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BellaVita
10-17-15, 07:55 PM
Hey, has anyone heard about what was found by the Kepler Space telescope and how this might mean there could be aliens?

I find this really fascinating, and hope scientists can further study this.

Here is a video explaining a bit about this recent finding:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V-TxYyyLI4&feature=youtu.be

Abcdef
10-17-15, 08:10 PM
Strange that...I was reading about this the other day.

But let's not get our hopes up....remember this sci-fi piece of junk?:-

http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/581986/Black-hole-could-DESTROY-our-universe-at-ANY-time-after-mega-atom-machine-turned-back-on

The first experiment was years and years ago (can't remember exactly):scratch:

We all thought it was going to create a black hole and swallow us up...but it probably couldn't digest McDonald's French Fries at the end of the day :lol:

sarek
10-18-15, 04:32 AM
Considering what we think we know about the processes concerning the development of life, the logical outcome would almost certainly lead to millions of civilizations in our own galaxy alone.

What is in fact more difficult to understand is why we do not see much more evidence of them than we already do. Why are our skies not yet swarming with ships? For mankind to learn the answer to that question could well be the key to our progress.

midnightstar
10-18-15, 05:22 AM
There probably are aliens out there but whether they come to Earth or not I have no idea ......

sarek
10-18-15, 05:39 AM
Personally (off the record as it were) I have good reason, though no actual "scientific" evidence, to believe they are already here in large numbers and have been here throughout almost all of Earth's history.

Abcdef
10-18-15, 06:45 AM
I've heard Mars used to be a habitable planet billions of years ago.

One theory is that it was once home to a civilisation about advanced as the Ancient Egyptians. They were supposedly wiped out by nuclear-bomb wielding aliens....hence the large craters on the surface.

Sounds like an episode of Stargate.

We would be naive to think it was not possible though.

Abi
10-18-15, 06:49 AM
http://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/15B4A60E-7E27-43FE-9240698492CE6BAC_article.jpg?DDB08

Abcdef
10-18-15, 07:09 AM
http://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/15B4A60E-7E27-43FE-9240698492CE6BAC_article.jpg?DDB08

Is that Sophie Ellis-Bextor?

midnightstar
10-18-15, 07:58 AM
http://www.scientificamerican.com/sciam/cache/file/15B4A60E-7E27-43FE-9240698492CE6BAC_article.jpg?DDB08

I'd be like :eek: if I saw that in real life :o

Unmanagable
10-18-15, 11:21 AM
I discovered them a long time ago, but couldn't afford the funds to substantially prove it to others to suit their standards, so had to just let the idea go. The aliens are kinda digging it that so many still don't wish to believe, though. It'll make their entrance all the more dramatic. ;)

Little Missy
10-18-15, 11:51 AM
Maybe they are already here!

midnightstar
10-18-15, 12:15 PM
Maybe they are already here!

:eek:

*runs off and hides*

Fuzzy12
10-18-15, 03:22 PM
I used to wonder if I'm from a different planet...:eyebrow:

midnightstar
10-18-15, 03:31 PM
I used to wonder if I'm from a different planet...:eyebrow:

If you are from a different planet it's one I want to go to Fuzz :grouphug:

sarek
10-18-15, 03:34 PM
I used to wonder if I'm from a different planet...:eyebrow:

That may be not as far fetched as it may seem at first sight. Ever heard of starseeds?

dvdnvwls
10-18-15, 03:40 PM
Maybe our fascination with aliens is not because we want to find them.

Maybe we ARE them. :)

BellaVita
10-18-15, 04:58 PM
Maybe our fascination with aliens is not because we want to find them.

Maybe we ARE them. :)

Yes, I think I told you about this theory. :p

Little Missy
10-18-15, 04:58 PM
Take me to your Leader.

Unmanagable
10-18-15, 05:15 PM
Maybe our fascination with aliens is not because we want to find them.

