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Quoted for baseless pessimistic opinion.
Fixed that for ya.
    
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Fixed that for ya.
Don't touch me!!!!!
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The sad thing is, if alien life did come to Earth, the US and EU already have protocols in place for such an event (public anyways.... who knows what the governments are hiding). And it wouldn't be good for them.

I don't think the human race is ready to meet an alien race right now. Between our own wars, starvation, racism, etc things just wouldn't be good. And certainly would not make for a first good impression.
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I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords....
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Can't we solve some of our basic problems before we spend money on potentially finding more?
-Aids
-Cancer
-Hunger
-Etc
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dude this is an unnecessary program that's why it was canceled.
    
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Yes, but you and I both know that evidence regarding this topic, whether supporting or refuting it, is scarce and generally incorrect.
What evidence? There is no evidence (at least none available to the public). People that claim there is all kinds of evidence supporting ancient aliens cite drawings on a cave, stories written by ancient indian tribes, and eyewitness accounts as evidence. That isn't evidence, no matter how much of it you have.

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We're here to discuss possibilities, not provide loads and loads of evidence to prove a point.
If you look at the statements I originally responded to they stated they were certain (or their wording suggested their certainty) that aliens were here. You then claimed that eyewitness accounts were evidence, and I responded that they were not.

My point is that you need evidence to say something is true. You can say "aliens could be here, they could be made of cheese and they speak taiwanese" or whatever and sure, it is possible, but it is very different than saying "aliens are here, they speak taiwanese, and they are made of cheese because 7 army officers said they were".
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Can't we solve some of our basic problems before we spend money on potentially finding more?
-Aids
-Cancer
-Hunger
-Etc
Yes we can. And we have the ways of solving those problems right now, it's just not profitable. It's simple logic, in a world organized around monetary gain it is not a good idea to "fix" the world if it means no more profit.

On another note.

I was so scared when it saw 3 days to go and 10,000 to go... BUT YEAHHH.

Consider this:

1- We're receiving signals, not announcing ourselves. (Radio and TV signals have been doing that for decades though)

2- I doubt any aliens out there (if they exist) are malevolent, with a society like ours they would have pretty much destroyed themselves before leaving their star system. I don't see any reason for aliens to take resources from here, when our solar system is pretty much overflowing with everything we consider important here.

3- It's 200,000 from donation money. And even if the government paid for it, it's 8 times less than the cost of one attack helicopter. You see... Those disposable ones in the middle east.
Edited by ilam3d - 8/4/11 at 2:20pm
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Yes we can. And we have the ways of solving those problems right now, it's just not profitable. It's simple logic, in a world organized around monetary gain it is not a good idea to "fix" the world if it means no more profit.
Not everything needs to be done for profit, and if something is done for profit it is not necessarily bad or counter to fixing the worlds problems. It sounds to me like you just have a bad opinion of the profit/loss system.

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On another note.

1- We're receiving signals, not announcing ourselves. (Radio and TV signals have been doing that for decades though)

2- I doubt any aliens out there (if they exist) are malevolent, with a society like ours they would have pretty much destroyed themselves before leaving their star system. I don't see any reason for aliens to take resources from here, when our solar system is pretty much overflowing with everything we consider important here.

3- It's 200,000 from donation money. And even if the government paid for it, it's 8 times less than the cost of one attack helicopter. You see... Those disposable ones in the middle east.
I totally agree, and I am especially happy that this is not being paid for by the government anymore.
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