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Are we truly alone in the Universe?

Given the decades that SETI has been in progress, why have we not found a single shred of evidence that proves that there are some form of intelligent civilization existing on other planets? We have advanced so much in just over 200 years since the Industrial Revolution. Billions of stars and habitable planets surround us. Why are our calls out to the Universe returned with chilling silence?

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  • Feb 28 2013: Yes, we are.
    That is why we search. The truth that we are totally enveloped in darkness of such depth, breadth and width, is overwhelming to our consciousness. When you look at it while in space, it is so dark that it can almost appear to be breathing and looking back at you. Such is a first-hand report I read from one astronaut. The fear quickly took over them before they were able to go back inside the space shuttle. The darkness was such that the fear just took off.
    It appears there are some structures on Mars that have lines to them suggesting they were built by some being, and not from geological activity. Well, we build with right angles and these have right angles. In fact, that is what we look for, what catches our eye. So I think they were built by humans, many millennium ago as we traversed the universe, destroyed Mars and came to this blue planet. (which we have pretty much destroyed)

    So over time and distances we may have moved further away from others instead of staying close by. Certainly the distance is massively prohibitive and time removes the connection from those searching and those watching the search. They will die out, breaking any connection they might have hoped for.
    If I was another being and found out anything about 'us', I wouldn't want to be contacted by humans.
    We are uncivilized. We are horribly acquisitive, destructive. We are thieves, polluters, destroyers, breakers of trust and cruel. We do not yet have civilization as long as we behave this way.

    If there were others, would they send out probes? One scientist said no. Another said, "why not? We do".
    Well, I would stay as far away from the human species as space would make possible.

    On this planet we have such a variety of life and life forms that looking out there may be looking in the wrong place anyway. What lives in the oceans is sometimes very strange indeed.
    And we act and look more and more like robots. Maybe that is why we are so programmable.
    • Feb 28 2013: "If I was another being and found out anything about 'us', I wouldn't want to be contacted by humans.
      We are uncivilized. We are horribly acquisitive, destructive. We are thieves, polluters, destroyers, breakers of trust and cruel. We do not yet have civilization as long as we behave this way."

      Right on ,brother!
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      Feb 28 2013: I do believe that should we find extraterrestrial life, we could possibly change our views on life collectively, and begin to see the similarities between fellow humans. Instead of delineating people based on race, socioeconomic status or gender (just to list a few), I have hopes that we can all take pride in that we all reside and thrive on Mother Earth.

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