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  Fermi paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Advanced civilizations may periodically arise and fall throughout our galaxy, but this may be such a rare event, relatively speaking, that the odds of two or more such civilizations existing at the same time are low.
The first idea, that civilizations advance beyond radio, is based in part on the "fiber optic objection": the use of broadcast technologies for the long-distance transmission of information is fundamentally wasteful of energy and bandwidth, as broadcasts typically radiate in all directions evenly and large amounts of power are needed.
It is possible that the belief that alien races would communicate with the human species is a fallacy, and that alien civilizations may not wish to communicate, even if they have the technical ability.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fermi_paradox   (6834 words)

 Extraterrestrial life - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The classical alien is light green or grey skinned, with a large head, and the typical four limb and two to five digit structure—i.e., it is fundamentally humanoid with a large brain to indicate great intelligence.
Belief in extraterrestrial life may have been present in ancient Egypt, Babylon, and Sumer, although in these societies, cosmology was fundamentally supernatural and the notion of aliens is difficult to distinguish from that of gods, demons, and such.
Amongst the general public belief and interest in extraterrestrials remains high and skepticism towards galaxy-exploring alien civilizations is not shared by many individuals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Extraterrestrial_life   (3506 words)

 The Alien Ghost In The Machine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The alien takeover seems to be a gradual process and eventually all things that were once looked upon as blasphemous or malevolent become accepted and embraced.
Are the aliens tangible anthropomorphic beings that come in to our dimension or are they merely imprinted "ghosts" of a past civilization that warn us that we are destined to become like them because of our carelessness.
This would mean that perhaps alien civilizations have already passed through the dangerous times of technological adolescence and have learned from their mistakes.
www.clydelewis.com /dis/alienghost/alienghost.html   (2213 words)

 Exobiology: Speculations on Alien Life and Intelligence
Our civilization is yet to achieve type I. A type IV civilization is almost a God and we are mere dust to them.
Anyway, advanced alien civilizations must have their individuals united if they are to survive, and that is why I don't think humans would be able to cooperate with alien civilizations in the long term.
Not having other intelligent civilizations contact us is a good proof that they don't exist, the so-called "Great Silence." Briefly, if there were ancient intelligent civilizations in our galaxy they would have reached us by now or at least made their presence felt.
jp.senescence.info /thoughts/exobiology.html   (866 words)

 Invitation to ETI: Intelligent Life in the Universe: What Role Will It Play in Our Future?
If another civilization is clearly about to break the cardinal rule (through a powerful attack or through spreading a plague, for instance), and if this poses a definite and immediate threat to an advanced species, then it is permissible to intervene powerfully and even harmfully in order to prevent this.
If the civilizations in our galaxy range in age from a few thousand years up to a million years old, then we are one of the youngest: by most definitions, human civilization is not much more than 10,000 years old.
When we turn our attention to other civilizations that are 10,000 or even a million years older than we are, there can be little doubt that some of them will be far beyond us in their biological, mental, technological, communication, or travel capacities.
www.ieti.org /articles/bok.htm   (5518 words)

Alien Friendly - Alien Friendly is a new company, offering something to those of you who want to make friendly alien contact and shout into the cosmos, saying who you are, and where you are in our universe.
Alien Identities - A fascinating UFO book which summarizes all aspects of UFO phenomena and shows that similar phenomena have been described in detail in the ancient Vedic writings of India.
Aliens in the Quran - Islam and Science: a study of extraterrestrial evidence in the Qu'ran.
www.alien-ufos.com /links.php   (8001 words)

 Foreign Affairs - The Clash of Civilizations? - Samuel P. Huntington
Conflict between civilizations will be the latest phase in the evolution of conflict in the modern world.
For a century and a half after the emergence of the modern international system with the Peace of Westphalia, the conflicts of the Western world were largely among princes-emperors, absolute monarchs and constitutional monarchs attempting to expand their bureaucracies, their armies, their mercantilist economic strength and, most important, the territory they ruled.
In the politics of civilizations, the peoples and governments of non-Western civilizations no longer remain the objects of history as targets of Western colonialism but join the West as movers and shapers of history.
www.foreignaffairs.org /19930601faessay5188/samuel-p-huntington/the-clash-of-civilizations.html   (703 words)