Maybe we ARE them. :)

You nailed it. Once we find self within ourselves, those annoying long distance rates no longer apply when trying to phone home. :giggle:

E.T. remains on of my favorite movies, ever. The only movie me and my dad went to see together. <3

Little Missy
10-18-15, 06:40 PM
Take me to your Leader.

And why is that what always comes to mind?

sarek
11-05-15, 03:33 AM
And why is that what always comes to mind?

It is likely because the human psyche is preprogrammed to be led by others. We all too readily surrender our personal responsibility to some authority figure.
While it is true that some alien races may be governed on the basis of a top down model, those are only the less advanced ones like the Zeta's of whom Abi so helpfully posted a rendering.
The more highly advanced ones will have a group mind that makes decisions in unison while at the same time safeguarding the sacred rights of each individual. We would do well to learn from these beings.

Little Missy
11-05-15, 07:10 AM
And why is that what always comes to mind?

I was referring to old sci fi movies from the 50's. The first thing the aliens said when they stepped off of the flying saucer was, "Take me to your Leader."

:)

mildadhd
11-05-15, 09:15 AM
I don't mean to stereotype but aliens seem rude!

Come over to our planet without even so much as calling first.

If they could only learn manners would go a long way.

Example, "take me to your leader" please.

Etc.....


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Little Missy
11-05-15, 09:17 AM
I don't mean to stereotype but aliens seem rude!

Come over to our planet without even so much as calling first.

If they could only learn manners would go a long way.

Example, "take me to your leader" please.

Etc.....


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wahahahahahahhaaaa, LOVE THIS!!!

Little Missy
11-05-15, 09:31 AM
I don't mean to stereotype but aliens seem rude!

Come over to our planet without even so much as calling first.

If they could only learn manners would go a long way.

Example, "take me to your leader" please.

Etc.....


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My very favourite all-time post.

mildadhd
11-05-15, 09:40 AM
They call home every week, when they are here!

Orson is the rudest!


http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3UY5lsZZ6iw

Socaljaxs
11-05-15, 10:34 AM
Personally, Yes, I do strongly presume that a variety of both non-living and living-organism and organism and different types of things we have yet not understood or discovered do in fact exist out there... I find it really hard to believe and a that we would be the only planet out there with billions and billions and billions of stars and types of planets and who knows what else is there as well..

though I'm not a scientist, nor was science really ever a strong educational subject or a subject I was particularly interested in during my school age years...nor do I keep up with news events in regards to most types of science( I don't really watch the news.. Most of my news comes from Facebook :D... I did hear about this. I don't think however if living organism find earth it will be like a sci-fi movie invasions.. It think like us it's more about discovery and finding life outside of their own planet(or whatever else they came from...

Considering what we think we know about the processes concerning the development of life, the logical outcome would almost certainly lead to millions of civilizations in our own galaxy alone.
What is in fact more difficult to understand is why we do not see much more evidence of them than we already do. Why are our skies not yet swarming with ships? For mankind to learn the answer to that question could well be the key to our progress.
:goodpost::thankyou::yes:

Fuzzy12
11-05-15, 10:36 AM
I don't think however if living organism find earth it will be like a sci-fi movie invasions.. It think like us it's more about discovery and finding life outside of their own planet(or whatever else they came from...


I hope they won't be like us. I think, if humans find living organisms anywhere, it will be very much like a sci-fi invasion. :scratch:

FogNoggin
11-05-15, 03:40 PM
They are probably much more evolved than us when it comes to being warlike.
If us humans don't travel the stars before destroying ourselves first, then we qualify to travel the stars.
Violent races of beings cannot play nicely with big boy toys, so they eliminate themselves automatically from the space race.

The crappy thing is, we are not all warlike, but we have to live with the warmongers and our destiny is in their hands.

Kunga Dorji
11-05-15, 04:23 PM
Personally (off the record as it were) I have good reason, though no actual "scientific" evidence, to believe they are already here in large numbers and have been here throughout almost all of Earth's history.

Personally, I would not be at all surprised if it were shown that you were right.
Just don't say that too loud around your treating psychiatrist.

