Where are the aliens?

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm

An episode of the TV show comedy Big Bang Theory illustrates what can happen when someone acknowledges the possibility of the existence of alien craft. One of the characters, Raj Koothrappali gives a presentation at a planetarium, and briefly mentions that he had observed some unexplained objects in the sky, but makes it clear that he doesn't assert in any way that they are alien craft, but states that in a strictly scientific sense, that possibility can't be ruled out. He is immediately set upon by large numbers of people who harass him about being a "UFO believer" and ridicule him mercilessly. The episode seems to parody the tetchiness of the scientific community and some skeptics towards such subjects.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:02 pm

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Is tetchiness the right idea? My own reaction was Kooth was being overly accurate in an audience not woke to the context of the statement.

.........and it was the advocates of UFO that was highlighted NOT the skeptics.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:40 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
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Is tetchiness the right idea? My own reaction was Kooth was being overly accurate in an audience not woke to the context of the statement.

.........and it was the advocates of UFO that was highlighted NOT the skeptics.

You like to think in inapplicables and opposites. Toxoplasmosis?
Yes, tetchiness is the word for what happens when someone dares to impinge on the comfort zone of purported "experts" with alternative ideas.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:32 pm

No, that's just "being bitchy." Now hang up the how-dare-you! cross. It's okay for people to disagree with your weird {!#%@}.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by TJrandom » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:03 pm

landrew wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm
An episode of the TV show comedy Big Bang Theory illustrates what can happen when someone acknowledges the possibility of the existence of alien craft. One of the characters, Raj Koothrappali gives a presentation at a planetarium, and briefly mentions that he had observed some unexplained objects in the sky, but makes it clear that he doesn't assert in any way that they are alien craft, but states that in a strictly scientific sense, that possibility can't be ruled out. He is immediately set upon by large numbers of people who harass him about being a "UFO believer" and ridicule him mercilessly. The episode seems to parody the tetchiness of the scientific community and some skeptics towards such subjects.

How well we know it here.
I do wonder why he chose alien craft to reference - instead of maybe fairies, god farts, planets 10 thru 100, things that dropped off the edge of the earth, souls, etc. So many things not confirmed to exist, but for which the possibility can't be ruled out. Surely his imagination is stunted.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:08 pm

TJrandom wrote:
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landrew wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm
An episode of the TV show comedy Big Bang Theory illustrates what can happen when someone acknowledges the possibility of the existence of alien craft. One of the characters, Raj Koothrappali gives a presentation at a planetarium, and briefly mentions that he had observed some unexplained objects in the sky, but makes it clear that he doesn't assert in any way that they are alien craft, but states that in a strictly scientific sense, that possibility can't be ruled out. He is immediately set upon by large numbers of people who harass him about being a "UFO believer" and ridicule him mercilessly. The episode seems to parody the tetchiness of the scientific community and some skeptics towards such subjects.

How well we know it here.
I do wonder why he chose alien craft to reference - instead of maybe fairies, god farts, planets 10 thru 100, things that dropped off the edge of the earth, souls, etc. So many things not confirmed to exist, but for which the possibility can't be ruled out. Surely his imagination is stunted.
I think the show successfully parodied the non-scientific attitudes that pervade the mention of such subjects.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Lance Kennedy » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:43 pm

Alien spacecraft are somewhat more likely than fairies or other mythological creatures. Personally, I doubt they exist inside our galaxy, and doubt even more that they may have visited Earth. But nevertheless I support the discussion and any realistic research that might be possible.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:50 am

When you remind yourself of the current policy regarding uncontacted peoples, it tends to make part of the extraterrestrial hypothesis makes a bit more sense; any sufficiently advanced culture would choose to leave us alone, knowing the potential damage that could be caused by contact with an advanced culture.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Lance Kennedy » Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:59 am

That, landrew, assumes they think like us.
But the problem is that they are ALIEN. We have no way of even guessing what the policy of an alien species might be. It is just as likely that they would consider us a delicious dish to be served with their favorite alien spices.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:30 am

The aliens might come here and eliminate humans so their fellow tree moss can flourish.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:26 pm

