Quote:Little OOOPPPSSSS on reproduction. They died out on the way.http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57574712-71/sex-in-space-may-be-dangerous-s.../Ira
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"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:Of course, if they really did master interstellar space flight, they probably already solved this little problem along the way. But still.../Ira
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Quote:I think one of "them" lives down the street from me.
"Scientists aren't perfect, just peer reviewed.""Eye of Sauron Observatory", featuring "Sauron's Other Eye", 16" dob, conical Royce mirror.
Quote:And, "Can we stop? I gotta go to the bathroom."Just added 10 light years to the travel time./Ira
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Quote:The most reasonable explanation is that we have not crossed paths within historical memory due to the geometries of scale of the universe.Otto
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Quote:Quote:The most reasonable explanation is that we have not crossed paths within historical memory due to the geometries of scale of the universe.Otto Time being the big one, even if there are "dudes sportin' round the verse", it's only a few hunderd measly million years separating us from T-rex...don't see those running around either.
"After the Laws of Physics, everything else is opinion" -Neil deGrasse Tyson
Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society
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Quote:"Why" isn't Occam's Razor applied to the answers to this Q?The geometries of scale answer is the simplest and most elegant.all the others require a huge amount of speculation on science we don't understand yet (and won't for some time) and anthropomorphize(ing) of aliens and some stolen plots from sci-fi.BIG universe, puny humans..
Quote:But in that case, "Why aren't they here?" Because the Singularity never arrived.
Quote:It has been. The scale issue has come up in every thread on this topic. Occam has shaved it bald.The problem is bald Occam is boring. It's more fun to hang out with mullet Occam, and think up hairy scenarios. Jarad
Quote:That's what I'm talkin' about!Now there's who looks like he knows how to party! Jarad
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Quote:if they think we aren't fattened up enough yet, then they ain't been to walmart lately
"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote:Quote:if they think we aren't fattened up enough yet, then they ain't been to walmart lately Maybe that's the problem - they like lean meat.
Quote:The problem with this thinking is in our hubris we think we are the end of evolution instead of just another step.
Quote:Another thought I had heard was that any civilization that developed enough technologically to consider interstellar travel probably blew itself up before they could get there. Considering the state of the world we live in.........