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      04-03-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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There are UFO's.

That doesn't mean there is aliens.
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More or less referring to the call at the end, but you are right not all UFOs means alien life forms.
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i think that there has to be something else out there. the whole universe we cant be the only living things.
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i think that there has to be something else out there. the whole universe we cant be the only living things.
That's my thought on the matter. But I also don't believe any intelligent, alien life is traveling here. I have to imagine Earth is like the Mexican border town of the universe.
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Is there other intelligent life out there? Yes.
Statistically this just makes sense.

Are they making pretty colors in our sky or kidnapping people from their homes? No.
Too many other plausible explanations (atmospheric effects, commercial planes, secret military planes/drones, wayward rockets).
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To not think so is just too egocentric of a stand to take. That's the type of thinking that had people thinking the world was the center of the galaxy instead of the sun. Compared to other planets the human race is decently young. So why couldn't they be technologically advanced enough to travel here and mask their presence. We have stealth technology... who knows what we'll have in the future.
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I think the sheer amount of planets with Earth-like conditions make it outright improbable that some of the basic biochemicals such as amino acids and more complex macromolecules (proteins, membranes, etc.) and simple biological forms don't exist elsewhere.

The step that is difficult to judge imo is how likely it is that developed organisms begin collecting/harvesting and living off their environment (what pushed humans to develop past primitive tribes). This is obviously required before language and all later forms of development may occur.

In either case, I think dwelling on the possibility or trying primitive forms of contact/signaling is largely useless and effort should be placed on exploration and research in science (physics+astrophysics). Science fiction does have a significant upside in inspiring and motivating new students to enter the field, so imo discussion about aliens should be stimulated, but carefully.

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Ok here is my thought.

First off, science a religion do not mix, if you believe that god made man, you don't believe in aliens because he didn't make them, he made man.

Now if you believe in Science you would say, its probable that there are, then the obvious question is, Do you think these aliens would have explored like humans did, Sadly to say, Humans are pretty stupid and I think any "alien" species would be able to figure out how to do what we have done.

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For all we know there is another planet just like earth many galaxy away that is still undiscovered to this day. That kind of blows my mind.

Space is infiniti...that blows my mind as well
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I've seen a couple aliens here and there in AZ... Most of them ended up getting deported though
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For all we know there is another planet just like earth many galaxy away that is still undiscovered to this day. That kind of blows my mind.

Space is infiniti...that blows my mind as well
This.

I don't want to start a God debate but IMO God knows best what else is out there. I don't believe for one minute its X-files stuff and we are going to be invaded by UFOs, but I think its highly possibly there are other forms of life out there. It could be plants, creatures, organisms, etc. who knows.

Look at this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17532470

There may be "tens of billions" of planets similar to size of Earth. That really does boggle my mind. What a strange thought. Our mind can barely even comprehend the size of this planet never mind billions more!
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I think the sheer amount of planets with Earth-like conditions make it outright improbable that some of the basic biochemicals such as amino acids and more complex macromolecules (proteins, membranes, etc.) and simple biological forms don't exist elsewhere.

The step that is difficult to judge imo is how likely it is that developed organisms begin collecting/harvesting and living off their environment (what pushed humans to develop past primitive tribes). This is obviously required before language and all later forms of development may occur.

In either case, I think dwelling on the possibility or trying primitive forms of contact/signaling is largely useless and effort should be placed on exploration and research in science (physics+astrophysics). Science fiction does have a significant upside in inspiring and motivating new students to enter the field, so imo discussion about aliens should be stimulated, but carefully.

That is simply the most amazing thing I've ever seen. Thanks for that. It's so good to everything slowly zooming out. Really puts things in perspective. Makes me feel so insignificant and small lol. Epic video.
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While we're at it...what about Bermuda triangle? Area 51? The unexplored areas of the congo jungle?
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Bermuda triangle
Nothing special; large, commonly-navigated area prone to storms (gulf stream). An average amount of planes/ships have gone missing relative to its area--look it up.

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Area 51
Culture of mostly uneducated people speculating (+smarter people profiting) on a very secret military base. Possible unconventional experimental aircraft sightings.

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The unexplored areas of the congo jungle
Vast unexplored jungle leads to speculation of large/prehistoric life forms, with no evidence. Of course we only know less than half of all species that exist on Earth but I doubt we'll find something new that's large + significant.
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nice video. I believe that life exists outside this universe... whether they look like the stereotypical aliens or not, I cannot say.
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