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May 11, 17, 03:01 PM #91
May 11, 17, 04:17 PM #92
May 11, 17, 04:21 PM #93I see this has devolved to name calling, wow.
According to a Newsweek Poll less than two years ago most (their words) people believe intelligent aliens exist.
Are we alone in the universe? Most Americans, Brits and Germans think that we are not. In fact, a new poll shows that slightly more than half of respondents from each country think that intelligent alien life exists.
The poll, conducted by the market-research company YouGov, found the Germans are most likely to believe, at 56 percent, followed by Americans and British, at 54 and 52 percent, respectively.
Those who believe greatly outnumber the people who definitely do not; at most, just under one-third of people in Germany assert that there is no intelligent life outside of Earth, while only around one-quarter of respondents in the other countries said the same. One-fifth of Americans and British said they didn’t know one way or the other.
Most People Believe Intelligent Aliens Exist, Poll Says
May 11, 17, 04:26 PM #94
May 11, 17, 04:37 PM #95
For anyone interested in the topic I recommend two series right now:
1. Lost UFO Files on Destination America - This is a 2017 Production and they do a very good job of explaining some famous UFO cases and they present a lot of supporting evidence in each episode.
2. Ancient Aliens on the History Channel - They cover a multitude of subjects and ask a lot of good questions and present a lot of compelling theories based on accepted historical records. Here is a link: Ancient Aliens Full Episodes, Video & More | HISTORY
May 11, 17, 06:05 PM #96The problem I have with Ancient Aliens episodes are they are one-sided in their accounts, seldom giving scientific minded skeptics an opportunity to give their side of the story. Some of the beliefs and "evidence" of people like Georgio Tsoukalos and Erich von Daniken are a stretch imho.
A fellow by the name of Chris White has a good Youtube documentary about some of the Ancient Alien episodes. However, the only kick on him is he attempts to debunk the Alien material while at the same time believing that Noah's Ark as a true story.
My take on it is I believe there's many, many intelligent aliens in this big universe of billions of galaxies. I'm just not sure any have made it to our planet. However, I am open minded and don't rule it out as maybe not happening.
Jun 10, 17, 01:30 AM #97
Jun 10, 17, 10:02 AM #98
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- Truth should shape people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.
Jun 10, 17, 10:08 AM #99
Jun 15, 17, 03:26 PM #100I think when one considers anything about aliens they first have to take into account the immense size of the universe. In my opinion there's other life out there in the universe, some of of it intelligent and some not. Probably billions of forms of life that now exist, or have existed in the past and are now extinct. There's billions of galaxies and trillions of stars in the universe. Too much to even comprehend.
But if we are talking about alien life visiting our planet we must focus only on our Milky Way galaxy. The other billions of galaxies are simply too far away. Our galaxy is 100 million light years from one side to the other. Light speed is 186,000 miles per second. The earth is 500 light seconds from the sun. The next nearest star, Alpha Centauri, is 4 light years from earth. That may seem close but it's 24 trillion miles. Traveling at 1 million miles an hour it would take 2,500 years to get there. If you had a spacecraft that could travel 100 million miles an hour you could get there in 30 years. Also, traveling at 100 million miles an hour if you wanted to speed on past Alpha Centauri and beyond it would take you 200,000 years to reach the center of the Milky Way.Traveling at that same speed you would reach the edge of the universe in 92 billion years.
The fastest spacecraft we have is Voyager. It travels along at 40,000 miles per hour. At that speed it would take 72,000 years to reach Alpha Centauri.
So if we are to remotely consider that aliens have visited the earth we have to really use our imagination. They would have to have mastered some type of space warp time travel to achieve it. Then they would have to find us, which is not totally impossible, but I would think highly unlikely. We're a molecule in an ocean of universe.
I read an article recently where scientist believe that mathematically speaking there's probably millions of planets throughout the universe that have intelligent and advanced civilizations, but the universe is so unbelievably huge that none of them will ever know the others exist.
Jun 15, 17, 04:26 PM #101