Do you believe in aliens

Do you believe in aliens

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 46.2%
  • No

    Votes: 2 15.4%
  • I don't know

    Votes: 5 38.5%

  • Total voters
    13
Apr 2013
36,178
24,603
Left coast
#72
You can always tell choirmasters, scoutmasters and fascist farts: they confuse heterosexuality (which totally baffles them) with their own sexual fallback as animal lovers. Once you have heard it for the five-thousandth time honked by racists, you look for an 'Ignore' button that seems to be lacking here.
Put your cursor on the av of the offending member and several options pop (down?). One is ignore. Admittedly it's a two step process, but we can handle it.
 
Oct 2010
66,090
26,508
Colorado
#74
Aliens do not exist.

This is easy to prove for a person who knows Fundamental Physics.
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See ....
1. Imagine that someone invented a "hole in space" ...
Fundamental Physics does not prohibit this.
2. Some person moves INSTANTLY through a "hole in space" to another planet located, for example, 5 million light years away.
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Now the question is:
How much time will pass?
Answer:
- for an astronaut will take an instant
- for the inhabitants of the Earth = 5 million years !!!!
Everyone will die. :(


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Now...
Imagine that you are an Alien.
You live 5 million light years from Earth.
Your reasoning will be similar.

Aliens do not exist.
Fat Point.
You explained the dynamics of travel at the speed of light, more or less.

Those dynamics don't preclude the existence of other intelligent beings.

Yes I know, calling Homo sapiens sapiens "intelligent beings" is a stretch....
 
Jul 2018
1,268
291
Earth
#76
Time is relative. It doesn't proceed from the past to the future at the same rate everywhere. I'll attempt to explain what that means. Or, just google "time is relative."

I've made no claim that the laws of physics are different in different parts of the universe.

If we some how devised a way to travel the speed of light, or very close to it, time inside the spacecraft, starship, whatever you want to call it, would appear to stop or almost so compared to time on earth. By the same token, time on earth compared to the ones onboard the spacecraft would be sped up .... infinitely. Yes, I know that makes no "sense," but it's sound science. It's why time is relative.

If we could travel the speed of light, we would arrive at a star 10 light years away, or a galaxy 400 million light years away, almost instantaneously....according to our perception of the passage of time. Time stops for an object traveling the speed of light .... which nothing can do because in addition to time slowing to a stop as the speed of light is approached, the mass of the object increases to.... infinity.

Yeah, it's all nuts. Look up "quantum entanglement."

Big holes exist in our understanding of energy, mass, and spacetime.

Why would aliens want to visit us? Why wouldn't they? The search for extraterrestrial life drives our space program. We are actively looking for ET life. Why would another race of beings be any different?
There is more speculation in those comments than in most that are found on forums.
 
Sep 2015
9,283
5,182
Lehigh Valley Pa.,USA
#78
Maybe they got built because one day a guy had an idea and he forced other people to make it a reality.
Yeah??..Fine....maybe some body got the idea to build something and got others to do it, but you still need the technology to do it....those stones are heavy....and those lines could only mean anything to someone up in the air....
 
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Jan 2019
105
8
Soviet Union
#79
You explained the dynamics of travel at the speed of light, more or less.

Those dynamics don't preclude the existence of other intelligent beings.

Yes I know, calling Homo sapiens sapiens "intelligent beings" is a stretch....
Intelligent creatures can live with "another speed in the flow of their life" ...
For example, an alien can feel the life of 5 million years as one second.
Fundamental Physics does not prohibit this.
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However...
In this case, all earthly creatures will die until the aliens arrive
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Aliens do not exist
 
Oct 2010
66,090
26,508
Colorado
#80
Intelligent creatures can live with "another speed in the flow of their life" ...
For example, an alien can feel the life of 5 million years as one second.
Fundamental Physics does not prohibit this.
-------------------------------
However...
In this case, all earthly creatures will die until the aliens arrive
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Aliens do not exist
Dear OsteInmar, the universe is ~13.7 billion years old. It existed for more than 9 billion years before the earth condensed out of the sun's planetary disk. Think how much scientific and technological progress we've made in the last 200 years.

Then, think back to the universe being almost 13.7 billion years older than our earth. Think of the countless billions even trillions of planets in the universe.

We've no way to even make an intelligent guess at the scientific and technological prowess of a race even 1,000 years more progressed than we.

Your saying aliens do not exist is a poorly supported opinion.
 

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