You believe in aliens?

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#1 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Do you?

#2 Posted by mingmao3046 (2474 posts) -
you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universe
#3 Posted by Pirate700 (46465 posts) -

I do.

#4 Posted by themajormayor (25670 posts) -
you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universemingmao3046
#5 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -

Obviously.

#6 Posted by SaintLeonidas (25868 posts) -
UFOs, aliens who have visited earth? No. Other life forms in the universe? Yes.
#7 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

yes and no.

I do believe there might be life outside of this solar system.

I do not believe we have had any sort of contact with them yet.

#8 Posted by toast_burner (21293 posts) -

There is a very high chance that there is life outside of earth.

#9 Posted by Whiteblade999 (5536 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"]you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universethemajormayor

#10 Posted by Chicken453 (2038 posts) -
I believe, and hope there is some sort of microscopic life on Europa!
#11 Posted by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

Yes, to the extent of probability for more life to exist beyond Earth in the universe.

No, in regards to the ideas that high tech alien lifeforms have interected with humanity in our history

#12 Posted by gamerguru100 (10450 posts) -
you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universemingmao3046
QFT
#13 Posted by KiIIyou (27135 posts) -
Like space cats? sure do
#14 Posted by the_bi99man (11047 posts) -

Yes, to the extent of probability for more life to exist beyond Earth in the universe.

No, in regards to the ideas that high tech alien lifeforms have interected with humanity in our history

lx_theo

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#15 Posted by lx_theo (6211 posts) -

Like space cats? sure doKiIIyou

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#16 Posted by Boddicker (2394 posts) -

UFOs, aliens who have visited earth? No. Other life forms in the universe? Yes. SaintLeonidas

This.

When you consider the size of this galaxy alone (just one of billions) it becomes inconceivable that there isn't more life out there. How much of it is intelligent? Probably a very small percentage. Is there a Star Trek/Star Wars amount of intelligent species in one galaxy? I highly doubt it.

It's pretty hard to believe when you think about it rationally why any civilization capable of interstellar travel would take any interest in us. We're anything but special. Then again maybe they want to watch the inevitable collapse of another intelligent species firsthand.

#17 Posted by yellosnolvr (19302 posts) -
you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universemingmao3046
this is my standpoint on this matter, but there's always the possibility of us actually being the only ones (which would make things way less interesting:()
#18 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

Maybe there are some within our solar system,but they are invisible to our telescopes and radars because they have Ethereal bodies?

#19 Posted by Boddicker (2394 posts) -

I believe, and hope there is some sort of microscopic life on Europa!Chicken453

If there isn't we'll probably put some there. There are already plans to put a bioengineered algae on Mars with the next several years (Very first steps of a terraforming that will take hundreds or even thousands of years). Haven't heard anything about it in a while though.

#20 Posted by Chicken453 (2038 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chicken453"]I believe, and hope there is some sort of microscopic life on Europa!Boddicker

If there isn't we'll probably put some there. There are already plans to put a bioengineered algae on Mars with the next several years (Very first steps of a terraforming that will take hundreds or even thousands of years). Haven't heard anything about it in a while though.

Oh wow, is there an article on that?
#21 Posted by gamerguru100 (10450 posts) -

[QUOTE="SaintLeonidas"]UFOs, aliens who have visited earth? No. Other life forms in the universe? Yes. Boddicker

It's pretty hard to believe when you think about it rationally why any civilization capable of interstellar travel would take any interest in us. We're anything but special. Then again maybe they want to watch the inevitable collapse of another intelligent species firsthand.

Agreed. We're pretty much the Detroit of the galaxy. They probably know that if they come near Earth, humans will shell the f*ck out of their ships once thy're in clear range.

#22 Posted by Motokid6 (5114 posts) -

Its very possible Mars has a subterrainian ecosystem. Nothing complex just single cells. Every martian summer significant amounts of methane plumes appear in the atmosphere. Its either geological or biological. I believe the latter. Mars may still have a molten core, but not enough to generate geological activity. And the methane only occurs in the warmer seasons. Something alive thaws out and is producing all that gas.

#23 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

They tweaked our DNA and made us weak in ancient times...

Cut the link we had with higher planes of existence.

#24 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23411 posts) -

the universe is probably lousy with lifeforms.

i bet you can't swing a dead nebula without hitting one.

i do not believe any of them have ever visited us though.

#25 Posted by o0squishy0o (2754 posts) -

[QUOTE="Chicken453"]I believe, and hope there is some sort of microscopic life on Europa!Boddicker

If there isn't we'll probably put some there. There are already plans to put a bioengineered algae on Mars with the next several years (Very first steps of a terraforming that will take hundreds or even thousands of years). Haven't heard anything about it in a while though.

Interesting to see that article, however I feel it may be a bit bogus because Mars doesnt have a strong enough gravitational pull to hold an atmosphere and if I remember correctly, the core is effectively dead; meaning there is little to no magnetic field. I saw a program on how if we were to live on mars, it would to have to be in basically huge greenhouses/domes to support the atmosphere, although the average age of humans would be only around 35.
#26 Posted by BranKetra (47801 posts) -
Who or whatever they are, I do not expect pleasantries.
#27 Posted by VaguelyTagged (10059 posts) -

this thread again..and yes i do,of course i do.

#28 Posted by Allicrombie (25114 posts) -
the evil relatives practice immigration law, so I believe in illegal aliens. =P
#29 Posted by whiskeystrike (12068 posts) -

This is not the first time you've made this thread.

