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CNN Reporting;contact From An Alien Civilization  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Cool!

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/09/02/space.signals.reut/index.html

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User currently offlineCumulonimbus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1626 times:


If this happens to be the case this would be as big of a story as the return of Jesus!!


User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

http://planetary.org/news/2004/seti_signal_0902.html

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

If a signal comes from 1,000 light-years away, doesn't that mean it was transmitted 1,000 years ago and is now reaching us?

BTW, I say the signal is from a nest of wasps that made the telescope its home.



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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

Racko;

You had to take away all the fun!!!!!! Was that nice? I guess CNN did not want to link to that site.

dtwclipper


User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1590 times:

Probably just a dirty AF a/c.

But seriously, this could take a long time to figure out (or not, based on Racko's post). Let's watch the religious movement start re-reading Revelations for proof.

Logan

[Edited 2004-09-02 23:00:10]

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Other people are saying it isn't so...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/02/alien_no_no/



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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

The Beeb had a lovely report on the One O'Clock News.

Very interesting, but they didn't take it very seriously. They had an interview with someone that said it could 'easily be a fault in the detection software' - and he was a top scientist!

But interesting nonetheless.



GoAround
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1513 times:

Boy, I have got to listen to Art Bell over the next couple of days.

If he is on, it promises to be a good show.



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1498 times:

Lots of things produce so-called radio signals... the Sun for example... quasars... etc. etc. etc. This is why they warn of radio disruption suring solar flares.

Don't hold your breath for the "first contact."



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1493 times:

This just in.....

The signal has been identfied....Turns out it was a rebroadcast of Mork&Mindy from France that bounced off the moon.

The reason the US scientists couldn't idenify it, is that their TV's are set up for the NSTC format, while Europe is PAL formated.



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1480 times:

If it's true... there goes the 'God Theory' and the God Squad...

Even if it isn't true... it's just a matter of time anyway.


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1444 times:
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BN747 Dude, they've come back for you! Are you packed? Is Elvis flying your ship?

Hey, just because they find ETI does not preclude the existence of God. Nothing says that life was not created in multiple places at once or over a period of time. Perhaps God has been playing himself in the big off-off-off Broadway production of "existence...Nothingness into Being" (You know, the sequel to "Puppetry of the Universal Penis" starring Ron Perlman before he played Hellboy) and has been experimenting trying to get it right. Maybe there are dozens or hundreds or millions of other civilizations out there. I wonder how early of a model we are for life out there? Will we meet any aliens who are any more outlandish than Michael Jackson or Rev. Moon? Will they come and share a universal enlightenment with us so that jaysit and l-188 can sit at a table and agree about most everything?

I kind of doubt it, but I'll keep my mind open to the possibilities and try to avoid stepping on other peoples religious beliefs (as long as they do not include harming others in the name of their God) in the meanwhile.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (10 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Oh please! Spare me the God /Bible crap....save it for some kid still hooked on Santa Claus!

DI021... see my repsonse in the 'Why have a Religion' thread. I'm sure you fit squarely in either category #1 or #2...who knows..possibly even #3 too.

BN747

[Edited 2004-09-03 03:48:42]


"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

The signal is being emitted from the GOP convention in NYC. And we all know that the message being broadcast is old and there is no sign of intelligence..

 Smile

Seriously though...its far to early to make any "alien" assumptions.


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1354 times:

oooo-eeee-oooo


Should be interesting if it is a real signal, but Im waiting for more proof.



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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (10 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1339 times:

Real, too soon, too early ..we don't know what the hell to look/listen for. With 3 earth-like/rocky-core planets discovered this week... we now know (and many us have suspected) there are trillions of star systems out there. Only our human arrogance says we're the smartest and 'the one and only'...

Just for the sake of arguement as Jet Serice said..

"If a signal comes from 1,000 light-years away, doesn't that mean it was transmitted 1,000 years ago and is..."

Yep, it was sent back when we were wiping our asses with straw, incest was the norm, we were burning people at the stake for heresy, earth was 99.5% illiterate and the smoke signal had yet to be discovered!

(boy, does the GOP long for the good old days...)

So if 'they' did send it... and they could send such signals back then..they're 1000 years more advanced now. Odds are since then, they've probably came here.. looked at us..took a dump and left....swearing never to return! Wise move on their part.


BN747




"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16872 posts, RR: 51
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

The Arecibo observatory/radio telescope in Puerto Rico is huge! Visited in '98-'99.

If there's a signal out there they will here it, I highly recomend a visit to the facility situated in the Mountains of Puerto Rico.




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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1318 times:

I thought James Bond blew it up


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User currently offlineBlackhawk144 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Whether or not if it is true or false, I know there is a civilization out there. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if there are hundreds, or even thousands. Just think about it:

We Live on Earth, a planet under the "goldilocks conditions" (Conditions are just right for living)

The Earth is in a solar system consisting of ten known planets, one was just recently discovered.

