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    Question Aliens!!!!!!!!!!

    Is there life form out side of the Earth, on other planets?
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    There's probably some 'people' a few billion light years away asking the same question.

    I've never really thought about it. I don't think I'd want to know...

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    well, statistically yes there is.

    maybe you could write a c++ program to work the odds out!

    you may have a few unknowns in there though, but lots of constants hehe.

    i guess it would be naive to say we are alone....and i for 1 hope we are NOT alone
    Such is life.

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    There is evidence that there was life on mars. Then using logic if earth is not mars and mars is not earth then there must be life outside of earth.
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    There is evidence that there was life on mars. Then using logic if earth is not mars and mars is not earth then there must be life outside of earth.
    I see the logic in that lol.

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    hmmm, not really as there WAS life on mars (perhaps)....so the original question still stands...i guess he meant is there CURRENTLY life outside of earth...heehh


    im sure my logic is correct on this one...lets ask the thread starter..
    Such is life.

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    yes, but they aren't smarter than us. it isn't probable in my opinion. otherwise, if they were...they would have either visited us or destroyed themselves by now. i know there are older galaxies...millions, even billions of years older than ours...but the formula stands...their technology has not surpassed ours.
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    "maybe you could write a c++ program to work the odds out! "


    first of all i can't write c programs and even if i did know how to..........i think i would have passed
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    hehe i was kidding about the program!!

    Ok, so your question is like ...is there life out there smarter than us who can kick our backsides?

    its true about galaxys millions of years older than ours, and life may have died---but what about the millions of younger galaxies...they are a good bet for life (if the old ones are like us, they would have killed themselves by now !!!)


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    seditee,

    or they have a more advanced technology but they are either, A) not advanced enough to come see us, even though they more technilogically advanced. B) they re too far away.

    besides they could alays just say the exact same thing to us
    if a contradiction was contradicted would that contradition contradict the origional crontradiction?

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    Its highly probable. The rather small chances of the precise conditions necessary for life to occure become increasingly large when multiplied by all the possible instances in which they could.
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    >yes, but they aren't smarter than us. it isn't probable in my opinion. otherwise, if they were...they would have either visited us or destroyed themselves by now. i know there are older galaxies...millions, even billions of years older than ours...but the formula stands...their technology has not surpassed ours.<

    If an alien ship showed up in NYC there would be mass panic, an advnced socity would know this and avoid doing so. There in lies the problem of only visiting those outside of socity. Second perhaps they have discused them selves, or hold the abiltly to cloak them selves. then there is a chance that they are not interested.
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    >>an advnced socity would know this and avoid doing so

    Would they? Why? How?

    >>or hold the abiltly to cloak them selves

    The probability is small. Consider this unidentified race we'll call the Foos. They build themselves a shuttle capable of carrying them to distant solar systems. Lets make a huge assumption here that the Foos are a highly carring race, apparently with the same values and society as us Humans. They decide that a space ship showing up would disturb them, thus it will disturb any other race they encounter. The Foos build their shuttle equiped with the most promising technology that blocks all of their detection techniques. Now; Why do they assume that any other race they encounter will use their same exact technologies to detect objects? Why do they assume that any other race is constrained by the same physical/technological limitations as their own?

    >>then there is a chance that they are not interested.

    A definate possability. We tend to project our own thought patterns onto our imaginary aliens and assume that they think/reason in a simular manner to us. We have only one model of reasoning to work with (our own) and I dont think its likely that we will find that same model replicated in any intelligent life that may be out there.
    "There's always another way"
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    even if there were other life forms i think they would be in the same position as us.......they would also be confused about if there are other life forms...........
    and if there are smarter then us, i think we are in trouble..........
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    >>and if there are smarter then us, i think we are in trouble.

    Why? Why does everyone have a little nagging fear (escalating into full blown paranoia in some) of this? What possible reasons would a more intelligent race have of wiping us out? It is statistically unlikely that our planet will be have conditions that favour their species. There are also planets far more rich in possibly desired minerals/resources than ours. Of course it is possible that their reasoning is so drastically different from our system of thought, that I could never formulate the logic behind such a decision. And this all hinges on whether said species is even reason-driven at all. Theres no particular reason that a species with inter-solar transportation would have to be 'smarter' than us. Perhaps this species is lives millions of years and is thus able to take said journey at relativly slow speeds. Perhaps they can achieve an incredible state of hibernation. Perhaps they have merely accelerated in the field of space travel and not some others.

    We think of technology as a uniform thing across the board but it only seems that way to us. The greater the need, the greater the results. It seems likely that another species would have different needs than what we have experienced throughout or history and thus would have developed radically different technologies to suit. Whos to say said technologies are in the form of mechanical devices and not more organic advancements?

    Welcoming more feedback on the theory.
    "There's always another way"
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