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Originally posted by Chovy
10. 2004, A mysterious radio signal is received by the SETI project on three occasions - from the same region of space.
In February 2003, astronomers with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence project, used a massive telescope in Puerto Rico to re-examine 200 sections of the sky which had all previously yielded unexplained radio signals. These signals had all disappeared, except for one which had become stronger.
[edit on 25-5-2009 by Chovy]
Originally posted by NathanNewZealand
How about the fact that the number of planets in the universe is estimated to be INFINITE. This fact coupled with the fact that Earth is NOT special at all, our sun is the same as ALL other suns, our galaxy is the same as ALL other galaxies, is there life here? Yes.
In my opinion (which is based on COMMON SENSE) there are an INFINITE number of planets which are teeming with life in all shapes and sizes and at all stages of evolution. It's pretty much mathematically impossible for this to be the only one.
Originally posted by SkepticPerhaps
reply to post by NathanNewZealand
Let me sum up everything you said Nathan. (Because I agree wholeheartedly)
There are so many stars, planets and nebulae that we might as well say the universe is infinite. Believing we are alone in the universe is not only illogical, it's arrogant. If there is other life in the universe, it is also somewhat illogical and especially arrogant to believe we are the most advanced. Therefore, if there is life more advanced than us, it is beyond arrogant to believe we know the limitations of technology, if there are any.
Under this logic, which I believe to be incredibly elementary, my dear Watson, there is no scientific basis for rejecting the idea of extraterrestrial visits to Earth.
Edit: Nor is there any scientific basis for rejecting the idea of any technology, from time travel to faster-than-light speed.
Edit 2: #5 - HAHA, 2001 space odyssey anyone?
[edit on 26-5-2009 by SkepticPerhaps]
Originally posted by ls1cameric
Originally posted by MR BOB
reply to post by NathanNewZealand
our sun if definatly not the same as all other suns, know what you are talking about before posting a comment like that.
??? I think you may have missed the point he was trying to make...
But to elaborate on your comment, It's not the same as all others but it's not unique either...
Suffice to say here that, even by conservative estimates, this highly regarded equation suggests around 1000 planets in our galaxy alone are likely to support intelligent life. Given that at least as many as 100 billion galaxies exist, that equates to somewhere in the region of 100,000 billion planets in the universe where intelligent life may well have developed. That’s one hundred thousand billion. Clearly you’d get better odds on JFK being shot by a lone gunman than on us humans being the only conscious apes in town.
And so to the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question: if life does exist in the universe, why have projects like SETI not yet picked up any signs of its existence—light pulses, radio signals, texts, emails? Why have the aliens not attempted contact?
Or could it simply be that we in our relatively Neanderthal state are still unable to tune in to the kinds of exotechnological communication systems the aliens might be spamming us with?
In other words it’s surely now time to get a grip and start acting in a manner more conducive to fostering interplanetary relations—a bit less Neanderthal, a bit more progressive. Send out the right signals and the plethora of civilizations monitoring us might just feel a tad more inclined to communicate.
After all, until we start acting like a race worth knowing can we truly expect that anyone should want to know us?