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Originally posted by wonderworld
reply to post by listerofsmeg
They wont attack until the time is right. Just like they wont be seen unless they want to be seen. That's my opinion anyway.
Originally posted by SaosinEngaged
reply to post by Magnus47
Also, the reason fringe science is "fringe" science isn't because scientists lack an open mind, but more specifically because most "fringe" science is based on a total lack of actual scientific data.
Today at least, most astro-physicists and astronomers support the idea of extra terrestrial life. But they're not going to make the speculative leap to saying they're already here because of half-baked accounts of abductions and UFO sitings, which really, could be anything.
IMO, there's no problem there.
We're a very intelligent race. Just because sometimes our morals are lacking, don't make the mistake in selling us short. We've accomplished a lot, and will accomplish things we've never even dreamed in science fiction. Scientists are the way they are for a very good reason. In order to progress, we must build foundations upon things that are fundamentally concrete, proven through a very critical process.
Speculation will always play a part, but there's a very good reason UFO/alien phenomena are only speculation at this point, and not something more concrete. There simply isn't enough data to "test."
Edit: Believe it or not, the thought of finding planets in other solar systems was, in the early 1990's, considered nothing more but fringe science. It wasn't until the first extrasolar planet was discovered in 1995 that more astro-physicists and astronomers became open to the idea. So just because something is considered fringe science or conspiracy doesn't mean the concept doesn't have merit, just that we don't have the capability or raw data to make more accurate and concrete theories about the subject.
[edit on 14-8-2010 by SaosinEngaged]
Originally posted by hounddoghowlie
aliens are hostile, they are not your friends, they are not your drinking buds who want to sit around slamin down cold ones. and all those who are looking for, " a new age of enlightenment" will be in for a big surprise.
if ol teddy were alive he would say, we need to be quite and get a bigger stick
Originally posted by wonderworld
Mankind must abandon earth or face extinction: Hawking
"Mankind's only chance of long-term survival lies in colonizing space, as humans drain Earth of resources and face a terrifying array of new threats"
I'm more concerned about a cataclysm such as an asteroid or volcano bringing on a rapid ice age.
"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans," he said.
Originally posted by jazabel51
reply to post by wonderworld
ok mr. hawkins CHILL, you are not the boss of the universe. quite frankly you sounding more and more like you are becoming mentally impaired. we all heard you the first and the 100thx alright already. besides if you know anything else on the topic you know we are all one big alien race family-i know that just thru my post graduate education...and you are a bona fide scientist PHD. so lets all fasten our seat belts for the unavoidable cosmic journey we are all already on!! bon voyage!!