There are thousands, if not millions of solar systems that contain one sun. We'll make this figure 500,000 solar systems in the milky way galaxy that are one sun solar systems.

There are hundreds of billions of galaxys in the Universe. Let's say 100,000,000,000.

100,000,000,000
X 500,000

The answer is:
50,000,000,000,000,000 estimated solar systems in the Universe, and not a single person will ever allow me to believe that there isn't another planet in the Goldilocks Condition.

5 quadrillion one star solar systems in the Universe. I am very sure we will never be able to make contact with any one of them, but I know that there is at least another civilization out there.

My facts may not be straight, but I'm only 13 years old, and I still have a whole generation to discover things and to be corrected. So sorry if my facts are totally off.

Anthony


User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5613 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Astonishing....a 13 year old has a better bead on what's going than .. how old is DI021?? 36-45? Hmmm.. no wonder the world is in such twisted state.

***cough***cough***religion***cough***cough...

Except Category 3..they're forgiven! Everyone else over age 5 oughta know better.


BN747



"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

STT757: Well the article states "The signal, coming from a point between the Pisces and Aries constellations, has been picked up three times by a telescope in Puerto Rico." To me, it was a flock of geese at FL 330... US Gov't told me so.....

As for the great religious debate that seems to be brewing, I have a few questions. Why would god allow himself to "misrepresented" by multiple religions across the globe? If god created the principles of physics, and must also abide by them, how can he be "everywhere at once" when physics imply that the same particles of matter cannot be in 2 places at once? Why was god stupid enough to give us free will? If god came before man, and created him, what came before god and created it? Doesn't god sound like a lazy bastard, as he has been around forever....yet only only created the universe 6000yrs ago? Sure, he might have been planning out the universe, but what was he doing before that? Lazy being. And doesn't the fact that we condone others for being lazy, yet allow god to have so much time off, espcially when he created us in his own image, a tad hypocritical? Oh well....


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1285 times:

Of course god is lazy.

If he wasn't then he would have worked that seventh day  Laugh out loud



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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1251 times:

Aliens and religion...hmmm, I think you guys have been watching too much "Contact".  Big grin





I got your alien, right here:






That said, the thought of another civilization out there is both fascinating and unnerving. We've been taught all our lives to be afraid of "aliens". WERE this to actually be proven to be a "contact" (highly unlikely), I can only imagine it'd have negative effects, i.e. people would get just a little crazy. I imagine the powers that be would want to keep it pretty hush, don't you? Or maybe I'm just too suspicious.


As far as the "God squad" goes. The discovery of extraterrestrials doesn't disprove the theory of God at all. It just blows a lot of "facts" from various religious books out of the water.

The one true FACT is that you can never prove that God exists. Nor can you disprove it either. Attempting to prove either will lead you to a Catch-22 wall every time. And if you're one of those people that truly wants to believe there is something after life; attempting to figure it out will cause nothing but despair. Best stay off the subject entirely. You can't prove it. You can't disprove it. Don't act like you can.

[Edited 2004-09-03 11:44:22]

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29800 posts, RR: 58
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Marvin the Martian could kick Stiches arse  Laugh out loud


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25 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Marvin the Martian could kick Stiches arse Somehow, I see Lilo capturing Marvin and presenting him as show-and-tell to the class. That'd be entertaini
26 L-188 : Yeah but occasionally they work together. Remember when Daffy and Donald where playing the piano in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit"
27 Aloha717200 : Actually I didn't. I haven't seen Roger Rabbit since I was a little kid. But now that you mention it maybe I should rent it one of these days.
28 L-188 : It has been a while for me too. I think it was on TV a few months ago.
29 Boeing7E7 : But seriously, this could take a long time to figure out (or not, based on Racko's post). Let's watch the religious movement start re-reading Revelati
30 JGPH1A : RE: We've been taught all our lives to be afraid of "aliens" Who's 'we' ? I haven't. If it really is extraterrestrial intelligence (and its got to exi
31 Aloha717200 : Who's 'we' ? I haven't. That'd be the general public that has bought Hollywood's definition of what an "Alien" is - usually something vicious and scar
32 EGGD : Hmm, Hard to believe it could be contact from an Alien civilization. This signal could have been produced from an infinite number of things, it is a v
33 Post contains images Blackhawk144 : In my view, a civilization that was able to travel the stars and would somehow reach earth, would be extremely far more advanced than we are. It would
34 Sebolino : The reason the US scientists couldn't idenify it, is that their TV's are set up for the NSTC format, while Europe is PAL formated. 1) It's NTSC 2) In
35 Iakobos : Statistically, it is inconceivable that earth would be the only planet where an "intelligent" form of life exists. It is also known and even proven th
36 Srbmod : As best put by Carl Sagan: There are billions and billions and billions and billions........................
37 Post contains images L-188 : The reason the US scientists couldn't idenify it, is that their TV's are set up for the NSTC format, while Europe is PAL formated. 1) It's NTSC 2) In
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