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Old 07-09-2013, 01:05 AM
 
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I am curious to see how many believe what.

Do you believe that there are people/beings on other planets?

And that they communicate with us through our mind?

And that sometimes people think that they talk to angels or God, but they are actually talking to those people/beings?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:14 AM
 
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Why would "those beings" and what we call angels necessarily be different?
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:01 AM
 
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Do you believe that there are people/beings on other planets?
It is not that I believe there is, so much as I recognize the probability that there is is quite high.

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And that they communicate with us through our mind?
I see literally zero evidence, argument, data or reasoning to lend such a claim even a modicum of credence.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:07 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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It is not that I believe there is, so much as I recognize the probability that there is is quite high.



I see literally zero evidence, argument, data or reasoning to lend such a claim even a modicum of credence.
Well, they could have telepathy with each other (think collective mind), but just not with us. There is always that.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:39 AM
 
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Well, they could have telepathy with each other (think collective mind), but just not with us. There is always that.
I would not rule it out as impossible but I would certainly be surprised by it if we discovered it.

Does not appear to be what the OP was asking though. The idea that telepathy over such distances would be possible, or that they have any interest or ability in targeting us with it's use, all appear to be an unsubstantiated nonsense to me.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Sumter, SC
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There is no doubt in my mind that life exists on other worlds out there. The numbers are just too staggering for it not to happen somewhere else. Billions of stars in our galaxy. And billions of galaxies each with billions of stars. The universe is really to big for our minds to understand. The closest star (other than the sun) is light years away. And there are billions upon billions upon billions of them out there. The distances are just too vast that the likelyhood of us running into these other life forms is extremely minimal.
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast, FL
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Intelligent beings elsewhere in the universe? Yes, extremely likely.

Who speak to us telepathically? No. There is no solid evidence for telepathy, and if it is a physical phenomenon, would be subject to the inverse square law of energy propagation, so too weak to reach us.

Or are angels or god? No, emphatically.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Northeastern US
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Intelligent life somewhere in the universe is quite likely, but probably rare enough and scattered enough that we'd be very unlikely to encounter it. An even smaller percentage of such life would be spacefaring or even technological, and an even smaller percentage would have any kind of interstellar reach. Then there is the problem that even if we encountered an alien, that their appearance / environmental needs / awareness / sentience / communication methods would be so different that we might well not even recognize them as living things.

There's a fun Star Trek episode about this, where miners were throwing away what they thought were junk crystalline structures in the way of whatever they were trying to get at, not realizing they were colonies of intelligent beings. When they figured out how to interface with them via computer translation, their comment about humans was, "Ugly. Very ugly bags of mostly water!" A similar episode from the original classic series had miners not recognizing that they were unwittingly tunneling through living intelligent rock.

Even if aliens were telepathic, they are too far away for any real-time interaction.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:08 PM
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Can't really say I believe. But I think it probable that other life exists. What a thrill it would be to be alive when/if undeniable contact is established!
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Intelligent life somewhere in the universe is quite likely, but probably rare enough and scattered enough that we'd be very unlikely to encounter it. An even smaller percentage of such life would be spacefaring or even technological, and an even smaller percentage would have any kind of interstellar reach. Then there is the problem that even if we encountered an alien, that their appearance / environmental needs / awareness / sentience / communication methods would be so different that we might well not even recognize them as living things.

There's a fun Star Trek episode about this, where miners were throwing away what they thought were junk crystalline structures in the way of whatever they were trying to get at, not realizing they were colonies of intelligent beings. When they figured out how to interface with them via computer translation, their comment about humans was, "Ugly. Very ugly bags of mostly water!" A similar episode from the original classic series had miners not recognizing that they were unwittingly tunneling through living intelligent rock.

Even if aliens were telepathic, they are too far away for any real-time interaction.
"The Devil in the Dark. The rock wasn't living, the Horta was alive and made tunnels, eventually working with the miners. Star Trek Devil in the Dark, The
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