How Will Global Warming Stop? Aliens!

Submitted by: Illiterate 5 years ago Funny
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/19/aliens-could-attack-earth-to-end-global-warming-nasa-scientist-claims/?test=faces

NASA scientists are worried that aliens could attack earth to end global warming. And no, not illegal aliens either.
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Male 635
>>It`s a comforting idea, but advances in technology don`t seem to make everyone calm, controlled and good. Human technology today is vastly more advanced than it was even just a few hundred years ago, but humans are the same.
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But in general much less violent that before.
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Male 12,365
Or they could live in an authoritarian state that imposes internal co-operation and suppresses dissent, but is still highly aggressive to outsiders.

It is not definitely necessary for a technologically advanced society to be benevolent to everyone from everywhere.
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Male 12,365
[quote]What HAS to be true is that they can`t be uncontrolled and savage.. they must be highly technological, calm, controlled and "good" because they wouldn`t have survived the travel to us over generations if they were shoo[/quote]

It`s a comforting idea, but advances in technology don`t seem to make everyone calm, controlled and good. Human technology today is vastly more advanced than it was even just a few hundred years ago, but humans are the same.

Even if the hypothetical aliens did need to use generation ships (and why would they - they have technology we can hardly imagine based on science we don`t yet know), that doesn`t require them to be benevolent to aliens (i.e. us). They could hate outsiders while living peacefully, or at least nonviolently, with each other. Or they could be at war with each other, but a ship crewed by one side could be "good" to each other while attacking anyone else.
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Male 213
Scientists == undergrad in an intro to philosophy class who got high and wrote a paper. There is no evidence or facts, just wild speculation, so there is no science.
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Male 546
@slimofswiv [quote]lmao, you americans are crackers, you believe in god, aliens, anything and everything lol, come get the loch ness monster being ridden by a yeti to fight the aliens lol[/quote]

Ah, and as a European you are much more advanced so you believe in NOTHING? Now that is truly funny!
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Male 646
Our tax dollars at work. :-|
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Male 642
fact: "aliens" can be categorized..
Category 1, scientists who just come here because they want to "have a look".. they gave up any chance to ever communicate with their home planet, just to meet us. That would be the nicer alternative.

Category 2: looking for asylum. These "aliens" had to leave their home planet because their planet was dying. ( no, not the "flu" that our planet has, I mean their star is about to die, and so will the planet). These will be bad for us, because in any observed case where "finders" met "the found".. the finders survived and the people who get found had bad chances..

Category 3: warriors.. meh.. very unlikely.. not even going to go there..

What HAS to be true is that they can`t be uncontrolled and savage.. they must be highly technological, calm, controlled and "good" because they wouldn`t have survived the travel to us over generations if they were shoo
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Male 116
lmao, you americans are crackers, you believe in god, aliens, anything and everything lol, come get the loch ness monster being ridden by a yeti to fight the aliens lol
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Male 12,365
Although there`s the possibility of an attack on the basis that humans might potentially become a possible threat at some point in the future. Savage, but more technologically advanced people wouldn`t necessarily be nice.

But even just this one galaxy is so large that it`s very unlikely that we`d be found by any other people, if they exist.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I completely agree. Earth like can mean a lot of things and it`s ridiculous to assume that Earth-like would mean identical to the properties of Earth.[/quote]

It`s more extreme than that in the appropriate context. The context was the labelling of several exoplanets as "Earth-like". All it means in that context is that the planets are probably rocky and receive a similar amount of energy from their star.

The rest I agree with completely. We know people can exist (because we do). We know that there are a vast number of stellar systems, so many that it would be odd if anything that can happen hasn`t happened more than once.

If they could find us and monitor us, we`re less of a threat to them than a stone age tribe attacking a fully equipped modern military force, land and air. The technology gap would be at least that large.
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Male 639
@ Angilion

I completely agree. Earth like can mean a lot of things and it`s ridiculous to assume that Earth-like would mean identical to the properties of Earth.