 SPACE.com -- Alien Intelligence Depends on Time Needed to Grow Brains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Until we find alien life, however, we can only guess at how many intelligent civilizations may be out there.
According to this equation, there could be a million intelligent civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy, and probably billions of such civilizations throughout the universe.
Perhaps the lifetime of their civilization was so short, compared to the resolution of the geologic record, that it is simply lost without trace in the depths of time.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/alien_intelligence_021202.html   (1612 words)

 Where is Everybody? (Alien civilizations) - Astronomy.com Forums
Could it be a stretch of the imagination to believe with our own experiments in nano-tech and genetic engineering, that a civilization far more advanced than us created us in their image to be their companions and servants.
One of the aliens, a rather portly fellow with a large, bald head, and wide, opaque eyes, was gabbering and pointing to the Buick, and then making a shooing motion with it's long, thin hand.
She had a corn dog in her hand, and, unfortunately for the aliens, was dressed in spandex shorts and a tube top.
www.astronomy.com /ASY/CS/forums/3/290821/ShowPost.aspx   (2510 words)

 Perspectives on 2301-2500 AD Long dead alien civilizations are found to surround Sol system; a lavish corporate virtual ...
But the stark facts remain: all the relics indicate a variety of alien civilizations in the region, albeit each removed from the others by tens of thousands of years at minimum.
Encounters with still living alien civilizations now seem to be receding in probabilities, due to the latest discoveries and theories.
The aliens resemble a hybrid sea turtle/crab from Earth, in that they sport tough outer shells, but their braincase is firmly embedded within the shell (they have no heads as such).
www.jrmooneyham.com /spprs3.html   (6032 words)

 Galactic Civilizations II: Dreadlords: Interview -- Strategy Informer
The game starts out in the year 2225 and the galaxy is on the verge of civil war between the Coalition (led by the humans) and the Empire (led by the Drengin Empire).
As a famous human from Galactic Civilizations I put it, "We've been killing each other for thousands of years, do you really want to join this party?" The humans in the 23rd century are united, more or less, though players still have to deal with the political issues from time to time.
Many of these are similar to what was in the first Galactic Civilizations such as: 1) A terrorist civilization comes into being and starts carrying out terrorist acts across the galaxy.
www.strategyinformer.com /pc/galacticcivilizationsiidreadlords/interview.html   (726 words)

 Where is Everybody? (Alien civilizations) - Astronomy.com Forums
If civilizations exist in our galaxy with levels of technology at least equal to our own, we might be able to detect some of them using radio telescopes.
That doesnt mean there are not civilisations within 100 light years, merely that any within the 100 light year radius are (at the moment) incapable of intergalactic communication.
If aliens came to visit us now, it would be to do a little fishing or to gas up on their way to anywhere else but here.
www.astronomy.com /ASY/CS/forums/290821/PrintPost.aspx   (1831 words)

 Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
These civilizations were called, the Drengin Empire, the Torian Confederation, the Arcean Empire, the Yor Collective and the Altarian Republic.
These two civilizations hold the secret to Altaria's past, but worse, they know the Altarian Prophecy that for tells the destruction of the galaxy that is connected to Altaria's past.
This ship, only available to evil civilizations, is not terribly tough but in battle absorbs some of its opponent's shield energy and adds it to its own hit point level during battle.
www.galciv1.com /expansion.asp   (1782 words)

