A Conversation for Talking Point: Are We Really Alone In The Universe?

What would you like to ask the "others"

Post 1

Alfredo

It will be almost impossible that two civilisations do exist at the same time, and absolutely impossible that they'll ever meet.
We won't exist here any longer than another few 100 thousand of years.

But of course, I do have the magical hope I'm very wrong...

If they would enter our planet-sphere, I would like to ask them almost childish questions;

Do you have experience with someone outside your own life - a god, a creator?

Do you ever die?

Do you know violence, wars, deseases?

Are there men and women ?


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Post 2

Powminator

If they asked you to go with them forever would you go?

I would like to ask them about things like taste, do they have art and what is it like?

What are the milestones in the development of their civilisation? Like fire, the wheel and so forth in ours.

What beliefs do they have that can't be proven?

What do they have in their pockets and handbags?

So many questions, I could just keep going.


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Post 3

Alfredo

This is what Hawkings has to say;

Quote; "Meeting a more advanced civilisation, at our present stage, might be a bit like the original inhabitants of America meeting Columbus. I don't think they were better off for it.

That is all I have to say. Thank you for listening".


(from "life in the universe")


Well, I would not have the patience he says that is needed, but yes,
they might also be very agressive.

Furthermore he thinks, that life in the universe is very rare and that we-here-happen to be that rare fact.


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Post 4

Powminator

Yeah, I think life in the universe is rare aswell, in time as well as space. Even if there are other civilisations, the chances of them arising in sync with ours is very slim. Still, it would be interesting if it did happen. Also, I think they would be very very different from us, maybe even unrecognisable to us.


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Post 5

dyvroeth

I would ask:

"If you are so all powerful, where were you when we were getting our ars*s kicked at the Test Series in Australia earlier in 2007 ?"


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Post 6

Professor Sarah Bellum

I liked the last question mentioned but if I were asking questions I think I'd just try and work something out for a data transfer. Our Encyclopedia Britiaica and their Encyclopedia Galactica would proably be the most worth while thing. smiley - scientist
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smiley - smiley*smiley - aliensmile


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Post 7

Alfredo

I would be very keen if they know anything about "evil", like we at this planet all have our own dark sides.


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Post 8

Alfredo

But its dangerous to first invite them to find out smiley - smiley


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Post 9

Powminator

Yeah, but it would make things interesting for a while at least.


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Post 10

Researcher U197087

Are you the Belfast gang?


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Post 11

Professor Sarah Bellum

I wouldn't think it dangerous to invite aliens around. We to be able to travel to the stars cannot do that until we stop warring with ourselves and get away from our reptilion ancestors. The same would be true of other civilisations.
By the time they are able to travel to the stars the only weapons they would need to take would be to destroy or deflect asteroid and space debries and the only shielding would be for space debries and Solar winds.
This should be true all through the Galaxy so no should need any other weapons or defense becuase no one else would take any.
Does this make sense?
smiley - smileysmiley - lovesmiley - aliensmile


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Post 12

Hoovooloo


"By the time they are able to travel to the stars the only weapons they would need to take would be to destroy or deflect asteroid and space debries and the only shielding would be for space debries and Solar winds.
This should be true all through the Galaxy so no should need any other weapons or defense becuase no one else would take any.
Does this make sense?"

Read "The Warriors" by Larry Niven.

SoRB


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Post 13

Alfster

Firstly, do you come in peace and how do you define 'peace'...i.e. 'big hugs and doubles all round' type of peace or Dubya 'inavde, destroy your infrastructure, turn you onto each other and general screw the planet up'.

Then: Presuming they have reached a point of consciousness i.e. they are aware of who they are, do they/did they have religions and 'gods'. If they *did* have religions but now have advanced to the point where they know religion and 'gods' are merely early evolutionary requirements for a society which has consciousness, when and how did they embrace logic and rationality, how long did it take, and was there much bloodshed?

Also, I would subtley find out whether they have nadgers and where they are so if one of them started a bit of a rumble I would be able to give them a quick strike to the old crown jewels and drop them...you know...in the left armpit or something like that.


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Post 14

Alfredo

Well, it also will depend who "the others" are.
Are these intelligent animals, or surreal lightbodies, or just donkeys.

Anyhow, I think there will never be any meet and greet between two civilisations of different planets, because then these species have to live/exist at the same time also!

Bu I do believe we'll be able to prove that life has existed.
Probably within twenty years or less.


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