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Originally posted by frugal
100%!!!! We exist. Why would we be alone? That would be the weird thing.
In 1987 at Ohio State University in astronomy class, on the last day, the professor got out his calculator and said "Now for the big question on everyone's mind..." He did the smallest number in his calculations and came up with a huge number in the hundreds of thousands possibilities of alien life. We all want to know more,
I am sure there is more to know. You can kind of feel it happening now, the cat is coming out of the bag.
I expect big changes to happen in the next ten years. Just look at all the buzz on the internet from the last two years. With all the sightings, even the housewives are talking on my street about their sightings during their lifetime, we must be a hugh tourist attraction for the EBEs. Someone will crash again, and the civilians will get there first. Then disclosure will happen on a large scale, kind of like the 911 event. The whole world will stand still for a while and be in shock and awe. It may happen in another country where the USA can't step in and try to control and hide the knowledge.
towerweb.net... Seven A mystic or sacred number. It is composed of four and three, which, among the Pythagoreans, were, and from time immemorial have been, accounted lucky numbers. Among the Babylonians, Egyptians, and other ancient peoples, there were seven sacred planets. There are seven days in Creation, seven days in the week, seven graces, seven deadly sins, seven divisions in the Lord's Prayer, and seven ages in the life of man; climacteric years are seven and nine with their multiples by odd numbers; and the seventh son of a seventh son was held noble. Among the Hebrews, every seventh year was sabbatical, and seven times seven years was the jubilee. The three great Jewish feasts lasted seven days; and between the first and second were seven weeks. Levitical purifications lasted seven days; Balaam would have seven alters, and sacrificed on them seven bullocks and seven rams;
sevenroads.org... It is well known that men of different times and nations have associated with particular numbers the idea of a peculiar significance and value. It is also well known that, of all numbers, there is no one which has excercised in this way a wider influence, no one which has commanded in a higher degree the esteem and reverence of mankind, than the number Seven. The mystic preëminence of this sacred number is as ancient as it is venerable. It belongs to the simple wisdom of a primitive age. It had its native home in the East, near the springs of light and of day.
afgen.com... The seven heavens, so often referred to. The seven thrones. The seven seals. The seven churches.
Originally posted by anonymousanonymous
Actually, the REAL odds you need to think of, is how many other planets will be stable for long enough to support evolving life.
There may be billions of other planets out there with "life" on them but that could be swiftly wiped out if the planet is not stable - or the solar system in which it resides is not stable.
The odds for a planet to be just right to support life AND to be stable long enough for life to evolve - That is the main question.
Originally posted by The Shrike
reply to post by Enter Ruin
The odds are zero, as in no evidence. Aliens from afar is just a romantic notion spurred by media, Hollywood, etc. As I said in another thread, we see unknown aerial objects so believers automatically link the aerial object with being capable of traveling extremely long distances, light years if you will, to get here to hang around in our sky and not get involved with inhabitants contrary to reported encounters which are in the hearsay department.
I don't accept extraterrestrials but I will jump off the edge by proposing that these aerial craft may have the capabilities of traveling inter-dimensionally. Since nothing is known about these aerial objects then no one can say with certainty that they contain pilots/passengers. A craft has to land in a popular space such as at a major football/baseball/soccer/rock concert while a game is on for the largest audience. Then, like in the movies, a being(?) has to step out for the audience to see. Following that, a certain amount of the audience has to be invited inside the object and then it has to either dematerialize of take off faster than the eye can follow which could look like dematerializing. Seconds later it will land or materialize, the passengers tell the audience where they went and what they saw.
Until something like this happens all we have to deal with is just the aerial objects and we can speculate until the cows come home or next shavuitz!
Originally posted by anonymousanonymous
taking into account how "young" our human civilization is and looking in the grand scale of evolutionary clock we too are not really that stable....anytime we could be swiped out without us even noticing it, i would say that in the scale of 0 to 10, the odds are ,10 yes they do exist, and...and we could be more aliens here on planet earth than we thought those aliens are...just a thought mate...edit on 25-11-2010 by alphaMegas because: (no reason given)