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No ET! Ever?
RE: No ET! Ever?
(18th February 2017, 20:10)ignoramus Wrote: Rhonda! Haven't you been watching the movies!
Do you really want ET to find us!?

Maybe that IS our next extinction level event!
Put it this way, they didn't get here on diesel electric!   Hehe

No movie for me, but I read Contact (Carl Sagan). Any beings who come here and see all that junk around our planet might think of us as junk yard bugs. They'll either exterminate us and colonize the planet or look elsewhere for something with a higher ROI.

BTW, you got 6 days to clean up that provocative signature of yours.Big Grin
Nietzsche isn't dead. How do I know he lives? He lives in my mind.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
I don't get the feeling colonization in any way we would recognize would likely remain an attractive and productive activity for civilizations more than a few thousand years ahead of us in technology, nor would they be much interested in talking to us, as they can probably learn more about us then we know ourselves using methods of observation and probing totally unrecognizable to us.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(19th February 2017, 19:08)Anomalocaris Wrote: I don't get the feeling colonization in any way we would recognize would likely remain an attractive and productive activity for civilizations more than a few thousand years ahead of us in technology, nor would they be much interested in talking to us, as they can probably learn more about us then we know ourselves using methods of observation and probing totally unrecognizable to us.
Maybe not, since we're out in the middle of nowhere with no inhabitable planets around us. I don't know how strategic our sun might be for their future military expansion plans, but we are rich in natural resources. We could be a way station for them to jump to another solar system.
Nietzsche isn't dead. How do I know he lives? He lives in my mind.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(19th February 2017, 18:59)Rhondazvous Wrote:
(18th February 2017, 20:10)ignoramus Wrote: Rhonda! Haven't you been watching the movies!
Do you really want ET to find us!?

Maybe that IS our next extinction level event!
Put it this way, they didn't get here on diesel electric!   Hehe

No movie for me, but I read Contact (Carl Sagan).  Any beings who come here and see all that junk around our planet might think of us as junk yard bugs.  They'll either exterminate us and colonize the planet or look elsewhere for something with a higher ROI.

BTW, you got 6 days to clean up that provocative signature of yours.Big Grin

What's wrong with my sigs? I love them, agree with them and stand by them!
I am entitled to my opinion, aren't I?
I've asked the OP's to let me know if they want them removed, no answer Dunno
I believe they are happy with what they said and want them there.
Let's not fall into the trap of presuming to know how they feel about it... Shy
Quote:AtlasS33 wrote:
"When it comes to the deiety I worship, he sent a book, it contained a message. I took that message, tested it, then I realized he is God : it didn't break against reality."
Pulse Wrote:
~ Atheism seems so incredibly counter intuitive, that to even begin to take it seriously, one has to suspend all logic."

Religion: making the uncomfortable comfortable for thousands of years.
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it's not clear we are rich in resources compared to the typical exosolar system. Maybe 50% of all stars in Milky Way may have one or more planets in orbit, There may be many more fre floating rogue planets than there are planets bound in orbit around stars. So it seems to me the notion that our solar system is strategic for resource or positional reasons is dubious.

Also, that colonization of space consist of going from habitable planetary system to habitable planetary system in an effort to recreate many more or less faithful replicas of the conditions on the home planet during pre- or early- industrial days is a common Sci-fi troup, but I suspect that is too reliant on our current mode of existence, and not reflective of what would be convenient to a truly interstellar civilization that can muster the resources to colonize on a large scale.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(19th February 2017, 19:29)ignoramus Wrote:
(19th February 2017, 18:59)Rhondazvous Wrote: No movie for me, but I read Contact (Carl Sagan).  Any beings who come here and see all that junk around our planet might think of us as junk yard bugs.  They'll either exterminate us and colonize the planet or look elsewhere for something with a higher ROI.

BTW, you got 6 days to clean up that provocative signature of yours.Big Grin

What's wrong with my sigs? I love them, agree with them and stand by them!
I am entitled to my opinion, aren't I?
I've asked the OP's to let me know if they want them removed, no answer Dunno
I believe they are happy with what they said and want them there.
Let's not fall into the trap of presuming to know how they feel about it... Shy
I was kidding with you. I hope you knew that's why the lol smiley face. Do I look like a proponent of censorship?
Nietzsche isn't dead. How do I know he lives? He lives in my mind.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
I figured that much Rhonda.... Ta.

As I mentioned, those original quotes are freely searchable for the world to see.
I am not expressing a personal opinion in the quotes, just relaying little nuggets of wisdom for all of us to bathe in... Big Grin
Quote:AtlasS33 wrote:
"When it comes to the deiety I worship, he sent a book, it contained a message. I took that message, tested it, then I realized he is God : it didn't break against reality."
Pulse Wrote:
~ Atheism seems so incredibly counter intuitive, that to even begin to take it seriously, one has to suspend all logic."

Religion: making the uncomfortable comfortable for thousands of years.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
(19th February 2017, 21:22)ignoramus Wrote: I figured that much Rhonda.... Ta.

As I mentioned, those original quotes are freely searchable for the world to see.
I am not expressing a personal opinion in the quotes, just relaying little nuggets of wisdom for all of us to bathe in... Big Grin
In my most humble opinion the rule is not applicable to anything you or I have ever written.

Now back to ET. whaddaya say about aliens coming here to colonize the planet? What kind of ROI could they hope to get?
Nietzsche isn't dead. How do I know he lives? He lives in my mind.
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RE: No ET! Ever?
That's why I'm of the opinion that even if there is advanced life out there, even highly advanced, they will still never visit.
Why would they?

Anyone who is capable of the kind of technology needed to get here in the first place would have no need for anything we have to offer. They would be able to make any element they want, they could even terraform other planets a hell of a lot closer....Dunno

Unless of course these tentacled creatures have the rare sought after fetish of anal probing specific specimens from Arkansas? Who knows?
Quote:AtlasS33 wrote:
"When it comes to the deiety I worship, he sent a book, it contained a message. I took that message, tested it, then I realized he is God : it didn't break against reality."
Pulse Wrote:
~ Atheism seems so incredibly counter intuitive, that to even begin to take it seriously, one has to suspend all logic."

Religion: making the uncomfortable comfortable for thousands of years.
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