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Message 1122579 - Posted: 29 Jun 2011, 2:39:22 UTC - in response to Message 1122577.
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By habitable in the context of SETI I think that we all mean that we could go there now and live without any artificial life support once we could figure out how to get there. I will venture a guess that we won't find a single planet that meets the criteria that this definition implies. Of course, I hope that I am wrong. There probably are a few such planets in the Galaxy but they may be too far away to ever find. Just a hunch--I am eagerly awaiting to see what we can find over the the next few decades. You can't prove a negative but just one example would prove me wrong.

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Message 1124625 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 16:37:31 UTC - in response to Message 1122579.

By habitable in the context of SETI I think that we all mean that we could go there now and live without any artificial life support once we could figure out how to get there. I will venture a guess that we won't find a single planet that meets the criteria that this definition implies. Of course, I hope that I am wrong. There probably are a few such planets in the Galaxy but they may be too far away to ever find. Just a hunch--I am eagerly awaiting to see what we can find over the the next few decades. You can't prove a negative but just one example would prove me wrong.


There doesn't need to be a planet just like earth for life to exist on it. If bacteria can thrive/live in pools of arsenic infested water, or on the tip of volcanic vents in the ocean depths, then life can exist on planets that are nothing like earth. Life has proven to exist where humans cannot (on earth). So to assume that life is only relevant based on the conditions of earth, I think, is just stupidity.
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Message 1124630 - Posted: 4 Jul 2011, 16:54:07 UTC - in response to Message 1124625.

As I said , in the context of SETI, we are most interested in :"habitable" planets that can support intelligent life on a level that rivals human intelligence. I posit that the requirements for such life to start and evolve may consist of many finely tuned parameters for which there are few (if any) known candidate planets. Time will tell --I would be pleased to be found wrong in my suppositions.

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Message 1125434 - Posted: 7 Jul 2011, 7:28:32 UTC - in response to Message 1124630.

As I said , in the context of SETI, we are most interested in :"habitable" planets that can support intelligent life on a level that rivals human intelligence. I posit that the requirements for such life to start and evolve may consist of many finely tuned parameters for which there are few (if any) known candidate planets. Time will tell --I would be pleased to be found wrong in my suppositions.


No candidates yet...more so because I think our existence in the universe was overestimated. We are only now beginning to realize just how big space is. It is only a matter of time before we come across such an intelligent species. It may take time, but someday it's bound to happen. I just think we nee to think more out of the box if we are even going to consider bacterial life on planets/moons. Take Saturn's moon Enceladus for example. There could be a whole treasure trove of life there. And it would likely be drastically different than what we have or had on earth.

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Message 1139284 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 5:34:43 UTC - in response to Message 1125434.

LONDON - Men in black, Mork and Mindy, shining lights in the sky and more than 20 years of other alien visitations and bizarre sightings recorded in Britain's own "X-Files" were made available online to the public on Thursday.

The nearly 9,000 pages of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters and parliamentary questions recorded by Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) from 1985 to 2007 are the eighth batch of UFO files to be released to the National Archives.


http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/World/2011/08/11/18538716.html
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Message 1139325 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 7:07:04 UTC

LONDON - Men in black, Mork and Mindy, shining lights in the sky and more than 20 years of other alien visitations and bizarre sightings recorded in Britain's own "X-Files" were made available online to the public on Thursday.

The nearly 9,000 pages of UFO-related documents, drawings, letters and parliamentary questions recorded by Britain's Ministry of Defence (MoD) from 1985 to 2007 are the eighth batch of UFO files to be released to the National Archives.


Can you think of any logical reasons why aliens need to visit us on a regular
basis?...if any of these visitations were actually genuinely true.

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Message 1139396 - Posted: 12 Aug 2011, 11:00:22 UTC

Can you think of any logical reasons why aliens need to visit us on a regular basis?...if any of these visitations were actually genuinely true.


They can't buy Marmite on their home planet.

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Message 1139974 - Posted: 13 Aug 2011, 6:57:46 UTC - in response to Message 1139396.

Can you think of any logical reasons why aliens need to visit us on a regular basis?...if any of these visitations were actually genuinely true.


They can't buy Marmite on their home planet.


Umm?....I never thought about that!

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Message 1144753 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 23:41:02 UTC - in response to Message 1139974.

• In 1986, a Japan Airlines pilot saw what he described as an unidentified flying object over Alaska closely tailing his 747. He made an evasive move. His career was thrown into turmoil, but he never recanted what he claimed he saw.

• In 1987, a Federal Aviation Administration executive says the CIA warned him not to talk about UFOs because the public would panic.

• In 1997, former Arizona Gov. Fife Symington mocked thousands of people who said they saw mysterious lights over Phoenix, calling out a staffer dressed in a cheesy ET costume at a press conference. Ten years later, he apologized for lying to the media and the public.

What these events have in common is that they are unveiled on a new two-hour History Channel special, "Secret Access: UFOs On The Record," that features in-depth accounts from people who have been willing to risk their jobs and reputations to speak out about their remarkable experiences with UFOs.

08/25/11

~more~

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/23/ufo-evidence-revealed-his_n_934229.html#s129374&title=The_Remaining_Incidents
History Channel Puts The Strongest UFO Evidence Under The Microscope

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Message 1144787 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 2:13:56 UTC - in response to Message 1144753.

I file that under what a load of crap
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Message 1144817 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 3:36:17 UTC

Millions of people see man made things they can't identify. About 95% of the people are able to describe what they saw with enough detail that someone else can identify it. The other 5% are just plain bad witnesses. And keep that in mind next time you are on jury duty and the witness points and says he did it.

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Message 1144864 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 5:57:51 UTC - in response to Message 1144817.

when i see one, will let everyone know.
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Message 1144917 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 10:25:15 UTC - in response to Message 1144864.

History channel as much bunkum as the religious channels.

Ancient Astronauts built machu picchu and the pyramids.
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Message 1162001 - Posted: 13 Oct 2011, 22:12:37 UTC

The woman says the light is so strong that you can hardly look at it, but there is no illumination anywhere... yeah.

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Message 1162157 - Posted: 14 Oct 2011, 10:53:57 UTC

I wanna see one I wanna see one ....

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Message 1166624 - Posted: 31 Oct 2011, 6:08:31 UTC - in response to Message 1162157.

I wanna see one I wanna see one ....

Here You go then...

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Message 1166687 - Posted: 31 Oct 2011, 13:49:09 UTC - in response to Message 1166624.

I wanna see one I wanna see one ....

Here You go then...

Is that "Hecho in Mexico" on the bottom?

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Message 1167125 - Posted: 2 Nov 2011, 9:40:08 UTC - in response to Message 1166687.

What's really galling is to read on everything you buy "Hecho in Chine" a real double whammy as far as I am concerned !!

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Message 1167379 - Posted: 3 Nov 2011, 4:07:25 UTC

Yeah and we thought China was dangerous when Mao was in charge.
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