A convo with one of my young'uns on alien life....

    Her;do you think there are other intelligent life out there?

    me;absolutely...

    Her;why?

    me;because nothing else makes any sense.looking at just the tiny portion of the universe we can see,there's Xillion times Xillion to the Xillion power of planets and stars out there.to believe we are the only intel life forms just defies logic.from a scientific standpoint its a matter of odds.froma creation pov,what would be the point,deception?

    Her;why haven't we seen them?

     me;well,if you think of how advanced the tech has to be to be able to cross interstellar distances,what would be the draw to visit here,what do we have to offer to a race that advanced other than as a curiosity?put another way,if we invented the same tech tomorrow,where should we go?for me,it would be outward,away from the initial core and towards the older cosmic bodies which logic says would contain the older and more advanced races,where we could learn.

  Her;so i guess we don't have to worry about any invasion..

  me;doubt it.if you posess the tech to traverse these distances,and your in need of 'resources',why would you even bother with an inhabited planet with all those Xillions of them out there uninhabited?the only reasons i can imagine for an intelligent species to invade is some facet of humans that is unique,DNA,taste,etc.on the other hand,an invasion by an unintelligent species,like the creature in 'Alien' that seeks other life forms simply to breed,makes more sense to me.of course,they'd have to reach here by accident,aboard another vessel,hibernating on an asteroid,etc.but again,given the incredible number of celestial bodies,the odds are against it.bottom line,i believe our 'first contact'will be one of two ways;we develop the tech and search ourselves,or a younger species leapfrogs the normal progression,ventures outward,and stumbles onto us.but keep in mind,these predictions are based on absolutely nothing but an ol man who spent many decades roaming universe in his mind.

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Comment by Arthur James on October 23, 2017 at 4:21am

me too...

if planet Earth

has rare Intelligence?

I Believe Anything

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Comment by Steel Breeze on October 23, 2017 at 4:36am

thx Art..

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on October 23, 2017 at 5:24am

:)

Comment by Steel Breeze on October 23, 2017 at 5:31am

thx Jon..

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 23, 2017 at 5:56am

Her;so i guess we don't have to worry about any invasion..

  me;doubt it.if you posess the tech to traverse these distances,and your in need of 'resources'...

PFFFFFT!  Aliens will come here so that they can enjoy our tasty brains which are uniquely delicious!  

This is doubly true because I have heard from a VERY reliable source (Doc Vega) that the invading aliens are spelling and grammar Nazis so YOU'RE going to be targeted because you obviously POSSESS prime, Kobe brain food.

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Comment by Steel Breeze on October 23, 2017 at 5:59am

heh-heh,ur rite,lucky i can speil my own name....

Comment by Steel Breeze on October 23, 2017 at 6:16am

kinda surprised me Amy,thought you'd be the one to dig up that ol Twilight Zone episode...."To Serve Man"....

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on October 23, 2017 at 6:42am

SB, how do you know I'm not a a Kanamit?  

P.S.  Who knew?  Humans taste just like chicken!  

Comment by koshersalaami on October 23, 2017 at 7:02am

If we don't break lightspeed travel, all of this is moot. Interstellar travel takes too long to be useful. 

Comment by Foolish Monkey on October 23, 2017 at 7:25am

observing our species an outsider might be inclined to see us as a nuisance lifeform prone to violence and hysterics. I imagine if there were ever a visit, the entire population of earth would stampede and riot, kinda like a massive herd of armed biped water buffalo.

I think we're more hardwired to react and far less inclined to cope and reason. a visit would be messy and pointless.

Ill bet there are universal "picture postcard" stopsign warnings strategically situated all around our goofy planet. 

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