articles tagged: alien contact
who’s afraid of the big, bad alien invaders?
# astrobiology

who’s afraid of the big, bad alien invaders?

It makes sense for an alien species not to care about wiping out a civilization on another planet. Question is whether it would be worth the hassle.

when von daniken’s disciples leave a comment
# astrobiology

when von daniken’s disciples leave a comment

Ancient astronaut proponents can't seem to distinguish between the terms plausible and likely.

why standardizing seti is harder than it sounds
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why standardizing seti is harder than it sounds

Communication is difficult. Especially with alien beings that evolved tens of light years away and may have no idea we're even trying to communicate.

blogger drafts an extraterrestrial bill of rights
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blogger drafts an extraterrestrial bill of rights

Futurist blogger created an aspirational list of rules by which we should interact with any aliens we might encounter. Emphasis on the aspirational part...

an astronomer’s big claims about gliese 581g
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an astronomer’s big claims about gliese 581g

Astronomer Ragbir Bhathal supposedly claims he received a signal from Gliese 581g, but the story behind the claims doesn't seem to make much sense.

are we drawing in ufos with mushroom clouds?
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are we drawing in ufos with mushroom clouds?

Retired military officers claim that aliens are visiting Earth to discourage us from using nuclear weapons on each other. But how would aliens know if we have nukes?

seti’s search for alien artificial intelligence
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seti’s search for alien artificial intelligence

SETI is thinking about how to detect and talk to alien computers instead of just alien beings. And that's a lot harder than it sounds.

when science fiction is passed off as science
# astrobiology

when science fiction is passed off as science

As soothing as it may seem, it's very, very, very unlikely there's a union of various alien species that imposes an interstellar order.

why reporters shouldn’t quote ufologists
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why reporters shouldn’t quote ufologists

Despite what you may have heard, Voyager 2 remains very much under human, not alien, control.

nat geo gets gun-shy on ancient astronauts
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nat geo gets gun-shy on ancient astronauts

NatGeo gave ancient astronaut theorists the time of day, but did little to rebuke their pseudoscientific arguments in a rare miss.

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