Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11433 posts, RR: 81 Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1219 times:
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.
BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5289 posts, RR: 52 Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1114 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.
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1065 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....
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4397 posts, RR: 17 Reply 23, posted (8 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
Aliens and religion...hmmm, I think you guys have been watching too much "Contact".
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.