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Old 08-22-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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I’ve been thinking about that question for a long time. In my opinion if you really know our current technology, civilization and indestructible dogmatic opinions-beliefs, your answer probably: ”No, we shouldn’t communicate with them right now”.

Because most of humans still believe in nonsense stories, we still didn’t even get rid of these beliefs because of politicians and ignorant cultures, I do not think we (most of us) can completely get rid of them for a long time.

There are so many reasons about: ” why we haven’t contact them yet? ”

Education
Civilisation
Disagreements for human race
Greediness created world wars
Poverty, fascist ideas
Religions, nationalism

There is an article about that you should read it:

Finding Aliens
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Old 08-26-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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The main reason we likely haven't come into contact with any alien species is that the distances in space are far too large and we only achieved space flight in the 1950's.

While many of our policies as a species have been destructive over the years, there is no evidence that any other species would necessarily be pacifist in nature. Until we make first contact, we will only have ourselves as a metric of comparison.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:03 PM
 
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The USA and Russia already are in contact with aliens, at the ISS. I agree that the general public is not ready to handle the information.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:09 PM
 
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The USA and Russia already are in contact with aliens, at the ISS. I agree that the general public is not ready to handle the information.
Now, really.
Simply stating something doesn't make it true.
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Old 08-27-2017, 10:21 PM
 
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realistically, any aliens with technology advanced enough to "communicate" with us, would already know we are here and choose to "communicate"

because right now, we can not "communicate", we send signals into space and hope someone finds them and can send something back

even the probes don't really "communicate" with earth, it sends data back but it isn't an active 2 way communication
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:56 PM
 
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even the probes don't really "communicate" with earth, it sends data back but it isn't an active 2 way communication
depends on point of view. It is 2 way communication. We send commands to the probe, it sends responses back, or, more accurately, it sends back what our commands told it to.. But it's certainly not instant communication. I think currently the Voyager probes take something like 20 hours for a signal from Earth to reach them.

17 hours as of 2013. So.. yeah.. About 20 hours sounds fair. So, if we send a command to Voyager, we won't get data back for nearly 2 days.

And.. I have to post the source on this, because it's just too funny.. Check out the username that asked this question..

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How long does it take to receive signals from Voyager now?—from Reddit user i_attend_goat_orgies
A signal from Voyager 1, traveling at the speed of light, takes 17 hours one way to reach Earth.
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Old 08-29-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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If they're out there they're laughing at what retards we all are.
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:30 PM
 
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I think most people are really afraid of what they might find. Aliens are not necessarily going to look like us OR have the same moral code as us. That makes it very difficult to deal with them.

Think of how one culture views another culture on Earth and then multiply it by 100. The aliens have probably been around for many times as long as we have so all aspects of their civilisation will be far advanced.

Regardless of whether you believe aliens are already here and interacting with us (which I do) the prospect of this far-advanced society being able to manipulate us in any way they like is a scary thing.

The current corrupt politicians have seen or will see an opportunity to advance their personal career by snuggling up to a more powerful race. I dont see any other scenario likely to happen - do you?
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Old 09-04-2017, 11:36 PM
 
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Most of them have morphed into politicians of one sort or another.
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Old 09-06-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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I’ve been thinking about that question for a long time. In my opinion if you really know our current technology, civilization and indestructible dogmatic opinions-beliefs, your answer probably: ”No, we shouldn’t communicate with them right now”.

Because most of humans still believe in nonsense stories, we still didn’t even get rid of these beliefs because of politicians and ignorant cultures, I do not think we (most of us) can completely get rid of them for a long time.

There are so many reasons about: ” why we haven’t contact them yet? ”

Education
Civilisation
Disagreements for human race
Greediness created world wars
Poverty, fascist ideas
Religions, nationalism

There is an article about that you should read it:

Finding Aliens
Who wiped out Native American? People or other life forms(Bacterias, Virus...)
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