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Originally posted by SuicideVirus
On the other hand, if as I suspect, these "aliens" and UFOs function outside of what we perceive as normal spacetime, allowing them to "cover their tracks" to a degree that they still remain relatively obscure to the general public, then these crashes may be entirely on purpose and left in place intentionally to be discovered by us.
Why? Presumably to more rapidly advance our technology and prepare us for some approaching event where we'll need to put that technology to use.
Radar is short for radio detection and ranging. A radar dish sends out pulses of radio waves. These waves bounce off objects and return to the dish. A radar echo shows up on a monitor. This way radar operators know where the object is. A computer times how long it takes for the reflected waves to travel back and calculates how far away the object is.
One use of radar is in the military. Radar is used both as an offensive and a defensive weapon. It can see the enemy to attack it. It can also warn when an enemy is attacking. Due to recent advances in stealth technology, radar is less effective on the battlefield.
There are many scientific applications for radar. Weather radar is an important tool for forecasting. Scientists also use radar to study other aspects of the atmosphere, such as studying wind patterns. Knowing the wind patterns of the upper atmosphere, enviromentalists can predict where pollution will go. Also, space probes such as Magellan use radar to makes maps of planets.
Originally posted by Parabol
So you think the crashes are due to conflicts between opposing alien interests? What you said about the Greys seems like a police scenario. They're protecting us but you normally see them when it's bad news for you.
Originally posted by Parabol
I feel it sounds like a stupid question but I've never heard it discussed much before. So the aliens can travel across galaxies and are so much more advanced than us but still manage to crash every once and awhile on Earth? It's not like the air got to thin for the engine or they ran out of gas (or I would think not). Or maybe they live on Saturn or something and recently figured out (obviously better than us) interplanetary travel.
What is there to learn or take from this? Does all intelligent life push it's boundaries no matter where it is development wise? Sort of a, if you go 100mph you'll die, 80 is safe but you could do 96 and probably not die but get there much faster. I know the basic answers, mechanical or pilot error, are most likely but it seems odd to me. But I guess a group of cavemen could wonder why our cars still breakdown. Again, a case of constantly trying to improve technology before the predecessor has it's kinks worked out. I feel that way with life sometimes, always trying to do something better for yourself while you neglect what you have. Ok, got a little off subject there... I look forward to everyone's thoughts.
Originally posted by neformore
Alot of people have fallen into the trap in this thread of measuring by human standards, and you simply can't do that.