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I do believe in aliens. They have to be out there. It’s too vast. The only way they’re not out there is if we’re in a simulation.
 

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I do believe in aliens. They have to be out there. It’s too vast. The only way they’re not out there is if we’re in a simulation.
Nope it’s not the only way. There is the Great Filter as well. Check out the Fermi Paradox.
 
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What if everytime humans chase dots in the sky, that is the next level equivalent to when humans make cats chase laser pointers?

They're just fvcking with us.

That actually would even explain how these "Objects" move so fast, they're projects or 3D Dots from a hyper dimensional "Laser Pointer".
 

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There has to be life out there other than what originated on Earth. The universe is too big. However on the flip side, the chances of us ever making contact with another life are very small. Think in human history how long it took for us to simply communicate over just this planet?

The most likely scenario is that life is out there and we'll probably never make contact with it, at least for many generations. It is hard to imagine the scale of the universe, but we're just a tiny spec in a vast area and our lifetimes are only a tiny blip of time.
 

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While I think there’s gotta be other life out there, if true, doesn’t bode well for us in the Great Filter theory, which I think is a pretty good theory of why we haven’t found any other signs of life.
 
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Are mushrooms from outer space?


By Scott Mechura EBS Food Columnist
It isn’t a fruit or vegetable, it isn’t a fiber, and it certainly isn’t a protein. Then what is a mushroom?
Other than the mouthwatering anticipation with which chefs and foragers harvest morels or golden chanterelles from the Gallatin Valley each year, or prized truffles from France or Italy, most of us don’t often give the mushroom the same attention as local beef, trout, or fresh produce.


Classified as fungi, mushrooms are referred to as hidden kingdoms unto themselves. They have a symbiotic relationship with plants, animals, and other fungi, as well as a parasitic one.


The study of mushrooms is called mycology, which differs from the disciplines of biology and botany. And while you may never think about the white buttons in the blue Styrofoam in the produce section, they just may be the most unique food you’ll ever eat.
Most of us believe the round, colorful structure we see growing above ground to be the whole mushroom, when in fact that is merely the “fruit” of a much larger organism living underground made up of connected filaments called mycelium.


Modern day scientists say that mushrooms are more closely related to animals than plants, the primary reasons being they “breathe” oxygen and “exhale” carbon dioxide like humans, rather than the reverse in the plant world. And mushrooms contain no chlorophyll.
The late ethnobotanist Terence McKenna suggested that mushrooms are responsible for human intelligence as we know it. His theory hypothesized that mushroom spores possess all of the necessary requirements to travel on space currents. Furthermore, they could have settled in the brain matter of primitive humanoids and, following the lines of modern day hallucinogenic mushrooms, directly contributed to our modern day intelligence and self awareness.


McKenna went on to theorize that mushrooms are the reason there is human life on earth.
While this may seem like material from a science fiction novel, there is no avoiding the fact that mushrooms possess many traits that are unique to their kingdom alone.


Fungi build cell walls out of chitin, the same material that makes up the hard outer shells of insects and other arthropods. These cell walls contain similar chemicals found in butterfly and beetle wings, as well as the plumage of some colorful birds, such as peacocks.
Living spores have been found and collected in every level of earth’s atmosphere. Mushroom spores are electron-dense and can survive in the vacuum of space. Additionally, their outer layer is actually metallic and of a purple hue, which naturally allows the spore to deflect ultraviolet light. And as if all this wasn’t unique enough, the outer shell of the spore is the hardest organic compound to exist in nature.
Who knows, maybe I’ll look to the stars the next time I enjoy a fresh, sautéed Crimini mushroom with a glass of Nebbiolo in hopes of seeing a mushroom-shaped constellation.

 

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I have no doubt there is other life in the universe, we just don't know what form that life takes or how advanced it is compared to us.
 

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I have no doubt there is other life in the universe, we just don't know what form that life takes or how advanced it is compared to us.
What I wonder is if there could be any shortcuts in Physics to deal with crossing great distances.

I was kidding about the cats chasing lasers, but maybe if they can't come in person they could project something. Supposedly, a kind of limited Quantum Teleportation is possible. Not ideal for sending physical things, but maybe information.
 
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What I wonder is if there could be any shortcuts in Physics to deal with crossing great distances.

I was kidding about the cats chasing lasers, but maybe if they can't come in person they could project something. Supposedly, a kind of limited Quantum Teleportation is possible. Not ideal for sending physical things, but maybe information.

There probably is.

We actually have been able to solve most problems through our ability to create technology, we can even likely solve climate change except that we have people working against that goal because they are small minded and ignorant.

It's more likely than not that at least one civilization has transcended and beat the Fermi paradox and become what to us would be a god, so they can probably go wherever and whenever they want. They would not likely communicate with us though as we are so totally un-evolved in comparison.
 

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What I wonder is if there could be any shortcuts in Physics to deal with crossing great distances.

I was kidding about the cats chasing lasers, but maybe if they can't come in person they could project something. Supposedly, a kind of limited Quantum Teleportation is possible. Not ideal for sending physical things, but maybe information.

I believe there was an article, a good while ago, about how they were able to get a particle to exist/appear I’m two different locations but for a tiniest millionth part of a moment...maybe at the LHC? Teleporters here we come!!?!??
 

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I believe there was an article, a good while ago, about how they were able to get a particle to exist/appear I’m two different locations but for a tiniest millionth part of a moment...maybe at the LHC? Teleporters here we come!!?!??

I think that was a limited 'Teleportation' using a weird principle of Quantum Entanglement. I'm not quite sure how that works, but it might apply to fast information transmission and Quantum Computers.

I'm not sure you can really teleport physical things, but what if particles interacting at a distance could be used like a probe sending back info. Or if the particles are far enough apart, could information be sent faster than light?
 
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So... either experimental drones by the US that the navy isn't aware of, or other nations drones (China, Russia).
Only logical explanation no?
 

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So... either experimental drones by the US that the navy isn't aware of, or other nations drones (China, Russia).
Only logical explanation no?
1. Yea, the simplest explination is that its highly secretive US military and or contractors.
2. Another country, but i doubt anynone has some thing like this and we dont.

But, these things have beem reported since before we got in the air. They could be extraterstrial albeit more likely extradimensional if not from here. As unlikely as it seems it only takes one civilization to become intergalactic or beyond and they can probably find any life anywhere and visit if they choose.
 

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Has anybody been watching Project Bluebook? I really enjoy the show, even if it is mostly entertainment. Either way, the cases and main character Dr Hynek were definately real, as are some major supporting characters. It watches like an OG X Files, but I personally find it more entertaining, and it really makes you want to look into the actual files a bit more. I've also never put into perspective why the government wouldn't want to come right out and say, but it really helps me understand the mindset, and why it has taken so long.