Originally posted by liejunkie01
Hey Boomer, I would like to ask you a question. I have been talking about it a little her on ATS and I would like your honest opinion if you would
please. I figured that since you were in a position to maybe be a little more proficient than others around here.
Why do you think that we are still using turbine engines for propulsion?
Let me elaborate if I can to try to convey my question a little better.
From the time flight was invented to the time of turbine engines were invented, that was only about 50 years give or take. Within that time we saw
internal combustion engines, rockets(solid and liquid), and turbine engines.
Why after 50 to 60 years later have we not started using anything more efficient, or completely different in design?
Do you think that the military had anything different in design and tested it?
I know that the answer is purely speculation but I would like your honest opinion. I hope you do not think this is a silly question, I am truly
stumped as yo why after 5 plus decades we are still using petroleum products for propulsion.
edit on 4-11-2012 by liejunkie01 because: typing
on the gfs phone sorry for the typos
You know, this isn't a silly/stupid question at all. I've wondered that myself. Like, what if all the rumors/theories are true about places like
Roswell and I hate even saying his name but, John Lear. What if we really did get alien technology somehow and that's why we had such leaps in
technology during a short period. Maybe we haven't received any help from our foriegn visitors in a while??
Just to be clear, I want to post my thoughts on aliens, etc. I believe that aliens exist. I think that this universe is way too big for life to have
formed only once. I don't believe in creationism in regards to one person or being created life on earth. I believe in science, and although we
don't know everything about how the universe was formed/created, we know enough that it wasn't created by some all mighty power like God. Again just
my personal opinion, and I'm not trying to put anyone down by saying it. My brother is an Assemblies of God pastor, and we have these discussions all
the time. He's a "new earth" person, one that believes that the earth is 5,000 years old. He believes that humans and dinosaurs lived side by side
until the great flood. If you want to believe in religion, that's one thing. Believing in something is great if it helps you through life. I've
always took the stance that I will never, ever tell somebody that religion is a crock of poo, or believe this way or that way, etc. All i've ever
asked (especially my brother) is to let me come to my own conclusions and live my life according to those conclusions.
Now that that's out of the way, I don't think that Roswell was a crashed flying saucer from visitors from another galaxy, or even our own galaxy. I
think it was a top secret program from either the US or another country and that the ufo was acutally human built. I don't believe it was 13 year
olds modified to look like aliens with a flying saucer from great minds in germany and built using Russian technology, etc, a la Annie Jacobsen.
BUT...I don't discount the possibility that we have been visited from aliens, and that we've used the technology we learned to better the human
race. Things like computers, internet, fiber optic cables, jet engines, you name it, could have came from aliens or it could have came from great
minds throughout history. So if you, me, or anyone else believes that technology was learned from an advanced civilization, then that could explain
the lack of technology with today's aircraft engines. Maybe we haven't got a visit in fifty years or so...
I want to believe that we created our own technololgy and today we have computers trying to create it for us. Maybe that's the problem. We have
computers doing everything for us these days. Just look at stealth technology. We have computers building and modeling our stealth airplanes to get
the best Radar Cross Section. We didn't have that when we built the F-117 or the b-2. But they have been the great planes regarding stealth thus far.
So to answer your question, I think we probably have prototypes out there being developed, but they have been a little slacking today with creating