Do you believe in "little green men".

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    Oct 22, 2008 7:41 PM GMT
    And I mean actual life forms that are intelligent... little men with big heads and eyes flying saucers and abductions etc...

    My answer: Yes. Space is too big ... and Ithink there are just too many possibilites, unkown factors, and even sitings here on earth to think we are just it.

    what about u?
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    Oct 22, 2008 7:44 PM GMT
    isn't Tom Cruise one of those? icon_eek.gif


    I believe that there is other life in the universe, what they look like I have not pondered deeply, but I'm thinkin we're hotter -- but perhaps that is for another "poll" thread icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 22, 2008 7:45 PM GMT
    Oh....I thought you meant


    GREEN MAN!

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    Oct 22, 2008 7:46 PM GMT
    yes.
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    Oct 22, 2008 7:53 PM GMT
    atlnvmasc saidOh....I thought you meant


    GREEN MAN!

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    Isn't that just a PSA on the proper and "safe" way to crawl in to and out of a vagina? icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 22, 2008 9:24 PM GMT
    Yes I believe their is more than just us in this Universe!
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    Oct 22, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    GobB saidAnd I mean actual life forms that are intelligent... little men with big heads and eyes flying saucers and abductions etc...

    My answer: Yes. Space is too big ... and Ithink there are just too many possibilites, unkown factors, and even sitings here on earth to think we are just it.

    what about u?


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    Oct 22, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    Well who else could it possibly be that's doing all this running around in cow pastures in the middle of the night anal-probing people?
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    Oct 22, 2008 9:35 PM GMT
    atlnvmasc saidOh....I thought you meant

    GREEN MAN!
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    I LOVE that show. No dramedy--just envelope-pushing humor.
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    Oct 22, 2008 9:37 PM GMT
    Yes, space is very big, and there probably IS other life in the universe, including intelligent life.

    However, that is quite different from the question of whether "flying saucers and abductions" are real. I would say they probably are not.
  • Delivis

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    Oct 22, 2008 10:08 PM GMT
    Do i believe "in" them, as in think i know they exist or are flying around abducting cows in Kansas occationally, no, pure nonsense in that department.

    Do i think intelligent life on other planets is possible? Most definitely yes, i think it is even relatively common.
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    Oct 22, 2008 10:20 PM GMT
    Yuppers!
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    Oct 22, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    Where do you suppose the idea of extra terrestrial life forms with large heads/eyes and green complexion originated?

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    Oct 22, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    I hope so....itd be really sad to know that we were the ONLY ones out of all that available space....

    i know I would feel so lonely....even with a hott, naked man next to me.



    haha, well maybe not THAT lonely icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 22, 2008 10:39 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidWell who else could it possibly be that's doing all this running around in cow pastures in the middle of the night anal-probing people?


    lol so sweet
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    Oct 23, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    Is their other life in the universe? Probably. Intelligent? I am not convinced that we are all that intelligent so I would need to know what the definition of "intelligent" is.
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    Oct 23, 2008 12:42 AM GMT
    I think most of us are not prepared for the likelihood that intelligent life evolved entirely separately from earth life forms could be truly alien ... not man-like at all.

    But we are a pretty self-referential bunch - we personify animals, and even create god images that are human. The weird thing is that although we can "relate" to a dog as a best friend, we consider other humans of different skin tones as different races!
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    Oct 23, 2008 12:43 AM GMT
    The SETI definition of intelligent life is, "That which transmits a modulated interstellar radio signal."
    To date, there are no known examples of intelligent life in the universe.
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:00 AM GMT
    re: SETI,

    See, we are looking at these things through OUR perspective, which imo, is totally the wrong way to do it. If there are other lifeforms out there (and I'm sure there are, the Universe is too vast for us to be alone), it would be totally alien to us as to be unrecognizable. Which is why I view SETI as kind of a lost cause, even their stage in civilization would probably be either far more advanced, extinct, or totally primitive, which would of course, probably make it impossible for us to communicate with them.

    Hollywood glamorized the anthropomorphic alien, forgetting the fact that we ourselves went through billions of years of accidents and whatnot to shape what we are now. Who can even imagine what forms other lifeforms may take, or even if we would consider them lifeforms.