Lance Kennedy wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:59 am
That, landrew, assumes they think like us.
But the problem is that they are ALIEN. We have no way of even guessing what the policy of an alien species might be. It is just as likely that they would consider us a delicious dish to be served with their favorite alien spices.
I'd assume that if they didn't like us, they'd have wiped us out long ago,
if you believe in those things, Bobbo.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Cadmusteeth » Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:08 pm

Assuming they're there at all or they just leave us alone because they don't like us.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:37 pm

Cadmusteeth wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:08 pm
Assuming they're there at all or they just leave us alone because they don't like us.
That kinda goes along with hypothetical scenarios,
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Pyrrho » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 am

https://7news.com.au/news/climate-chang ... et-c-84833
Aliens are already here on Earth, breeding with us and spawning new generations of alien-human hybrids to tackle climate change and nuclear weapons, an Oxford University professor claims.

Oxford Oriental Institute professor, Dr Young-hae Chi initially outlined his theory at a 2012 Ammach Conference in a lecture he called "Alien Abduction and the Environmental Crisis".

He elaborated on his comments in an interview with The Oxford Student last week.
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“If they are far, they shouldn’t be concerned about us. I don’t think they are from far away, they are just next to us, we can’t see them," Chi said.

"We can use an analogy of fish, which can think and perceive things only in the way they can and humans also perceive only in the way we can, so our perception of the world is limited by our organs.”

Chi said the aliens may want to breed with us because they find our DNA valuable in the preservation their own species and to also help create a new kind of species that can cope with future climate conditions.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by scrmbldggs » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:01 am

Pyrrho wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 am
https://7news.com.au/news/climate-chang ... et-c-84833
Aliens are already here on Earth, breeding with us and spawning new generations of alien-human hybrids to tackle climate change and nuclear weapons, an Oxford University professor claims...
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by TJrandom » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm

Instructor Chi.... Yup, a language instructor - exactly who I would turn to in order to learn about aliens. :roll:
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by landrew » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:37 pm

TJrandom wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Instructor Chi.... Yup, a language instructor - exactly who I would turn to in order to learn about aliens. :roll:
Not the first person to use their podium to promote strange theories.
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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by TJrandom » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:42 pm

landrew wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:37 pm
TJrandom wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Instructor Chi.... Yup, a language instructor - exactly who I would turn to in order to learn about aliens. :roll:
Not the first person to use their podium to promote strange theories.
Maybe he was passed over for promotion and was hitting back at Oxford.

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by Gord » Wed May 01, 2019 11:12 am

TJrandom wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Instructor Chi.... Yup, a language instructor - exactly who I would turn to in order to learn about aliens. :roll:
Research Interests:
•Instructional technique in the acquisition of modern languages
•Christianity in Korean religious culture
•Dialogue between ethics, politics, and Christianity
•North Korean refugee problems and the role of NGOs

Current Projects:
•Comparison of regional dialects in North Korea and the change of language habit in the case of North Korean refugees
•The adaptability of UK-educated Korean children to the contemporary culture and the school system of South Korea
•Trying to have sex with fish aliens

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Re: Where are the aliens?

Post by TJrandom » Wed May 01, 2019 7:42 pm

Gord wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 11:12 am
TJrandom wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:03 pm
Instructor Chi.... Yup, a language instructor - exactly who I would turn to in order to learn about aliens. :roll:
Research Interests:
•Instructional technique in the acquisition of modern languages
•Christianity in Korean religious culture
•Dialogue between ethics, politics, and Christianity
•North Korean refugee problems and the role of NGOs

Current Projects:
•Comparison of regional dialects in North Korea and the change of language habit in the case of North Korean refugees
•The adaptability of UK-educated Korean children to the contemporary culture and the school system of South Korea
•Trying to have sex with fish aliens while teaching Korean and learning Fish

Courses Taught:
•Korean for Non-specialists (Chinese and Japanese Studies)
•Advanced Korean reading for Master of Studies and other research students
•Non-intensive Korean
•Korean for Social Science
Edited to update CV.
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