hitler won WWII. Really crazy stuff.

    http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/qg_ss.html
     

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