#30 Posted by Boddicker (2394 posts) -

[QUOTE="Boddicker"]

[QUOTE="Chicken453"]I believe, and hope there is some sort of microscopic life on Europa!o0squishy0o

If there isn't we'll probably put some there. There are already plans to put a bioengineered algae on Mars with the next several years (Very first steps of a terraforming that will take hundreds or even thousands of years). Haven't heard anything about it in a while though.

Interesting to see that article, however I feel it may be a bit bogus because Mars doesnt have a strong enough gravitational pull to hold an atmosphere and if I remember correctly, the core is effectively dead; meaning there is little to no magnetic field. I saw a program on how if we were to live on mars, it would to have to be in basically huge greenhouses/domes to support the atmosphere, although the average age of humans would be only around 35.

I heard about NASA's plans to introduce a bioengineered algae on Mars to precede human colonization like a decade ago. It looks like it got cut as usual. I found an article that a scientist is attempting to do just that, but it was dated this year.

There are several huge problems: Radiation, lack of water, and Mars lacks the density to hold onto any oxygen that would be produced (it would eventually drift off into space).

One day the last human will die when the Earth is an irradiated wasteland.

#31 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Of course I do.

#32 Posted by GreekGameManiac (6439 posts) -

One day the last human will die when the Earth is an irradiated wasteland.

Boddicker

....orly?

How do you know that for sure?

#33 Posted by DeadMan1290 (15499 posts) -
you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universemingmao3046
#34 Posted by Chiddaling (9106 posts) -
UFOs, aliens who have visited earth? No. Other life forms in the universe? Yes. SaintLeonidas
#35 Posted by lundy86_4 (42857 posts) -

I'd be pretty ignorant to think that only our planet could harbouranykind of life.

#36 Posted by Cyanide4Suicid3 (783 posts) -
It's ignorant to think that we're the only intelligent life in the galaxy, let alone the universe.
#37 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18330 posts) -
If outer space is infinite, that means there are an infinate number of planets. Of course there would be other planets like Earth than can sustain life. Life does exist elsewhere. There was a meteor that hit earth that had plant life on it. It was all over the news when it happened, for a night.. then it disappeared and I heard nothing again which was a shame cause I was wanting to hear more.. was surprised they were allowed to air what they did. This was a number of years ago now though.
#38 Posted by Dogswithguns (10688 posts) -
No. there are no aliens out there.. but there are more(lots more) people and animals out there. yep, on other planets.
#39 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9179 posts) -

Yeah but I think they don't really know or even care about us.

We might as well be ants to them. They might be a little curious but there'd be no reason to contact us.

#40 Posted by Acemaster27 (4482 posts) -
Other than the issue of God, I don't take a firm belief on an issue we know so little about. A lot of people will argue that the universe is so big that the probability is far more likely that there is other life out there. The problem is we don't know how likely it is for life to develop. We've never seen it happen outside our Earth. I'm not saying that it's unlikely, or that it is very likely, I'm just saying that there are far to many unknown variables in trying to predict life beyond Earth. I'm alien-agnostic if you will.
#41 Posted by Chow_Mein_Kampf (6651 posts) -

Couse I do......

#42 Posted by brucewayne69 (2859 posts) -

you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universemingmao3046

Ehh, I'm assuming that you are an atheist or agnostic (correct me if I'm wrong), but it seems a bit hypocritical to believe in aliens (which we have no proof of) and then deny Christianity because there is no substantial proof.

#43 Posted by wis3boi (31008 posts) -

the mathematical odds and the size of the know universe point towards yes. The universe is likely teeming with life, although it is also likely too far apart to come into contact with others

#44 Posted by Boddicker (2394 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"]you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universebrucewayne69

Ehh, I'm assuming that you are an atheist or agnostic (correct me if I'm wrong), but it seems a bit hypocritical to believe in aliens (which we have no proof of) and then deny Christianity because there is no substantial proof.

We can actually see the planets and stars in the sky, and just playing the odds it's a very safe bet that there are aliens.

We can't see God, heaven, hell, angels, or any the other musings that ancient humans used to explain the natural world.

#45 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15887 posts) -

I think there's life outside of Earth. But, I think they'll be more of the microbes variety until I see otherwise.

#46 Posted by Radiatedrich91 (707 posts) -

UFOs, aliens who have visited earth? No. Other life forms in the universe? Yes. SaintLeonidas

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#47 Posted by Radiatedrich91 (707 posts) -

[QUOTE="mingmao3046"]you honestly must be pretty stupid to believe we are the only intelligent beings in this infinitely large universebrucewayne69

Ehh, I'm assuming that you are an atheist or agnostic (correct me if I'm wrong), but it seems a bit hypocritical to believe in aliens (which we have no proof of) and then deny Christianity because there is no substantial proof.

No one can be 100 percent sure of alien life until we discover it... IF we discover it, that is. However, the mathematical likelihood of the existence of extraterrestrial life is very high:

http://nevadasagebrush.com/blog/2010/01/31/math-proves-alien-life-highly-probable-contact-unlikely/

The God hypothesis has no such basis.

#48 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29070 posts) -

It seems quite likely that there are other forms of life in the universe.

#49 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5271 posts) -
I believe it's highly likely, maybe even a certainty, that there's life out there. I think basic living organisms might be common throughout the universe, but higher intelligence beings are probably quite rare. I don't believe any aliens have visited Earth though.
#50 Posted by Ronstera (6110 posts) -
Of course there is, the odds are quite overwhelming.. I don't buy every alien related topics you see on the internet though I find them interesting..