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Message 1624392 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 14:35:18 UTC - in response to Message 1624390.  

Absolute undeniable proof would be a craft flying into our atmosphere and landing. With an alien then popping out and saying "Greetings".

Will Seti@Home find the signal of an extraterrestrial intelligence? No idea, but it's like when you misplace your keys, if you don't look you wont find them.

As to the youtube videos/government knowing more/tinfoil hatters delight websites and so on... Waste of time really and more likely to help feed a psychosis. Before you know it you'll be running down a street naked shouting about how the government are after you because you know to much about an alien conspiracy to take over the world.


Not if you have a strong inner strength and shield (and brains) my friend:) I don't think aliens do the conspiracy thing, that's a typical human behaviour.

Inner strength goes out the window when your brain goes off on a tangent.


Nope, inner strength and intelligence are not correlated.

Don't know where you got intelligence from, I'm talking about someone going off the deep end of metal stability and straight into the land of crazyville.


Intelligent people would not do the above underlined and the brain is the tool to use your intelligence.

So people who are suffering from mental health problems and do like the above are, what? Just a bit dim?

No, they're in big trouble if they don't have a protective shield, not talking about a tin foil hat here but if the 'shield' isn't to be found within the individual, he or she should have someone or something protecting them. Someone who is a bit 'stronger' than them.

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I don't care if you think I'm crazy...
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Message 1624406 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 14:50:57 UTC - in response to Message 1624405.  

I don't care if you think I'm crazy...

NO YOU ARE NOT!!!

You do on occasions have the ability to think outside the box .....


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Message 1624407 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 14:51:49 UTC - in response to Message 1624392.  

Absolute undeniable proof would be a craft flying into our atmosphere and landing. With an alien then popping out and saying "Greetings".

Will Seti@Home find the signal of an extraterrestrial intelligence? No idea, but it's like when you misplace your keys, if you don't look you wont find them.

As to the youtube videos/government knowing more/tinfoil hatters delight websites and so on... Waste of time really and more likely to help feed a psychosis. Before you know it you'll be running down a street naked shouting about how the government are after you because you know to much about an alien conspiracy to take over the world.


Not if you have a strong inner strength and shield (and brains) my friend:) I don't think aliens do the conspiracy thing, that's a typical human behaviour.

Inner strength goes out the window when your brain goes off on a tangent.


Nope, inner strength and intelligence are not correlated.

Don't know where you got intelligence from, I'm talking about someone going off the deep end of metal stability and straight into the land of crazyville.


Intelligent people would not do the above underlined and the brain is the tool to use your intelligence.

So people who are suffering from mental health problems and do like the above are, what? Just a bit dim?

No, they're in big trouble if they don't have a protective shield, not talking about a tin foil hat here but if the 'shield' isn't to be found within the individual, he or she should have someone or something protecting them. Someone who is a bit 'stronger' than them.

Right.


I don't care if you think I'm crazy...

What I think I'll say thank you very much.

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Message 1624415 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 15:05:29 UTC - in response to Message 1624407.  

Absolute undeniable proof would be a craft flying into our atmosphere and landing. With an alien then popping out and saying "Greetings".

Will Seti@Home find the signal of an extraterrestrial intelligence? No idea, but it's like when you misplace your keys, if you don't look you wont find them.

As to the youtube videos/government knowing more/tinfoil hatters delight websites and so on... Waste of time really and more likely to help feed a psychosis. Before you know it you'll be running down a street naked shouting about how the government are after you because you know to much about an alien conspiracy to take over the world.


Not if you have a strong inner strength and shield (and brains) my friend:) I don't think aliens do the conspiracy thing, that's a typical human behaviour.

Inner strength goes out the window when your brain goes off on a tangent.


Nope, inner strength and intelligence are not correlated.

Don't know where you got intelligence from, I'm talking about someone going off the deep end of metal stability and straight into the land of crazyville.


Intelligent people would not do the above underlined and the brain is the tool to use your intelligence.

So people who are suffering from mental health problems and do like the above are, what? Just a bit dim?

No, they're in big trouble if they don't have a protective shield, not talking about a tin foil hat here but if the 'shield' isn't to be found within the individual, he or she should have someone or something protecting them. Someone who is a bit 'stronger' than them.

Right.


I don't care if you think I'm crazy...

What I think I'll say thank you very much.


Same here.
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Message 1624444 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 16:11:19 UTC

I think there must be some sort of life somewhere out there in the universe, if not in our galaxy. Probably a whole lot less of it than is portrayed in the popular science fiction.

If there is a lot of it, I like the model of interstellar civilization presented by Hitchhiker's: they're doing their thing, and ignoring us because we haven't developed to the point where we can join them. When we do, fine. Until then, we're not worth bothering with... unless someone out there can make a buck on us. I also like this model for its greater diversity in types of life: "humanoids, fishoids, walking-tree-oids..." (Perhaps not superintelligent shades of the color blue.) There is a very good basic reason behind the preponderance of humanoids in the Star Trek model: as Gene Roddenberry once said, there are no non-humans in the Screen Actors Guild. But, aside from Hortas, Xindi Aquatics, and the odd shapeshifter, we've never seen anything in Trek that didn't follow the same basic form as us, and I can't believe that's realistic.

That last sentence leads me to the conclusion that we're being too self-centric in our SETI efforts. If life evolves completely differently on another planet, it will probably develop completely different technology too, of a kind that we don't have the imagination to look for.

