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Originally posted by PhoenixOD
Im sure there are other life forms out there and theres nothing to say that they dont live a lot longer than us. Of course theres probably countless lifeforms that live a lot shorter lives to.
Assuming that Einstein was right and faster than light speed is impossible for anything with mass then the other possibilities are :
- Worm holes.
- Suspended animation.
- Sending probes.
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reply to post by miniatus
Well we also have to consider that faster than light speed may actually be possible .. given the realization that scientists may have already found neutrinos that exceed that speed already.. ( I am still waiting on that to be verified )
reply to post by gortex
Given the implications for the possibility of extra dimensions intergalactic travel may well be a possibility , we may have just read the first word on page one of the idiots guide to faster than light travel , but other civilizations far more ancient and civilized than ours may have finished the book long ago .
Originally posted by CORN IS NUTS
Very nice thread! I have had these exact same thoughts; the sheer arogance of people that think we are the only spec. of life in the Universe is mind boggling to me. I for one think that there has to be million if not billions of other areas in the Universe that are teeming with life. But how to travel the long distances is a very good question. (IMHO).
Originally posted by xpoq47
What about nearby? With 46 sunlike stars besides our own within 54 light-years of Earth that are on average a billion years older than the Sun, there could easily be more than a dozen planets with indigenous civilizations millions of years older than our own, plus that many or more habitable planets they have already colonized.
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Originally posted by bluemooone2
The most common answer to this(even put forth by People like Michio Kaku) seems to be that ET s may be able to bend space time like folding a piece of paper so that two dots on it meet , and boom they skip over vast distances.
However it seems to me that that act would destroy galaxies.
A much more plausible idea is that they may enter a state of hyperspace and exit in another location.