DailyDirt: Aliens Aren't Coming To Visit Anytime Soon, But...

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The search for aliens has been pretty fruitless so far, but that doesn't mean we should give up on it. Sure, there's little evidence that points to us ever finding aliens beyond our solar system -- and no way that we'll ever interact with distant aliens given the vastness of space and that darn speed of light limitation. However, if we can find some sign that we're not alone, that would be quite a remarkable discovery that could inspire us to greater goals, knowing that someone else is out there to impress or something? Or it would just be cool to be able to build a Dyson sphere of our own. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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  • identicon
    Sam, 22 Oct 2015 @ 7:45pm

    Is abiogenesis happening on earth a foregone conclusion? What about panspermia?

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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Oct 2015 @ 8:47pm

    If aliens ever visit Earth. Their technology will be so advanced that their scouting drones will be the size of a fly. The drone would probably look like a fly too.

    That's if they're friendly. If they're not friendly, they will probably knock out all our satellites and bombard us using laser beams from orbit in their motherships.

    Either way, we probably won't see them.

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    Pixelation, 22 Oct 2015 @ 9:26pm

    Just gotta know...

    Do you use a Dyson ball to clean a Dyson sphere?

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    JoeCool (profile), 22 Oct 2015 @ 10:36pm

    Hilarious

    The articles on KIC 8462852 were a riot. The scientist said something like "the LAST thing we want to say is 'aliens'," so what do the headlines all say? "Scientists claim to have found alien constructs!"

    Good old media... :)

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    Glenn, 23 Oct 2015 @ 2:22am

    Having spent time here, I wouldn't want to visit Earth either if I didn't have to.

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      Klaus, 23 Oct 2015 @ 4:03am

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      Haha! Some people argue that aliens don't exist becuase if they did we'd have seen them by now. I argue back that why on earth would anyone expect them to want to visit planet earth?

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Oct 2015 @ 4:37am

    If I was an alien I would avoid planets where the inhabitants are locked in perpetual war unless of course I wanted a slave species.

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      JoeCool (profile), 23 Oct 2015 @ 10:29am

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      No, those would be the WORST slaves. You want a "pacified" world with one government where everyone is an obedient cog in the machine. THOSE make the best slaves.

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Oct 2015 @ 5:08am

    "inspire us to greater goals"

    Hahahaha - good one!

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      Anonymous Coward, 24 Oct 2015 @ 11:02am

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      I'm sure there're plenty of people who would want to meet interesting and stimulating beings of an ancient alien culture... and kill them.

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