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posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 02:03 PM
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Why we do we assume that there is a civilization out there in our universe that is ahead of us and maybe other one. Well big bang proves that all the plantes in universe where formed at the same time or around so basically if we are looking for a life form and find one they might be just around us like about around over technological level.




posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 02:44 PM
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All of the planets in the universe did not form at the same time. Also, time is relative to how fast you are traveling through space and not all galaxies are traveling at the same speed. so from thier perspective it could have been only 2 billion years or it could have been 10 billion.

Also, even if a habitable planet had been formed around the same time as ours, that doesnt mean that life evolved on it at the same rate or even at all.


Hang on Ill look for some links for you


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posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 02:49 PM
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Consider the possibility that life formed at a similar time on another planet in the universe, the reason that they could be more advanced than us is because life on our planet was almost completely wiped out when an asteroid hit Earth 65 million years ago.



posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 03:19 PM
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they could evolve at a faster rate then us like in the fil evolution or perhaps they could be from another dimension which is older then ours who knows



posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by da king
Why we do we assume that there is a civilization out there in our universe that is ahead of us and maybe other one. Well big bang proves that all the plantes in universe where formed at the same time or around so basically if we are looking for a life form and find one they might be just around us like about around over technological level.


As has been stated, all planets did not form at the same time.

Another thing you should consider, is that even if a civilization started
developing at the same time we did, we lost alot of science and
information from the Greeks, and we went through nearly a millenia
of science/technological stagnation.

Even now there are many technologies that are being held back, or
that have been banned simply because aspects of our culture don't
like them.

Add to that science/technology is also effected by the capitalistic sys-
tems, a good example, is that had we kept giving the space program
lots of money after the moon landings, ther'e a good chance we would
have landed a person on Mars already, colonized the moon, and would
already have thousands of people living in orbital habitats.



posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 04:51 PM
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Modern Humans (that is to say humans identical to us) have been around for only about 100,000 years. That's just a blink of an eye in terms of the age of our planet, or any planet for that matter.

Think of a species that may be following a similar technology path as we are. What if they were only 5000 years more advanced (that's less than a blink of an eye). Just think how much farther advanced we would be in 5000 years. What if, instead, that speicies were only 5000 years behind us? They would be in the very early stages of civilization.

I figure that intelligent life in the universe is all over the spectrum in terms of their technological advancement. Some will be ahead of us, some will be behind us.

Scores of civilizations could have rose to greatness, colonized their little corner of the galaxy, then completely died out, all during the 200 million years that the dinosaurs roamed our planet...and way, way before even our earlist ape-like ancestors existed.

Remember...Earth is 4.5 billion years old. A million years sounds like a long time for a civilization to exist (and it is a long time). But that means 4500 ET civilizations could have started, then died out, one after the other, since Earth came into being.

Maybe there is a planet out there where advanced life is just beginning - but not quite considered "intelligent". Maybe a million years from now, after we build a galactic civilization, then fade into oblivion, these creatures on that planet will be pondering the same thing we are.



posted on Jan, 23 2007 @ 07:16 PM
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Maby "intelligent life" has a shelf life.

If 100 civilisations evolve as far as we have, mabey only 1 make it, or none at all.

It is in no way certain there will be a single human left even in the year 3000 the way we are going, stupidity could be natures weed killer!




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