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Extraterrestrial life!!!
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They fly 100's of light years with their lights off only to turn them on ovver some Hillbilly in West virgina? yeah not buying it......and just how much can they learn from shoving a probe up our butts?
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I used to have this irrational fear of sleeping with my window open because of the movie Communion. I've since gotten over it but if there is life out there I do not want to know.

From a totally not scientific standpoint of my not so humble opinion, there probably is but not in the way we think. More like bacteria or fungus type of life. As long as they do not turn into The Flood.
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I have such mixed feelings about this subject. When I was...I dunno maybe 8 or 9, I looked out the window and saw this weird vehicle. It had flickering lights on it and it was hovering down the street. I thought it was an icecream truck and grabbed a dollar then ran down stairs. When I got outside, it was gone! And the street where I lived was empty, there was no one around who saw it!

I was talking to my mom later that day about it and she said that I was crazy and shouldn't talk about things like that....but I saw it! That was years ago...and I still don't know what to think about it. Was that really a UFO....or was I dreaming? O_o
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NonMaster wrote:

I have such mixed feelings about this subject. When I was...I dunno maybe 8 or 9, I looked out the window and saw this weird vehicle. It had flickering lights on it and it was hovering down the street. I thought it was an icecream truck and grabbed a dollar then ran down stairs. When I got outside, it was gone! And the street where I lived was empty, there was no one around who saw it!

I was talking to my mom later that day about it and she said that I was crazy and shouldn't talk about things like that....but I saw it! That was years ago...and I still don't know what to think about it. Was that really a UFO....or was I dreaming? O_o


Black magic is what it was.

My grandma & aunts used to believe owls were the sign of people putting a curse on you, so we were never allowed outside if owls were around. (made me think of the owl from 4th Kind)
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salinas0731 wrote:

I used to have this irrational fear of sleeping with my window open because of the movie Communion. I've since gotten over it but if there is life out there I do not want to know.

From a totally not scientific standpoint of my not so humble opinion, there probably is but not in the way we think. More like bacteria or fungus type of life. As long as they do not turn into The Flood.


Dibs on being Master Chief!

Now that that is out of the way....actually, yes, there is alien life. Just....not the alien life you're thinking of. Alien life as in bacteria and fungus, actually. Unfortunately, no Flood though.
Posted 10/13/13
I've seen them, they look like owls
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Posted 10/13/13
All that space and we're the only ones? I highly doubt that.
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Dibs on being Master Chief!

Now that that is out of the way....actually, yes, there is alien life. Just....not the alien life you're thinking of. Alien life as in bacteria and fungus, actually. Unfortunately, no Flood though.


Maaan... I'll settle for a generic OSDT person -_-

I agree and others feel the same, we can't be the only ones out here.
Posted 10/13/13
They don't exist. I bet $1million that I will die and everyone here will die without seeing one.

Why we can't be the only ones out there? well, if we go by the religious point of view, I don't know if anyone here has read the Bible but there is a verse that mentions God's *other* creations who are watching everything He is doing with this world and they worship Him for it. But that's the only verse in the whole Bible that refers to creations other than us and the angels.

If we go by the scientific point of view....there's nothing to say they have yet to figure out everything in this world, let alone outside....who knows what's out there...but there is a God and I trust that He is watching this planet, no one will come down here and try to destroy it or invade us.
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uncletim wrote:

They fly 100's of light years with their lights off only to turn them on ovver some Hillbilly in West virgina? yeah not buying it......and just how much can they learn from shoving a probe up our butts?


yhey dont do it to learn but rather because they are sexual deviants
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They don't exist. I bet $1million that I will die and everyone here will die without seeing one.

Why we can't be the only ones out there? well, if we go by the religious point of view, I don't know if anyone here has read the Bible but there is a verse that mentions God's *other* creations who are watching everything He is doing with this world and they worship Him for it. But that's the only verse in the whole Bible that refers to creations other than us and the angels.

If we go by the scientific point of view....there's nothing to say they have yet to figure out everything in this world, let alone outside....who knows what's out there...but there is a God and I trust that He is watching this planet, no one will come down here and try to destroy it or invade us.


Given the distance between us. I refuse to take that bet!

Even if aliens did exist. There would be absolutely no way for them to make the interstellar journey to get here and if I'm by some chance wrong about that, I would feel incredibly sorry for them.

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I think that there are PROBABLY life elsewhere in the universe. Probably even civilizations.
The universe is just far too massive that it seems implausible for societies not to exist out there. I don't believe that we are that special.

