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originally posted by: Sovaka
Absence of Evidence is not Evidence of Absence.
I can't believe someone actually said "we should have had contact by now, since we haven't, there isn't any others out there".
Look at the state of our planet... Do you really think anyone out there wants to get involved with us?
Are they also overlooking the fact that there COULD have been contact and the Governments don't want anyone to know?
originally posted by: gortex
Not my opinion but that of former NASA scientist William Borucki , his opinion echoes that of English physicist and all round smart bloke Professor Brian Cox who made similar statements in 2014.
William Borucki made his comments in Hong Kong where he was receiving the Shaw Prize in Astronomy , Borucki said....
"We have a galaxy full of 10 billion planets, in habitable zones, roughly Earth-size, [but] no visits, no communications we've picked up. How can that be? Up until now it was just an intellectual question. It isn't anymore. There could be 10 billion civilisations or none. The evidence certainly is none ... the evidence says, no one's out there.
"Just think of what [Kepler] has shown us ...today we know most stars have planets, today we know many of these planets are Earth-sized, we know many of these are in the habitable zone. Today we know one of the biggest questions mankind faces is: why haven't we been contacted?"
Brian Cox believes the reason for the silence is evolution on this planet was given a special set of circumstances that allowed us to evolve...
"There is only one advanced technological civilisation in this galaxy and there has only ever been one - and that's us," Professor Cox said. "We are unique.
"It's a dizzying thought. There are billions of planets out there, surely there must have been a second genesis?
"But we must be careful because the story of life on this planet shows that the transition from single-celled life to complex life may not have been inevitable."
"We still struggle to understand how this happened," he said. "It's incredibly unusual.
"We're confident this only happened once in the oceans of the primordial earth. Life here did squeeze through."
I don't believe we are alone in the Galaxy mainly because I don't want to , the thought that we are the pinnacle of creation in our Galaxy is more scary to me than the thought of a Borg like race touring it , but what if it's true and technologically advanced species in this Universe are a statistical blip and in reality every Galaxy in the Universe only has one , two or fewer ?
It would explain the silence but could be the most depressing revelation in the history of Mankind.
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: smurfy
I don't think he's saying there's no other life out there mate just that maybe we were an evolutionary quirk , there will be other Galaxies in the Universe where that quirk also happened but we may be few and far between.
If you think about it if Humans hadn't evolved there would be no signals from this planet either , no other creature has obtained that level of evolution even though it is teaming with life.
Take this battle over Nuremburg in the mid 16th century.
originally posted by: jimmyx
originally posted by: FormOfTheLord
Stupid is as stupid does, how can NASA find so many super earths and earth like planets and think theres no life on them. We have even found life on mars. . . .
This dude needs to have his degrees taken away and be sent back to jr high school.
my feelings exactly....saying there is no evidence is laughable....they just refuse to believe the thousands of eyewitnesses from the past decades.....there is quantitatively more evidence than there has ever been for any of the major religious gods. aliens lack of communication with us, says more about their distrust of our maturity to handle it, rather than their desire to do so.