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Message 1641868 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015, 16:12:18 UTC

On reception of the signal.
Aliens: "At last! the Von Neuman Machines are reporting back from the Sun sector."
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Message 1642000 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015, 20:20:25 UTC

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.
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Message 1642003 - Posted: 14 Feb 2015, 20:24:23 UTC - in response to Message 1642000.  
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If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


+1

Like the addendum in your sig Bob.
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Message 1642199 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 2:20:59 UTC - in response to Message 1642000.  

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


Please take into account the remake. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
What was done to him in the film, is what we would do if we did get an Alien.
I hope we never do capture one. jmo
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Message 1642247 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 5:21:39 UTC - in response to Message 1642199.  

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


Please take into account the remake. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
What was done to him in the film, is what we would do if we did get an Alien.
I hope we never do capture one. jmo

And I really hope we haven't captured one already. That would really piss them off.
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Message 1642282 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 7:33:54 UTC - in response to Message 1642247.  

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


Please take into account the remake. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
What was done to him in the film, is what we would do if we did get an Alien.
I hope we never do capture one. jmo

And I really hope we haven't captured one already. That would really piss them off.


We will never capture one. They don't exist.
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Message 1642305 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 9:34:09 UTC - in response to Message 1642282.  

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


Please take into account the remake. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
What was done to him in the film, is what we would do if we did get an Alien.
I hope we never do capture one. jmo

And I really hope we haven't captured one already. That would really piss them off.


We will never capture one. They don't exist.

Eum, aliens are no animals:))) I'm a believer Lynn..
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Message 1642351 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 13:08:22 UTC

My last comment was a feeble attempt at humor. Like was said, they may exist but I also really doubt that we have been visited, let alone captured an ET.
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Message 1642378 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 14:25:45 UTC - in response to Message 1642357.  

A cautious yes to the first one Bob, a definite no (Area 51) to the second !


+1 I've seen proof with my own eyes, Wingdi too.
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Message 1642493 - Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 19:12:32 UTC - in response to Message 1642415.  

Yes I know you saw what you saw Julie, and with a companion, nobody anywhere doubts that for one moment. But it was very unlikely to have been what you thought it was, or even wanted it to be. But it is your free choice to believe it isn't it.


I want to be rational about it, thought of everything it could possibly be but it's still a case not-closed on this end.
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Message 1642666 - Posted: 16 Feb 2015, 1:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 1642305.  

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


Please take into account the remake. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
What was done to him in the film, is what we would do if we did get an Alien.
I hope we never do capture one. jmo

And I really hope we haven't captured one already. That would really piss them off.


We will never capture one. They don't exist.

Eum, aliens are no animals:))) I'm a believer Lynn..


I know you are Julie, and that's fine. :)))
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Message 1642740 - Posted: 16 Feb 2015, 6:37:00 UTC - in response to Message 1642666.  

If ET is watching us from a safe distance and we continue to advance with our technology without advancing our social development I can see the scenario in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" happening.

Or, wiping us out without warning for their own safety.

But I think we are still a long way from being a threat to any civilization other than our own.


Please take into account the remake. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008).
What was done to him in the film, is what we would do if we did get an Alien.
I hope we never do capture one. jmo

And I really hope we haven't captured one already. That would really piss them off.


We will never capture one. They don't exist.

Eum, aliens are no animals:))) I'm a believer Lynn..


I know you are Julie, and that's fine. :)))


:)
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Message 1642765 - Posted: 16 Feb 2015, 7:32:47 UTC - in response to Message 1641022.  

Dr Seth Shostak says we should be trying to make contact with aliens

We should teach aliens about CRICKET: ET wants to hear about our culture and not our views on science, says director of Seti

Dr Seth Shostak says we should be trying to make contact with aliens
To do so we could send them lots of information about our culture
For example, by sending the internet, they could learn the rules of cricket
Experts have been listening to try and hear an alien signal for decades
Now, some are suggesting we should broadcast, rather than just listen
But while some say we should make contact, others like Professor Hawking have warned against doing so in the past
However, Dr Shostak says that if we don't we might miss our chance to make contact - as aliens might think we are not advanced enough

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2951184/We-teach-aliens-CRICKET-ET-wants-hear-culture-not-views-science-says-Director-Seti.html


So, we send them Wikipedia?

That would be OK...just without wars, past & military...& cars...& technology...
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Message 1643166 - Posted: 17 Feb 2015, 6:53:45 UTC - in response to Message 1642845.  

So, we send them Wikipedia?

Nope, we'll send them a years subscription to the Mail, the Guardian, and the Watchtower, that will guarantee we'll never hear from them again .....

LoL...that's a good one!

But without the adds...or they might come here if they are bald! :P


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Message 1643903 - Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 3:37:03 UTC - in response to Message 1641033.  

We are simply too far from other stars even to communicate would be impossible. Then again the smartest thing on another water world might be whales with no need to leave their home or even care about others in the stars.
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Message 1643936 - Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 5:52:14 UTC - in response to Message 1643903.  

We are simply too far from other stars even to communicate would be impossible. Then again the smartest thing on another water world might be whales with no need to leave their home or even care about others in the stars.

Yes, unless a lot of what we see in science fiction turns out to be buildable I fear we are stuck here alone in our little corner of the universe.
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Message 1643986 - Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 8:37:28 UTC - in response to Message 1643936.  

We are simply too far from other stars even to communicate would be impossible. Then again the smartest thing on another water world might be whales with no need to leave their home or even care about others in the stars.

Yes, unless a lot of what we see in science fiction turns out to be buildable I fear we are stuck here alone in our little corner of the universe.


The whales are much smarter than humans. Our curiousity makes us the inquisitive minds we are at present which is not bad to begin with but when trying to communicate with intelligent extraterrestrial life we should always remain humble.
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Message 1644243 - Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 20:56:48 UTC - in response to Message 1643986.  

The whales are much smarter than humans.


"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons."

--- Douglas Adams
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Message 1644251 - Posted: 19 Feb 2015, 21:24:40 UTC - in response to Message 1644243.  

The whales are much smarter than humans.


"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons."

--- Douglas Adams


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