Kunga Dorji
11-05-15, 04:25 PM
Graffiti seen on train line near home back in the 1970's:

"Beam me up Scotty, There's no intelligent life down here" :)

Kunga Dorji
11-05-15, 04:32 PM
I hope they won't be like us. I think, if humans find living organisms anywhere, it will be very much like a sci-fi invasion. :scratch:


Hence the film "Avatar".

Probably the biggest danger with contact with extraterrestrial life would be microbial: such as when the American Indians and Australian aborigines were decimated by contact with micro- organisms that Europeans were well adapted to.
(and vice versa-- Columbus brought back Syphilis from the New World-- and that was a very aggressive and dangerous illness for Europeans when we were first exposed to it).

Close analysis of the patterns of infectious disease epidemics in human history has shown that most of the really big ones have started as microbes that were adapted to and living in a symbiotic relationship with, their host animals.

Measles is a good example- and this is one Wikipedia post
that I would trust:

mildadhd
11-05-15, 09:17 PM
I'm gonna give the aliens a call and let them know we are coming.




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mildadhd
11-05-15, 09:36 PM
I used to wonder if I'm from a different planet...:eyebrow:

Fuzzy

If you know the alien's area code, I'd say yes.

If you don't know the alien's area code, I'd say no.


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mildadhd
11-05-15, 09:59 PM
Graffiti seen on train line near home back in the 1970's:

"Beam me up Scotty, There's no intelligent life down here" :)

Scotty's rude!



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mildadhd
11-05-15, 10:11 PM
Living in space to long.


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Kunga Dorji
11-06-15, 09:32 PM
I hope they won't be like us. I think, if humans find living organisms anywhere, it will be very much like a sci-fi invasion. :scratch:



The Wikpiedia measles quote:


The measles virus evolved from the formerly widespread rinderpest (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rinderpest) virus, which infects cattle.[2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_virus#cite_note-Furuse2010-2) Sequence analysis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molecular_phylogenetics) has suggested that the two viruses most probably diverged in the 11th and 12th centuries, though the periods as early as the 5th century fall within the 95% confidence interval (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confidence_interval) of these calculations.[2] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_virus#cite_note-Furuse2010-2)
Other analysis has suggested that the divergence may be even older because of the technique's tendency to underestimate ages when strong purifying selection (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purifying_selection) is in action.[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_virus#cite_note-3) There is some linguistic evidence for an earlier origin within the seventh century.[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_virus#cite_note-Griffin2007-4)[5] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles_virus#cite_note-McNeil1976-5) The current epidemic strain evolved at the beginning of the 20th century—most probably between 1908 and 1943.

Socaljaxs
11-06-15, 09:57 PM
I was looking at yahoo, yesterday and it was headlining something about ugh sighting in Delhi or New Delhi and near the air port and had a shoot on sight commend .. I'm like hey ufos may just want to be friends.. No need to go shooting.

mildadhd
11-06-15, 10:26 PM
I wonder how many human languages do aliens speak?


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mildadhd
11-06-15, 10:27 PM
I was looking at yahoo, yesterday and it was headlining something about ugh sighting in Delhi or New Delhi and near the air port and had a shoot on sight commend .. I'm like hey ufos may just want to be friends.. No need to go shooting.

I hate when the human authorities shoot at the unknowns first in the movies.


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mildadhd
11-06-15, 10:43 PM
Going to space does not sound fun at all.

Only the hardiest of microbes can survive inside a spacecraft clean room, where the air is stringently filtered, the floors are cleansed with certified cleaning agents, and surfaces are wiped with alcohol and hydrogen peroxide, then heated to temperatures high enough to kill almost any living thing.

Any human who enters the room must be clad head to foot in a “bunny suit” with gloves, booties, a hat and a mask, so that the only exposed surface is the area around a person’s eyes.

Even then, the technician can enter only after stomping on sticky tape on the floor to remove debris from the soles of her booties, and passing through an “air shower” to blow dust away from the rest of her...


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-discovered-spacecraft-clean-rooms/

mildadhd
11-06-15, 11:18 PM
What language should I speak to the aliens?