 SETI and the Cosmic Quarantine Hypothesis :: Astrobiology Magazine ::
Each revival of civilization was stimulated in part by the survival of relics from the past.
Rather, L is much larger, being the sum of recurrent episodes of civilization, and constitutes a substantial fraction of the biological lifetime of the intelligent species.
Many answers have since been proposed, including (1) ours is the first and only civilization to arise in the Milky Way, (2) the aliens exist but are hiding, and (3) they have already been here and we are their descendants.
www.astrobio.net /news/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1745&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0   (2613 words)

 Xenu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Scientology doctrine, Xenu (also Xemu) is an alien ruler of the "Galactic Confederacy" who, 75 million years ago, brought billions of people to Earth in DC-8-like spacecraft, stacked them around volcanoes and blew them up with hydrogen bombs.
The story of Xenu is part of a much wider range of Scientology beliefs in extraterrestrial civilizations and alien interventions in Earthly events, collectively described as space opera by L.
This is about ten percent of the volume of the Chicxulub Crater, the site of the asteroid impact that is credited with killing the dinosaurs in the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event 65 MYA (million years ago).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Xenu   (5391 words)

 Amazon.com: Alien Intrusion: Books: Gary Bates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
"Alien Intrusion" covers a lot of ground, and is a well researched and succinctly written comparison of atheism, New Age thought, and Christianity, evolution vs. creationism, and how they apply to the theories behind the ever-increasing "UFO" experience, whether it be by seeing "lights in the sky," or the sometimes horrifying "abduction" scenario.
Christians in particular should read "Alien Intrusion," as this phenomenon will continue to increase, and getting a biblical perspective of it is illuminating, and will help in discerning the true from the false.
The `alien' messages always reflect New Age beliefs, usually denying that Jesus is the Son of God.
www.amazon.com /Alien-Intrusion-Gary-Bates/dp/0890514356   (2773 words)

 Alien Jesus: Do aliens pay stadium taxes?
Given their technological advancement, these alien civilizations must enjoy sports as much as we do.
The Earthlings even got so good at creating alien beer logos that the aliens were able to lay off a significant number of their overpaid graphic artists and replace them with Terran "sweatshop laborers".
What we perceive as alien abduction may be nothing more than another civilization's version of rodeo.
www.alienjesus.com /users/ed/sports.html   (555 words)

 NS350 Scientific Analysis of Life Beyond Earth: The Drake Equation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In 1961 astronomer, Frank Drake wrote an equation that put the search for alien civilizations at a brand new level.
The Drake Equation, as it has come to be known, identifies specific factors though to play a role in the development of such alien civilizations.
Which means that there is only about one technological civilization per one million stars in the milky-way galaxy and there are 200 billion stars in this galaxy.
www.lcsc.edu /NS350/Issues/alienscidrake.htm   (438 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Telescope bid to spot alien beams
Seti is an exploratory science to scour the cosmos for signatures of technology built by alien beings.
Some experts believe alien societies are at least as likely to use light for communicating as radio transmissions.
But some scientists believe that alien civilisations might opt for visible light to communicate.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/sci/tech/4907308.stm   (417 words)

 RedOrbit - Space - Marketing Earth to Alien Civilizations
But Cameron went on to consider that marketing to the mothership is a different campaign altogether, an alien venture: "I think if we found intelligent communication, if the SETI Project said, 'Yeah, we definitely got an answer,' I think people would react differently to that.
The question of how we might interact with another civilization has historical and cultural examples to represent virtually every side of the equation, both noble and humiliating.
It could be that the aliens have successfully pulled off the greatest buzz campaign ever created.
www.redorbit.com /news/display?id=99649   (1726 words)

 IGN: Galactic Civilizations II Alien Races, Part 1
The "just one more turn" mentality that so many of the classics like Civilization has caused countless students to miss class, employees to be fired for playing at work, and marriages to crumble.
Few victims of invasion have spent so lavishly and worked so hard in order to pave the way for their own conquest, but humans were up to the challenge.
Unfortunately for the Arceans (and luckily for us) the key thing that the Arceans (and, so it turns out, other galactic civilizations) were missing in their various technologies was energy.
pc.ign.com /articles/668/668076p1.html   (859 words)

