Area 51: Do you believe?

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Gopher

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03-31-2010

I was using stumbleupon today and came across this really cool story. http://www.thestar.com/news/world/ar...-alien-silence

Do you believe this is true? What conspiracies do you believe?



Personally I believe the article. Bigfoot is ballocks.


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Sedon

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03-31-2010

Nah, best put together consipracy ever is 9/11. I still don't know what to believe. I've seen, heard, and read both sides, yet I can't make up my mind. I will say that both sides have done very well at defending their argument.


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WhitemageofDOOM

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03-31-2010

The nearest star to earth is about 3 light years away.

The fastest you could realistically expect to get is about half the speed of light.

So a six year journey to get to our nearest neighbor, which has no life bearing planets.

Who the **** would be dumb enough to do that? Where do you get the BUDGET for this ****? And once you got there why just piss around instead of doing something?


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Geekweezul

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04-01-2010

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Originally Posted by Sedon View Post
Nah, best put together consipracy ever is 9/11. I still don't know what to believe. I've seen, heard, and read both sides, yet I can't make up my mind. I will say that both sides have done very well at defending their argument.
If you're talking about Loose Change then there's nothing to believe there. They base everything they say on movie physics basically. They have no idea what they're talking about.


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Quae

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04-01-2010

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Nah, best put together consipracy ever is 9/11. I still don't know what to believe. I've seen, heard, and read both sides, yet I can't make up my mind. I will say that both sides have done very well at defending their argument.
My personal belief is thus:

If 9/11 was a hoax, it would have taken way more people to implement than if it was actually a terrorist attack. More people means an increased chance of someone blabbing. After this long, do you really think someone with that big of a secret could keep quiet? It would have gotten out somehow, and not just with circumstantial evidence.

Furthermore, if it was a hoax, people would be working harder at keeping the conspiracy theorists quiet about it being a hoax.

Human nature. Love and hate it.


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Sedon

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04-02-2010

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My personal belief is thus:

If 9/11 was a hoax, it would have taken way more people to implement than if it was actually a terrorist attack. More people means an increased chance of someone blabbing. After this long, do you really think someone with that big of a secret could keep quiet? It would have gotten out somehow, and not just with circumstantial evidence.

Furthermore, if it was a hoax, people would be working harder at keeping the conspiracy theorists quiet about it being a hoax.

Human nature. Love and hate it.
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If you're talking about Loose Change then there's nothing to believe there. They base everything they say on movie physics basically. They have no idea what they're talking about.

Good to hear. (yes I'm talking about Loose Change) I hate the idea of them being behind it, so I really hope you guys are right.


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AmyOverlord

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04-02-2010

I believe in Area 51, Bigfoot, and 9/11.

>.>


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Kodoku

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04-02-2010

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The nearest star to earth is about 3 light years away.

The fastest you could realistically expect to get is about half the speed of light.

So a six year journey to get to our nearest neighbor, which has no life bearing planets.

Who the **** would be dumb enough to do that? Where do you get the BUDGET for this ****? And once you got there why just piss around instead of doing something?
The current record for spacecraft speed is 0.000234 times the speed of light, and that's with a massive gravitational boost (the fastest speed without such a boost is about 1/5th of that). There is promising research into a very novel propulsion mechanism which could attain speeds of 0.00028 times the speed of light.

Case in point, even if we had this theoretical technology now, it would take at least 10000 years to reach the nearest star.


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juhnk

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04-02-2010

We'll just have to travel faster than light--some phenomena already do (i.e. Entanglement--check it out). The time space fabric will be folded like a napkin by the time we're done with it.


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WhitemageofDOOM

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04-02-2010

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We'll just have to travel faster than light--some phenomena already do (i.e. Entanglement--check it out). The time space fabric will be folded like a napkin by the time we're done with it.
Entanglement doesn't allow information to travel FTL, if it did the next generation of cellphones would be able to call people in the past.

FTL isn't bending the laws of physics, it's breaking them. And seeing as how humanity are physical phenomena.......

And even if you could break the laws of physics like that, where do you get the budget for it, and why the **** would you want to?