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    http://www.space.com/30034-earth-cou...VeFEEbptSzYQRT

    Are we alone ?
    With the discovery of a Earth like planet Kepler-452b in the Goldilock zone we have to now ask the question
    ARE WE ALONE ????
    This planet is 1.6 billion years older therefore it should have a more advanced species ??
    It,s 1400 light years away so for us to reach it is impossible at the moment.
    So if there is an advance species out there why have they not reached us or is space travel an impossible dream?




    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/07/23/us...net-discovery/

    https://www.google.ie/?gws_rd=ssl#q=kepler+452b


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    It's hard to know. Maybe
    Pull up your trousers it's all over

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibb View Post
    It's hard to know. Maybe
    It,s looking like we are alone, since life on earth started with a lot of lucky factors
    With worlds in the goldilock zone older than ours then you would expect more advanced civilizations out there !!!
    Or maybe they live by the prime directive


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    I met one the other day, they were saying we looked like a bunch of "bhnijick,opsadchcs" and so fucked back off again , another 1.6 billion lightyears to their planet

    definition of timewasting that one. 20min of travel? pffft
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    Quote Originally Posted by nibb View Post
    It's hard to know. Maybe
    Very possibly.
    If anything else in terms of life , it would be far more likely to be something bacteria like than "intelligent" and to be so far away that we will never know about it anyway.
    The nearest star is about 4.5 light years away, this is 4.5 years travelling at 300,000 km/second not amind travelling to any star with a possible habitable planet like ours.
    Even if there was intelligent life once somewhere? it could have disappeared long ago.Truth is because of vast distances in time and space we will never conclusively be able to say intelligent life does not exist elsewhere but the chances of finding anything precisely because of these distances may be remote.
    Also consider that the earth is about 4.6 billion years old, our species is at most 200,000 years old, some say ,that people that think like us may at most be around 50 to 70,000 years.We are only dealing with radio waves for c.120 years and only searched for intelligent ET life from the 60's to 1994.We have only really been looking for as long as the blink of an eye.Even if we ever found any "signal" it might only be a "blast from the past "because of the distance Involved.
    Incidentally I think some Russian billionaire has recently put up $100million/year for a number of years to search for evidence of E.T. life (mostly radio waves)
    A pet hobby of his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funlover12 View Post
    I met one the other day, they were saying we looked like a bunch of "bhnijick,opsadchcs" and so fucked back off again , another 1.6 billion lightyears to their planet

    definition of timewasting that one. 20min of travel? pffft
    I have you sussed from your posts.You are ET come to live amongst us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    With the discovery of a Earth like planet Kepler-452b in the Goldilock zone we have to now ask the question
    ARE WE ALONE ????
    The likelihood is we'll never know. Certainly within our lifetimes or maybe several generations to come.

    If you're to detect another civilization by means of listening to radio waves and looking for artificial signals which is the most practical way to do it, just like SETI. Apparently you could only detect us here on Earth from a distance of about 0.3 light-years away.

    Given the closest star is 4.5 light-years away, there could a world just like our own in orbit around Proxima Centauri now, and we'd never know, and if they had a similar level of technology to us, they wouldn't either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funlover12 View Post
    I met one the other day, they were saying we looked like a bunch of "bhnijick,opsadchcs" and so fucked back off again , another 1.6 billion lightyears to their planet

    definition of timewasting that one. 20min of travel? pffft
    Think of the amout of sleep you could get on that journey


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    Quote Originally Posted by willie wacker View Post
    It,s looking like we are alone, since life on earth started with a lot of lucky factors
    With worlds in the goldilock zone older than ours then you would expect more advanced civilizations out there !!!
    Or maybe they live by the prime directive
    It took 4 .6 billion years to get to us and we are so fucking intelligent
    I wouldn't hold your breath hoping to find something else.
    Evolution does not necessarily lead to the development of huge intelligence anyway.Evolution favours leaving large numbers of viable offspring.
    A large brain is expensive in energy and resources but due to a thousand million flukes , it did eventually lead to success for us.
    (But possibly ultimate failure eventually if we are not intelligent enough to some how control world population and the increasing level of resources it consumes).
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    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    It took 4 .6 billion years to get to us and we are so fucking intelligent
    I wouldn't hold your breath hoping to find something else.
    Evolution does not necessarily lead to the development of huge intelligence anyway.Evolution favours leaving large numbers of viable offspring.
    A largest brain is expensive in energy and resources but due to a thousand million flukes , it did eventually lead to success for us.
    (But possibly ultimate failure eventually if we are not intelligent enough to some how control world population and the increasing level of resources it comes).
    You do have to wonder how we got this far


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