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Message 1837310 - Posted: 22 Dec 2016, 12:17:46 UTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ttwl_zH_DZ8&t=0s

Hello,
Does anyone have seen this video on this very clever channel?
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Message 1838059 - Posted: 27 Dec 2016, 1:48:16 UTC - in response to Message 1837310.  

Thanks for the link. I just watched it.

Basically, I think a lot of speculation assumes that if there are other forms of life out there, they are curious like us. They may indeed know we're here, but just don't feel the need to say hello. The way life is on Earth seems to suggest that increasing intelligence means increasing curiosity. That may not really be the case for other forms of life on other worlds.
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Message 1838231 - Posted: 28 Dec 2016, 10:33:33 UTC - in response to Message 1838059.  

May be we are only interested by forms of intelligence that are curious like us?
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Message 1838296 - Posted: 28 Dec 2016, 17:20:14 UTC

We could be interesting to other stellar civilizations because, as a species, we're currently making a unique transition from an an agricultural civilization to a technical one. This appears to be a difficult and perilous time, with no certain outcome.

Destructive and constructive forces seem to be balanced. Old ways of doing things are not always applicable to the new challenges. Exploitation of natural resources on a mass scale turns out to have serious negative consequences. War becomes unacceptably destructive.
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Message 1838412 - Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 3:45:25 UTC - in response to Message 1838296.  

We could be interesting to other stellar civilizations because, as a species, we're currently making a unique transition from an an agricultural civilization to a technical one. This appears to be a difficult and perilous time, with no certain outcome.

Destructive and constructive forces seem to be balanced. Old ways of doing things are not always applicable to the new challenges. Exploitation of natural resources on a mass scale turns out to have serious negative consequences. War becomes unacceptably destructive.


There's still an assumption being made that another intelligent life form may have the same background as us. Their problems may be very different from ours.
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Message 1838425 - Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 4:38:27 UTC - in response to Message 1838412.  

That may be very true. Even if this is the case, though, it wouldn't necessarily preclude other civilizations finding our current situation interesting. Humans study all manner of living things very closely, noting their behaviors and oddities, even those which have problems very different from our own.
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Message 1838428 - Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 4:44:17 UTC

Maybe, if their ARE other civilizations, they might be more interested in US if we were not so interested in killing our own species.
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Message 1838441 - Posted: 29 Dec 2016, 5:22:58 UTC
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I am 99% sure that space aliens hook into our Internet to look at cat videos. 100% possible margin of error.
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