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Do you believe in aliens?
No, there is no life on other planets. 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Yes, unicellular/microscopic life. 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Yes, multicellular, plant/fungus (stuff that doesn't move). 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Yes, multicellular, unintelligent, animal life. 12%  12%  [ 3 ]
Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered. 31%  31%  [ 8 ]
Yes, intelligent, communication is impossible but they will be discovered. 15%  15%  [ 4 ]
Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.Yes, intelligent, and we will be able to communicate with them. 27%  27%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 26

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23 Feb 2009, 2:54 pm

Do you believe there is life on other planets? What kind? Will we ever discover it? Will it discover us? Do they know about us already?

Mistake: Ignore the first sentence in the last option.



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23 Feb 2009, 3:06 pm

You left off: Intelligent beings that have already been discovered by some.



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23 Feb 2009, 3:16 pm

considering my avatar, what is your guess about my vote? :)



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23 Feb 2009, 3:20 pm

What if the aliens turned out to be exactly like us Aspie and Auties and we aspies and auties were the only ones who could effectively communicate with them? I guess that's wishful and fantastical thinking on my part.



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23 Feb 2009, 3:35 pm

Do you believe in aliens?

    ( ) No, there is no life on other planets.
    ( ) Yes, unicellular/microscopic life.
    ( ) Yes, multicellular, plant/fungus (stuff that doesn't move).
    ( ) Yes, multicellular, unintelligent, animal life.
    ( ) Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.
    ( ) Yes, intelligent, communication is impossible but they will be discovered.
    ( ) Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.
    ( ) Yes, intelligent, and we will be able to communicate with them.
    (·) Maybe. The possibility exists, but until I meet one, I will remain sceptical.


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23 Feb 2009, 3:47 pm

Do you believe in aliens?

    ( ) No, there is no life on other planets.
    ( ) Yes, unicellular/microscopic life.
    ( ) Yes, multicellular, plant/fungus (stuff that doesn't move).
    ( ) Yes, multicellular, unintelligent, animal life.
    (·) Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.
    ( ) Yes, intelligent, communication is impossible but they will be discovered.
    ( ) Yes, intelligent, and we will be able to communicate with them.
    ( ) Maybe. The possibility exists, but until I meet one, I will remain sceptical.



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23 Feb 2009, 4:06 pm

( ) No, there is no life on other planets.
( ) Yes, unicellular/microscopic life.
( ) Yes, multicellular, plant/fungus (stuff that doesn't move).
( ) Yes, multicellular, unintelligent, animal life.
( ) Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.
( ) Yes, intelligent, communication is impossible but they will be discovered.
( ) Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.
( ) Yes, intelligent, and we will be able to communicate with them.
(·) Maybe. A slim possibility exists, until I meet one, I will remain sceptical.


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23 Feb 2009, 5:29 pm

Yes, where not alone :wink:



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23 Feb 2009, 6:05 pm

Sure there are, and they are intelligent enough to stay the hell away from us. We'd just detain and disect them, after all.



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23 Feb 2009, 6:10 pm

Not only do I think that the possible life out there is too far away to be able to actually communicate with, but it also might be too obscure for us to even recognize as life or even intelligent. Like the planet in the novel Solaris. wiki'd



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23 Feb 2009, 6:10 pm

whitetiger wrote:
You left off: Intelligent beings that have already been discovered by some.


yep.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_incident

zghost wrote:
Sure there are, and they are intelligent enough to stay the hell away from us. We'd just detain and disect them, after all.

agreed



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23 Feb 2009, 6:15 pm

Given the distribution of stars of sufficient age and energy to bring about potentially-intelligent life (that'd be stars of the spectral types F, G, and K; higher spectral types don't last long enough, while M-, N-, and S-class stars don't put out enough energy), it seems unlikely to me that this one planet is the only one in the entire sidereal Universe capable of hosting a native intelligent species.

Mind you, I don't for a moment believe that any of them go to the trouble of traipsing halfway across the Orion Arm for the dubious privilege of abducting some hayseed in the Midwest and conducting repetitive, borderline sexually abusive experiments upon him/her...


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23 Feb 2009, 6:20 pm

invisiblem0nsters wrote:
whitetiger wrote:
You left off: Intelligent beings that have already been discovered by some.

yep.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_incident

Nope. Not an alien spacecraft. Nothing alien was recovered.

The "Roswell Incident" most likely involved a failed Government experimental vehicle using electrostatic lift and thrust. The "Aliens" inside were most likely 1/2 scale human-shaped mannequins.

Electrostatic Levitation <-- Link


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23 Feb 2009, 6:29 pm

Yes, unicellular/microscopic life.



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24 Feb 2009, 2:16 am

Yes, intelligent, will never be discovered.

This is because of the vastness of the universe and the limits on velocity. If FTL speed is indeed possible (and there is ZERO reason to think it is possible), then my answer to this poll may change.



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24 Feb 2009, 2:24 am

There is no aliens in existence till they leave their planet


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