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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
Aliens
Poll: Aliens
Yes 28 / 61%
No 9 / 20%
Not quite sure 8 / 17%
Yes but not intelligent  1 / 2%
46 total votes
 

thorinoakenshield
Rivendell


Sep 29 2013, 10:00pm

Post #1 of 13 (355 views)
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Aliens Can't Post

Do you believe in extraterrestrial life?


DanielLB
Immortal


Sep 30 2013, 6:52am

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A question I often pose to people: [In reply to] Can't Post

What do you find scariest: knowing that there is intelligent life out in there in the universe, or knowing that we are alone in the universe?

I think both are quite daunting, when you really think about it.


Alcarcalime
Tol Eressea


Sep 30 2013, 9:41am

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Well, yes, sort of. [In reply to] Can't Post

If by extraterrestrial life that life exists in the universe besides what is on Earth, then yes.

I don't think that intelligent extraterrestrials have visited Earth.

As to whether or not other beings of sufficient intelligence to be considered "intelligent life" there is not enough data!


Otaku-sempai
Half-elven


Sep 30 2013, 3:02pm

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Extraterrestrial life is almost a certainty [In reply to] Can't Post

That doesn't mean, though, that we've been visited.


Werde Spinner
Rohan


Sep 30 2013, 3:41pm

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There's not an 'I don't have an opinion' button. [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't know. I don't believe that there is alien life or that there isn't. There could be. We don't know. Does that make me an alien agnostic?

In this situation, I think Calvin & Hobbes applies: "Sometimes I think the surest sign of intelligent alien life is that none of it has tried to contact us."


Aunt Dora Baggins
Half-elven


Sep 30 2013, 7:35pm

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Exactly what I was going to say. // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


arithmancer
Grey Havens


Sep 30 2013, 7:38pm

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Other? [In reply to] Can't Post

I believe extraterrestrial life, intelligent or otherwise, may exist. But we've not made contact with any yet.


RosieLass
Valinor


Oct 1 2013, 3:54pm

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Ditto. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm in the "there's no reason there can't be extraterrestrial life, but we'll never meet it" camp.


joec_34
Rivendell


Oct 1 2013, 4:36pm

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My two cents: probably not. [In reply to] Can't Post

It just doesn't seem probably to me for such a complex series of events requiring life to occur twice in the same universe. Unless you believe in an impersonal teleology, in which case it is totally plausible. I believe in a personal teleology who hasn't let me know about aliens, but has told me a lot of other stuff in this pretty amazing book, so I assume that means the former assertion is true.


RangerLady23
Lorien

Oct 1 2013, 4:38pm

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Yes I do [In reply to] Can't Post

IU think that it is very vain and selfish for us to think that we are the only intelligent life in a galaxy as big as ours is plus the3 next and the next and the next.... you get the picture. I have never seen or experienced a sighting but I believe.


dubulous
Rohan

Oct 2 2013, 8:26pm

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So many ways to look at it. [In reply to] Can't Post

I do believe there is life out there, somewhere. Could be in many different forms on many different planets even within this galaxy. Is it intelligent? Maybe. Have we encountered them? I don't think so. Will we? Might depend on how long we last as a species.


RosieBaggins
Rivendell


Oct 9 2013, 2:48am

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Oops. [In reply to] Can't Post

Meant to hit the last one (yes, but not intelligent) and wound up hitting the one above it.


sauget.diblosio
Tol Eressea


Nov 30 2013, 6:21am

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There must be. [In reply to] Can't Post

It seems almost impossible that there isn't life out there somewhere. But i do not think that they've visited us here on the Earth, and we probably will never, ever run into them during the entire life-span of humanity, and we probably won't even find evidence of them, especially during our lifetimes.

But one never knows...

 
 

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