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Extraterrestrial Life

Extraterrestrial Life?

  • Yes! Of course didn't you watch X Files?

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  • No Way!

    Votes: 1 2.5%
  • Mabye...

    Votes: 10 25.0%

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SkeLeton

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Branching off from the God discusion thread:
Do you believe that there is (or could be) Extraterrestrial Life?
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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Yeah, I can't wait for the day that Falwell, and every other religious freak on the planet finds out that we are not alone and sudenly the "We were created in GOD's image" concept comes crashing down around thier ears! :) Talk abou the roots of an instant interstellar religious war! :)
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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And, for all of you out there who think that your favorite martian will be more than happy to dump all his nice tech gear in your lap for free, you are dreaming.

Any visitors that come to us will be the top predators of thier planets and local stars system from whence they come. Meaning they are more likely to view us as food or slave labor than long lost brothers. Its a tough universe.

If anybody is interested. The first sattalite due to be able to image planets our size and get an atmospheric snap shot will be put up in 2012. It is based on the eye lense of a cat. Whould be able to tell who is home within 30 to 50 light years. We will finally get to meat the neighbors. I hope we only have to be obnoxious bastards if we have to be/ :)
 

SkeLeton

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I can not be certain of the existance of extraterrestrial life, but I can't deny the possibility, after all the universe is huge, and keeps expanding, though I doubt it'll keep expanding forever.

I remain skeptic about Extraterrestrial Inteligent Life that has already contacted us. (ie roswell), but it can also exist in some corner far away in the vast universe..
 
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el Guapo

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I'm publicly comming out of my transporter cube - I'm a Sci-Fi geek.

I can't not (intended double negative) envision the vastness of space without an infinite variety of life. Theoretically a planet of Ape-Like beings must exist. They must be destroyed.

If you would like the cosmological equivalent of LSD read this: The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
By Brian Greene

PS - I'll go on record as being a SCI-FI fan here and now.
 

El Feo

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Duke Of Dystopia said:
We will finally get to meat the neighbors.
Freudian slip DoD? Although maybe I should hope they are docile and tasty...
 

el Guapo

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How to serve humans....ha ha ha...

The Simpsons are always right!

I do subscribe to Duke's intergalactic predator theory. One thing I am sure of...we will not meet the space version of the Berkeley Lesbian Womyn's Organic Food Co-Op.
 
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Re: I'm publicly comming out of my transporter cube - I'm a Sci-Fi geek.

el Guapo said:
I can't not (intended double negative) envision the vastness of space without an infinite variety of life.
Ditto. I'm not saying that said extra-terrestrial life is intelligent, but it seems almost impossible that with all those galaxies and other solar systems, blah blah blah, there isn't *something* else alive out there.
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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El Feo said:
Freudian slip DoD? Although maybe I should hope they are docile and tasty...
Nah, being docile would take all the fun out of the hunt. They got to be a challenge or it would be noting more than a planetary slaughterhouse with continental meat farms. :)
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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El Feo said:
Freudian slip DoD? Although maybe I should hope they are docile and tasty...
Oh, I forgot.

Also, if they are not passive criters, it gives us a reason to manufacture more guns for our own personal use. :)

Not to mention the boost to the economy through the need to build a large fleet of interstellar warships. Purley for the protection of Earth of coarse, but a little force projection never hurt! :)

:) (tongue in cheek) :)
 

Seabishop

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I think its possible. But if so, who knows if we are the most or least advanced. However, if other life forms exist I'm still pretty sure it wasn't them who "probed" that weird guy living in his van.
 

El Feo

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Duke Of Dystopia said:
Nah, being docile would take all the fun out of the hunt.
Yeah, I guess you're right. They couldn't be like intergalactic groundhogs. But if they were, could you imagine? How humiliating would it be to travel millions of light-years, only to be defeated by a bunch of rednecks sittin' on their trailer decks in their underwear, chugging beer, getting picked off by .22s as you disembark your highly-evolved rodent invasion force?
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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El Feo said:
How humiliating would it be to travel millions of light-years, only to be defeated by a bunch of rednecks sittin' on their trailer decks in their underwear, chugging beer, getting picked off by .22s as you disembark your highly-evolved rodent invasion force?
On the flip side, it could be bad, imagine the plague vector fleas so many vermin would cary with them! Soon as the necks pick them off they would want to jump ship. 1/3 might be getting off light. Maybe if they landed on the right golf course next to the right mobile home park......


BUT on the other hand, how would an undisciplined mob of NECKS stand up to the armor and firepower a rodent this size could PACK! Especially with a brain to travel FTL!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/09/0922_030922_giantrodent.html
 

SkeLeton

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Seabishop said:
However, if other life forms exist I'm still pretty sure it wasn't them who "probed" that weird guy living in his van...
...down by the river?

I wonder why must aliens be agresive? I doubt that if they're superior to us they would be violent, anyways, we could keep on inventing plots for sci fi movies for ever....and will probably never know the truth...
 

martini

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well the universe is just too big for there not to be other life forms, duh!

are they hostile? Prolly. will we like them? prolly not. Will we try to kill them? prolly.
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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SkeLeton said:
...I wonder why must aliens be agresive? I doubt that if they're superior to us they would be violent, ...
What would make you assume they are friendly? If they visit, they have a "ship" in orbit. That by itself is a weapon of fearsome proportion, and you only get ONE chance to get it right.
 

BKM

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Clutch rules!

ESCAPE FROM THE PRISON PLANET

Then against my better judgment I went walking out that door.
I smiled at one person then I nodded to three more.
One man asked me for a dollar, I asked him, "What's it for?"
He said, "I have seen THEM." I said, "O.K., it's yours."

