REPEATED RADIO SIGNALS COMING FROM GALAXY 1.5 BILLION LIGHT YEARS AWAY, SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE

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The telling would be whether the bursts contain identical waves and legnths or whatever. I don't pretend to be a radio guru.

But if each of the 6 was identical in every way that's the result of intelligent life. If not. Natural.
These fuck all else intelligent out there. The Fermi paradox is correct and I think the Rare Earth Hypotheses holds up.
 
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These fuck all else intelligent out there. The Fermi paradox is correct and I think the Rare Earth Hypotheses holds up.
I just don't believe that. Monkeys and apes aren't exactly dumb and given enough time they'd evolve further, moreso if a genetic mutation took hold forcing an evolutionary jump.

Dolphins too. Very intelligent. If they had appendages, and again, time who knows where their evolution would lead.

There are more planets out there then there are grains of sand.....yes of sand......on our planet. To believe there isn't life out there statistically is literally a billion billion billion to one or more. The only reasonable argument against life is if God does exist and we are unique but since I don't believe in God I cannot believe that theory.

There's life of that I'm sure. And I'm sure they're watching us. But ignoring us all the same. They'd be far far past religion, animal cruelty, barbaric violence and petty self interests. So much so even contacting us would be like making friends with a serial murderer. It's simply not in their interests or benefit. In fact making contact with humans would be like bringing an infectious disease into your home.

I'm in the camp of when we get to a certain stage of evolution and technology they'll introduce themselves. Not before.
 
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Well if it is radio signals from an intelligent species, so long as they've managed to survive the 1.5 billion years it took those radio waves to reach us and can survive another few billions years for us to go to them, then we can say hi!!

This is the problem, the distances are so vast to most other star systems, never mind galaxies that you're talking about years for signals to even travel there and if there is a species on a similar technological level to us right now then we have a long wait till we pick up signals from them.

Unless there's life around one of the stars in our local part of the Milky Way, Alpha Centauri is somewhere like that... what's the closest star where we believe there is a rocky planet in it's goldilocks zone?
 
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Well if it is radio signals from an intelligent species, so long as they've managed to survive the 1.5 billion years it took those radio waves to reach us and can survive another few billions years for us to go to them, then we can say hi!!

This is the problem, the distances are so vast to most other star systems, never mind galaxies that you're talking about years for signals to even travel there and if there is a species on a similar technological level to us right now then we have a long wait till we pick up signals from them.

Unless there's life around one of the stars in our local part of the Milky Way, Alpha Centauri is somewhere like that... what's the closest star where we believe there is a rocky planet in it's goldilocks zone?
Agreed.

I think the assumption they'd use radio too is a little short sighted. I mean before radio we used copper wires and who knows what we'll use 100 years from now.

A super advanced race would be unlikely to use radio waves because they'd be too slow. They're probably using something we aren't advanced to listen to yet, something faster than light.
 
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I just don't believe that. Monkeys and apes aren't exactly dumb and given enough time they'd evolve further, moreso if a genetic mutation took hold forcing an evolutionary jump.

Dolphins too. Very intelligent. If they had appendages, and again, time who knows where their evolution would lead.

There are more planets out there then there are grains of sand.....yes of sand......on our planet. To believe there isn't life out there statistically is literally a billion billion billion to one or more. The only reasonable argument against life is if God does exist and we are unique but since I don't believe in God I cannot believe that theory.

There's life of that I'm sure. And I'm sure they're watching us. But ignoring us all the same. They'd be far far past religion, animal cruelty, barbaric violence and petty self interests. So much so even contacting us would be like making friends with a serial murderer. It's simply not in their interests or benefit. In fact making contact with humans would be like bringing an infectious disease into your home.

I'm in the camp of when we get to a certain stage of evolution and technology they'll introduce themselves. Not before.
I’ve no doubt there’s life elsewhere, but complex life I’m not sure of.
Earth is one hell of a fluke statistically.
 
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Well if it is radio signals from an intelligent species, so long as they've managed to survive the 1.5 billion years it took those radio waves to reach us and can survive another few billions years for us to go to them, then we can say hi!!

This is the problem, the distances are so vast to most other star systems, never mind galaxies that you're talking about years for signals to even travel there and if there is a species on a similar technological level to us right now then we have a long wait till we pick up signals from them.

Unless there's life around one of the stars in our local part of the Milky Way, Alpha Centauri is somewhere like that... what's the closest star where we believe there is a rocky planet in it's goldilocks zone?
I think there a rocky planet in the habitable zone orbiting Alpha Centauri.
 
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It’s frustrating to realise that I’ll be long dead & burnt to a crisp before they eventually start to understand what’s out there
I’d love to be here when technology eventually allows humanity to travel vast distances very quickly etc
It'll comfort you to know that the earth won't be hospitable 3.5 billion years from now with the sun meant to be 30-40% brighter than it is today.

Life is a fart in extraterrestrial wind.
 

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This gives me so much anxiety. When my mind starts to wonder into the finality of our lifespan and realizing I’ll miss so much of future discoveries. Like all the coolest shit is yet to come. Fuck.
Been killing me for a long time haha. There's a potential option though: cryogenics.
 

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It'll comfort you to know that the earth won't be hospitable 3.5 billion years from now with the sun meant to be 30-40% brighter than it is today.

Life is a fart in extraterrestrial wind.
That's hardly comforting. Dinosaurs walked the earth for about 170 million years. Homo Sapiens what? 300.000 years?
Look at what we've accomplished just from 1918 until 2018. Just a 1000 years from now is unimaginable, let alone 10.000 or a 100.000 years.

Go to 2:00 if you want to skip the into:
 
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That's hardly comforting. Dinosaurs walked the earth for about 170 million years. Homo Sapiens what? 300.000 years?
Look at what we've accomplished just from 1918 until 2018. Just a 1000 years from now is unimaginable, let alone 10.000 or a 100.000 years.

Go to 2:00 if you want to skip the into:
Well yeah 3.5b is a long time from now. Long enough to conceive that humanity will be very different and so different the solar expansion may not matter. It's also very possible we don't get much further than we have. All it would really take is a minor environmental shift for the planet to set us back.
 
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I just don't believe that. Monkeys and apes aren't exactly dumb and given enough time they'd evolve further, moreso if a genetic mutation took hold forcing an evolutionary jump.

Dolphins too. Very intelligent. If they had appendages, and again, time who knows where their evolution would lead.

There are more planets out there then there are grains of sand.....yes of sand......on our planet. To believe there isn't life out there statistically is literally a billion billion billion to one or more. The only reasonable argument against life is if God does exist and we are unique but since I don't believe in God I cannot believe that theory.

There's life of that I'm sure. And I'm sure they're watching us. But ignoring us all the same. They'd be far far past religion, animal cruelty, barbaric violence and petty self interests. So much so even contacting us would be like making friends with a serial murderer. It's simply not in their interests or benefit. In fact making contact with humans would be like bringing an infectious disease into your home.

I'm in the camp of when we get to a certain stage of evolution and technology they'll introduce themselves. Not before.
There may be intelligent life forms out there, but I seriously, seriously doubt they have found us/know about us. Space is ridiculously big and the chance of finding another intelligent life form is so small that it would be impossible to find another and not fully evaluate it. If the aliens have found us, some of you guys would have been anally probed by now