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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated April 10)
Stephen Hawking - Aliens Ignore Report Reply
Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:52:58 EST ID:eZ452btZ No.55537
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Discuss

http://m.space.com/29999-stephen-hawking-intelligent-alien-life-danger.html

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8642558.stm
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Alan Guth - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:18:43 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.55538 Ignore Report Reply
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Any advanced species that looked at earth in the last few billion years with the same technology we're currently looking at other exoplanets with would have noticed the atmosphere doing something fucky.
In such a case, even at a tiny fraction of light speed, aliens looking for earth-like planets would have reached us millions of years ago.

One way to reconcile the drake equation and the fact that no one near-by seems to be broadcasting is that everyone who starts broadcasting like we've been, stops shortly afterword.
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Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:23:57 EST ID:eZ452btZ No.55539 Ignore Report Reply
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>>55538
>One way to reconcile the drake equation and the fact that no one near-by seems to be broadcasting is that everyone who starts broadcasting like we've been, stops shortly afterword.

That's some spooky shit
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Arthur Eddington - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:25:01 EST ID:LNoHYvqf No.55540 Ignore Report Reply
>>55538
Or maybe we're just one of the first intelligent species in our galaxy.
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Charles Messier - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:37:33 EST ID:lHGvTKQL No.55541 Ignore Report Reply
>>55539
Probably because light-speed communications such as radio waves are insufficient for any interplanetary civilization.

Think back to the plights of Rome at the height of it's power and territory, sometimes it took months to send a message on foot or horseback across the empire, and even then it was likely too late for any effective solutions.

Now that we have radio communications, we can send a message across the globe in a fraction of a second, but any communications with the nearby planet Mars takes about 13 minutes for a message and response. By then it could be too late and many lives could be lost.

We aren't looking for the right thing and we are not able to look for the right thing yet, assuming it's even possible to intercept FTL communications in the first place.

And why haven't aliens discovered us? They have, obviously. I base this on no evidence, however the striking lack of evidence becomes evidence by itself, essentially proving the existence of the "Prime Directive" or the Zoo Hypothesis just because they are so well hidden that it betrays their act of hiding.
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Alan Guth - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:57:37 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.55542 Ignore Report Reply
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>>55541
>why haven't aliens discovered us?
If aliens were looking for intelligent life, then (unless they were right next door) they wouldn't even know we're here yet, let alone have had time to make the journey.
We haven't been broadcasting evidence of intelligent life for even a century.
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Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:52:27 EST ID:eZ452btZ No.55543 Ignore Report Reply
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>>55541
The universe is freaking me the fuck out, man.

>>55542
If aliens was ahead of us in technology then they would surely know we are here? Just like we know there are biologicaly inhabitable planets out there.

>wouldn't have had time to make the journey.
Depends on how far they are from us, right? I guess it's like with stars and us: the stars we observe every night are already dead.

>We haven't been broadcasting evidence of intelligent life for even a century.
We wouldn't need to if aliens are as intelligent as we make them out to be.
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Johann Bode - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:59:24 EST ID:415JX8nG No.55544 Ignore Report Reply
>>55541
I think aliens might just be too different and advanced for us to even recognize as life and they might be able to travel around so fluidly through the universe that it's not that they are visiting us because we are such fascinating creatures, they are visiting here because they go around everywhere all the time anyways, I'm sure they spend time on Jupiter too

A crack pot idea I was thought of last night is this: There's some good reasoning out there that the universe exists as described by a model of the holographic principal, there have also been some recent papers that suggest the phenomenon of volume and orderliness in space is created through entanglement of information on the holographic cosmic horizon that we are all smeared across.

My idea is that aliens have some sort of super quantum computer (or something beyond that) that can decode all of cosmos and they are able to somehow alter the entanglement states in order to manipulate the properties of volume. I bet they can create black holes like it's nothing.
But I think that would explain the behavior of UFOs, from how they seem to morph shape, and split apart and reform. They are so hard for people to describe because they are taking quantum phenomenon and blowing it up to real world levels. I think when a UFO "explodes" without leaving a trace, it's just some inherent collapse of the system of altercations to the holographic horizon normalizing itself.

Granted that's all assuming UFO reports are even accurate, but like I said, crack pot, it's just fun to think about even if it's not real.
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Alan Guth - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 16:29:07 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.55545 Ignore Report Reply
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>>55543
>the stars we observe every night are already dead.
Unless you're using a telescope to look at galaxies very far away, they're all within a hundred thousand light years and probably aren't dead.

>>55544
Pic related is a much better explanation for UFOs.
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Johann Bode - Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:08:26 EST ID:415JX8nG No.55547 Ignore Report Reply
>>55545
Hahaha that's awesome.
It would be an interesting statistic to see how the numbers change from populations with lots of alien cultural references to others were it's less prevalent, and how it changes with the scientific education levels of the respective populations effect the out come as well.

I've seen one ufo, it was probably a meteor, about twice the size of the full moon, comparable color and brightness, but it didn't have a tail and it flew right over me. I've seen large (good fraction of the full moon size) meteors before, and the big ones still had tails, but maybe it was a simple perspective issue, as the ones I saw with tails were all on the horizon. It still scared me though and I'm a super tough guy whose not afraid of anything
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Intelligent life? Here? You must be kidding !8NBuQ4l6uQ - Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:43:50 EST ID:oIw5gxix No.55559 Ignore Report Reply
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