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Old 12-31-2017, 05:18 PM
 
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Shocking new discovery about aliens floors scientists


"A remarkable new theory from an MIT scientists suggest that aliens know we're here, but they're avoiding contact with us."

However, if there are millions of alien planets, did _all_ of them agree to avoid earth? Is there an alien ruler forbidding all aliens from landing in Central Park?
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Shocking new discovery about aliens floors scientists


"A remarkable new theory from an MIT scientists suggest that aliens know we're here, but they're avoiding contact with us."

However, if there are millions of alien planets, did _all_ of them agree to avoid earth? Is there an alien ruler forbidding all aliens from landing in Central Park?

I think the topic of aliens is interesting. Also believe they are aware of us, but avoid us like the plague.

If we went to another planet and found a destructive, aggressive species, then we might be inclined to stay clear and see what else we could learn.

They are probably more amused about an octopus than humans.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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It's not a "discovery", it's a theory.

The headline alone describes the validity of the website.
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Old 12-31-2017, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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I am.
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:49 PM
 
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Shocking new discovery about aliens floors scientists


"A remarkable new theory from an MIT scientists suggest that aliens know we're here, but they're avoiding contact with us."

However, if there are millions of alien planets, did _all_ of them agree to avoid earth? Is there an alien ruler forbidding all aliens from landing in Central Park?
New theory? John Ball first proposed this hypothesis in 1973.
This idea was first proposed by John Ball in 1973, who argued that extraterrestrial intelligent life may be almost ubiquitous, but that the “apparent failure of such life to interact with us may be understood in terms of the hypothesis that they have set us aside as part of a wilderness area or zoo.” We could be part of a vast nature preserve that has been set off limits, free to grow unperturbed by intelligent life. It’s an idea that somewhat related to Star Trek’s Prime Directive in which civilizations are left alone until they attain a certain technology capacity. It’s also an idea that UFOlogists are partial to — the suggestion that aliens are essentially here, but observing us from a distance.

https://io9.gizmodo.com/11-of-the-we...adox-456850746
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Yes, they are here. They are called "observers" and you can see them in the TV series, "Fringe."

But who knows? Would they still be illegal aliens?
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Westwood, MA
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So basically the Prime Directive from Star Trek?

The universe is giant and light is slow. I think the most compelling argument is that the density of sentient life is just really small compared to the speed of travel.
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Old 01-02-2018, 12:14 PM
 
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First contact between aliens and man took place decades ago. If you want to look further back in history, Emperor Charlemagne had commands that the pilots of these crafts were to be treated as visiting royalty.

When it comes to the modern world, the Brookings report concluded this is not something the general public was ready to hear.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Missouri, USA
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Shocking new discovery about aliens floors scientists


"A remarkable new theory from an MIT scientists suggest that aliens know we're here, but they're avoiding contact with us."

However, if there are millions of alien planets, did _all_ of them agree to avoid earth? Is there an alien ruler forbidding all aliens from landing in Central Park?
I imagine some kind of militeristic society treating earth like a nature preserve and destroying anything that disagrees with its laws.

Alternative ideas I like are the prospect of either a predatory, or environmentalist society that roves the galaxy hunting for anything making noise. The predators would destroy it, perhaps for long term security reasons. The environmentalists would just teach it ways to survive that are more sustainable over the long term, that don't involve strip-mining everything in sight or building giant solar panels that cover whole stars, and that could be why we don't see Dyson spheres everywhere.

I think my favorite idea though, is that life inevitably ceases procreating in physical reality. They still might procreate...just perhaps inside virtual worlds, and they'd see everything in physical reality as obsolete compared to life in virtual worlds, so naturally they'd want their children to be born into the virtual worlds as computer programs rather than organic beings, so they'd spread their societies very slowly, and only when they have to, although they still might have massive, growing civilizations within their designed realities.

Then there's the prospect that no spacefaring life exists in the galaxy except humanity. I think there's a pretty good chance of that too...just because we haven't seen it, despite it probably having been around for millions or billions of years if it exists.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:10 AM
 
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"A remarkable new theory from an MIT scientists suggest that aliens know we're here, but they're avoiding contact with us."
is this the same thing as you crossing the road to avoid walking past a crazy person?

because the aliens are avoiding us for the same reason
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