odiousgambit
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February 28th, 2015 at 3:24:40 AM permalink
I'm a little surprised that someone hasn't gotten a little huffy about the assumption that we have not been visited.
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February 28th, 2015 at 3:44:21 AM permalink
We have been visited. By Dennis Kucinich, who is clearly (from a host of non-UFO clues) not from around these parts.
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December 16th, 2017 at 11:48:28 PM permalink
This morning's New York Times has quite a bombshell story about the Pentagon's UFO office that existed from 2007 to 2012 and supposedly no longer exists (but apparently it still does). The office is funding a warehouse in Las Vegas where strange metals from UFO crash sites are collected and analyzed.

And also in this morning's New York Times, the newspaper describes a 2 week period in November 2004 where the U.S. Navy was monitoring a series of UFO incidents in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of San Diego. At one point, the Navy sent two F/A-18F Super Hornets to attempt to chase the UFO, but the Hornets couldn't keep up: the strange aircraft were able to fly 60 miles in less than 1 minute. The UFOs would go as high as 80,000 feet then dive into the ocean water. These aircraft had no wings, no rotors, no plumes. Surprisingly, the Navy pilots agreed to go on the record with the New York Times, and the Pentagon has released video footage of the incident.
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December 17th, 2017 at 12:37:58 AM permalink
The question is, if they're intelligent, why are they here? They could be talking something we don't notice and don't think is valuable. Another idea, earth could just be a rest stop, someplace safe to take a break. All the other planets would be conceivably uncomfortable and dangerous. Aliens are like God, easy to believe in and easy to not believe in at the same time.
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December 17th, 2017 at 4:43:56 AM permalink
Quote: reno

This morning's New York Times has quite a bombshell story about the Pentagon's UFO office that existed from 2007 to 2012 and supposedly no longer exists (but apparently it still does). The office is funding a warehouse in Las Vegas where strange metals from UFO crash sites are collected and analyzed.

And also in this morning's New York Times, the newspaper describes a 2 week period in November 2004 where the U.S. Navy was monitoring a series of UFO incidents in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of San Diego. At one point, the Navy sent two F/A-18F Super Hornets to attempt to chase the UFO, but the Hornets couldn't keep up: the strange aircraft were able to fly 60 miles in less than 1 minute. The UFOs would go as high as 80,000 feet then dive into the ocean water. These aircraft had no wings, no rotors, no plumes. Surprisingly, the Navy pilots agreed to go on the record with the New York Times, and the Pentagon has released video footage of the incident.

You have to love all this grainy black and white video footage.

I wouldn't call it a bombshell story, unless by bombshell you mean there's a bunch of money being tossed around at these programs and nothing of any real substance comes out of it.
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December 17th, 2017 at 6:57:09 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Quote: reno

Out of trillions of planets, the probability that Earth is the only one with intelligent life is extraordinarily low.



Why is it that none of them seem to have found us?


- Maybe they have, and don't really have any interest in stupid bi-peds who kill eachother over imaginary gods.

- They are out there, but with the sheer scale of the universe, finding us would be like finding a single, particular grain of sand on earth.

- Long distance space travel is more difficult than we can even theorize, or impossible.

- They adhere to the prime directive, like in Star Trek.

- We are just someone's simulation

I think any of those options are more likely than other intelligent life not existing.
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December 17th, 2017 at 7:33:50 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

You have to love all this grainy black and white video footage.


Maybe they should hire A.M. and send him out at 3am. I hear he gets great pictures at that hour!
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December 17th, 2017 at 8:00:27 AM permalink
There is no way we're the only life in the universe.

The usual modifier, "intelligent", does not apply to humans killing the only planet they have, compared to aliens who can navigate here on holiday.
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December 17th, 2017 at 8:08:22 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

There is no way we're the only life in the universe.

The usual modifier, "intelligent", does not apply to humans killing the only planet they have, compared to aliens who can navigate here on holiday.


I Imagine that if anything has the technology to navigate the universe, explaining it to humans would be like trying to teach a dog calculus.
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December 17th, 2017 at 8:24:37 AM permalink
Quote: Minty

When I took an astronomy class a few years ago, we actually learned a formula to calculate the probability of intelligent life. I wish I had that book with me. Anyway, the time it would take for them to get here would take at least a few years, and likely more just because of the vast distances involved.


I think you're thinking of the Drake Equation that keeneone mentioned earlier in the thread.

Quote: gamerfreak

Quote: Wizard

Quote: reno

Out of trillions of planets, the probability that Earth is the only one with intelligent life is extraordinarily low.



Why is it that none of them seem to have found us?


- Maybe they have, and don't really have any interest in stupid bi-peds who kill eachother over imaginary gods.

- They are out there, but with the sheer scale of the universe, finding us would be like finding a single, particular grain of sand on earth.

- Long distance space travel is more difficult than we can even theorize, or impossible.

- They adhere to the prime directive, like in Star Trek.

- We are just someone's simulation

I think any of those options are more likely than other intelligent life not existing.


I think it's a combination of "we're a grain of sand" and "long distance space travel is difficult." Also, we are not taking into account the possibility of life in galaxies that are so far away that we don't know they exist because even the light from their stars has not reached Earth yet.

A couple of other theories:

Not only have we been visited by intelligent life from elsewhere, but they are still here; it's just that their life is of a form that we cannot detect.

"Somebody has to be first."

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