posted on Nov, 15 2011 @ 12:52 AM
Great well-researched thread; hope you got applause for it.
Here is what I think (just to add my 2 cents to the discussion)
The WOW signal
This one always sounded to me like one of those signals some scientists have sent from Earth; short, non-reptitive. They just happened to be listening
at the right place at the right time. The only way to confirm this as ET civilisation would be to continuously monitor the same area in hopes of
another short message being sent. Of course, this would then be explained as being some weird natural unknown phenomenon. It's a no-win...
2003 SETI signal
What I find peculiar about this one is that it's 8 years old and nobody has come back, one way or another, stating that they still detect it or that
it's never been detected again. You'd think that by now there would be more information one way or another.
I do believe there is still life on Mars. Probably microbial, but who knows; maybe more advanced. Perhaps in the past, if it was more advanced, some
of it may have adapted to the current climate of the planet (I'm talking plants and perhaps insects, no more).
Jupiters and saturns Moons
Ah! Plenty for the taking here! Probably a lot of life here. Life started in the oceans here on Earth; lot's of possibilities on those moons. I would
be incredibly surprised if several of them did not have life.
I was very happy when I first read, a few years ago, about the possibility of microbial life on Venus. I tend to think life was probably much more
advanced there a long time ago before the planet heated up. Something(s) survived!
The Drake Equation
Pure speculation, of course. I understand why Drake came up with it; it was simply to show people to expect life elsewhere. Kind of like when you show
people Earth in relation to the rest of the universe and ask; "Do you really think we're alone?".
I started off as a sceptic in regards to Roswell. After spending a lot of time weeding through all the information and disinformation, I've come to
the conclusion that it's for real.
I also studied the Betty Hill case and, particularly, the star map. The only logical conclusion is that she and Barny were telling the truth.
As for the reports by astronauts, there are no better observers. Still doesn't mean they saw extraterrestrial vehicles, but they did see
In conclusion, we have a wealth of possibilities in this solar system alone. If it does pan out that there is or has been life on Mars, Venus, the
moons of Jupiter and Saturn, then we can expect life pretty much everywhere; we are finding it in the most unexpected places on Earth. Then, if there
is that much life, there is a lot of intelligent life. I personally think that we should expect several million ET civilisations in this galaxy
Please, continue to post threads of this quality; there are too few of them on this site.