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No ET! Ever?
#41
RE: No ET! Ever?
Po-tay-to, po-tah-to.

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#42
RE: No ET! Ever?
I have often wondered about this myself. Needless to say I think the odds of us being alone are nil. The real question is will we ever meet them?
To us the universe seems huge. But even a house with a small yard seems huge to a toddler. Would the universe really be so huge to a people that had eons to figure out to traverse its vastness?

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To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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#43
RE: No ET! Ever?
Ok so my undersranding us that intelligence evolved in our ancestors as a response to climate change (rainforrest to savannah). I don't see climate change as all that rare an event.

On the state of possible life on other bodies in the Solar System, there are 4 main candidates; Mars, Europa, Ganymede and Titan.
Mars has lost the bulk of its atmosphere and oceans leaving whater is left to bury itself in the ground.
Europa and Ganymede are icebound oceans similar to the Earth in the Cryogenian period which would tend to indicate that life would be unicellular.
Titan is exceptionally cold and thus likely rather slow in developing.
Quote:I don't understand why you'd come to a discussion forum, and then proceed to reap from visibility any voice that disagrees with you. If you're going to do that, why not just sit in front of a mirror and pat yourself on the back continuously?
-Esquilax

Evolution - Adapt or be eaten.
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#44
RE: No ET! Ever?
(January 25, 2017 at 5:03 am)ignoramus Wrote:
Quote:'There is only one advanced technological civilisation in this galaxy and there has only ever been one - and that's us. We are unique.

Presenter makes bold claim during BBC documentary. He says the spark of life on earth billions of years ago was a fluke
'We still struggle to understand what happened. It's incredibly unusual' 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...nique.html

I must admit, I was surprised to read this from Brian Cox...
What do you think? Can you get your mind around the concept that we are alone? And always have and always will be?

I can hear the theists saying: I told you we're special, you just don't listen...

The problem with that claim there is billions of stars planets etc to say were  the only one is quite absurd.
If there is other life out there we wouldn't know because of the light were getting from distant starts, moons, planets etc
are millions to billions  year old so we don't exactly have a updated picture of those said planets. Then  the other side of it 
we  could be the first advanced life forms and well the only one which is depressing.
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#45
RE: No ET! Ever?
Current issue of Scientific American has a discouraging article on radiation effects on the brain. The implication being long duration space flight may not be feasible due to brain damage from cosmic radiation.

Might be another reply to Fermi as to why they ain't here, interstellar flight isn't feasible for organic brains. Even long flights around the solar system might be iffy at best.
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#46
RE: No ET! Ever?
(January 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: Current issue of Scientific American has a discouraging article on radiation effects on the brain.  The implication being long duration space flight may not be feasible due to brain damage from cosmic radiation.

Might be another reply to Fermi as to why they ain't here, interstellar flight isn't feasible for organic brains. Even long flights around the solar system might be iffy at best.

Surely if we're building an interstellar ship, we can afford to bring a few inches of lead?
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#47
RE: No ET! Ever?
(January 25, 2017 at 12:12 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: What's 'unknown' about ET not being here now ?


You hiding him in your crawlspace ?

Gawdzilla can speak for himself, but I assume he has confused Fermi's Paradox with the Drake equation. Easy and understandable mistake in my opinion.
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#48
RE: No ET! Ever?
(January 27, 2017 at 12:55 pm)vorlon13 Wrote: Current issue of Scientific American has a discouraging article on radiation effects on the brain.  The implication being long duration space flight may not be feasible due to brain damage from cosmic radiation.

Might be another reply to Fermi as to why they ain't here, interstellar flight isn't feasible for organic brains. Even long flights around the solar system might be iffy at best.

And why does interstellar flight need to involve organic brains?
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#49
RE: No ET! Ever?
To be honest, there is no evidence of other intelligent life anywhere except upon the planet where we currently reside.

Therefore, it is perfectly logical to make the appropriate assumption.
“The man who can't visualize a horse galloping on a tomato is an idiot.”
~ André Breton
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#50
RE: No ET! Ever?
(January 28, 2017 at 2:19 am)Maelstrom Wrote: To be honest, there is no evidence of other intelligent life anywhere except upon the planet where we currently reside.

Therefore, it is perfectly logical to make the appropriate assumption.

You mean the specie that put trump on charge of over half of its nuclear arsenal is intelligent?  Oh, never mind, you meant the cockroaches.
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