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by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

If the are FTL travelers, then there might be some reason for them to come here (ie, they can't intercept our communications and beam them faster than light but they can travel faster than light). Even so, I can't imagine why they would need to land anywhere. Come to the solar system, listen to our...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

So, you might once every few years send a recon force to swing by a planet with an emerging civilization and conduct observations for a few weeks to see what direction they're headed in. Better to be prepared for a new player on the scene. Thought I'd expand on my own reasoning here. Let's postulat...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

I have heard this before and the "seeded by asteroids" theory is proposed by serious scientists. I think that it is possible within the solar system, but I do not think that it is viable for outside the solar system. The distances are too big and IIRC most asteroids crossing the earths path are in ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

So you pick the much more likely scenario: aliens. "Citizen, the aliens are coming! Let us 'protect' you...." Silly cattle. No, I never "picked" that one. I simply find it not impossible, for all the reasons I described on page 3. I find the unknown types of complex, long-lived ball lightning to be...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

What about large cat-like aliens with bat ears and rat tails? :twisted:

(Niven just put all his xenobiology effort into the Puppeteer and then went for a biological kitbash) :P
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

however, I am still appaled that any super advanced UFO craft has ever been downed by malfunctions or by primitive human missiles/rockets. Because I don't believe in a vast, sustained government conspiracy, I don't really think anyone has any captured UFOs. However, in theory: Human missiles/rocket...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

I wanted to make another post on the subject of government conspiracies, since GIThruster seemed to indicate that he believes there is some sort of vast U.S. government conspiracy over in the M-E thread. He seems to have based this, in part, on his reading of Kean's book, as well as other sources. I...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

So because nobody has come up for an explanation for them yet, means that it HAS to be aliens, hu? One might just as well claim that it was the government putting chips in peoples heads to make them see things or "them jews poisoning the water"...that one is always popular (please note: lots of sar...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

Skipjack - obviously the more different the planets, the more likely you are to get different body plans. The details could vary quite a bit. You could quite possibly get humanoids with sideways opening mouths, or feathers instead of hair. The hands to hold on to things when not flying is borderline...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

Given life formed on another planet there's little reason to suppose it formed here independently. Our planet could have been seeded with life and that's why it bears a resemblance. GIThruster, I've heard people make this argument a few times since the idea of seeding life became popular. I don't r...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

If you have a suggestion for a viable alien form that is not "human-like" I would certainly be interested in considering your alternative. In the absence of that, I would suggest that the necessary physiological requirements for a species capable of producing high technology is very likely going to...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

The only thing more pathetic would be if we were to develop interstellar technologies of our own, travel to a distant civilized planet, and then spend millenniums popping in and out, grabbing aliens, taking samples, shoving sticks up their orifices, randomly slaughtering their food, ducking in and ...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

Also note in this context that most UFO sightings are in the US. Skipjack, from what I've read about UFOs, including but not limited to Kean's stuff, this is not the case. It seems that France and South America generate a lot of reports, and a decent number out of the UK as well. I'm not saying tha...
by CaptainBeowulf
Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Are UFO's Advanced Science craft?
Replies: 86
Views: 8976

Actually Seedload, however you may feel about GIThruster, Kean's book is just about the best one on the subject. It's the most objective one I've read, with no real attempts to propose convoluted conspiracy theories or to propose exactly what the UFOs are. Kean seems to lean toward the aliens explan...
by CaptainBeowulf
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mach Effect progress
Replies: 2691
Views: 846843

Someone might want to build a time machine :lol: Doesn't matter whether you would want to, if the physics make it possible, then the paradoxes also can arise. So, at some point your theory will have to address paradoxes - is there cosmic censorship/chronological protection mechanism; do paradoxes ne...