Do you believe in Extraterrestrial Life?

Do you believe in Extraterrestrial Life?

  • Yes

    Votes: 85 81.0%
  • No

    Votes: 12 11.4%
  • Undecided

    Votes: 8 7.6%

  • Total voters
    105

Razor

Member
Are we alone in this Universe or is there other life? Have we been visted by Extraterrestrial life here on Earth?

I personally think we are not alone in this Universe and there is Extraterrestrial life out there.
 

Garrett

Moderator
The odds are heavily stacked in favour of it.
 

GalacticaActual

Distinguished Member
Interesting thread Razor.

I am a firm beliver that we are not alone in the universe. When you conmsider the truly infinate area that is the universe, then surly we can not be the only planet that has developed life.
Now whether or not that life has come to visit is hard to say. There is plenty of eye witness accounts of UFOs and abductions , but no reall hard facts that prove beyond doubt. I have never seen a UFO, or any aliens, But would like to think that not every reported case is fake or just some ramblings of the local nutter :D

Keep watching the skys! :eek:
 

Steve N

Distinguished Member
I believe it is impossible that there is not some form of life in other parts of the universe.
I do not, however, believe that we are visited by extraterrestial beings or space ships.
 

GaryB

Distinguished Member
With an almost infinite number of suns and planets out there, there just has to be life somewhere else.
 
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shadowritten

Guest
Bear in mind, too, that we need not consider only life forms in PHYSICAL matter. What if life has developed elsewhere in the Cosmos which takes a form that doesn't require physical matter as its prime mode of manifestation?

Hmmm ... bit deep and metaphysical for a Sunday morning. Good stuff!
 

fortean

Novice Member
If an asteroid created the right conditions for mammal based inteligent life on Earth then maybe most other inteligent life is reptilian or fish based; not mammal.

What if we were visited by inteligent reptiles with a freezer full, or worse still nearly empty, of ready cooked apes?
 

Miyazaki

Novice Member
GaryB said:
With an almost infinite number of suns and planets out there, there just has to be life somewhere else.
How can something be almost infinate? :confused:
 

fortean

Novice Member
Games Guru said:
How can something be almost infinate? :confused:
Well, if you have an infinite number of stars and then one blows up you have almost infinite ;)
 

GaryB

Distinguished Member
Games Guru said:
How can something be almost infinate? :confused:
Good point. What I suppose I meant was there was probably infinite,since no-one will ever know.

It was early (for me) and I'd not long got out of bed - well, that's my excuse.
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
Yes

There must be something out there that can kill us before we kill the universe after out world
 

shodan

Distinguished Member
I do desperately want to believe in it but... My heart tells me that with all the trillion's and gajillion's and farillions (definately made the last one up!) of planets and solar systems out there there must be life somewhere else!

However apparantly the mathamatical odd's on it happening when and how it did on this planet are so.. Astronomical (pun intended) that it is almost garunteed that it wouldn't happen anywhere else!
 

Mr.D

Distinguished Member
I think its highly unlikely given the size of the universe that we'll ever come into contact with other intelligent life in any meaningful way.

We might pick up the odd transmission but its unlikely to be two way given the time periods involved in sending a reply.

I don believe we'll ever break the light barrier. We might make ourselves effectively immortal in some fashion , either physically or electronically and this might offset some of the huge time periods required to travel any significant distance... but why would you want to?

Of course we might create our own intelligent life , who's to say an AI or virtual worlds are not as valid as the physical one.
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
Given that we haven't made progress in the 3 decades since the moon landings (that some say never happened anyway), we're in for a wait just to get to Mars

If an asteroid turned up anytime soon we're screwed

New thread for believing in an afterlife and view earth events?
 

la gran siete

Distinguished Member
I should think this thread will be red rag to a bull for EG. He'll entreat us to one of his customary " there is no evidence " rants I suspect. :D
 
I heard that for every grain of sand on this planet there are a billion stars so imagine how many planets there must be INSANE there has to be life somewhere
 

la gran siete

Distinguished Member
I'm thinking of startinbg a "Do you believe in the metaphysical " thread just to get him nicely wound up :devil:
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
I believe in extra terrestrial life as in life on other planets but i don't think we ever visited the moon ( i remember the Bond flick Diamonds are Forever made fun of the moon landings and a great little flick called Capricorn One also got made )

We treat animals as meat products to be eaten when and as we choose so it would be interesting if a superior lifeform came along that didnt understand our language and considered us to be highly inferior and simply meat products and maybe they would ship us to the meat processing plant or use us as recreational fun, we like to think of ourselves as a higher lifeform but we might just end up being part of the food chain.
 

Steven

Senior Moderator
^ aliens would have the technology or capacity to travel millions of light years to earth, but wouldn't be able to decipher our language?

All hypothetical of course :D
 
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FoxyMulder

Guest
They come billions of light years and then find they have more in common with chickens so after conversing with the chickens for a few hours they decide to free them all and destroy mankind.
 

Lex

Novice Member
LFC_SL said:
^ aliens would have the technology or capacity to travel millions of light years to earth, but wouldn't be able to decipher our language?
Bit like travelling to Liverpool then.
 

Knightshade

Novice Member
If you were an Alien would you come here?
 

SanPedro

Well-known Member
FoxyMulder said:
I believe in extra terrestrial life as in life on other planets but i don't think we ever visited the moon ( i remember the Bond flick Diamonds are Forever made fun of the moon landings and a great little flick called Capricorn One also got made )
Not that old chestnut.

This was posted a while back for all you doubting Thomases out there ;)

http://www.redzero.demon.co.uk/moonhoax/

Personally I think there has to be life out there, but that we are too far away to have been found by anybody else. From what I remember, earth is basically in a backwater of the galaxy.

Plus, given the age of the Universe it is entirely possible that millions of civilisation have been born and then died off before we even became amoebas on this planet. The dinosaurs were around for a good few million years, so we are still at first base as a species - and we could be wiped out in the next few centuries (war, disease, famine, climate change, whatever), never mind surviving for millions of years into the future.
 

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