I personally think it`s statistically improbably for aliens to not exist. I would even go as for to say that it is extremely unlikely for there not to be more intelligent creatures than us in the Universe. However, to say that other intelligent life would threaten us because of the damage we are causing to our planet is ridiculous. If highly intelligent creature were monitoring us, I`m sure they wouldn`t consider us a threat in the slightest.
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Male 12,365
[quote]@Angilion:

but you`re assuming all alien life will look like us or have the same body type[/quote]

You`re making up something silly and pretending it`s me doing it. At best, your mindreading powers are failing you and leading you into delusion.

If you disagree with what I actually wrote, please provide proof that humans have found several planets with life on them (as opposed to having found several planets that have been described as "Earth-like", leading to widespread misunderstanding of what that term means to an astronomer).
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Male 37,902

Maybe global warming IS the attack!
We aren`t changing the climate, they are.
They`re terraforming the Earth to their homeworld.
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Male 3,425
Galactic ecosystem?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Can`t say I`d expect any less from FOX News.
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Male 41
This whole article honestly sounds to me like someone who works at fox news is either having a laugh, or is being laughed at. Let`s just say, old foxnews joe here is walking around tryin` to find a story, bumps into Mr. Works at NASA Smith. Offer`s a short interview, at which point NASA guy thinks "trolol, ok" and makes up a load of bullpoo to laugh at foxnews as they print a story about how NASA believe aliens are gonna attack us to do the cleaning up....
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Male 1,625
"`Scientists`? Really? What part of that scenario is based on science or fact? It`s all just speculation and imagination..."

thats how hypotheses work

@Angilion:

but you`re assuming all alien life will look like us or have the same body type
morgan freeman explains
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Male 3,285
i saw the words foxnew, then quit the webpage.

Fail iab. Fail.
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Male 12,365
[quote]"Do you know how incredible it is to find a life-sustaining planet?"

Not as incredible as you think. We`ve found several that are earth-like.[/quote]

While the rest of your post is right, that statement is almost as wrong as TKD Master`s habit of claiming that their beliefs are proven facts.

When used by astronomers, the phrase "Earth-like" does NOT mean that the planet is capable of sustaining any life, let alone that it has an environment anything like Earth.

In astronomy, "Earth-like" only really means that the planet is probably rocky.

Mars is far and away the most "Earth-like" planet known.

The most "Earth-like" exoplanet found so far is Gliese 581g. It`s tide-locked (so one side is baked and the other is frozen). It might be rocky. It has ~3 times the mass of Earth. It might or might not have an atmosphere. It might or might not have any protection from harmful radi
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Male 215
Where from the journey from fact to this description did "scientist" turn into "scientists"?
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Male 1,178
`Scientists`? Really? What part of that scenario is based on science or fact? It`s all just speculation and imagination...
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Male 1,243
I really don`t think we need to worry about this scenario. The chances of there being intelligent alien life close enough to our planet to detect the changes in atmosphere and be able to get here in a realistic time scale are probably pretty remote. Space is vast and empty, it`s likely life is spread far and wide (that of course assumes we aren`t the only intelligent life (such as it is))
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Male 15,832
[quote]Published August 19, 2011[/quote]
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Male 2,737
Ok, I look at it this way. If I have a pet, I have to take care of it. Clean it, feed it, love it. BUT, If it`s an experiment with an animal, to see how well it does on it`s own with limited capabilities, in it`s environment,I expect some downfalls. My case in point, My 13 year old is an A honor roll student,Very knowledgeable with math and computers and the English language. She dresses well, and is Hygenic. But her bedroom is not only a disaster, but should be condemned. Flies,maggots,fruit flies,rotting garbage,Filth,Stench and CHAOS. You literally have to climb over shat to wake her up, if the electric goes out and the alarm doesn`t go off.
So every month, I kick her out, and clean house.I get rid of EVERYTHING! Bug gas it, lysol it, and burn what I can.
That`s just me and my really smart filthy ass kid. Now if you were a alien race, complete with kick ass space travel,looking down at the Earth watching us, would you really wanna say,"HI."
Think about it.
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Male 14,775
Let`s say we were a super advanced civilisation somewhere else capable of travelling to another star system (Earth) that we had discovered was full of less advanced but still intelligent life.

