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Old 12-02-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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Yes there is life out there. It is just too far away to reach it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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It would seem to me that any intelligent life that wanted to communicate would use a beacon in it's simplest form. For example we can have a pattern that is Pi, easily disseminated and easily recognizable. That could be followed by something more complex....
Are we broadcasting PI like that ? We have not been broadcasting our noise that long, so no-one knows we are here. Chances are that some of the noise we are catching is communications between others, but no one is communicating to us, because we have not been broadcasting long enough for those who have similar tech development, those that are less developed - can't catch our signal and those who are more developed, probably visited us already.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Are we broadcasting PI like that ? We have not been broadcasting our noise that long, so no-one knows we are here...
In 2012 the Arecibo Observatory broadcast 10,000 Twitter messages to a region within the constellation Sagittarius. This should provide enough information for any beings receiving the messages that they certainly weren't sent by intelligent life.
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Old 12-03-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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The Milky Way Galaxy in itself is about 110,000 light years across, and there are numerous stars out there with planets that revolve around them, like our own solar system, and there is always the possibility of one, or several of those planets being at the right distance from its parent star, that creates the ideal environment to support life. If we ever get to one of those planets, we may not see little green people walking around, but if it has vegetation, that's life.
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Old 12-03-2014, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Greater NYC, USA
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In 2012 the Arecibo Observatory broadcast 10,000 Twitter messages to a region within the constellation Sagittarius. This should provide enough information for any beings receiving the messages that they certainly weren't sent by intelligent life.

Do those messages start with a PI ?

That message did not reach Sagittarius yet.

This is just to make sure we are clear why the message was sent there, doubt though that any-one there is sober enouph to care :
Sagittarius B Contains a Billion Billion Billion Liters of Alcohol - Softpedia
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Old 12-04-2014, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Lakewood NJ/Murrells Inlet SC/ N. Naples FL/Swainton NJ
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Kind of dry (I fell asleep during a couple of the lectures) but still interesting: A lecture series "Life in our Universe" on Netflix covers the current scientific knowledge and conjecture about the possibility of life and even intelligent life in our galaxy and the universe.
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Old 12-06-2014, 12:08 AM
 
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I saw these weird lights that changed color in the sky not too long ago, there were a lot! I thought what if it's aliens. I also thought it could be government drones.
More likely GOVT drones but I do believe WE ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES........ (Its stupid to think that)
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Nature has a tendency to repeat itself. We have had living organisms on Earth for around 3+ billion years. I see no reason to preclude life on any planet with liquid water available. Not that liquid water is always needed. There is life on, or in, Earth that functions well on hydrocarbons, sulfur and iron.

Weather intelligent, as we define it, life is out there is, so far, impossible to determine. Getting to talk with them, unless we figure out a way around the Light speed barrier, is, so far, impossible.
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Old 12-22-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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If We Ever Meet Aliens, They'll Probably Be Robots

^ Good points, and good comments in this article. Statistically speaking, aliens will likely be MILLIONS of years more advanced than we are. Why would they cling to biology? Why would they even view us as conscious, sentient, sapient?

I think we are about to create the aliens.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:02 PM
 
Location: alabama.
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why cant we be the only living things in the universe ? ,,it has to start somewhere ..
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