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(Huffington Post UK)   Humans, YOU can't handle the truth about aliens   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 126
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2014-05-06 09:19:20 PM  
 
2014-05-06 09:28:59 PM  
Most lacked awareness of many aspects of astronomy and their views were coloured by religion.

That's what happens when you include Americans in your survey.
 
2014-05-06 09:41:19 PM  
They make good tacos, though.
 
2014-05-06 09:41:34 PM  
We're not even prepared for things that we know will happen. Why would we be prepared for more distant possibilities?
 
2014-05-06 09:41:55 PM  
Humans are not yet ready to make contact with intelligent aliens, a study suggests.

Humans are not yet ready to make contact with intelligent humans.
 
2014-05-06 09:42:17 PM  
I would love to take this test and find out whether or not the study's authors think I'd be ready for contact.

I personally think that I would be... but who knows?
 
2014-05-06 09:44:00 PM  
If they bring sim stim we will say Ok!
 
2014-05-06 09:44:01 PM  
What does university student's knowledge of astronomy have to do with "being ready" for extra terrestrial contact?
 
2014-05-06 09:45:41 PM  
anal probes for everyone!

wait. what?
 
2014-05-06 09:46:26 PM  
I'm ready for them! I would like to be the first human to mate with an alien female or whatever they have available for insertion.
 
2014-05-06 09:47:34 PM  

Rhino_man: I would love to take this test and find out whether or not the study's authors think I'd be ready for contact.

I personally think that I would be... but who knows?


I'd like to think I am, too.  I'm not an expert, but I have a good general knowledge about astronomy, Earth, history, and cultures, but who knows how alien some manner of foreign interstellar life would be?  If they looked like a person with latex makeup, ok sure, I'm stoked.  Will I even know which part of their body (assuming they have individuals with singular bodies) to look at and address?  Hopefully they have the means of communication figured out before saying 'hi', otherwise my frustrations at learning languages is going to be amplified.
 
2014-05-06 09:47:38 PM  

Arthen: What does university student's knowledge of astronomy have to do with "being ready" for extra terrestrial contact?


No shiat.  The last thing I'd want to talk to someone about after a flight is the air I traveled through, 100x so if I was the pilot.
 
2014-05-06 09:48:20 PM  
"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space." - Douglas Adams.

Seriously, people need to understand how far away everything is from Earth. Maybe there is a way to travel faster than the speed of light, or to warp space so you shrink distance without violating the speed of light limit, but even then the proverbial needle in a haystack would be 10 billions times easier than finding an inhabitable planet, let alone one with any type of intelligent beings.
 
2014-05-06 09:50:01 PM  
humans can't even deal with each other

for fark's sakes


/200+ girls kidnapped for sale in 21st  century
//sorry, Star Trek, but it's Soylent Green for the win
 
2014-05-06 09:53:07 PM  

fusillade762: Most lacked awareness of many aspects of astronomy and their views were coloured by religion.

That's what happens when you include Americans in your survey.


Good troll A++ Because no other country would have large religious people, especially Spain or Italy.

Space psychologist  sounds like a made up term to me from TFA though.
 
2014-05-06 09:54:30 PM  

Rhino_man: I would love to take this test and find out whether or not the study's authors think I'd be ready for contact.

I personally think that I would be... but who knows?


Are you really ready to live on Kolob?
 
2014-05-06 09:55:17 PM  
Bah, that story is xeno-biased.

The Emperor Protects!.
 
2014-05-06 09:55:56 PM  

Bob Robert: Rhino_man: I would love to take this test and find out whether or not the study's authors think I'd be ready for contact.

I personally think that I would be... but who knows?

Are you really ready to live on Kolob?


It's a cook book.
 
Skr
2014-05-06 09:58:51 PM  
The first intelligent alien life we meet will rock the community with something as simple as having a  trisexed populace.
 
2014-05-06 09:59:11 PM  
There's nothing "scientific" about a study involving 116 people. To be considered in any way reliable or accurate you have to have a minimum of 1000 people involved.

Not only that, but that's only 38 people per country! You mean to tell me that he couldn't find more than 38 people to participate in each country? Not only is the total number flawed, but clearly the individual locations are flawed as well.

