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    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    That's not scary at all. In fact if you go beyond the Drake equation (which is an obsolete wild guesstimate) and actually look at scenarios you'll find the the expected value of technological civilizations in the MW is 1 or 2. It's a 50% chance that our nearest neighbor is in M31.

    There are several threads on this forum that doo a MUCH better job then the excessively optimistically biased Drake equation.
    The problem is they could be as much as 75,000 LYR away and still be in the MW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyNS View Post
    Well, think of it this way. Supposing we humans developed technology that would let us travel to other star systems. How would we behave?

    Yes, exactly!
    Good point, Kathy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls72 View Post
    The problem is they could be as much as 75,000 LYR away and still be in the MW.
    I tend to view that as a fact and therefore, not a problem.
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    That is scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozypic View Post
    Maybe we just dont taste good ?
    https://youtu.be/dk01eeKMD_I
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    Quote Originally Posted by refractordude View Post
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    That is scary.
    One of my all time favorite movies, and probably technically true. Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean777 View Post
    Why haven't we met the aliens yet?
    Some have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dean777 View Post
    Why haven't we met the aliens yet?
    It's obvious you never met my first mother-in-law.
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    One could point to the thousands of UFO reports on MUFON and NUFORC as indication that they're already here. Granted, many if not most of the reports are likely attributable to mundane natural phenomena or maybe some weird atmospheric plasma physics, but then there are cases like the "supersonic Tic-Tacs" messing with the USS Nimitz carrier battle group.

    Ok, so if we assume they're here, why would an advanced civilization spend their time pulling antics like something out of "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"? It seems there's no logical (to human minds) reason for their reported behavior. And if they're advanced enough to cross interstellar distances, how come the clowns crashed at Roswell?

    So, I remain agnostic.
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