Would it be rude if I spoke canadian?

This is a lot more complicated than I thought it would be..




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dvdnvwls
11-07-15, 02:34 AM
What language should I speak to the aliens?

Would it be rude if I spoke canadian?

If you invite them for a double double at Tim's, none of them will know what you're saying.

Not even the U.S. spies. :lol:

Kunga Dorji
11-07-15, 03:23 AM
I hate when the human authorities shoot at the unknowns first in the movies.


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Yeah,
an accurate portrayal of the reality of the human condition is so distressing :(

Kunga Dorji
11-07-15, 03:25 AM
I was looking at yahoo, yesterday and it was headlining something about ugh sighting in Delhi or New Delhi and near the air port and had a shoot on sight commend .. I'm like hey ufos may just want to be friends.. No need to go shooting.

The "aliens" were probably drones, gone awol from some middle east oilfield of disputed possession ;)

stef
11-07-15, 04:15 AM
We watched Close Encounters of the 3ed Kind the other night
I loved how the film captured the pure wonder and excitement.
Truffaut was absolutely amazing. its like he wasnt even acting. so french lol but that is just how " french intellectuals" would be.

Stevuke79
11-07-15, 06:23 AM
that’s not where they put the probe. :eek:


Hehe,
ian

awesome! !!

midnightstar
11-07-15, 07:24 AM
We watched Close Encounters of the 3ed Kind the other night
I loved how the film captured the pure wonder and excitement.
Truffaut was absolutely amazing. its like he wasnt even acting. so french lol but that is just how " french intellectuals" would be.

I can't watch films/movies where aliens are involved (it makes me fret that they're on their way here in real life and want to get rid of all humans off Earth :o)

Little Missy
11-07-15, 07:34 AM
Going to space does not sound fun at all.



http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bacteria-discovered-spacecraft-clean-rooms/

yeah, but they forgot about the diapers.

I did see what the toilet looks like when I went to the space center in Fla. Just like the electric chair to keep you in place from zero gravity.

"Hurry, help me strap me in quick, I gotta go bad!"

while they stare at you, "Take me to your Leader first."

stef
11-07-15, 09:02 AM
I can't watch films/movies where aliens are involved (it makes me fret that they're on their way here in real life and want to get rid of all humans off Earth :o)

star you could watch close encounters, it's a beautiful film, not like that at all.
I know i love science fiction but movies with aliens that are set " in real life" ( not some crazy improbable future setting), usually terrify me. :grouphug:

Little Missy
11-07-15, 09:41 AM
I wonder how many human languages do aliens speak?


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All of them. And very adept with the slang even.

Little Missy
11-07-15, 10:14 AM
star you could watch close encounters, it's a beautiful film, not like that at all.
I know i love science fiction but movies with aliens that are set " in real life" ( not some crazy improbable future setting), usually terrify me. :grouphug:

Day of the Triffids!!

Remember on Saturdays they always showed those trashy B horror flicks and science fiction?
LOVE Mystery Science Theatre but alas! it seems to have vanished.

mildadhd
11-07-15, 12:11 PM
I can't watch films/movies where aliens are involved (it makes me fret that they're on their way here in real life and want to get rid of all humans off Earth :o)

I would not worry, I'm working on it.


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mildadhd
11-07-15, 12:15 PM
All of them. And very adept with the slang even.


Woow!


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mildadhd
11-07-15, 12:19 PM
If you invite them for a double double at Tim's, none of them will know what you're saying.

Not even the U.S. spies. :lol:



Canadian it is!

I'll speak to the aliens in canadian.

I'll help them to see Stef.


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mildadhd
11-07-15, 12:35 PM
Take us to your Leader, please.

Well said.

It makes me laugh every time I try to imagine the look on the human's faces when the aliens say, "please".

"Take us to your Leader, please" (aliens)



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Little Missy
11-07-15, 01:21 PM
Well said.

It makes me laugh every time I try to imagine the look on the human's faces when the aliens say, "please".

