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Finding E.T life, good or bad?


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#1 ToriAndNate

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 01:52 PM

What do you think?

 

Do you think the discovery and contact with E.T life would be a bad thing, or a good thing? Do you think that they would try to destroy us, or take over the Earth? Or do you think we would get along and benefit from it, providing we can establish a means of communication with them.



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:08 PM

I think contact with ET life would be great! Maybe they'd brainwash Trump into being a normal and decent fucking human.



#3 Keil

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 07:43 PM

I think the ET discovery is good because we need something quicker than ourselves to deliver our much deserved extinction. Relying on ourselves takes too long and frankly, I don't mind a microbial-type apocalypse. 



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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:17 PM

My only desire in life is to meet an alien.

 

I don't even care if it's good or bad, I just want/need it to happen.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 08:57 PM

I think it would be great. Horizon expanding experiences are almost always for the better regardless of the immediate outcome.



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 11:11 PM

"Our hubris forces us to think of ourselves as intelligent." Neil deGrasse Tyson

 

Let's say I have a globe that is one foot in diameter, guess how far the ISS is from the surface of the earth. It is 3/8 of an inch, yet we call that space. The moon would be 30 feet away from my globe, and Mars would be a mile away from my globe. God knows how far the nearest star system is to Earth lol. If an alien does in fact travel all that distance and we can barley break 30 feet. Humans to aliens might be comparable to humans to worms. 

 

Aliens might not even bother with us, they might deem us an "unliterite"


Edited by ohml, 03 February 2017 - 09:56 PM.


#7 aprilnewcastle

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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:32 AM

I think that meeting ET lifeforms could be very humbling for the human race. We tend to think of ourselves as all knowing and the greatest of beings. I think that is, in part, why so many humans resist believing in aliens. How can we possibly be alone in this incomprehensibly vast universe?



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:46 AM

I think it would be a bad thing because I believe they're purposefully avoiding contact with us and if we "discovered" them, it means someone fucked up in their realm and will need to be eliminated.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:00 PM

I think it depends on how we find the life.

I believe in ET life, obviously, but I feel like extremely evolved life is probably quite uncommon. So I think if WE found a planet with ET life, I feel like it'd be more likely to be full of some kind of more primitive creatures. And I don't think that's human ego speaking, I just genuinely believe that statistically speaking less-evolved life forms (eg. Animals, microorganisms) must be more common than more-evolved life forms. I mean think about it, given the amount of planets we believe are entirely dead, it must be likely that much of other life is less evolved... Right? For this reason, I feel like if we found other life, it'd probably be lower evolved creatures and thus likely relatively safe...?

On the other hand, now that I think about it, isn't our star (and thus earth) a relatively young planet in the universal timeline...? I guess actually other planets have had much more time to evolve so... I guess actually it's pretty likely other planets have creatures more evolved than us?

Either way, I think an ET finding OUR planet would be bad. Like @ohml said, I'm certain an ET that is able to travel that far across space, and is that advanced, would probably not be specifically impressed or empathic to us.

Wow. I never thought about that before though. Earth is so young in the universal timeline. Other planets have had billions of years longer to evolve...... What would another few billions of years of evolution even look like?

#10 Jess

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 01:15 PM

What would another few billions of years of evolution even look like?

Mass extinction, probably.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 02:38 PM

Mass extinction, probably.

 

I mean in the direction we're going, yeah. But I'm talking about the planets that didn't mass extinct after billions more years of evolution. You're right I'm sure, I'd imagine 99% of intelligent-life-planets die out before they evolve super far, but what about that one hyper-intelligent, hyper-evolved species somewhere out there in the universe that survived it's own follies? Crazy thought. It's got to exist somewhere, doesn't it?



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

I mean in the direction we're going, yeah. But I'm talking about the planets that didn't mass extinct after billions more years of evolution. You're right I'm sure, I'd imagine 99% of intelligent-life-planets die out before they evolve super far, but what about that one hyper-intelligent, hyper-evolved species somewhere out there in the universe that survived it's own follies? Crazy thought. It's got to exist somewhere, doesn't it?

I'm not really high enough for this, but I've always kind of expected everything to mass extinct at once, universally. Butterfly effect and stuff.


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