Of course, just because there is room for it doesn't mean it HAS to contain life. But the universe is so vast and the versatility of life so great that it just seems very unlikely to me that it hasn't happened anywhere else.


kirika202 wrote:

They don't exist. I bet $1million that I will die and everyone here will die without seeing one.

Why we can't be the only ones out there? well, if we go by the religious point of view, I don't know if anyone here has read the Bible but there is a verse that mentions God's *other* creations who are watching everything He is doing with this world and they worship Him for it. But that's the only verse in the whole Bible that refers to creations other than us and the angels.

If we go by the scientific point of view....there's nothing to say they have yet to figure out everything in this world, let alone outside....who knows what's out there...but there is a God and I trust that He is watching this planet, no one will come down here and try to destroy it or invade us.


Who says that they would try to destroy or invade us? That's not necessarily the case at all.
And to say that they don't exist, period, is rather arrogant.
And even if we go by your religious logic -- just because we wouldn't be visited, doesn't mean they don't exist.




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Even if aliens did exist. There would be absolutely no way for them to make the interstellar journey to get here and if I'm by some chance wrong about that, I would feel incredibly sorry for them.


Why would you feel sorry for them?
As for your statement regarding interstellar travel, surely you don't actually mean that?
If they have existed several thousands of years longer than us or more, it is not at all unreasonable to believe that they would have invented technology that is even far beyond our imagination.
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I would feel sorry for them because to get here, they would have to give up everything and everyone they knew and love back home.

As for technology beyond our imaginations. Maybe! But I can't speculate on something that's OUTSIDE of my imagination. I have to go with what I know already.

1) Light Speed.

Even saying they can travel light speed ... consider if the nearest earth like planet was 30 light years away. That's a sixty year trip coming and going back. Unfortunately, it's not that simple once you approach light speed the aliens would run into Relativistic Effects while only 60 would pass for them on the ship. Time on their planet will be more like a 100 +

Not to mention if they run into any tiny objects out there

2) Wormhole Technology

Requires an enormous amount of energy, could collapse killing every person on board and we believe not only will wormholes make the travel significantly faster then light speed, the problem with wormholes is that they can also send you BACK ... or Forward in Time as well as some random location in space that could be parsecs away from your home planet.

3) Generational Ships *which seems to be the most likely*

These aliens would have to build a ship where they can have a family, grow food and travel from planet to planet. It would take literally thousands to millions of years just to get here. WHO WOULD SIGN UP FOR THAT? You would be hard press to find a more PRO-NASA, space enthusiast then me and I would never sign up for that mission. Not to mention, if the trip goes on for too long I fail to see how inbreeding wouldn't occur.

In each of these cases, I imagine the aliens would have to give up their lives JUST to get here!

But your right, that's due to my limited imagination!

Maybe they have found a way to zip here and back to their home planet with no problem. Who knows.

And here's another problem. Why send LIVE BEINGS? We send robots now as much as possible because we don't have to worry about reclaiming anybody just in case something goes wrong. In each of the three cases, I mentioned there would be no way for the aliens to call for help. Enough things go wrong, it would be a death sentence for everybody on board.

Surely, aliens who are several thousands of years ahead of us will have the A.I required to pilot and operate a ship. Here on Earth "HAL" still can't open the POD BAY DOORS!

There are three possible reasons why we haven't contact alien life yet:


    We really are the only ones out here

    We are too far apart from each other

    Aliens destroy themselves somewhere around our technological level putting us back at premise one



Hopefully, theirs a fourth option and that the federation of intergalactic planets forbids them from talking to us until we reach some level of technological plateau.

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I always find "Does life exist elsewhere?" a funny question, because I know what most people mean when when they say "life" - they're referring to highly-intelligent, vaguely humanoid creatures with flying saucers capable of light-speed travel and creating wormholes. I say it's funny, because the vast majority of species that we know exist don't even adhere to the most generous approximation of this idea.

I think the one thing people tend to not consider is this: life encompasses many things. Bacteria are alive. Fungi are alive. Amoebas are alive. Starfish are alive. Corals are alive. I could go on and on. The possible forms life can take are virtually limitless, so I'm not sure why there is such a fixation on the traditional concept of extraterrestrials (other than we as humans simply preferring to project human-like qualities onto these hypothetical beings...whether that's because it's familiar or because we're egocentric, you can be the judge there). If there are other forms of life somewhere out there, I expect that they probably look nothing like what we collectively imagine, not to mention the likelihood of intelligence being rather slim. They would most probably range from single-celled (bacteria or amoeba-like) up to some very simple multi-cellular or perhaps colonial organisms (algal or fungi-like), ie., nothing for the crazy Greek dude with bed-head on the History Channel to get excited about.
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