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Originally posted by Hippycracker
3:: The distance between stars can be overcome without the need to go hurtling through space at the speed of light (Einstein says this is impossible anyway as mass increases with speed - meaning at the maximum speed possible, you would 'weigh' an infinite amount, requiring infinite energy to propell you). Steven Hawking and Einstein both said that WARPING space IS POSSIBLE. Get a piece of paper an draw two dots at either end. In order to get from dot A to B you would THINK you would have go across the paper BUT, if you BEND (or warp) the paper (or space) and JOIN the points, the distance you travel relatively becomes almost nothing!
Originally posted by lost_shaman
"The reason that all extra-terrestrials evolve the same is because we are created in God's image." = dgoodpasture
This I consider basically the exact type of thinking that led Shamanator to say " 5:: In the bible God tells us he made man only ".
Both are IMO are attempts to fit a reality into a set of predetermined beliefs based on faith.
The problem is that the debate centers around Physical phenomena and as such the answers will in the end be provided by the Physical Sciences and Faith and beliefs are irrelevant to the issue of UFOs here on Earth and or the possibility of life on other Planets in other Solar Systems.
For arguments sake, lets imagine that primitive life happens once in the lifetime of a trillion galaxies, and out of those only one in a trillion ever evolves out of its womb planet into a space-faring civilization. In this example then we are still left with an astounding 10 to the par 75 advanced societies - more alien cultures than the number of atoms composing planet Earth! Again, for some perspective on such a gargantuan number, there are more advanced civilizations partying it up around the galaxies than there are atoms in every single grain of sand on all the beaches and deserts in the world, and then some.