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Old December 21 2012, 02:24 PM   #481
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Hell, it's a far better theory than the "Face" crap.

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Old December 21 2012, 08:12 PM   #482
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Ah, Ancient Aliens one of my guilty pleasures. I especially like the way that the narrator always says things like "Could Aliens..." or "If Aliens had...," I always interpret it as a kind of backhanded disclaimer. Those lines and the Whale Wars opening "warning" where they say that they views of the show are not the views of the producers are such great honesty in television--"Look, folks we don't believe this shtuff, we just hope you find it as entertainingly bad as we do."
One of my guilty pleasures too - but my favorite (funny) aspect is the narrator always starts every line with, "Ancient astronaut theorists believe..."
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Old December 21 2012, 10:12 PM   #483
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The Green Mushroom wrote: View Post
Ah, Ancient Aliens one of my guilty pleasures. I especially like the way that the narrator always says things like "Could Aliens..." or "If Aliens had...," I always interpret it as a kind of backhanded disclaimer. Those lines and the Whale Wars opening "warning" where they say that they views of the show are not the views of the producers are such great honesty in television--"Look, folks we don't believe this shtuff, we just hope you find it as entertainingly bad as we do."
One of my guilty pleasures too - but my favorite (funny) aspect is the narrator always starts every line with, "Ancient astronaut theorists believe..."
Yeah, they might as well start it with "Some cranks in their parents' basements believe..."
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Old December 22 2012, 12:07 AM   #484
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Ah, Ancient Aliens one of my guilty pleasures. I especially like the way that the narrator always says things like "Could Aliens..." or "If Aliens had...," I always interpret it as a kind of backhanded disclaimer. Those lines and the Whale Wars opening "warning" where they say that they views of the show are not the views of the producers are such great honesty in television--"Look, folks we don't believe this shtuff, we just hope you find it as entertainingly bad as we do."
One of my guilty pleasures too - but my favorite (funny) aspect is the narrator always starts every line with, "Ancient astronaut theorists believe..."
Yeah, they might as well start it with "Some cranks in their parents' basements believe..."
"that life down here began out there." Imagine it in Patrick Macnee's voice...
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Old December 22 2012, 10:27 PM   #485
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"Some cranks in their parents' basements believe..."

"that life down here ..."


"Down here," as in their parents' basements?

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Old December 23 2012, 07:31 PM   #486
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Giorgio's bad tan, bad hair and ridiculous refusal to properly pronounce "astronaut" and "extra-terrestrials" are usually entertaining.
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Old December 23 2012, 08:03 PM   #487
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Is it possible - as some astronaut theorists contend - that Giorgio's hair is the result of back-engineered extraterrestrial technology recovered from the Roswell crash of 1947? *


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Old December 23 2012, 10:48 PM   #489
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We have no explanation how his hair happened under the known laws of physics. This means that it must have been growing in zero gravity. What is he hiding?
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I find it difficult to believe that a forum full of Star Trek fans, people who ostensibly are mostly humanist by definition, would think that humans created their own civilization and great accomplishments by their own agency! Preposterous!!!!
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I'm waiting for The Hair... er... Giorgio, von Daniken, Coppens, et al to address the 12/21/12 bit in an upcoming episode. The world didn't end, the aliens/gods, didn't return. I've just amused myself by watching some older episodes and they spent so much time on it they have to spin it somehow.
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Old December 24 2012, 06:13 PM   #492
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It definitely proves Centauri ancestry.

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Old December 27 2012, 03:19 PM   #493
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Here's something a bit new...the-great-filter-theory-suggests-humans-have-already-conquered-the-threat-of-extinction...

http://io9.com/5970501/the-great-fil...-of-extinction

This is related to the Fermi Paradox posts I made earlier in the thread. Food for thought, though I'm not sure I'm buying it..

Also, an excellent book I bought after seeing it mentioned in the article..

http://www.amazon.com/Universe-Alien...tag=io9amzn-20
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Old December 27 2012, 04:00 PM   #494
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I don't think humans are 100% extinction-proof, however, I do think we could survive a lot of things that most other species could not. Besides, there are billions of us. Even if you whittle that down to a few thousand, that is a survivable number of people to prevent extinction.

I think our ultimate limit, given current technology, would be the destruction of our atmosphere (that is, making it unbreathable by us.) Even then, I suppose we could make indoor environments and grow plants. However, none of the Biosphere projects actually panned out, so it's debatable whether we could really survive this way long-term.
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Old December 27 2012, 04:17 PM   #495
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I don't think humans are 100% extinction-proof, however, I do think we could survive a lot of things that most other species could not. Besides, there are billions of us. Even if you whittle that down to a few thousand, that is a survivable number of people to prevent extinction.

I think our ultimate limit, given current technology, would be the destruction of our atmosphere (that is, making it unbreathable by us.) Even then, I suppose we could make indoor environments and grow plants. However, none of the Biosphere projects actually panned out, so it's debatable whether we could really survive this way long-term.
100% of anything is not possible, and we are certainly not extinction proof...related to the existence of aliens...think of the Kardashev scale of technological development. What if we can control the entire output of energy of our planet, then solar system and sun. These would be lofty advances, and a seriously powerful civilization, but even those could fall prey to cosmic catastrophes...let's go further beyond: what if our major cultural goal is to survive, well..everything! Can we harness the energy of a galaxy? Can we force evolve ourselves to live beyond the extinction of the universe...into multiverses? It's problematic, if a new universe has new physical laws, even if we survive the "end of the universe" we might me winked out of existence.


Taking it way back to modern Earth...man has the power to change much of what he has done, and space travel is a fact, we just need advancements to take us to another level..resource exploitation, habitat expansion, etc. It's my oipinion that a totally renewable human civilization is not possible within this biosphere, we can make some inroads to being responsible and renewable, but if man progresses as he has shown to, he will expand. It's inevitable. Early native populations destroyed their habitats, many disappeared, same with animal populations...we have the brain to take evolution out of the realm of nature and go beyond it. We can never avoid threats of extinction, but we can mitigate it if we spread out!

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