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Message 1143628 - Posted: 21 Aug 2011, 23:30:57 UTC

OK, give me all your money, then start praying .....

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Message 1143635 - Posted: 21 Aug 2011, 23:50:08 UTC - in response to Message 1143628.

OK, give me all your money, then start praying .....

Hasn't that American "Rapture" preacher already done that?

Do you not suspect that not even the Americans would be fooled twice so soon?

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Message 1143736 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 4:59:36 UTC

they'd probably just take one look at us and run for the hills ...
thats my opinion though.

they could, for all we know of already made contact ... heck theres enough people out there who think theyve been probed by ET at this stage ...

if they can master interstellar travel then its also highly likely they can shield themselves from our ability to detect them.

ET would most likely be totally un-interested in our society, more our art and culture.

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Message 1143767 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 9:16:32 UTC
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I think we all know how much sway the various mainstream religions, off shoots, and cults hold in all countries in the world today.

"What-if" ET lands or makes contact, and confirms there is no god or ultimate being, and that life on earth occurred naturally.

"What-if" because of that every religion collapsed overnight.

I think I'd thumb a lift back with them to where they came from PDQ ...

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Message 1143773 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 10:37:32 UTC - in response to Message 1143767.
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I am selling ET-related death and mayhem insurance. Double indemnity if the cause of death was from an invisible ET. I will even refund all of the premiums if you meet your end from an extra-terrestrial hominoid who traveled here via faster than light space ships==but once again only if he and his ship are invisible.

Please contact me if you would like to have a franchise for this or, carbon offsets, birth control devices in the Virgin Islands, Rapture and apocalypse insurance, Indulgences for time -off in purgatory and Limbo are also on sale. Let me know !!

I am laughing: but here in Tennessee, Oprah Winfrey's father, a barber who is also a city councilman in Nashville, proposed that the City construct a UFO landing site to accommodate Alien craft. He and Oprah's mother each used to live in my subdivision (separately)

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Message 1143869 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 16:00:51 UTC

My next door neighbour would like an insurance quote against "virginal conception" for her 16 year old daughter.
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Message 1144104 - Posted: 22 Aug 2011, 23:20:36 UTC - in response to Message 1143869.

I'd like the insurance against anal probing. BTW whats with the anal probing. and why abduct people that don't like anal probes. why not pick someone from the porn industry. Or someone not opposed to having probes jabbed into orifices
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Message 1144156 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 2:30:57 UTC - in response to Message 1143869.
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Virgin Conception,

It's been a long time since that's been done well also.

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Message 1144265 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 11:29:51 UTC

Virgin Conception,

It's been a long time since that's been done well also.


Immaculately put! ;-))

I nearly said immacualte conception in the first place but had to look it up to find the difference!

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Message 1144268 - Posted: 23 Aug 2011, 11:44:56 UTC

I'd like the insurance against anal probing. BTW whats with the anal probing. and why abduct people that don't like anal probes. why not pick someone from the porn industry. Or someone not opposed to having probes jabbed into orifices


I think you can save your money young sir. From what I can see, the vast majority of people who insist that they have been abducted and probed, are total nutters with weird sexual fantasies.

If ET's were that interested in how the human body works, wouldn't they be using something like the monitoring couches in the Startrek Enterprise sickbay, or the handheld analyser used by the Doctor in Startrek Voyager. At the very least they would get more information from an MRI or CT body scan than an anal probe.

The only time anal probes are of any use is at the vets to take your cats temperature!

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Message 1144428 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 4:03:19 UTC - in response to Message 1143429.

Any one knows what is the estimated number of stars within 100 lightyears? Has to be many milions, so the probability of inteligent life could be good. Water is the perfect solvent for life, and water is prevelent throughout the our galaxy.

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Message 1144440 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 4:37:17 UTC

According to this there are about 2 000 stars within 50 light years so 100 light years multiply up to about 16 000.
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Message 1144507 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 9:39:26 UTC - in response to Message 1144440.
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According to this there are about 2 000 stars within 50 light years

All watching our 1960's TV. They'll be about up to the Apollo moon landings by now.


so 100 light years multiply up to about 16 000.

That's likely the limit before TV descends into the galactic noise...


I gave up watching TV long ago. I suspect that when video-on-demand becomes widely available, that will radically reshape scheduled broadcasting...

And then our TV signals eventually will no longer pollute our interstellar neighbourhood! (Utilising the internet rather than using radio broadcasts.)


That still leaves our pollution signature in our atmosphere to give the game away since about 200 years ago...

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Message 1144583 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 15:26:52 UTC - in response to Message 1144507.

actually they still will. We forget that even cable television relies on satellite feeds. Doubt it? drive by your local cable office and have a look around back. You'll see some very large satellite dishes used to receive their feeds.

So those idiotic cable commercials whining about how satellite tv blah blah blah. The same goes for cable. The big difference is if the signal goes out you don't know if its at your house or somewhere between your tv and their satellite dish
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Message 1144600 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 16:15:35 UTC

According to this there are about 2 000 stars within 50 light years so 100 light years multiply up to about 16 000.



I remember seeing an estimate of a much lower number of main sequence, non-binary stars out to 100 light years. Maybe less than 600.

What do you all find ??

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Message 1144603 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 16:41:37 UTC - in response to Message 1144600.
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According to this there are about 2 000 stars within 50 light years so 100 light years multiply up to about 16 000.



I remember seeing an estimate of a much lower number of main sequence, non-binary stars out to 100 light years. Maybe less than 600.

What do you all find ??

The poster asked how many stars. Not the type nor wither or not they had companion stars.

There are 130 or so Sol like stars within 50 light years so that would put the number out to 100 light years at rougly 1000.

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Stars within 100 LY sorted by spectral class

B 4
A 76
F 303
G 512
K 947
M 2026

So, about 1762 of the most-likely-to-be-life-friendly F, G and K types.
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Message 1144637 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 18:22:39 UTC
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There is a brown dwarf at about 7 lightyears. Its temperature is 25 C, quite pleasant. News from NASA.
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It is a Y type star, the coolest in the sequence OBAFGKMLTY from hot to cool left to right. Astronomers used to memorize the sequence with the phrase O Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me (Paolo Maffei in "Beyond the Moon" ,MIT Press). I don't know the acronyms of the three final letters. Could it be Love To You? Help.
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Message 1144650 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 19:16:22 UTC - in response to Message 1144637.

There is a brown dwarf at about 7 lightyears. Its temperature is 25 C, quite pleasant. News from NASA.
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It is a Y type star, the coolest in the sequence OBAFGKMLTY from hot to cool left to right. Astronomers used to memorize the sequence with the phrase O Be A Fine Girl Kiss Me (Paolo Maffei in "Beyond the Moon" ,MIT Press). I don't know the acronyms of the three final letters. Could it be Love To You? Help.
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The three types after M used to be RNS. The RNS was Right Now Sweetheart.

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Message 1144657 - Posted: 24 Aug 2011, 19:41:48 UTC

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Message 1144906 - Posted: 25 Aug 2011, 9:18:40 UTC

If there is any truth in the Old Testaments Ezikial saga, they have known we are here for many millennia, and have yet to blow us up.
But looking at what we actually live on, and what is near by, but not liveable, finding, another livable brick might be rather hard, like few and far between.
But regardless of who thinks what, the primary objective of our species, is basically get off this planet because of a very unhealthy future.
I really don't think it matters much what is out there or where as long as we can get on it.
But who bothers about our future, which it seems, is limited to about a million years before the lack of a moon creates a very unstable platform for our survival.
It will not bother me, or you, but someone in the future might get the shakes. If we are still here.
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