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I don't have to put faith in the existence of UFOs because I know they exist; I have seen them! On more than one occassion I have witnessed UFOs with other people present who also witnessed them. The Bible defines faith as a belief in things not seen whereas my belief is based on what I have actually seen and experienced.
Originally posted by CrossBone
I would think that one who is so sure of the existance of aliens would have so much more to offer us than a angrily written snippet protesting your eyewitness account of a UFO.
I would like to see the picture you took of it or the video of that craft, that could ONLY have been a UFO from another planet.
And I think that its just as arrogant to think that there HAS to be life else where! The arguement that Life is bountiful throughout the cosmos because of its infinetness is just as arrogant.
Maybe life IS SUCH a gift that we are blessed with it and not a cosmic event that takes place on every rock with an atmoshere and water that orbits a star. Now.... that should make you feel special to be special. 1 out of infinte is truly a remarkable gift to me! And I have yet to see or hear anything that would make me think otherwise.
You all need a hug from your mothers! You are special not a random thing!
Originally posted by robertfenix
sorry but I think Einstien was and is totally wrong about "time" if the velocity of light travels over x distance in y time, then thats how long it takes. "time" itself does not exist, therefore it can not exist in two seperate states, one being that of the object travelling at light speed and the other for an object travelling in its normal terrestrial state.
if it takes a beam of light 10 light years to travel from point A to point B then it takes 10 light years. The duration of "time" passed is the same on earth as it is "in" the object traveling at the speed of light. The only variable is the distance travelled.
A light year is only a measure of distance that a beam of light will travel in one earth year.
Therefore you can not travel for 10 years yet only experience a fraction of that time, as you would therefore only cover the distance equal to that fraction of time.
Therefore Einstien was wrong, since there is no "time" it can not therefore exist in two seperate states as "time" itself does not exist.
"time" is merely a frame of reference conceived by man to connect two or more consequential events. And is not a parameter in the universal law.
Ie gravity is not dependant on time, the force of gravity is not greater right now, then say a few minutes ago. While gravity may change due to the mass of the solar object changing, this is not a function of "time" as us recording the "time" of such event only merely gives us a marker that something has changed at that point in-relationship to another point, whether past, future or present. "time" itself can place no effect in the physical world of the universe.
Getting older is not because "time" has made you look older, but rather the rate of cellular division has slowed causing the net losses in skin cells, motor control, neural receptor growth etc. This is caused by the exposure to x-rays, cosmic rays. radiation, pollutants, food carcinegians etc. "time" did not cause these changes and again is only a human conception developed to mark events.
Originally posted by supergenius74
Why is it so hard to accept that other world's are to far away for anything to bother visiting yet people beleive a story someone told that doesn't have any credible evidence? People see and hear lots of things and even just a 1000 years ago people really believed in dragons and sea monsters. People believe what they want to believe, that in itself is faith and religion, science doesn't need faith it has methods and facts to back everything up. I completely with crossbone, why so secret? There is no good reason for us to not know about it and we will all gain as a species by having visitors
but the truth is it just hasn't happened.
(...)THe great part of freedom and democracy is that people are allowed to believe what they want
but what it also means is that they are free to be ignorant, just because someone says something it true doesn't make it true, only facts show proof. Until an alien parks his ship on my front lawn, hops out and says "howdy" I just won't believe but I am looking foreward to more opinions, thanks everyone!
Originally posted by The Nacum
THe great part of freedom and democracy is that people are allowed to believe what they want but what it also means is that they are free to be ignorant,
just because someone says something it true doesn't make it true, only facts show proof.
Until an alien parks his ship on my front lawn, hops out and says "howdy" I just won't believe but I am looking foreward to more opinions, thanks everyone!
Originally posted by Distortion
The closer to c (light speed) that you get, the slower time passes. So for the observer on Earth the trip would take 50 years( not thousands) , but for you (the one making the trip) time would be passing more slowly the closer to c(L-Speed) you got. So the trip wouldn't take the traveler 50 years , but maybe 4 or 5 years ( depending on how long it takes you to reach close to c , and how long it takes you to slow back down.)
correct me if i'm wrong but I dont think it works like this. Say you set the guy off in a space ship and there is another person on earth, they both have watches that are ticking simultaneously upon take off. Say you could see both watches somehow when the space ship has a velocity of almost C. From your point of view the watch would be going slower than that of the the watch on earth. However, if you're sitting on the space ship your watching is still ticking at the same rate, time has not slowed down for you from your perspective, the earth watch is ticking faster. But say your going to somewhere 10 light years away, traveling at .999999 C. Its still going to take you a little over 10 years on the space ship. Right? Oh man i think i've confused myself now. This doesn't seem right.