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Or rather, save ourselves. Earth will adjust and life will find a way but perhaps mankind's brightest future lies among the stars.

And if we did find a habitable planet but settling it requires killing off lots of (intelligent) indigenous life, would you be down with that?

If we somehow found some way to coexist in a multi-galactic society, would you discriminate against the aliens?

Would you protest excessive brutality by our human-dominated security forces against our alien brothers?
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I think you should stfu.

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Last line sucks ass, but yeah why not. It's going to happen eventually, we're already doing it with different races, why not difference alien races? Why do you have six vaginas for a hearing aid and seven ears for hearing my emotions?

I wan't to know why that blue female just spoke to me in an alien language while gouging out my eye balls? Will they kill us just to see us bleed?

Will they hear you... in space...?
Most of the important things


in the world have been accomplished


by people who have kept on


trying when there seemed to be no hope at all
#5
is littering inside of cities really that bad?




#6
Quote by Momentosis
I think you should stfu.


What's funny is you could silence me but there's literally dozens of alienkins out there ready to take up the cause.
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What's funny is you could silence me but there's literally dozens of alienkins out there ready to take up the cause.


Good thing there's only dozens then, eh?

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#8
I think the fact that we've not yet saved the planet from global warming is a good indication of why more advanced extraterrestrial societies wouldn't want to contact us.
Mostly because we can't collectively seem to go 'yeah, this seems like a good idea, let's do it', but instead go 'lol nah' or 'I really like driving my car though'.

That combined with the fact that the ultimate goal of society seems to be to stimulate the economy rather than using things like the economy to improve on quality of life for all doesn't really make me optimistic about us becoming interplanetary anytime soon.
Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; man got to tell himself he understand.


#9
probably not... I've heard we've already done so much bad that getting better wouldn't reverse it. I deny plastic bags and turn lights off and take quick showers and everything, but yeah seems pretty in vain.

That and I find ecologists are nazis that cant be trusted. >_>
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And id definitely be Anti-District 9 to the aliens, but if we ever get to that point we probably wont have to worry because we'll be inter-dimensional peaceful beings free of ego and dicks
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I also just want to add that I've finished reading Chilhood's End a few days ago, and that would be a pretty cool scenario for encountering alien life.

Except for the whole 'mankind will seize to exist'-part of course.
Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; man got to tell himself he understand.


#13
Let's just all go on a cruise round the solar system for hundreds of years.

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#14
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is littering inside of cities really that bad?

think of the concrete!
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#15
Someone's been watching too much hard sci fi. Luckily so have I.
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perhaps mankind's brightest future lies among the stars.
Considering the size of the universe, yes another earth like planet is a possibility but to get the right size, atmosphere, galactic and intergalactic inhabitable zones, a stable and regular (ie fast enough not to bake/freeze) orbit, a carbon cycle, water (of course), not too close to a black hole, not in the middle of interstellar dust clouds, I think I made my point. I think the film Interstellar captured this difficulty well. Some people say Earth is so insignificant but it is really something special.

And if we did find a habitable planet but settling it requires killing off lots of (intelligent) indigenous life, would you be down with that?
No.
If we somehow found some way to coexist in a multi-galactic society, would you discriminate against the aliens?
I hope I've watched enough Star Trek to not do that.

Would you protest excessive brutality by our human-dominated security forces against our alien brothers?
I hope I've watched enough Star Trek to not engage in or tolerate excessive brutality in human dominated security forces against our alien brothers. (Been catching up on Falling Skies, which is the reverse situation.)
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Someone's been watching too much hard sci fi. Luckily so have I.
Considering the size of the universe, yes another earth like planet is a possibility but to get the right size, atmosphere, galactic and intergalactic inhabitable zones, a stable and regular (ie fast enough not to bake/freeze) orbit, a carbon cycle, water (of course), not too close to a black hole, not in the middle of interstellar dust clouds, I think I made my point. I think the film Interstellar captured this difficulty well. Some people say Earth is so insignificant but it is really something special.

No. I hope I've watched enough Star Trek to not do that.I hope I've watched enough Star Trek to not engage in or tolerate excessive brutality in human dominated security forces against our alien brothers. (Been catching up on Falling Skies, which is the reverse situation.)

Do you even Drake equation bro?

There's probably a thousand or more planets in this galaxy that humans could live on, IIRC.
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And id definitely be Anti-District 9 to the aliens, but if we ever get to that point we probably wont have to worry because we'll be inter-dimensional peaceful beings free of ego and dicks



I refuse to live in a dickless world.
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Do you even Drake equation bro?

There's probably a thousand or more planets in this galaxy that humans could live on, IIRC.

Yes I know the Drake Equation and some revised versions of the equation. Some of the variables are known and are stable however some are unknown and open to speculation at best. Plus there's stuff we don't know about life, evolution, intelligent (technological) life which makes it extremely hard to give a reliable estimate.

I don't think there are thousands of planets in our galaxy like Earth. Maybe you could live on them but not like we live now.
#20
Quote by MinterMan22
is littering inside of cities really that bad?

no but u have to respect the forest and the oceans and all that shit
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Quote by ErikLensherr
Or rather, save ourselves. Earth will adjust and life will find a way but perhaps mankind's brightest future lies among the stars.


