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Old 02-24-05, 09:51 PM   #1
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Why do aliens build ships that crash?

I wanna preface this rant by saying that I have actually seen a UFO, stone cold sober, in the daytime. Whether or not little green men were involved is another matter, and I tend to be skeptical about such things. There's a great deal of information for and against the existence of alien spaceships, and this is what I percieve to be the most telling piece of evidence AGAINST: So you are a highly evolved creature who basically sees the human race like we see dogs. You are able to traverse unfathomable distances, either through an incredibly long lifespan or some wild, inconcievable wormhole technology. Now, if you're that durned badass, how come you manufacture spacecraft that frickin' crash, huh?
I just watched the Peter Jennings special on UFOs, in case you're wondering. This must be how the network news gets their credibility back in the wake of "Rathergate". Reckon maybe someone else has a story...
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Well... in the world of engineering, such things aren't that unheard of.
We can build these F1 cars with absolutely tremendous grow some hair on your balls performance specs but the first tree trunk it hits, it'll burst into flames.
The same applies for the space shuttle, state of the art jet fighters, experimental hypersonic scramjets, carbon fiber bikes, etc.
Perhaps the fact that these aliens can make mistakes of their own is just a gentle natural reassuring reminder that no matter how much smarter they are, they still make mistakes and deep down inside, they're only human...
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I wanna preface this rant by saying that I have actually seen a UFO...
You saw a flying object you couldn't identify? Okay, I believe that.

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...who basically sees the human race like we see dogs.
so, the dogs you know build stuff?

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...how come you manufacture spacecraft that frickin' crash, huh?
***** happens, yeah? besides, are the crashed ships are probably just scouts that couldn't go further than the moon, which is where the mothership is hiding.
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I rather like the theory that we are them - or they are us - and earth is a long lost colony of an advanced space race that checks in on us from time to time. Maybe they crashed here the first time????
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I'll ask them tomorrow. Man I hate that blue probe! Stings.
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and why did they use tinfoil and balsa wood to build their ships with? don't they have any carbon fiber?
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Old 02-25-05, 04:13 AM   #7
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Maybe somebody didn't know how to drive? Maybe they're pushing their limits just to get to Earth, as we push ours to land stuff on Mars? Maybe the government gave the bid to Boeing when it should've gone to Lockheed.

Mars, I'm testing myself on your avatar: "The truth conquers all?"
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I'm thinking it was a teenager that stole their parent's ride. Alien teens can be brats too.
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Why do aliens build ships that crash?
Better yet why is it that most of the people that are "abducted" are trailer trash?
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Old 02-25-05, 05:58 AM   #10
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In this sea of wise ass answers, let me be serious. I've got to take the same tack that slovid did. The higher up the speed/preformance scale you push things the smaller your margin of error becomes and the more delicate is the balance of forces.

Something perculiar that came to mind while I wached that last night. I'd conjecture that more people believe in 'salvation through Jesus Christ' though no one in the past, oh 1800-1900 years has seen him, than believe in the existance of UFO's & little green men when they are seen on a semi regular basis. Just my conjecture.
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As little Timmy walked down the stairs in the morning, he couldn't help but cringe a little with each step and think that maybe, just maybe, that weird dream where he was anally violated by that silver probe in the alien mothership was real. And then he saw this in his living room.
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if anyone likes a bit of sci-fi entertainment, do a Google on:

"mj12 Bill Moore aliens time travel moon" , etc, etc, and you'll get the kookiest stuff you can imagine about aliens, and stuff
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I just don't buy it, it seems to me that if you are scientifically capable of faster than light travel,(which is still, as far as I know, the MOST far fetched idea in sci-fi,) then sub-light travel, like say, within Earth's atmosphere, would be an old hat, and you'd have some badass computer handling such a thing.
I'm just tired of those little green buttholes sticking things in our eyeballs and uh, other places. I wish they would abduct Bruce Willis or Sylvester Stallone, cuz you know those dudes would "Die Hard" their way into the cockpit somehow. If I could hijack an ET ship, I would:
1. Land on top of a crackhouse, and take all their crack.
2. Land on the lawn of the White House, and sit there with my force-field on, smoking mucho crack, until I had a heart attack. This would become a new national monument, the spaceship, the lawn chair, the skeleton and the crack-pipe with the forcefield around it, forever and ever.
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A handful of Europeans were able to bring down a civilisation of about a million people, that is technology for ya. For several reasons, if aliens did come here, it would be the biggest event in human history.

