posted on Jul, 23 2004 @ 04:11 PM
Personally I don't think it is by distance. The distances between stars is just too great for that - provided that the speed of light is the fastest
one can travel.
What really annoys me is the argument people (Shostak and friends to name a few) make about the impossibility of us being visited.
"Oh, the distances are too great for them to get here."
Yeah, if they strap a tin can full of explosives to their butt like we do. Get real. It is egomaniacal to think that other life out there hasn't
come up with something better than us. I'll tell you what; if I hear that lame, close-minded, ignorant excuse again - I will scream.
That being said:
I think they may be popping in and out of an alternate universe - perhaps one where the laws of physics are different, thus allowing them to travel
this universe easily and quickly. Picture a parallel universe the exact same size as ours, almost connected to ours. In that universe, there exists
no matter, perhaps only energy of some form. They could slip in, travel the appropriate distance and in the right direction (much faster than light)
and if all calculations are correct, slip out just at their destination.
Some points about this theory:
1. No matter in alternate universe - You wouldn't have to worry about running into anything during your travels. Pesky micro-meteorites wouldn't be
punching holes in your hull. You could travel in a straight line without having to avoid large obstacles.
2. Nothing but energy in alternate universe - There is your endless supply of fuel for the trip.
3. All known (by humans) laws of physics probably don't apply in alternate universe - Speed of Light? HA.
Well, those are my theories. comments?
[edit on 7/23/2004 by RivyBeAsT]