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Is anyone else paying attention to these recent events? Usually, when I am standing at a checkout counter, I may read something like this in the National Enquirer ....

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/201 ... ambassador

If an alien ever says “take me to your leaderâ€, where would you take them?

Pretty soon the answer will be a Malaysian astrophysicist named Mazlan Othman, who's expected to be appointed as the United Nation’s space ambassador for extraterrestrial contact affairs. That gives her the right to make the first official response to any travelling aliens.
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUS1669 ... RN20100915

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects
http://news.discovery.com/space/ufos-sp ... claim.html

Glowing red orbs dripping molten metal, giant cigar-shaped objects, and fully illuminated discs are among the descriptions of the unidentified flying objects that have been seen hovering over nuclear weapon sites for the last 65 years.
and last but not least :

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39427032

Odds of Life on Newfound Earth-Size Planet '100 Percent,' Astronomer Says
all within a week .....
 

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Schweisshund said:
and last but not least :

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39427032

Odds of Life on Newfound Earth-Size Planet '100 Percent,' Astronomer Says
"The chances for life on this planet are 100 percent," Steven Vogt, a UC professor of astronomy and astrophysics says. "I have almost no doubt about it."
That's scientific doublespeak for: Life on this planet, unequivocally and without a shadow of a doubt, exists. It's guaranteed. There's no other scientific theory we have more faith in. An absolute certainty. Probably.
 

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http://www.datelinezero.com/?p=4274

The Royal Academy to discuss “extra-terrestrial life and the UN agendaâ€
The UN’s Mazlan Othman says she’ll be attending the conference at The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge (aka “The Royal Society“) next week. She has said that she’ll be talking about how the world deals with “near-Earth objects.â€

Mazlan Othman, is the Malaysian astrophysicist who heads the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). She has also denied rumors that she’ll be appointed the UN’s Earth Ambassador to extraterrestrials.

Discussing “near-Earth objects†sounds like an important issue. After all, an asteroid was recently detected that will pass “dangerously close†to the Earth in mid-October.

But one look at The Royal Society’s website reveals that the topic of the conference isn’t “near-Earth objects.†Rather, the title of the conference is: “Towards a scientific and societalagenda on extra-terrestrial life.â€
 

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Hi Schweisshund,

Thanks for the posts! they are good reading!
Hope to see you at another Atlanta show some time!

I'm picking up another Nagant tomorrow!

Best,
broomhandle
 

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Scientists tell us that among the "billions upon billions" of stars, there are sure to be some planets with intelligent life, yet as far as we know, no extraterrestrials have visited us.

I would suspect that if a civilization is advanced enough to be able to visit, they would also have some kind of "civilization detector" device, to tell when, where and if a planet is worth visiting.

If so, then so far they've only seen a couple of brief flickers on the "Earth" readout, flickers which faded away before they could pack their overnight bags.

Probably by now there's a intergalactic 'sticky note' stuck to the chart over our insignificant sun, saying "Move along - nothing to see here".
 

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broomhandle said:
Hi Schweisshund,

Thanks for the posts! they are good reading!
Hope to see you at another Atlanta show some time!

I'm picking up another Nagant tomorrow!

Best,
broomhandle
hey there broomhandle :D

I know, its interesting stuff. I wish my former physics professor from Reinhardt was still around - I would love to discuss all this with him. He helped design the F 22.

I will be picking up a Mosin Nagant within the next few weeks. I really like my RIA .45 :D
 

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Schweisshund, I think the answer lies in your links; wired, reuters, discovery, and msnbc. Where's the news organizations?
 

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According to Robin Hanson, the odds of intelligent life anywhere else in our galaxy is practically zero.
FTFY

I thought his paper had some questionable assumptions and faulty logic, but that should be considered somewhat of a "drive-by" comment, as I don't have much appetite for debating the issues.
 

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I am still on the fence as far as aliens and UFO's. I think I would have to be convinced they are real by actually seeing a bazillion UFO's in the sky and aliens walking around.

Then I would need to change my pants and load my shotgun :lol:
 

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suttree said:
I just went to Kroger to get some tin foil but they said they just had a run on it and they are all sold out.
Real tin foil was in common use up until right after WWII, then it disappeared from store shelves.

What else happened right after WWII?
In 1947, aliens supposedly crashed near Roswell, NM.
Right after that, tin foil was replaced by the inferior aluminum foil we all buy today.

A coincidence? I think not.
No doubt the gov't was involved in eliminating tin foil, because it was too effective at blocking alien mind-control waves.
 

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Hack Causality said:
According to Robin Hanson, the odds of intelligent life anywhere else in our galaxy is practically zero.
FTFY

I thought his paper had some questionable assumptions and faulty logic, but that should be considered somewhat of a "drive-by" comment, as I don't have much appetite for debating the issues.
With the uncomprehendable vastness of space, it seems highly unlikely that life is limited to earth....
 

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groats said:
Real tin foil was in common use up until right after WWII, then it disappeared from store shelves.

What else happened right after WWII?
In 1947, aliens supposedly crashed near Roswell, NM.
Right after that, tin foil was replaced by the inferior aluminum foil we all buy today.

A coincidence? I think not.
No doubt the gov't was involved in eliminating tin foil, because it was too effective at blocking alien mind-control waves.
:lol:
 

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jsmn4vu said:
Hack Causality said:
According to Robin Hanson, the odds of intelligent life anywhere else in our galaxy is practically zero.
FTFY

I thought his paper had some questionable assumptions and faulty logic, but that should be considered somewhat of a "drive-by" comment, as I don't have much appetite for debating the issues.
Feel free to present your reasoning. Being a long-time Star Trek fan, the idea of there being intelligent life out there is very attractive to me, but the simple fact that we are here instead of an ancient race of aliens, compared with the sheer number of stars and amount of available time, present a very strong argument in favor of the existence of a barrier of low-probability between basic organic matter and a colonizing civilization. Whether it's that intelligent life is very unlikely, that the development of interstellar travel before extinction is very unlikely, or that a sufficiently advanced species deciding to colonize space is very unlikely, the barrier is there.
 
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