One fantasy I like to entertain is that WE are actually the progenitors portrayed in ST:TNG The Chase. I.e., a few hundred or thousand years from now, we will have developed space travel technology, only to find that there is no one else out there, so we will seed life in our image on other planets.

As for time travel, I find overwhelmingly, but not quite absolutely, convincing the argument that if it were possible, we'd know about it already. There's just no way it could be kept away from people who would use it recklessly.
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Message 1624531 - Posted: 6 Jan 2015, 22:52:05 UTC - in response to Message 1624504.  



:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) ∞
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Message 1625470 - Posted: 8 Jan 2015, 18:49:12 UTC

LOL
@ Julie. No one regardless of IQ, has control when a nervous break down happens.

As to ET, I am with most of you, I think our search is to refined, none the less, I will continue to crunch, as you just never know.
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Message 1625472 - Posted: 8 Jan 2015, 18:58:02 UTC
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I didn't say that Uli. I'm not talking about IQ but about inner strength. I will let it rest (for) now...
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Message 1626319 - Posted: 11 Jan 2015, 3:47:28 UTC

Thank you Julie, as we both speak B/Genlish.

I should be honest. At one point in my life, I was able to communicate in German, English, French and Dutch.
Now I am laging on the last two.
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Message 1626324 - Posted: 11 Jan 2015, 4:40:19 UTC

Julie, Uli --

I have to tell this little experience, at a Starbucks, in Lexington, last
week. Arriving at my table were three young ladies, each with a 5 year-old
daughter. What was somewhat unusual, was that all of them were talking a
mile-a-minute in German, as were their daughters.

Not able to remain silent, I joined in. They were from München, Köln,
and, I believe, Stuttgart. Amazingly enough, they didn't mind talking to
me in German (Most Germans I know prefer to talk in English -- sad.). It
turns out, they were all German teachers, in Cambridge, Watertown, and, I
think, Lexington school systems.

Their daughters were regular live-wires, and threatened to drown us out.
So, I very seriously suggested that they "Sei ruhig, bitte!" Laughter, all
around.

I hope they return. There aren't, unfortunately, many opportunities to
converse in a "foreign" language, except for Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin).
Fine languages, but. . .

Cheers, ladies, :o)
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Message 1626344 - Posted: 11 Jan 2015, 6:57:15 UTC
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Are we alone? not a chance in hell. I seen my UFO 3 years ago and this is no lie, that thing did things no one could do in seconds and hooked up with a mother ship about 300 feet long parked in a fog. Their was 3 ufo's -at the time. I don't care if no one beleaves me, I seen what I seen and no one can change my mined. I'm not the only one that did that night. Only one I ever seen in my life. took out of here in a flash maybe 2000 MPH, I kid you not. some people think I'm nuts but let them think that. We aren't alone.
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Message 1626349 - Posted: 11 Jan 2015, 7:39:25 UTC - in response to Message 1626344.  

Definitely not alone. One night, when I was walking the dog, back in the early 80's, I saw a light in the sky and watched it. As it seemed to be moving at quite a speed, I was quite intrigued as it was nothing unusual to have jets from RNAS Yeovilton flying over, but very rarely at night and we were also on Concorde's flight-path to the USA. It made quite a number of changes in it's direction and finally went from very rapid horizontal 'flight' to a near-vertical climb in an instant....quite clearly, 'not one of ours', given that it climbed out of sight in around five or six seconds! I suppose I'd be what you'd call a reliable witness, as I was serving in the RAF at the time and it was also a perfectly clear night. Indeed, it was because it was a clear night, that I noticed it, as I was looking at the stars.

Anyway, must dash, Idris is taking me to Gallifrey.
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Message 1626371 - Posted: 11 Jan 2015, 10:35:10 UTC - in response to Message 1626319.  

Thank you Julie, as we both speak B/Genlish.

I should be honest. At one point in my life, I was able to communicate in German, English, French and Dutch.
Now I am laging on the last two.


My English and Dutch are perfect. French is almost perfect, the bassics of German and a 'poco' Italian here:))
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Message 1626647 - Posted: 12 Jan 2015, 2:29:03 UTC

I took two years of Spanish in high school and still remember some of it. The pronunciation and syntax stuck with me more than the vocabulary, really.

I suppose I know a few common words of other major languages too. Oui, non, merci, bon jour, sacre bleu, merde. Ja, nein, bitte schoen, danke schoen. Probably some others that aren't coming to me right now.
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Message 1631098 - Posted: 22 Jan 2015, 4:01:48 UTC - in response to Message 1625472.  
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I didn't say that Uli. I'm not talking about IQ but about inner strength. I will let it rest (for) now...


I understand that when this project first started it was known as STI - Search for Terrestrial Intelligence, but gave up after a remarkably short time, having determined it would be a futile process.

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PS Doesn't include me as I hang out on wrongplanet.net for Aspies.
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Message 1631163 - Posted: 22 Jan 2015, 8:46:20 UTC

I don't wear a tinfoil hat.....
I want to hear ALL of the alien signals.
"Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting." Alan Dean Foster

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Message 1631189 - Posted: 22 Jan 2015, 10:53:50 UTC - in response to Message 1631163.  

I don't wear a tinfoil hat.....
I want to hear ALL of the alien signals.

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Message 1631192 - Posted: 22 Jan 2015, 10:55:31 UTC - in response to Message 1631191.  

We all know about voices in the head ....


Hahahaha LOL, good one Chris:)))
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Message 1631709 - Posted: 23 Jan 2015, 16:38:12 UTC - in response to Message 1631191.  

We all know about voices in the head ....


Nice try Chris....



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