"Take us to your Leader, please" (aliens)



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I KNOW!!! :lol:

midnightstar
11-07-15, 01:23 PM
Do aliens even know the word please? :lol:

aeon
11-07-15, 01:38 PM
“They mostly come out at night. Mostly.” said Newt.

mildadhd
11-07-15, 01:42 PM
Do aliens even know the word please? :lol:

I heard the more mammalian aliens know how to communicate in every way humanly possible, but not the more reptilian aliens?

All of them. And very adept with the slang even.

But don't worry the reptilian aliens don't know how to drive spacecrafts.


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aeon
11-07-15, 01:49 PM
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/735/22839274702_d8a3eeb9f1_b.jpg

mildadhd
11-07-15, 01:53 PM
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/735/22839274702_d8a3eeb9f1_b.jpg

Is she an alien?

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aeon
11-07-15, 01:56 PM
Is she an alien?

No, but she’s excellent at hide and seek.

mildadhd
11-07-15, 01:59 PM
No, but she’s excellent at hide and seek.

Me to!

She doesn't look like she is having fun, though.

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Little Missy
11-07-15, 05:02 PM
Living in space to long.


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OMG, this thread is my all time fave. I can hear every single voice on here.

Little Missy
11-07-15, 05:03 PM
I'm gonna give the aliens a call and let them know we are coming.




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And this one, so matter of factly put.

Little Missy
11-07-15, 06:16 PM
I wonder who invented what aliens are portrayed to look like?

Fuzzy12
11-07-15, 06:30 PM
I wonder who invented what aliens are portrayed to look like?

X files:)

mildadhd
11-07-15, 10:19 PM
a·li·en
Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin alienus ‘belonging to another,’ from alius ‘other.’

Interesting, the English word "alien" originated from a French word, which originated from a Latin Italian word, which originated from another Latin Italian word.

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http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=alien

mildadhd
11-07-15, 10:40 PM
I wonder who invented what aliens are portrayed to look like?

Fascinating question!

Some humans call other humans aliens.

I am wondering if the young girl is homeless?



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aeon
11-07-15, 10:49 PM
I wonder who invented what aliens are portrayed to look like?

H.R. Giger :yes:

mildadhd
11-07-15, 10:59 PM
X files:)

X files (1993)
Strange Brew (1983)

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=V4KTebUT6Mw

dvdnvwls
11-07-15, 11:46 PM
New band name:

Hailey and the Mammalian Aliens


(either the band is succeedian, or it's failien. ;) )

Socaljaxs
11-08-15, 02:31 AM
So southern ca this evening had what looked like a ufo spotting.. Even the images posted online it's like omg.. Of course media claims it was the air force testing missles.. I'm like oh sure it is :faint:

mildadhd
11-08-15, 03:22 AM
Don't hate aliens.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HDtGDHCzdSo

sarek
11-12-15, 03:29 AM
Here's a mod note. I know we're having fun and not to rain on anyone's parade, but can we at least try a little bit to stay on the original topic? Bear in mind that this thread was posted in the Science in de media section where the rules about off topic are slightly tighter than in chit chat.

mildadhd
11-12-15, 09:36 AM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ygE01sOhzz0

KarmanMonkey
11-12-15, 04:04 PM
I wonder who invented what aliens are portrayed to look like?

I've heard it suggested that a number of "alien abduction" experiences are actually flashbacks to early childhood sexual trauma/abuse/experiences.

Those individuals suggested the typical "Grey" alien is similar to the nature of our early perception of the human face. We're only starting to learn what to look for in a person, so most of our time is spent looking at the eyes, and only a small amount on the nose and mouth. Everything else is just a vague featureless head shape.

As for why aliens don't visit...

Theory #1: We're the gheto of the universe; people take one look at our planet and steer clear.

Theory #2: Aliens have the tech so they don't need to visit to learn about us. We're sort of doing this in a primative way already with our satelite probes and landers... Odds are by the time we have the tech to send something to another solar system we'll also have the tech to learn everything we need to from a flyby...

Theory #3: We scare the **** out of any aliens that look at our planet. We're poluting warring destructive creatures.