The logical thing would be to either avoid first contact, or immediately destroy all life on said planet to avoid competition.

It`s not easy to colonise another planet. Earth don`t have any particular resources that would justify the trip. No point in saving them from themselves, for sure.
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Female 2,764
But, why would they eat us if if they thought we were a threat to them being so dirty?
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Male 25,416
NASA... there was a reason we love ya!
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Male 934
Now all the ultra conservatives can say, "See, these climate scientists are all wackos!"

Well played Fox. Well played.
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Male 1,625

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Male 911
Fox news..
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Male 150
someone has watched "The day the Earth Stood Still" one too many times.
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Male 10,440
[quote] we threaten this planet. [/quote]
No we don`t.
[quote] Do you know how incredible it is to find a life-sustaining planet? [/quote]
Not as incredible as you think. We`ve found several that are earth-like. It also depends on what you think of as life. Earth is "perfect" for us because we evolved here, not because it`s universally "perfect". So that`s a loaded question.
[quote] this planet is invaluable to intelligent life forms. [/quote]
Depends on what sort of life.
[quote] And it`d be silly for an educated person to NOT say that we risk being attacked by aliens [/quote]
First you must prove they exist, then you must prove that aliens can be hostile.
[quote] it is FACT that they exist [/quote]
Nope. It`s just statistically likely. Prove first, then you can call it a fact.
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Male 5,314
the day the earth stood still
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Male 10,440
Hopefully this was posted so we could make fun of it... right?? Otherwise f*ck you.

The article reads like a C-grade sci-fi plot turned into a book or movie no one ever reads/sees.

If the point is to entertain us with bullsh*t, they ought to at least do a better job of it.
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Male 546
When they aliens come to save us from ourselves, can they please take Al Gore back with them. He could use some more probing, don`t you think?
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Male 49
It`s called reverse reporting, they report something so far out there the the reader has to call bullpoo and doubt the message of the report, global warming. Sneaky sneaky Fox news!
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Male 1,737
"The thought-provoking scenario" So fox is now a pooty tabloid, never saw that coming. *rolls eyes*

Or should I just comment "at least there thinking for a change"?
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Male 4,793
"I find it hard to believe that a university academic or NASA professional would say that. It`s one thing to say we`ve altered our planet`s atmosphere (ok), but quite another to say we threaten the universe. There are trillions of different planetary atmospheres out there."

We don`t threaten the universe derp, we threaten this planet. Do you know how incredible it is to find a life-sustaining planet? VERY. this planet is invaluable to intelligent life forms. And it`d be silly for an educated person to NOT say that we risk being attacked by aliens, it is FACT that they exist, it is theory that they won`t like what we are doing to the planet.
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Male 525
I`m not saying it was aliens...

BUT IT WAS ALIENS
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Male 1,745
I find it hard to believe that a university academic or NASA professional would say that. It`s one thing to say we`ve altered our planet`s atmosphere (ok), but quite another to say we threaten the universe. There are trillions of different planetary atmospheres out there.
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Male 208
Even aliens don`t like MANBEARPIG!
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Male 122
Fox news. I dont care
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Male 208
OHHHH, I understand now why a (government backed) major news corporation would write something like this. There is only one tool that they have left to control the masses since the majority of the public does not seem to find them credible anymore. I saw the same thing in the National Inquirer once.
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Male 208
Like, Whoa dude. That`s totally far-out, man. If you get really high, then read it, it`s so much more believable
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Male 4,902
I`m literally shocked this wasn`t posted by madest.
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Male 2
Link: How Will Global Warming Stop? Aliens! [Rate Link] - NASA scientists are worried that aliens could attack earth to end global warming. And no, not illegal aliens either.
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