Storytellers make a living telling stories. But they never think to grab any alien stuff. With all the visits we've been getting, you'd think one of them would drop something. They would also release germs, viruses that have DNA fundamentally different from what we have here.

The Universe is big. Even if an alien race had the speed they have on Star Trek,
we might never get visited. Unless there were millions of space faring alien races...
I once played with some equations that estimated how often we might get a visit.
Please understand that without any known facts, such equations are from a scientific point of view utter gargage. They are just fun. Based on my estimates, I got a figure of once every 60,000 years. YVMV (Your Visitations May Vary)

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If you ask me, it's that darned Improbability Drive!

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I wanna preface this rant by saying that I have actually seen a UFO, stone cold sober, in the daytime.

What did it look like?
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Old 02-25-05, 08:46 AM   #18
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What did it look like?
Your run-of-the-mill, silvery cigar shaped object. It was moving, but so slow I couldn't figure out how it stayed aloft. If it tells you anything about my personality, I forgot about it a half hour later, but when I got to my girl's house later that day, she told me she'd just had a dream about me and a UFO. Life is nothing if not weird, eh?
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Kinda sounds like the leadup to a lot of abduction stories I've heard. That is pretty weird, but it was pretty cool what you saw.
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To preface this I'll state here and now that I believe in UFO's whatever the
hell they are.
I have never seen one, never been abducted and never been anally violated
(well there was that colonoscopy). What makes earth so special? Of all the billions
of systems out there do I think we are the only one with (semi) intellegent life?
talk about supreme arogance.
Except for SciFi movies (them) I have never seen proof that an alien ship
has crashed here on earth. I'm not convinced that Roswell is all that it is hyped to
be (thank you x files!), but it is a great tourist trap.
Rather was on CBS, Jennings on ABC. what the FOX does NBC have to do with it?
I'm done rambling now, its time for my morning psychotropics

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I just don't buy it, it seems to me that if you are scientifically capable of faster than light travel,(which is still, as far as I know, the MOST far fetched idea in sci-fi,) then sub-light travel, like say, within Earth's atmosphere, would be an old hat, and you'd have some badass computer handling such a thing.

One would suppose. However, need I remind you of Challenger?
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One would suppose. However, need I remind you of Challenger?
Challenger wasn't capable of overcoming the laws of physics, silly. I would think they'd have evolved beyond "Sulu" by the time that happens!
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I saw something one night, but it could've been a satellite -- I dunno -- whatever it was, it was fast and silent.

The see was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli....

...it was night, and I saw an orangey/red light moving VERY fast in a straight line. Because it was dark, I couldn't tell how high it was. If it was very high, then it was moving at a bazillion miles an hour, and if it was low, and going fast, I should've been able to hear it.

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As little Timmy walked down the stairs in the morning, he couldn't help but cringe a little with each step and think that maybe, just maybe, that weird dream where he was anally violated by that silver probe in the alien mothership was real. And then he saw this in his living room.
hey, leave me out of this. how'd you hear about this anyway? the shrink wasn't supposed to tell anyone
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Challenger wasn't capable of overcoming the laws of physics, silly. I would think they'd have evolved beyond "Sulu" by the time that happens!

Our 'laws of physics' apply only to the realm of reality and technology as we know it. I agree, one would think that life forms capable of interstellar travel would be more evolved, and most likely they are. But regardless of the level of evolution obtained by any speices... **** happens.

Over whatever period of time you care to quantify, reality is that there aren't really that many 'alleged' or 'suspected' alien crash sites are there? What, we have Roswell, that site near Pittsburg, PA and that place in Siberia that is believed to be possibly from an extraterestial crash. With the tens of thousands of reported sightings we have only a mere handful of possible crashes, wouldn't you allow that they MIGHT be able to be classified under "**** Happens"?
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