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US pilot ordered to shoot down UFO

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Inky_Wretch, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27279684/?gt1=43001
     
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Are sidewinder missiles really a match for Photon torpedoes?
     
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I didn't know Will Smith was alive back then.
     
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

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  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I may have goofed on this thread, but I am willing to bet a months paycheck that we are not the only planet with life in the universe.

    I am also pretty convinced that there is some pretty intelligent life out there.
     
  6. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Some of my former coworkers convinced me that there are aliens among us.
     
  7. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I hope so, because I don't think there's any on this planet.
     
  8. schiezainc

    schiezainc Well-Known Member

    Ok, I've got to ask. Did you just say you think you're an idiot?
     
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I can be sometimes. :)
     
  10. Mitch E.

    Mitch E. Member

    OK, maybe at the time they thought it was an enemy plane, but I hope our strategic planning has changed since then. Really, do we want to shoot the thing down and piss off a group of people that have mastered the art and science of SPACE TRAVEL!!?
     
  11. Double Down

    Double Down Well-Known Member

    Whatever happens, I'm sure our God will be able to fight their God and come out on top.
     
  12. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Depends on how you calculate it. The rare-life hypothesis suggests 361 advanced civilizations in the Milky Way now. Another theory puts the number at well over 31k, with yet another theory saying there ought to be almost 38k civilizations more advanced than our own in the Milky Way right now.

    Given that despite all our best efforts at detecting signs of life via electromagnetic emissions (the SETI project) we haven't found a damn thing (Fermi's Paradox), I lean more toward the 361 estimate from the rare-life hypothesis, which has an echo in the concept called The Great Filter:

    http://arxiv.org/abs/0810.2222
    http://arxivblog.com/?p=674
    http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/10/20/1230207
     
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