What about if Aliens dont exist , and we are it ? (Page 3)
LiptonCambell: hmm now im gunna hafta re-read a damn book....they said if aliens looked thro a telescope, they'd see us from a 100 years ago or so....
Blackshoes: (In February, 2014, NASA made a major announcement with the discovery of more than 700 new planets, described as being in solar systems very much like our own.
Naturally, Team ‘What If?’ started chatting images of pugs in black suits, big-brained humanoids and an endless supply of Reese’s Pieces. (See ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’)
If aliens do exist, scientists who've been searching the skies for signs of life think they’ll prove Hollywood all wrong, shattering those famous pop cultural images we’ve created - little, green, hairless beings. It could be very humbling for us to know that we’re not the center of the universe.
"In this century, we're probably going to develop artificial intelligence, we're probably going to develop machines," Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute said. "You can be sure the aliens have done that. The ones we're likely to hear from are probably going to be machines."
Our experts also believe that the very idea of religion could be questioned. Orson Scott Card, author of “Ender’s Game” doesn't think finding signs of life out there will have much of effect on our day to day schedules. “Oh you know, someone is going to start a religion about it and it's going to be proof that all religions are false or it's going to be proof of this or proof of that,” Card says. “People always take every fact and turn it into whatever they want. But in practical terms it's not going to change the way you do your grocery shopping.”
And what about security? Would we be prepared if those little green guys happened to be more aggressive than expected? “We come in peace” is a nice idea, but it might be best to leave a few galaxies between us.)
Opinions everyone has one
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ghostgeek: Someone has already started a religion involving aliens. Some French guy set up the Raelians in 1974.
Ms_Mafdet_The Great: Uh oh - I am about to wax poetic here:
“To see the world in a grain of sand,
and heaven in a wild flower.
To hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
and eternity in an hour.
We are led to believe a lie,
when we see with, not through, the eye,
which was born in a night, to die in a night,
while the soul slept in beams of light.”
- William Blake
orangemoon8: Nice one.....Ms, it's funny i saw a pic the other day of one of our spaceships near saturn....and it took a pic of Earth....you can see it thru the rings
wildrose62: Assuming we are the only inhabited planet in the universe, you'd think we'd be intelligent enough to stop messing it up. Maybe we like to believe in life on other planets so we can fool ourselves that we have somewhere else to go when we make this planet uninhabitable.
ghostgeek: Can we assume anything about the universe, given that we know so little about the planet we live on.
orangemoon8: We have about 4 billion years to get our act together. If we don't......well the Sun turning into a red giant will take care of all that.
LuckyLuckyMe: for those that say god bless us ... judging by the blessings showered on this planet already and its pitiful state, please keep this god well away from me ....
Gulab82: If aliens don't exist, then and we are it then, alas, there are no signs of intelligent life in this universe....
ghostgeek: If there's no other intelligent life in the universe than ourselves then that means we don't have to share it with anyone else. We'll only have to fight amongst ourselves over it. Surely that's a plus?
LuckyLuckyMe: oooooo ... kimberley ... you posted an affiliate link ... naughty naughty ... I bet you get paid a commission from registration fees eh . . . .
LuckyLuckyMe: I just copied and pasted the site url and bypassed the affiliate ID . . . . if anyone is interested it seems to be a site encouraging people to register to do online work for others when they'll get paid, but its more likely a means of earning commissions from the registration fee ... about one person in 2,000 might sign up, so kimberley has a lot of work ahead of her .... before she reaiises she's wasted two months of her life ....
Evelyn99: Well for those who spent time on our moon is as it’s defined aliens. Life i believe is a natural part of cosmic evolution. Life happens anywhere it can and there are planets that is probably more suitable for life than our earth. Some of this expo planets has been discovered but its impossible with today’s technology to confirm life as its so far away and its host star function like a huge blending light that makes it very hard to take steps forward. I believe life only can take place on a planet orbiting a 2nd generation star since the early universe only had first generation stars and all elements needed for life as we know it hadn’t been fused together yet. Huge first generation stars at their end of their life if big enough exploding into a what we refer to a super nova and there temperatures high enough to fuse atoms together making crucial elements for life and so on. First generation stars was generally bigger in mass than a typical 2nd generation star. Big stars due to their intensity of using up their fuel explode and throwing material far around when I say fuel that is the fusion of hydrogen atoms and helium atoms as it runs out of hydrogen the star will increase in temperature to do the same with helium our star is working by exact same prinsable but at a slower paste once it has used up its helium it will just get hotter and hotter in a attempt to use other elements to maintain itself. The star will expand and at some point with much higher temperatures than our sun is operating with it will simply explode into a huge explosion and then for a brief time temperatures are so high that atoms fuse together and create several elements like carbon iron and many more. The leftover debris from such explosion make the building blocks for New stars. Our star and many of the other stars you see at night up in the sky are 2nd generations and holding those elements. Many important elements on the periodic table can only be created under those temperatures. 2nd generations stars do have different sizes as well but generally they are smaller than a typical 1st generation star and therefore burning its fuel at a slower more predictable paste. The more mass a star have the gravitational field is much stronger. Our sun is much smaller and don’t have the gravity to continue attempting burning more fuel when hydrogen atoms are used up. It will try to attempt burning helium once this takes place our sun will expand in the proses and several layers will be thrown off. With less layers and the size from before it will not have mass enough to make a super nova explosion and will simply retire in to what is called a white dwarf and no longer shine. The reason a sun shine or generate consistent heat and radiation is leftover energy in the process of fussing hydrogen into helium. Our sun has a long predictable life span and is about around half of its life time. Bigger stars has much more radiation and therefore as we know it a to hectic environment to make life as we know it besides it’s impossible to make nice rocky planets surrounding them. Earth together with all the other planets in our solar system is just debris from our sun. But our sun is also a lucky leftover part of a other 1st generation star full of elements that have made you and me my cat and much more. If you see pictures of nebulas that is debris from other big 1st generation stars and inside new stars are born there just like our sun was born in similar circumstances. How long this can last I don’t know. There must be a limit for how many generations there can be. Because huge fast burning unpredictable stars are something I believe to a large degree belongs to first genertion stars. One day perhaps our universe will die out and unable to reproduce new stars. But anywhere there are gas there is mass and where there is mass gravitational force will pull it slowly to getter and facilitate possibilities for new stars to shine in the sky.
briansmythe: Well Couldn"t we chop down all the trees , and feed them to the sun , That should keep it Burning for awhile , But then I suppose that defeats the Purpose of the exersize in the first place
adelad: solar system,,,xray system,,radio system,,,gamma system,,,smella system,,,, sound system,, we are never alone