Theory #4: Aliens have been in contact, but with other species (e.g. white mice, dolphins). Has anyone else read Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy?

Theory #5: Since there's no guarantee other civilizations/species develop the same way we do, many may not have the desire to explore space.

Theory #6: Our planet is under quarantine for some reason.

Theory #7: There's an interplanetary treaty/organization with rules about first contact, and we haven't yet met the criteria.

Theory #8: They've looked at us and decided that, at this point, we have nothing to offer them.

Theory #9: We have met aliens, but are just unable or unwilling to see them for what they are.

I could go on, but I really should get back to work.

Kunga Dorji
11-12-15, 04:48 PM
I've heard it suggested that a number of "alien abduction" experiences are actually flashbacks to early childhood sexual trauma/abuse/experiences.



That is almost certainly true for at least a significant proportion of these experiences..

Also- a number may relate to episodes of awareness in anaesthesia, there are documented cases of that causing profound trauma that was very hard to track down.

Another cause of these experiences will be sleep paralysis - which is often the prelude to very bizarre lucid dreams.

Many of these experiences are also seen through the lens of our culture. In this scientific, secular age, seeing angels and demons is rather unfashionable, and its just not part of our cultural zeitgeist-- so anomalous experiences are accounted for in terms that make sense in terms of the biases of our cultures.

Luthien
03-08-16, 05:16 PM
We watched Close Encounters of the 3ed Kind the other night.
I loved how the film captured the pure wonder and excitement.

Copy that! I also love that movie, I've seen it a couple of times already and wouldn't mind to see it again.

Truffaut was absolutely amazing. its like he wasnt even acting. so french lol but that is just how " french intellectuals" would be.
Absolutely! I find him very charming. I can just hear him say "I envy you, monsieur Neary!" to Roy as he is preparing to board the UFO.

Did you see any of his own movies? "Fahrenheit 415" is famous of course, but I like "Jules et Jim" much better.

But to stay somewhat on topic ... apart from "Close Encounters" there's two other works that I was blown away by. The first is "2001, A Space Odyssey" by Kubrick (though it helps to read the book by Arthur C. Clarke first; the other one is "Contact" by Carl Sagan. While the movie version of that is good as well, the original novel is mind-blowing.
Especially the turn on the very last page.

mctavish23
03-08-16, 05:35 PM
I realize this is an older thread, but, just like in Men In Black, I'm quite certain

that some of my elementary school nuns were really aliens :mad: :eyebrow:


U R Welcome :cool:

Donny997
03-13-16, 08:59 AM
I wonder if there's a dinosaur-like species on another planet. It happened once, can't it happen again? I have an idea for Jurassic Park 4: planet of the dinos. As always, the human's spaceship initially plans to hover in the atmosphere and observe at a safe distance... until a giant dino bird knocks it out of orbit... lmao.

midnightstar
03-13-16, 09:57 AM
I wonder if there's a dinosaur-like species on another planet. It happened once, can't it happen again? I have an idea for Jurassic Park 4: planet of the dinos. As always, the human's spaceship initially plans to hover in the atmosphere and observe at a safe distance... until a giant dino bird knocks it out of orbit... lmao.

Interesting thought - maybe that's why more dinosaur skeletons are not found, maybe most of the dinosaurs escaped into space and formed a new colony on another planet :)

Or maybe I'm making stuff up :lol:

Donny997
03-13-16, 10:42 AM
Interesting thought - maybe that's why more dinosaur skeletons are not found, maybe most of the dinosaurs escaped into space and formed a new colony on another planet :)

Or maybe I'm making stuff up :lol:

It woulda been quite the accomplishment to build rocket ships with their little arms and paws ;). I guess we underestimated them 😅

aeon
03-13-16, 12:19 PM
http://orig08.deviantart.net/1b64/f/2010/169/9/c/holy_zombie_dinosaurs_in_space_by_dagger735.png

Little Missy
03-13-16, 12:43 PM
Love the Frankensteined back leg. Speed me to your galaxy, please!