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    Have to agree with you Colin. We have the added disadvantage in this country that murderers, rapists etc from abroad can not be sent back to their own country after omitting these crimes over here, because they have "human rights". So they can come over here, commit the most awful crimes and after a short prison sentence live off the state in luxury for the rest of their lives. I know what my answer is. I would even pay for the cartridges myself.

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    Are we still discussing"aliens" from outer space or just those "people"--unfortunately, criminals and creeps included--from other nations?
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    Yes Steve we have strayed a bit "off topic" blame alban berg so what did you want to say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.H.C. View Post
    Yes Steve we have strayed a bit "off topic" blame alban berg so what did you want to say?
    Colin, I really don't have a strong opinion one way or the other on this topic. However, my gut instinct tells me that in a Universe so vast and largely unexplored, there must be other forms of "sentient beings" besides ourselves. Again, it begs the question of what constitutes "intelligence"; I think a lot of it depends on just whom is doing the defining of this term. Anyway, to be continued....
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    I was only jesting Steve, it is very arrogant to think we are the only ones but the time scales involved are so huge. how long does it take a species to become extinct? a blink of an eye in cosmic time, it would be a miracle if two intelligent species were alive at the same time and close enough communicate IMHO, also knowing the aggressive nature of Man its probably just as well if we remain in isolation
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    Colin, all things considered, you are probably right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by white knight View Post
    Colin, all things considered, you are probably right.
    Ha Ha but wait there's more

    One way we could communicate with beings millions of light years away would be to use “Instantaneous transportation of matter” but that is of course a thing yet to be made possible in the meantime a little more work on the famous “Twin particle experiment” could yield quicker results.
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    Br. Colin,

    "Instantaneous Transportation Of Matter"...Do I smell an oxymoron here?
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    A lot of it depends on whether we are working on normal rules, as we know them. Everything must have a begining and an end. Or must it. Does the universe go on for ever without end. Is there nothing outside the universe as we know it. Our rules say that these things are not possible but these are only rules as we can comprhend them. The answer is out there. But where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    A lot of it depends on whether we are working on normal rules, as we know them. Everything must have a begining and an end. Or must it. Does the universe go on for ever without end. Is there nothing outside the universe as we know it. Our rules say that these things are not possible but these are only rules as we can comprhend them. The answer is out there. But where?

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    Aye, but there's the rub, Teddy. Who exactly is defining the term "normal"? Is it "them" or us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Br. Colin,

    "Instantaneous Transportation Of Matter"...Do I smell an oxymoron here?
    spaceeba, CD Don,t spoil my fun

    on the other hand as I had just dropped one it could be that which your snoz detects
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    We can only interpret rules as we understand them. While we can let our imagination run wild there is no guarantee that the things we imagine will have any substance in fact. If we look at the advancement in technology, could any of our ancestors from a hundred years ago have imagined some of the things that exist today. Its is true that some very intelligent and far sighted individuals have always existed, but the average person from a hundred years ago could not have imagined the technology behind space travel or computer controlled brain surgery. We imagine aliens based on what we understand about science, but what else exists, maybe so far beyond our imagination that we would find it incomprehensible.

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    Quite right teddy even today some don't know how to use a VCR and some have difficulty posting a pic of themselves
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    OK OK I will post my picture. may even do it here. Might be appropriate

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddy View Post
    OK OK I will post my picture. may even do it here. Might be appropriate

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    ET! yes, very clever I never thought of that, but please do use the appropriate thread, keeps thing much more tidy.
    You also raise some interesting points which I want to get into with you but have to do my housework first.
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