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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: Gemwolf
I think we overestimate our importance. There are thousands of galaxies and possibly hundreds of billions of habitable planets-what makes our planet and our species so remarkable that aliens need to drop what they are doing, break the laws of physics as we know it and fly light years just to honk their horn at the locals?
originally posted by: MysterX
There may be a technological filter of some unknown type, put in place so its able to filter out all intelligent signals from ET and prevent us detecting them, however hard we look.
originally posted by: rebelv
a reply to: Gemwolf
Thanks for the post OP. Carl Sagan used to talk about
the same thing, specifically that although the odds of super
intelligent life in the universe is very high, because of the
limitation's regarding the speed they could travel at, namely
99% the speed of light, no matter what technologies they
However, there's a problem with this thinking, and Quantum
Physicist's are discovering this; paired sub-atomic particles,
appear to receive information at faster than light speed,
originally posted by: Triton1128
I don't see any reason why they would come here. Aside from "us".
Most precious metals would be much easier to obtain from asteroids or a satellite around larger planets. Water apparently is everywhere in our galaxy. So that makes our water world not so unique.
originally posted by: Brainiac
I think the best defense in the Universe would be to have the ability to remain undetectable. What if every civilization that advances to galactic levels along the way develops a clocking device, some way to remain undetectable by other living organisms. So maybe we ARE surrounded by advanced civilizations they just remain invisible to us...
We are already trying to develop technology to hide ourselves from visibility and we can barely move around in our own solar system...
This thread is kind of a "safe place" for people who want to pretend that we don't have seventy years of documented alien contact.
But don't let me wake you, go back to sleep.