 NASA's Advanced Automation for Space Missions: Chapter 5.5
The observation that, rather than being the center of a rather small universe, the Earth is but a small frail speck of a spacecraft in an unimaginably enormous universe is only just now beginning to be appreciated and woven into the fabric of human religion, philosophy, and culture.
The existence of an alien race of beings, as alive as we are, would similarly challenge our old beliefs.
If machines are capable of developing their own systems of "ethics," it would probably appear as alien to human eyes as does the behavior of other animal species (e.g., the apparent "cruelty" of many insect species).
www.islandone.org /MMSG/aasm/AASM55.html   (11884 words)

 IGN: Galactic Civilizations II Alien Races, Part II
Galactic Civilizations II Alien Races, Part II The Drath and Korx make themselves known as players on the stage of galacitc conquest.
As the civilizations expand into the galaxy, the Drath have made the most of their skills.
Concepts such as charity, social justice, and redistribution of wealth are totally alien to the Korx.
pc.ign.com /articles/673/673644p1.html   (1073 words)

 oreilly.com -- Online Catalog: Beyond Contact
In Beyond Contact: A Guide to SETI and Communicating with Alien Civilizations, author Brian McConnell examines the science and technology behind the search for intelligent life in space, from the physics of inter-stellar laser and radio communication to information theory and linguistics.
In Beyond Contact: A Guide to SETI and Communicating with Alien Civilizations, author Brian McConnell goes behind the scenes and examines what goes into the search for intelligent life.
Beyond Contact: A Guide to SETI and Communicating with Alien Civilizations sidesteps the "little green men" approach to take a hard, realistic look at the technologies behind the search for intelligent life in our universe.
www.oreilly.com /catalog/alien   (593 words)

 GameSpy: Galactic Civilizations: The Altairian Prophecy
Opposing humanity was five alien civilizations, each with their own designs on a galactic throne.
Other major additions to the game include two new alien civilizations, the Dominion of Korx and the Drath Legion, a redesigned diplomacy screens, two new ship classes each for good and evil civilizations and a map editor players can use to create their own scenarios.
The expansion is currently available for purchase and download from the company's official Web site, although the company has promised a retail CD version sometime later this year.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/galactic-civilizations-altarian-prophecy/524273p1.html   (501 words)

 Canadian Parliament Asked To Hold Hearings On Relations With Alien "Et" Civilizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
First we've got aliens coming across the border from Mexico, and now they are going to be coming across the border from Canada.
The aliens are already here and they've infiltrated the DIM party.
Then, we strap a nuclear device to one of the alien fighters that we have recovered.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1528319/posts   (2973 words)

From the viewpoint of the sending civilization, a "simple" technology likely to fail in meeting its objectives may not be considered more desirable than a "complex" technology which almost guarantees mission success.
Interstellar radio beacons are an invitation to disaster at the hands of unknown predatory alien civilizations.
proposed intercepting radio communications between alien probes in the solar system and their extrasolar senders, but admitted that the bandwidth of alien signals may be too wide to easily detect using a modest antenna.
www.rfreitas.com /Astro/SETAActa1985.htm   (5838 words)

 Top SETI astronomer says we'll detect alien civilizations within 20 years thanks to advances in computing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The only reason we haven't yet detected communication signals from alien civilizations is because we don't have the computing power required to scan the universe for weak radio transmission signals that would indicate intelligent life.
Shostak, whose calculations will be published in a forthcoming edition of the space science journal Acta Astronautica, first estimated the number of alien civilisations in our galaxy that might currently be broadcasting radio signals.
For this he used a formula created in 1961 by astronomer Frank Drake which factors in aspects such the number of stars with planets, how many of those planets might be expected to have life, and so on.
www.counterthink.org /z008750.html   (619 words)

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