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posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 11:49 AM
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Recently, a post was stating ET couldent exist because we could reverse engineer any thing only a "a hundred years from now". Lets look at a simple example: could we build a Seawolf class submarine in 1909? I think ET's are very far in advance of us. One reason I say this is the odd, even non-sensical actions reported by those who come in contact with them. Sad to say people don't think these beings are possible(not certain) often dismiss them because "we wouldent act the way they do". The late Carl Sagen said if we ever encountered an alien, the experience would be beyond the weird.




posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Of course aliens would have to be quite a bit more advanced than us if they're in contact with us here on Earth, because we certainly haven't figured out any way to quickly and efficiently get from Earth to any other habitable planet or convenient parallel dimension.

I think Carl Sagan (who absolutely believed in alien intelligence) was right about the whole experience of meeting aliens being beyond weird. That's because we tend to think of aliens like Star Trek and Star Wars aliens -- different looking but with the same basic motivations and perceptions as us. But there's no indication that they'd be anything like that, at all. They could be tiny, or the size of galaxies. Their appearance, lifespans, perceptions, and even their interactions with reality might be so different from ours that we might have a hard time even perceiving them for what they are. We might not be built correctly to even be aware of them, so these "aliens" might be all around us all the time, and we wouldn't even understand it. They could be completely baffling and incomprehensible to us.


It's another reason why time traveling humans might be a better explanation for most UFOs than aliens from other planets. We don't see UFOs the size of mountains. Or giant, floating eyeballs. We see smaller probes or "ships" capable of hauling around roughly human-sized creatures that apparently are able to interact with humans in the same kind of reality, at least temporarily.

But who knows? Maybe someday we'll nail one of these things down long enough to see what it's all about. Or see if we can figure out a way to wrap our minds around it. It might not be possible.

[edit on 9-7-2009 by Nohup]



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