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What would REALLY happen if an extraterrestrial spaceship crashed?


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Initial post: Jan 3, 2013 4:23:32 PM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
Would the military retrieve and deny? Would the world governments fight over the artifacts and debris? Would an *actual* alien autopsy eventually be shown to the world? Discuss.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 4:28:24 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 3, 2013 4:38:43 PM PST
Assuming the crash was public, and there were living survivors, the country into which they crashed would want to gain the most benefit from that event, especially any new technologies which were revealed.

I'd like to think that, were this to happen in the United States, they occupants would be treated as ambassadors, and that we would put our "best food forward."

In reality, I don't know what would happen... it would all depend on what sort of crash, where, and what survived.

Posted on Jan 3, 2013 4:42:41 PM PST
Rev. Otter says:
considering how much of Earth is water, it would likely crash in an ocean and sink and nobody would ever know. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 4:46:35 PM PST
What, they can cross light-years of distance, but they can't manage a lifeboat?

Doubtful. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 5:16:18 PM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
Let's hope it's not Russia. They wouldn't share diddly with us.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2013 5:17:25 PM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
Which means there could very well be some already on the bottom of the ocean...possibly from centuries ago. Eat your heart out Titanic.

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Rev. Otter says:
<<What, they can cross light-years of distance, but they can't manage a lifeboat?>>

Leela: Depth at 45 hundred feet, 48 hundred, 50 hundred! 5000 feet!

Professor Farnsworth: Dear Lord, that's over 150 atmospheres of pressure!

Fry: How many atmospheres can this ship withstand?

Professor Farnsworth: Well it's a spaceship, so I'd say anywhere between zero and one.

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Posted on Jan 4, 2013 1:50:59 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 2:05:04 PM PST
Even if it was un-aliened spacecraft the realisation that we were not alone in the universe and that life had evolved on at least one other planet would have a profound effect on our sense of who we are and our own self centered importance, another nail in the coffin for religion perhaps and more money into SETI.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 3:08:25 PM PST
"It would prove the existence of god."

Wait... what???

Could you expand on that a bit?

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 3:15:05 PM PST
"What would REALLY happen if an extraterrestrial spaceship crashed?"

BPL: There would be a really big hole in the ground.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 3:15:59 PM PST
SD: another nail in the coffin for religion perhaps

BPL: Why? It was a common belief among educated people in the middle ages that the Sun, Moon, and all the planets were inhabited.

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Rev. Otter says:
<<It was a common belief among educated people in the middle ages that the Sun, Moon, and all the planets were inhabited.>>

no, it wasn't. in fact, other-worldly life was considered heresy. Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600 for *suggesting* it.

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<<It was a common belief among educated people in the middle ages that the Sun, Moon, and all the planets were inhabited.>>

RO: no, it wasn't. in fact, other-worldly life was considered heresy. Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake in 1600 for *suggesting* it.

BPL: I said the middle ages, not the Renaissance. BTW, the main reason Giordano Bruno was burned at the stake (after the Roman Inquisition tried for eight years to get him to change his views) was the charge that Jesus Christ was a "magician" who used magic to simulate miracles.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 4:05:24 PM PST
Nicholas of Cusa postulated an infinite universe with the stars as suns with planets and the planets all inhabited in 1400 AD. He did not get into any trouble over it with the church--he himself was a bishop. Things changed between 1400 and 1600. The changes were political. Understanding them requires knowing a bit about the times.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 4:09:02 PM PST
Sorry, 1440. He was born in 1401, so postulating extraterrestrial life in 1400 would have been difficult even for a philosophical heavyweight.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 6:24:23 AM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
Unconventional Flying Objects: A Scientific Analysis

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 6:41:58 AM PST
Well in that case.....

:)

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 9:03:27 AM PST
What the devil is an ad for UFO book even doing in this thread?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 9:09:03 AM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
Science. Written by a NASA scientist - he presents his findings that UAP "obey, not defy, the laws of physics." Vindicating his own sighting and thousands of others, he proves that UAP technology is not only explainable, but attainable.

For the open-minded only.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 9:11:48 AM PST
What does UAP mean?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 9:13:06 AM PST
Mickey Ryan says:
Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
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