Monday, January 23, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Looking for aliens in all the wrong places


Posted on Tuesday, 24 October, 2006 | Comment icon 14 comments


Image credit: NASA
 
"Science-fiction fans may fondly recall writer-physicist David Brin's "Uplift Saga," in which cranky old alien races reliant on super-powerful computers are outsmarted by crafty humans who count on cunning to survive."

  View: Full article |  Source: USA Today

  Discuss: View comments (14)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by evil_mika on 24 October, 2006, 20:36
maybe they're just jerks and they don't wanna talk to us cuz we're not cool enough.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Shuriken on 24 October, 2006, 21:15
yeah, that must be it...
Comment icon #7 Posted by AnuKabal on 24 October, 2006, 22:29
or maybe they dont use radio, they might have not taken the same path as us, or not at that stage in developement.
Comment icon #8 Posted by sugardady11203 on 25 October, 2006, 1:59
So why hasn't SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, heard any alien radio signals yet. Thats because aliens are not like us ,i wouldn't expect them to use radio signals or land near the white house like the movies.They're aliens!, they'll comunicate in ways that we wouldn't even expect. Expect the unexpected!
Comment icon #9 Posted by ilovejules25 on 25 October, 2006, 2:47
True, maybe they already are trying to contact us we just don't realize it yet. Who knows, maybe a deja vu is some kind of alien telepathy hehe.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Star_girl on 25 October, 2006, 9:38
I worry about the whole concept of trying to find intelligent life. If there is any life out there they probably already know we exist and do not want to contact us yet. Should we not respect their decision on this? Also am I the only one gets vivid "Borg" flash backs if anyone mentions Machine intelligence? Do we really want to be broadcasting we are here, come and get us... Sorry for being so pessimistic. Maybe I've seen too many space movies/tv series. I can't think of one where every lives in harmony and where someone does not try to take over the universe
Comment icon #11 Posted by fangs on 25 October, 2006, 9:52
Even if we did recieve a signal by the time we got it there is a good chance they no longer exist or in the least have given up on finding us and moved on to better things. I think if we are going to find any other forms of inteligent life it will be from another dimension. I think our reality is layered like an onion, all we need to do is find a way to discover these layers .The comunication problem will be the easy part.(then again i'm crazy, so i might not believe that way tomarow )
Comment icon #12 Posted by Dark_Ambient on 5 November, 2006, 17:42
I believe that there is an incredible secret being kept from Earth. In the milky way galaxy there could be a groups of planets in the hundreds or even thousands that are waiting for humans to achieve a certain level of technological and sociological sophitication before they say "Hey what's up?" Until then we are the equivalent of baby's in a baby carrage. They look at us now as an adult looks upon an infant i believe.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Cebrakon on 7 November, 2006, 8:09
So why hasn't SETI, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, heard any alien radio signals yet, ask the report authors? The question is best known as "Fermi's Paradox," first posed by physicist Enrico Fermi in 1950, when he asked, "Where are they?" Even a modestly sophisticated alien species could likely colonize every star in the galaxy within 10 million years, Fermi reasoned, based on technologies understood more than half-a-century ago. Ever since, Fermi and his successors have been asking why we haven't heard from any aliens yet. View: Full Article | Source: USA Today It seems grotesq... [More]
Comment icon #14 Posted by T. W. on 21 November, 2006, 6:12
I believe that there is an incredible secret being kept from Earth. In the milky way galaxy there could be a groups of planets in the hundreds or even thousands that are waiting for humans to achieve a certain level of technological and sociological sophitication before they say "Hey what's up?" Until then we are the equivalent of baby's in a baby carrage. They look at us now as an adult looks upon an infant i believe. im with you on your theory


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5859134
264660
165162

 
New clue emerges in DB Cooper hijacking case
1-22-2017
An independent investigation in to the long-running mystery has managed to dig up an important new clue.
Did humans wipe out Australia's megafauna ?
1-22-2017
A new study has cast doubt on the idea that climate change wiped out most of Australia's huge beasts.
Some of us are able to 'hear' flashes of light
1-21-2017
Scientists have identified a form of synaesthesia that may affect more than one fifth of the population.
Fresh doubts cast on Tunguska impact theory
1-21-2017
Russian scientists have found evidence to suggest that the impact crater may predate the event itself.
Other news in this category
Dark streaks on Venus could be alien microbes
Posted 1-12-2017 | 29 comments
Scientists are keen to launch a mission to Venus to investigate mysterious dark streaks in its clouds....
 
Telescope upgrade to aid hunt for alien life
Posted 1-11-2017 | 1 comment
The Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile will soon be seeking out habitable worlds around Alpha Centauri....
 
Scientists are planning to contact aliens
Posted 12-28-2016 | 95 comments
An organization in San Francisco is planning to send messages out to potentially habitable planets....
 
Could alien life thrive on brown dwarf stars?
Posted 12-4-2016 | 10 comments
Extrasolar planets may not be the only place where it is possible to find signs of extraterrestrial life....
 
Erich Von Daniken predicts 'ET will return'
Posted 11-7-2016 | 84 comments
The controversial author of 'Chariots of the Gods' predicts that aliens will return within 20 years....
 
Color flashing stars could be evidence of ET
Posted 10-31-2016 | 9 comments
Two Canadian astronomers have found possible signs that an alien civilization is trying to communicate....
 
Could aliens have wiped themselves out ?
Posted 10-10-2016 | 141 comments
Professor Brian Cox maintains that advanced extraterrestrial civilizations may inevitably self-destruct....
 
Is there extraterrestrial life on Proxima b ?
Posted 10-8-2016 | 15 comments
Scientists believe that a nearby extrasolar planet is 'likely' to be capable of supporting alien life....
 
Stephen Hawking warns against contacting ET
Posted 9-24-2016 | 152 comments
The world-famous physicist believes that contacting intelligent extraterrestrials is probably a bad idea....
 
SETI is investigating 'interesting' signal
Posted 8-30-2016 | 21 comments
Astronomers are attempting to determine the nature of a strange signal picked up by a Russian telescope....
 
'Alien megastructure' star is still a mystery
Posted 8-8-2016 | 280 comments
Astronomers are no closer to explaining the erratic behavior of this perplexing stellar phenomenon....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