    Sure there's a disticnt possibility, what with the vastness of the universe, that somewhere in space AND time, another civilization of beings similar to us developed. IF the universe is infinite, then that's not only a possibilty, but a certainty that will repeat again and again.

    But for the most part, I think they are nothing like Yoda. ;D They could for example take the form of minerals with very slow metabolism that to a human observer they're nothing but a hunk of rock, when in fact the rock may actually be in mid-conversation with an adjacent hunk of rock for three millenia now. icon_lol.gif Or they could be really microscopic. Or they could be manic jabbering beings in a different timeframe than us, that one of em can tell you his name, all the names of his race, explain his spaceship's energy source, ask about your own race, and recite his entire planet's history in 2 seconds. icon_razz.gif Or they can be massive sentient nebulae that blanket entire star sytems. etc.

    As for UFO's... I used to think it was utter bullshit. But I'm not too sure anymore, after me and my family had a sighting a few months back. rofl. It was weird... to say the least. But yeah, I still don't believe they actually fly around in saucers abducting cattle and stuff. icon_razz.gif But... well... I dunno how to explain what we saw. Probably a freak natural phenomenon or something.

    Hrmmm... do I need a shrink? icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:10 AM GMT
    And here One was thinking you may of meant a mischievous elf of Irish folklore, the leprechaun. Then One would of had to of said NO!
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:19 AM GMT
    Good book....this Peter Ward is a really good writer. The only criticism I have of the book is that he goes thru each aspect, he starts over with each one. So by the end of the book, I was a bit tired.

    Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe,
    by Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee

    "Do you feel lucky? Well do ya?" asked Dirty Harry. Paleontologist Peter Ward and astronomer Donald Brownlee think all of us should feel lucky. Their rare Earth hypothesis predicts that while simple, microbial life will be very widespread in the universe, complex animal or plant life will be extremely rare. Ward and Brownlee admit that "It is very difficult to do statistics with an N of 1. But in our defense, we have staked out a position rarely articulated but increasingly accepted by many astrobiologists."

    http://www.amazon.com/Rare-Earth-Complex-Uncommon-Universe/dp/0387952896/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224724453&sr=8-4
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:21 AM GMT

    Little green men?! As usual women are so overlooked on Real"Jock"!

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    LOL, no little green men. Little green women maybe, they use their heads and could avoid detection easier, but little green men, they would have gotten into a fight or fucked somebody by now. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 23, 2008 1:54 AM GMT
    Caslon7000 saidGood book....

    Rare Earth: Why Complex Life Is Uncommon in the Universe,
    by Peter Ward and Donald Brownlee




    I've actually met Brownlee and Ward, and have had lots of beers/conversations on that topic with the people mentioned in the book. I think that Rare Earth is a good elucidation of a hypothesis, but many of the key assumptions they make about the requirements for life and the evolution of complexity are unwarranted. I tend to be somewhat more optimistic, but everyone agrees that we really don't have enough observations to reasonably frame hypotheses, much lest test them.

    I recommend another good book that is more on-topic:
    Joel Achenbach, Captured by Aliens: The search for life and truth in a vary large universe. Simon & Schuster, 1999.

    Achenbach visits and interviews NASA scientists, flying saucer cults, Star Trek writers, and the cast of the X-Files, among others. He reports all of their stories more-or-less uncritically. It's a bit about what we know about life in the universe, but the real theme of the book is why do we care? It's a well-told story.

    http://www.amazon.com/Captured-Aliens-Search-Truth-Universe/dp/0806524960/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224726814&sr=8-4

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    Oct 23, 2008 2:25 AM GMT
    Here I thought you were talking about these:

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  • DanielQQ

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    Oct 24, 2008 7:22 AM GMT
    One of my favorite courses in college was in Astronomy: "Life in the Universe." The professor was an expert on this stuff, and I happen to agree with his assessment: There is a very high likelihood that life exists elsewhere in the universe (our universe is awfully big, after all). There is a very low likelihood, however, that extraterrestial life has visited our planet (our universe is awfully big, after all.)