In the long term yes, in the short term we should do what we need to save our planet. Chief among these is invest into renewable, or nuclear energy in the short-medium term until we can develop fusion power. We simply can't afford to BURN all our oil, which could be key to making future polymers we might need in space.

And if we did find a habitable planet but settling it requires killing off lots of (intelligent) indigenous life, would you be down with that?


Nope.

If we somehow found some way to coexist in a multi-galactic society, would you discriminate against the aliens?


No, some people would though.

Would you protest excessive brutality by our human-dominated security forces against our alien brothers?


No. Is this a parody thread? Sigh.

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Yes I know the Drake Equation and some revised versions of the equation. Some of the variables are known and are stable however some are unknown and open to speculation at best. Plus there's stuff we don't know about life, evolution, intelligent (technological) life which makes it extremely hard to give a reliable estimate.

I don't think there are thousands of planets in our galaxy like Earth. Maybe you could live on them but not like we live now.

But we'd be living on them with a much more advanced technology than we have now(or we wouldn't get there at all).
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But we'd be living on them with a much more advanced technology than we have now(or we wouldn't get there at all).

Yes, we would, assuming we have that kind of advanced technology and have developed a warp drive or stargate or something before we all die or we will die just getting to the edge of our solar system
#24
I want to save the tiggers and I will be nice to all aliens if they are nice to me and my family and friends.
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#25
I used to think tigers were the coolest animals, but now that I've discovered bears, I'm not so sure anymore.
Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly; man got to sit and wonder, 'Why, why, why?'
Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land; man got to tell himself he understand.


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Quote by ultimate-slash
I used to think tigers were the coolest animals, but now that I've discovered bears, I'm not so sure anymore.

Tigers are better their reaction speed is faster and they're cuter and their eyes are prettier and they are deadlier
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Yes, we would, assuming we have that kind of advanced technology and have developed a warp drive or stargate or something before we all die or we will die just getting to the edge of our solar system

Fool doesn't even know how to generation ship.

Twat.
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#28
answer to OP: Save Earth, no, no, yes.

If we leave Earth and can terraform planets that are otherwise dead, we should assign each former Earth country a planet of comparable size, so you have a whole planet of each nationality. I'm not trying to discriminate, but we will want some nostalgia right?
A poem.
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Tigers are better their reaction speed is faster and they're cuter and their eyes are prettier and they are deadlier

The only way to find out which is better is by putting them both together and making them fight...

...which I truly, truly hope never happens
A poem.
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answer to OP: Save Earth, no, no, yes.

If we leave Earth and can terraform planets that are otherwise dead, we should assign each former Earth country a planet of comparable size, so you have a whole planet of each nationality. I'm not trying to discriminate, but we will want some nostalgia right?

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PlanetOfHats
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The only way to find out which is better is by putting them both together and making them fight...

...which I truly, truly hope never happens

Tigers eat bears so tigers obviously win.
cat
#32
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Fool doesn't even know how to generation ship.

Twat.

Na man, I just want to be there. And it could take millennia that way.
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Na man, I just want to be there. And it could take millennia that way.

And we'll crack some kind of FTL fast enough for you to get there as anything other than a USB HDD or BIAJ?
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And we'll crack some kind of FTL fast enough for you to get there as anything other than a USB HDD or BIAJ?

If you could do that, that'd be great thank you!!
#35
Quote by guitarxo
Tigers eat bears so tigers obviously win.


I was curious so I youtubed it and... damn........ looks like he got #rekt

*url=nope*
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Quote by mind_meld
If you could do that, that'd be great thank you!!

Yea, I have a few ideas written on the back of old envelopes somewhere about.
Here's the pile.

Shopping list, shopping list, plan for world domination, shopping list, script for Oscar-winning porno, shopping list, shopping list...

Ah bugger it, someone else can invent the damn thing.
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Don't go ninjerin nobody don't need ninjerin'
#37
Quote by ErikLensherr
Or rather, save ourselves. Earth will adjust and life will find a way but perhaps mankind's brightest future lies among the stars.


We should do both.

And if we did find a habitable planet but settling it requires killing off lots of (intelligent) indigenous life, would you be down with that?


No. Not only is that wrong, but it'd be insanely hypocritical given all the alien invasion movies humans make. And that's seriously scary if your on the receiving end.

If we somehow found some way to coexist in a multi-galactic society, would you discriminate against the aliens?


No. If they all look like giant cockroaches I might not want to go on their planet though. /specieist

Would you protest excessive brutality by our human-dominated security forces against our alien brothers?


Yes.

/boringpost
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Quote by slapsymcdougal
Yea, I have a few ideas written on the back of old envelopes somewhere about.
Here's the pile.

Shopping list, shopping list, plan for world domination, shopping list, script for Oscar-winning porno, shopping list, shopping list...

Ah bugger it, someone else can invent the damn thing.

No joke, one of my friends reckons he has 'mapped out the structure and layout of a group of a few hundred people leaving in ships and exploring the universe, setting up colonies and everything'(end of text message). Maybe I'll ask him.
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Quote by ErikLensherr
Or rather, save ourselves. Earth will adjust and life will find a way but perhaps mankind's brightest future lies among the stars.

Reminded me of this - http:// - and a few other stories I've heard about war torn and ravaged places or environmental disaster sites that were then deserted and are now becoming richly biodiverse.
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