His margin of error is AT LEAST 10 percent, assuming absolutely no sample bias from location.....

I really hate it when "science" like this gets published. Half expected this to be from the Daily Mail, but HP does it a lot as well. Pathetic.
 
2014-05-06 10:00:29 PM  

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Or maybe an astronaut. Yeah. Like, be the first motherfarker to see a new galaxy, or find a new alien lifeform... and fark it. And people'd be like, "There he goes. Homeboy farked a Martian once.

 
2014-05-06 10:00:55 PM  
Doesn't really matter if we're ready or not...


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2014-05-06 10:00:59 PM  

Steve Zodiac: Maybe there is a way to travel faster than the speed of light, or to warp space so you shrink distance without violating the speed of light limit, but even then the proverbial needle in a haystack would be 10 billions times easier than finding an inhabitable planet, let alone one with any type of intelligent beings.


Finding habitable planets with telescopes, even discerning the content of their atmospheres, and picturing the surface is all the easy part.  Telescopes in the next few decades are expected to manage that.  Determining if there's intelligent life on those planets will be pretty hard and actually getting there is the near-impossible step.
 
2014-05-06 10:10:49 PM  
Orion slave girls, please.....

Oh, and that kind of reddish dancing girl that was flirting with Boba Fett in the Return of the Jedi special edition....
 
2014-05-06 10:15:06 PM  
I think we're ready. We've all seen enough aliens on TV to be pretty chill with them showing up.
 
2014-05-06 10:17:35 PM  

kyleaugustus: Steve Zodiac: Maybe there is a way to travel faster than the speed of light, or to warp space so you shrink distance without violating the speed of light limit, but even then the proverbial needle in a haystack would be 10 billions times easier than finding an inhabitable planet, let alone one with any type of intelligent beings.

Finding habitable planets with telescopes, even discerning the content of their atmospheres, and picturing the surface is all the easy part.  Telescopes in the next few decades are expected to manage that.  Determining if there's intelligent life on those planets will be pretty hard and actually getting there is the near-impossible step.


Exactly. Right now, the speed of light is an absolute limit that we don't know how to get around. And even if there is a way, space is still huge. Would you go on a trip to another planet if by the time you get back to your home world 100 years have passed? Or a thousand? 100 thousand? Even traveling at an effective speed 5 times the speed of light, to cross the Milky Way would take around 20,000 Earth years. The aliens aboard the spaceship might not age much but their world and civilization will. And that's not searching for intelligent life, thats just traveling from point A to point B. I won't say it's impossible, but I would say it's very improbable.
 
2014-05-06 10:18:41 PM  

MustardTiger: I'm ready for them! I would like to be the first human to mate with an alien female or whatever they have available for insertion.


what if aliens were just big fat hairy assholes?  NTTIAWWT.
 
2014-05-06 10:19:57 PM  
I've noticed people are a lot more comfortable with the idea now than they were just 6-7 years ago. No one calls me names when i talk about it here anymore.

And there are people who want to believe we can't handle it, because telling us would change a lot of peoples perspectives. I think they fake these studies to justify keeping it under wraps. They used to use war of the worlds as evidence we would panic, when that is about aliens roaming the planet destroying everything. Not really the same thing at all.
 
2014-05-06 10:21:15 PM  
Edwards: Why the big secret? People are smart. They can handle it.
Kay: A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
 
2014-05-06 10:22:36 PM  
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2014-05-06 10:24:06 PM  
Maybe all of the fundie freaks would commit mass suicide.


If aliens from outer space ever come and we show them our civilization and they
make fun of it, we should say we were just kidding, that this isn't really our
civilization, but a gag we hoped they would like. Then we tell them to come
back in twenty years to see our REAL civilization. After that, we start a
crash program of coming up with an impressive new civilization. Either that,
or just shoot down the aliens as they're waving good-bye.
- Jack Handey
 
2014-05-06 10:25:20 PM  

Rhino_man: I would love to take this test and find out whether or not the study's authors think I'd be ready for contact.

I personally think that I would be... but who knows?


Moreso, define "ready".

Personally, I'm ready, especially if they're here to conquer humanity.

