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Lurch 08-21-2018 03:41 PM

Sentient Extraterrestrials
 
Scientists say that the Universe is 13.8 billion years old, and the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Keeping this in mind, isn't it naive that people think that in this exact time period there are sentient extraterrestrials? Let's say for arguments sake that there were sentient aliens, but they existed 1 billion years ago. They came and went without a whisper, and we were none the wiser. Compared to the age of the Universe, the Human species a but a scratch on the surface of time. Let's give the aliens the benefit of the doubt: they existed 1 million years ago, but they went extinct after 500,000 years. I'm not saying that they don't exist, I'm just saying that its entirely possible that they don't exist in this time and space. We could be all alone.

Tim Horton 08-22-2018 04:24 PM

WOW.... That must be the biggest words I've ever seen. Think I sprained my lip trying to pronounce that..

OK........... I suppose anything is possible....

I mean.. If it weren't for that Roswell would have to think of something else for a local industry. Hey.. Long as it works for them... I'm cool with it.

Rats... Now the theme from the old "Twilight Zone" show is going through my head likely for all day...

Lurch 08-23-2018 06:29 PM

"There is a fifth dimension beyond which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of a man's fears, and the summit of his knowledge. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone."

jvcstone 09-02-2018 06:09 PM

I'm beginning to wonder if there is any "sentient" life on this planet.


JVC

Doninalaska 09-03-2018 12:26 AM

[QUOTE=jvcstone;438699]I'm beginning to wonder if there is any "sentient" life on this planet.


JVC[/QUOTE]

Sometimes it doesn't seem so.

Kachad 09-10-2018 03:36 AM

[QUOTE=jvcstone;438699]I'm beginning to wonder if there is any "sentient" life on this planet.


JVC[/QUOTE]


A lot of Sentient life forms on this Planet, but subsets with Common Sense and Wisdom are somewhat hit or miss.


I think there has to be sentient life out somewhere in the Universe. There are just too many possibilities, to think otherwise - in my opinion.


Haven't had too many discussions with Christians relating to this, but I would be very interested to hear how the Christian Faith interprets the possibility. Not sure if this is the correct section to discuss that though.

Doninalaska 09-16-2018 09:55 PM

[QUOTE=Kachad;438800]A lot of Sentient life forms on this Planet, but subsets with Common Sense and Wisdom are somewhat hit or miss.


I think there has to be sentient life out somewhere in the Universe. There are just too many possibilities, to think otherwise - in my opinion.


Haven't had too many discussions with Christians relating to this, but I would be very interested to hear how the Christian Faith interprets the possibility. Not sure if this is the correct section to discuss that though.[/QUOTE]

I think it depends on the Christian denomination. As far as I know, the Catholics are fine with extraterrestrial life, but some of the more conservative Protestant denominations have big problems with it. The middle folks just haven't thought about it.

Lurch 09-24-2018 03:45 PM

I wonder how the Druids feel about the subject.

jvcstone 12-04-2018 07:21 PM

ran across this article, and thought it might add to this discussion:


[url]https://www.rt.com/usa/445569-nasa-scientist-aliens-visited-earth/[/url]


Basically, the author believes that because of our limited technology (only 10,000 years since we started farming, and most of the advances we have seen are within the last 100 years) aliens may have visited, and tried to communicate, but we are not capable of being aware of such activity. One thing he mentions is that we need to realign our thinking to to understand that there may be many other life forms that are not carbon based as we are
JVC

Lurch 01-27-2019 09:14 PM

[QUOTE=jvcstone;439869]ran across this article, and thought it might add to this discussion:


[url]https://www.rt.com/usa/445569-nasa-scientist-aliens-visited-earth/[/url]


Basically, the author believes that because of our limited technology (only 10,000 years since we started farming, and most of the advances we have seen are within the last 100 years) aliens may have visited, and tried to communicate, but we are not capable of being aware of such activity. One thing he mentions is that we need to realign our thinking to to understand that there may be many other life forms that are not carbon based as we are
JVC[/QUOTE]

Good points. If aliens came here and found a few scattered pockets of cavemen, they would see no need to communicate.

billygoatgruff 02-16-2019 10:05 AM

[QUOTE=Kachad;438800]A lot of Sentient life forms on this Planet, but subsets with Common Sense and Wisdom are somewhat hit or miss.


I think there has to be sentient life out somewhere in the Universe. There are just too many possibilities, to think otherwise - in my opinion.


Haven't had too many discussions with Christians relating to this, but I would be very interested to hear how the Christian Faith interprets the possibility. Not sure if this is the correct section to discuss that though.[/QUOTE]


Demons, of course... lol


But... I read ufo stuff and one story told as an anecdote was that an alien answered questions for one person. He was asked if he was a demon. His response was that sometimes he was considered that, other times an angel. It depended on what he was doing in relation to the observer's system of belief. Thinking on that kinda rocked my world.



Personally, bottom line thought is that it is above my pay grade, someone else's job. I still wonder and discuss but any conclusions are above my pay grade.


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