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Blogger William Orem wrote on Feb. 27, 2008 @ 18:56 GMT


The thing I respond to most strongly in these posts is the passion with which the issue is regarded on all sides. Whether we come down for or against counting UFO stories as credible evidence (of something), whether we hear about aberrant lights in the night sky and think “atmospheric phenomena” or “psychological phenomena” or “cosmic phenomena,” few of us are flat-out...

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paul valletta wrote on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 09:53 GMT
Of course there is a special case for vehicle's that have trancended across a vast open "space", this case is one of limitation?..The craft must be unoccupied, the logistics of feeding just say 7 "aliens" would be astronomical! The craft would have to be huge just for the supply of food, even if it grown in transit.

Then there is maintenance supply, a few hundred spare parts etc..etc. and of course the craft would have to have some stealth technology for the craft it would be easily visible in the pure vacuum of space between Galaxies, and would be really easy to detect?.. I mean, a friendly civilized planet such as Earth may be uncommon !

I tend to think that wormhole propagation would be the likeliest mode of travel, doing away with huge crafts, lots of supllies and replacements, plus it would partly explain the lack of exhuast trace, or thermal trace, most sightings appear to "appear" out of nowhere, there is no traceable aspects of crafts over great distances?

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Tim wrote on Mar. 5, 2008 @ 03:45 GMT
Perhaps we make too many assumptions when considering the possibility of interstellar visitors.(Or interstellar travel by something like our species) Is there any 'a priori' reason why an alien species would be limited by our current lifespans:consider a species that lived 1000 earth years; or 1,000,000 yrs. Trips of a mere 100 or 1000 years may not seem so extraordinary! What are the ultimate limits, if any exist?

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Anonymous wrote on Mar. 26, 2008 @ 16:45 GMT
Having read your "dark energy" blog and now this one on UFO's, I can't help but suggest: perhaps all of these putative civilizations have built Dyson spheres around 90% of the stars, or 90% of the galaxies, which is why we don't see 90 % of the matter! Ha! How's that for two birds with one stone?

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Blogger William Orem wrote on Mar. 29, 2008 @ 19:58 GMT
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I laughed out loud when I read this--you have correctly anticipated my April 1st posting! You know what they say about great minds . . .

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