Is the Earth unusual?

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  1. bredekamp

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    I was watching some UFO related shows on TV and was wondering? Why do we often hear of "crashed" alien vessels? Surely if aliens are smart enough to travel interstellar distances, avoid black holes, meteors and the laws of physics surely they can avoid "crashing".

    Do we have an unusual gravity field or space weather or something? Maybe they didn't crash at all maybe we shot them down?:eek:
     
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    The universe is undoubtedly teaming with life, BUT is so incomprehensibly vast that the advanced civilizations capable of space exploration have had little chance of stumbling upon us in the several thousand years we've even been slightly worthy of notice. Let's not flatter ourselves.
     
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    DaveinOlyWA 3rd Time was Solariffic!!

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    oic... so because aliens can teleport themselves around the galaxy, that would somehow imply that they have built machines that never fail?

    i believe that would be a bit presumptuous...
     
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    There are theories that the Earth's magnetic field may be involved in these "crashes". While not being unique, the Erth's magnetic field is unusually strong for a planetary body of its size. Mostly due to spin. Mars has a weak field and Venus doesn't really have much of any. Jupiter has a strong field, but it is a massive planet where gravity concerns overwhelm the interaction with the magnetic field.
     
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    My personal theory is that our solar system is officially "off limits" to intelligent life, and the occasional sightings are actually "teens" ( or similarly immature beings ) who dare each other to Buzz the Earthers, and as young drivers are wont to do occasionally miss judge the factors (and don't listen to their guidance system) and crash...
     
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    They're coming here because they're annoyed that we stopped broadcasting "I Love Lucy" episodes. (Now it's just on cable, which they don't get.)
     
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    Assuming there were intelligent life elsewhere in the universe capable of interstellar travel, why would they be interested in us? I don't think it's the TV shows - depending on the distance, they could be just starting to get those signals.
     
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    I Love Lucy was on from 1951 to 1957. It's been over 50 years since we stopped broadcasting new episodes of the only good TV show ever made. So any star within 25 light years would be a candidate for a now infuriated intelligent species.

    There are over two dozen decent star systems in that range, after I remove the very common, but small and dim red dwarf stars. Some good candidates are Alpha Centauri, Sirius, Epsilon Eridani, Procyon, 61 Cygni, Epsilon Indi, and Tau Ceti, all less than 12 light years away.
     
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    :pound:Good one.
     
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    Yes, they must surely blow out a vacume tube now and then :)
    maybe the dylithium crystals aren't all pure ... perhaps a few cubit zirkoniums placed into the warp drive?
    what's up with all that probe thing going on? seems kinda gay ... so what planet do they go to, Uranus?
    why do they keep bringing the earthlings back, seems kinda discriminatory
    why so many UFO's when they can just Star-Gate here ... seems like a huge waste of time
    so many valid questions
     
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    What? You never got a flat or threw a belt?
     
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    If I could only get this ironic pentameter drive running smoothly, I could go visit them. We have the whole set of Lucy on dvd, and a few more of those would pay for the entire trip.
     
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    Actually Earth is not special: UFOs crash everywhere, all the time. That guy in that picture from Mars was a crashed alien. And all that stuff on Titan? Blown head gasket.
     
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    Having actually witnessed a UFO, I still don't believe they are extra terrestrial in nature.

    The fact that there is even a Lucy Theory is proof that Americans have major problems. Deep down, we know ET would most likely be repulsed by Lucy and highly attracted to Jerry Lewis . . . making ET more French-like. :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe they don't have any sort of guidance system: They just sort of sling their space ships out at random, and they keep going until they crash somewhere. Of course, most of them would hit stars and burn up. So the ETs in the UFOs are probably convicted criminals.
     
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    Duplicate post.
     
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    So they are kinda like Australians? :confused:
     
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    Or they are an unmanned probe like Voyager, and they are past their service life with failing systems.
     
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