I plan to turn coat almost immediately.
 
2014-05-06 10:25:27 PM  
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals
 
2014-05-06 10:25:49 PM  
Duh, and if we ever are, I'm pretty sure they will contact us at that time.  As if they are not watching.
 
2014-05-06 10:25:52 PM  
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2014-05-06 10:27:06 PM  

Arthen: What does university student's knowledge of astronomy have to do with "being ready" for extra terrestrial contact?


This
 
2014-05-06 10:29:26 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: I've noticed people are a lot more comfortable with the idea now than they were just 6-7 years ago. No one calls me names when i talk about it here anymore.

And there are people who want to believe we can't handle it, because telling us would change a lot of peoples perspectives. I think they fake these studies to justify keeping it under wraps. They used to use war of the worlds as evidence we would panic, when that is about aliens roaming the planet destroying everything. Not really the same thing at all.


Are you sure you're not confusing the possibility of meeting aliens in the future with the assertion they've already visited?
 
2014-05-06 10:33:06 PM  
this is stupid.   Who cares if a few people freak out?  They will eventually calm down or kill themselves, and the world will keep turning.  Since when have the existence of crazy & easily panicked people stopped the gears of science (recently)?..
 
2014-05-06 10:34:14 PM  

Repo Man: Maybe all of the fundie freaks would commit mass suicide.


The fundies are convinced they are demons, even though the defining characteristic of demons is a lack of any physical form. Somehow they miss how biblical angels are always descending from the heavens in chariots, and UFOs are even pictured in many old christian paintings. The Fatima 'miracle' was also pretty obviously a mass UFO sighting, and the Vatican considers that to be a holy event.
 
2014-05-06 10:34:46 PM  

Fear the Clam: Humans are not yet ready to make contact with intelligent humans.


That last thread I was in has seriously damage my belief in intelligent life on Fark... it's was like the few smart people on here are probably the only thing bringing up the average IQ of Farkers at Peter numbers, but there's only so much that 2% can do, otherwise I'd go with creationist level.
 
2014-05-06 10:44:45 PM  

Baryogenesis: Are you sure you're not confusing the possibility of meeting aliens in the future with the assertion they've already visited?


Check my profile if you're really curious about them visiting. But i'm pretty sure the only people left who do not accept the reality simply refuse to, no matter what is presented.
 
2014-05-06 10:46:47 PM  
Ever notice how all aliens are humanoid in shape?  Are we so unimaginative that we can't think of another intelligent life form that doesn't look like us?  It's just humanity's image of gods.
 
2014-05-06 10:47:49 PM  

RoyHobbs22: MustardTiger: I'm ready for them! I would like to be the first human to mate with an alien female or whatever they have available for insertion.

what if aliens were just big fat hairy assholes?  NTTIAWWT.


I literally just got the taste of a big hairy asshole in my mouth... I don't know what that tastes like, but my mouth just went bitter.
 
2014-05-06 10:49:01 PM  
You fools! THEY ARE ALREADY HERE
www.thetruthseeker.co.uk
 
2014-05-06 10:49:43 PM  

FatherChaos: Ever notice how all aliens are humanoid in shape? Are we so unimaginative that we can't think of another intelligent life form that doesn't look like us?


Lots of different evolutionary branches led to 4 legged creatures, or other things. It's possible 2 walking limbs and 2 limbs for tools just naturally happens. Or, we are related to any humanoid aliens.
 
2014-05-06 10:49:50 PM  
All I know is that any aliens showing up are going to be *pissed* about the obvious rigged voting in the Miss Universe contest
 
2014-05-06 10:50:10 PM  
Humans can't even deal with Parrots.
 
2014-05-06 10:50:26 PM  
We need to assume our position in the universe.

That position is bent over.
 
2014-05-06 10:51:17 PM  
I'm one of "Those People"  I'll believe they exist when I meet them, so never.


Just because something is possible doesn't mean it exists.
Just because something is probable doesn't mean it exists.
Proof is proof speculation is nothing.
 
2014-05-06 10:54:35 PM  

Repo Man: Maybe all of the fundie freaks would commit mass suicide.


Do you people have to bring up religion in every thread?
 
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