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How many alien civilizations are there ?


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#46    itsnotoutthere

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Well, none so far.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:08 AM

View Post747400, on 08 December 2012 - 07:15 PM, said:

isn't that what he's saying, that a Light year is so far that it doesn't really matter whether something's 1000 or 10000, as, even with Faster than light travel, it's all academic anywayy? If we could find a way to travel at nearly light speed, 1 light year might be feasible, but 1000 would still be impossibly far.
But 10000, then, would be more impossibly farther.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:49 AM

View Postconstantine_337, on 06 December 2012 - 03:30 PM, said:

infinite possibility's given their is no end to the universe.
That's a very sensible answer! & there could be more than one universe!!


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:05 AM

View PostTheMacGuffin, on 07 December 2012 - 06:27 AM, said:

Have fun with this.  


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I do like the top picture! ... but what does it mean?


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 02:18 AM

It's map of stars in our general vicinity...not sure about the meaning MacGuffin had in mind though.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:37 AM

View PostTheMacGuffin, on 08 December 2012 - 08:55 AM, said:

I wouldn't hold my breath about receiving signals from them, though, since the military would very likely jam them of they thought anyone was listening in without authorization.

And how exactly would the military accomplish that rather fantastic feat, I dare ask?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 03:42 AM

View Postquillius, on 07 December 2012 - 12:20 PM, said:

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as for the neighbourhood question.....curious as to the difference it would make...i.e 1000 LY versus 10000 LY? :santa:

Quite a bit, actually, I would think. First of all, there are a lot more stars within a 10000 LY range than within a 1000 LY range. Secondly, as you mention in another post is the actual travel. I don't know about that one. I think it depends on the technology whether 10000 LY is the same as 1000 LY. But another matter would be the chances of actually finding us.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:02 AM

View Postbadeskov, on 09 December 2012 - 03:42 AM, said:

Quite a bit, actually, I would think. First of all, there are a lot more stars within a 10000 LY range than within a 1000 LY range. Secondly, as you mention in another post is the actual travel. I don't know about that one. I think it depends on the technology whether 10000 LY is the same as 1000 LY. But another matter would be the chances of actually finding us.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:53 AM

View Postbmk1245, on 09 December 2012 - 01:08 AM, said:

But 10000, then, would be more impossibly farther.
like 1000 wouldn't be? That's the point; it doesn't  matter if we could only go at the speed of Light, would it?

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:10 AM

The universe is just teeming with life, quadrillion galaxies, and even universes.... what dumb %$##* would think that we are alone.... oh yeah I get it... the flat earth society !!


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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:17 AM

View PostLilly, on 08 December 2012 - 12:02 PM, said:

Considering we've yet to find any life beyond Earth, I'd say it's all just guesswork at his time.
If one subscribes to panspermia, it would almost have to.  OTOH, we have yet to find intelligent life here. ;)

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:26 AM

View PostKludge808, on 09 December 2012 - 09:17 AM, said:

If one subscribes to panspermia, it would almost have to.  OTOH, we have yet to find intelligent life here. ;)
That's a theory i find fascinating. When you think they've just discovered ice and organic stuff* on Mercury, of all places, that must have been brought by comets or Meteors, then that would support the argument that there may be stuff being shuffled about all over the universe.

* that's the technical term

If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

View Post747400, on 09 December 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

That's a theory i find fascinating. When you think they've just discovered ice and organic stuff* on Mercury, of all places, that must have been brought by comets or Meteors, then that would support the argument that there may be stuff being shuffled about all over the universe.
Perzactly.  While it makes Earth a little less unique, it can also support organics found in meteorites.  Mercury is bonus.  It will be interesting to learn what they find on the moons around the gas giants.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:53 PM

DRAGONWORMS
These creatures are largely subterranean and have been reported on very rare occasions. Although a mutation of the serpent race which lost the use of it's limbs through centuries of atrophication, it is nevertheless apparently a part of the reptilian 'conspiracy'. The 'Dragonworms' are reportedly very intelligent, according so certain sources. 'They' have sometimes been described as appearing similar to a giant reptilian 'worm' or 'slug'.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

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