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... The Ultra Deep Field observations, taken by the Advanced Camera for Surveys, represent a narrow, deep view of the cosmos. Peering into the Ultra Deep Field is like looking through an eight-foot-long soda straw.
Originally posted by Lost_Mind
...Skepticism is not a box, to a true skeptic all possibilities are open whether liked or not but he will always gravitate to what is most probable until new evidence comes about to evolve the theory. By design, belief demands that you not look outside of your system for answers. It is a box. It is a tool of controlling thought. Being that this smacks of religion...
...Christianity is a box, Islam is a box, Atheism is a box, aliens everywhere is a box, no aliens at all is a box, UFOs are ET is a box as is UFO's are all terrestrial craft is a box.
Originally posted by flight-dynamics
I like this thread because it actually allows us to debate the facts supporting or not supporting the so called "alien theory".
Interestingly, a great number of scientific papers have been written by sociologists and philosophers regarding the "what if" scenario that an alien race (or races) were to come to earth and visit us.
By all accounts these scientists have concluded that IF aliens did exist, we presume too much that they come with kind hearted and warm feelings towards mankind. Our grasp for anything that might help our common situation as means towards "salvation" of mankind and his problems tends to drive people to the conclusion that as life evolves and supposedly becomes more intelligent (with higher technology) that we all get smarter and kinder towards others and other species. That hasn't been the case with our species so why do you think that if there were other species out there they would be any different?
Evidence in the scientific and natural realms actually supports what these philosophers have written about. If aliens did exist (and its still in question), they are more likely to come with aggressive or hostile intentions - NOT kind or benevolent intentions.
So for all of the believers in aliens visting the earth past and present, ask yourself these questions: How many of the visitiations have actually reported that aliens seen or experienced actually did something good for mankind? Did they heal anyone's cancer? Did they bring us advanced technology to solve our energy crisis? Did they tell us the merits of not spending billions of dollars on war? No.
In virtually every case these so called aliens do nothing to help people - or mankind. In fact they purposely remain hidden, mysterious, and vague. If they come with all of this benevolence and kind hearted "researcher instincts", they would be smart enough to work around governments that are "hiding the truth" from people. None of these aliens ever paid your bills, purchased you a new car, got you a better job, found you a wife, etc
Personally I think aliens do not exist. People want them to exist because they cannot explain real paranormal events so they conclude it must be aliens visiting the earth. There is no doubt a real phenomena, but the alien conclusion is the default hypothesis fueled by speculation by people who cannot find the answer to the question.
It's ABSURD to assume that "Aliens" from all kinds of worlds would visit here simply because of those numbers and likelihoods - let alone the fact that man is a stupid race and there is no reason WHATSOEVER to come here except to "observe stupidity" on a grand scale.
If we assume (seeing all those galaxies and crazy numbers) that there are indeed many civilizations - there is a likelihood that there are many civilizations out there which would be far, far more worth visiting.
Originally posted by EmVeeFF
reply to post by bsalert
This doesn't mean they are aliens, it just proves that people saw something they cannot explain.
There are ancient reports of dragons, this doesn't make them real.
Originally posted by rickyrrr
I have a problem with people taking the word "UFO" literally. To be honest I find it pedantic. I think we need two different words: We need:
UFO, as is, Unidentified, Flying Object and we need another one:
Originally posted by Explanation
I'll be honest I do believe in God
Originally posted by FreezingVoid
...The time table I see now says the same change occurred in about a 3-4 million year time table. Which actually seems quite reasonable...