And to the tune of a billion dollars, I supplied to the D.O.E.
Some tasty little nuggets of alien technology.
And as one might expect, I've been harassed for years.
The Men In Black have been bending my ear.
As a matter of fact, they were just here today,
But I escaped them through a secret passageway.
Once I lived there for one thousand days.

(Clutch is a very bluesy Baltimore-based heavy rock band that has some of the best lyrics in rock! Or at least, to my too-easily amused ears, they do)
 

BKM

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And, for the more paranoid among us:

ANIMAL FARM

Listen up you stinking maggots, it seems you just don't get it.
Well I've been appointed to inform you, your days are numbered.
You would cry, you would scream
If you knew half the things I see.
Please, please just do as I say,
Repent and leave your evil ways.
Meanwhile....planes drop from the sky,
People disappear and bullets fly.
Little grey men are coming our way,
(Tastes just like chicken, they say.)
Actually they're all around.
Secret bunkers underground.
Round 'em up, skin 'em alive,
Rolling, rolling, rolling, rawhide.
Carter is a clone.
Dozen brothers 'round the globe.
MJ-12 damned us to hell.
Scroll & Key, Skull & Bone.
It's only just begun.
The best is yet to come.
Area 51,
The spawn of Babylon.
Couldn't give a damn about "J.F.K.",
Everything's conspiracy.
Wouldn't be surprised if they have their way
(Tastes just like chicken, they say.)
I know it's hard to swallow.
It must sound too far fetched.
But you can bet your bottom dollar
I ain't going like the rest.
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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BKM said:
And, for the more paranoid among us:)
Paranoid you say! A standard US soldier carys 2/5ths of his body weight in gear onto a battlefield.

Weve got an intergalactic army of 1,500 pound rodents packing 350 pounds of gear heading toward earth. Each one armed with Arnies personal autocannon out of "Predator", and WE ARE PARANOID!?



:) :) :) :)
 

BiteMeElmo

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I think there is other life in the universe. With so many stars out there, there must be at least one other where life-inducing conditions occurred.
 

El Feo

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Duke Of Dystopia said:
Weve got an intergalactic army of 1,500 pound rodents packing 350 pounds of gear heading toward earth. Each one armed with Arnies personal autocannon out of "Predator", and WE ARE PARANOID!?
Never fear - a crack joint team of NASA and Department of Defense engineers are already on the case.

 

SlaveToTheGrind

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I came to the conclusion that there must be life out there. While listening to Pink Floyd with the lights off, I realized that space goes on foever. It has to. Something always has to be there.
 

BKM

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You wouldn't be listening to said Pink Floyd in the dark with a Skeleton-forbidden substance, would you?
 

JNA

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what about all those monsters from the 1950-60's Sci-Fi movies? some were home grown and others from outer space.
 

el Guapo

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Have Lesbians been mentioned in this thread yet?

If not we need to examine the concept of a planet full of them. The planet's main industry would be exciting undergarments, no doubt.

Mike D. Take if from here.
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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el Guapo said:
Have Lesbians been mentioned in this thread yet?

If not we need to examine the concept of a planet full of them. The planet's main industry would be exciting undergarments, no doubt....
Thick hiking boots for the Bill Parcels look alikes! :)

Said butch types would have "Milking" farms for the poor unfortunate men they need to keep around for ginetic variation.

Imagine the planet if they felt the need to breed the lipstick lesbians out of existence? It would be like a planet of ugly dwarves! :) (sorry butch, even sorrier dwarves)
 

Jessie-J

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I took a class one semester call "Search for Extraterrestrial Life". It was all based on theory and the Drake Equation. Anyhow, I really think that there is life out there. Why not? Perhaps they are more or less evolved than we are. It doesn't matter. Like others, I am skeptical that we have bee contacted already, although I am interested in the paranormal...I just can't believe what I see and read about things sometimes, especially on TV. Seems like TV just makes everything lose credibility.
 

Duke Of Dystopia

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Jessie-J said:
....Seems like TV just makes everything lose credibility.
Or keeps a theory alive and well long after it should have died. Like "Big Foot".

My new theory is that Big Feet are the alian lesbians El-Guapo wanted but I described above:)

It can't be a throw back link, with the availability of cheap handheld cammaras and SUV's, someone would have either run one over or made an animal porno with the video. They couldn't be smarter than we are. No body, no video, no existence.

At least we expect aliens to be at least as smart as we are.
 

The One

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Sure......

Since life already exists in the Universe......millions of species and plants......then obviously it exists somewhere else among the trillions of solar systems out there........carry on.
 

otterpop

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Is there life in the Universe other than on this planet? I would say - probably yes. I've read some scientists believe life on this planet may have generated from viruses that traveled here on meteorites. In a universe that is so imensely large, with trillions of stars and planets, it seems very unlikely our planet is the only one that has life on it. Even on our own planet, life survives in some pretty hostile environments.

Will we ever know if there is extraterrestrial life? That is a tough one. Once again the Universe is immensely large with nearly incomprehensible distances between star systems. If 186,000 miles a second is the universal and unbreakable speed limit, it just may be too far for other species to travel to us or us to travel to them. It is possible we may find extraterrestrial life in our neighborhood - on the moons of Jupiter or Saturn, or on Mars.

I do not think it is a question that will be answered in the lifetimes of several generations, if at all.
 

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I'm waiting for signs of intelligent life on this planet, besides the dolphins.:not::r:8-!:-{:wall:
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Back on topic, I absolutely think that there is life on other planets and that it too was created by God. When you stop and attempt to think about the massive expanse that is the universe, and think about all possible planets within the living zone, of any star, in any solar system, I don't see how it can be that there isn't other life out there. I don't know how advanced they are, but I have zero doubt that there is life out there.
 
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