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Researcher: Humanity ready for aliens
upi ^ | Jan. 12, 2011

Posted on 01/12/2011 9:09:14 AM PST by JoeProBono

DAVIS, Calif.- A California psychologist says human beings may be ready to accept evidence of extra-terrestrial intelligence without widespread panic.

Dr. Albert Harrison of the University of California's Davis campus said such a discovery "may be far less startling for generations that have been brought up with word processors, electronic calculators, avatars and cellphones as compared with earlier generations," The Scotsman reported Tuesday.

Harrison said discovering an alien life-form or signal would be unlikely to cause "widespread psychological disintegration and collapse."

Martin Dominik of Scotland's University of St. Andrews said Earth-like life on planets with similar environments may be a "cosmic imperative" and intelligent extra-terrestrial beings are likely quite similar to humans.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Science; Travel; UFO's
KEYWORDS: aliens; ufo
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1 posted on 01/12/2011 9:09:20 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

The legal...or the illegal ones?


2 posted on 01/12/2011 9:11:14 AM PST by MarDav
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To: JoeProBono

Do they know somethign we don’t know or are they pulling it out of where the aliens supposedly put their probes???


3 posted on 01/12/2011 9:17:59 AM PST by GraceG
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To: JoeProBono

I for one, welcome our new alien overlords. (If they’re hot)


4 posted on 01/12/2011 9:20:12 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: GraceG

5 posted on 01/12/2011 9:21:19 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

They’ll only work the jobs American’s won’t!


6 posted on 01/12/2011 9:22:01 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: JoeProBono
I've been ready for years..even have a lunch packed.


7 posted on 01/12/2011 9:23:05 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: JoeProBono
"may be far less startling for generations that have been brought up with word processors, electronic calculators, avatars and cellphones as compared with earlier generations,"

This makes the guy sound like a techno bigot. I didn't grow up with all that crap and I've always believed there were aliens in the universe.
8 posted on 01/12/2011 9:23:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: JoeProBono
Martin Dominik of Scotland's University of St. Andrews said Earth-like life on planets with similar environments may be a "cosmic imperative" and intelligent extra-terrestrial beings are likely quite similar to humans.

That statement right there demonstrates that Dominik, at least, doesn't have a remote clue.

I think I'm going to get a job being an "authority" and saying the first idiotic thing that comes out of my mouth. No other qualifications needed.

I guess it really is who you know that counts.

9 posted on 01/12/2011 9:23:20 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: MarDav

10 posted on 01/12/2011 9:24:32 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
I suggest their first stop be Washington DC


11 posted on 01/12/2011 9:25:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Beowulf9

12 posted on 01/12/2011 9:26:38 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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13 posted on 01/12/2011 9:33:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: dfwgator

Stop agitating Martian Violence against the Government!


14 posted on 01/12/2011 9:34:44 AM PST by GraceG
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To: cripplecreek

15 posted on 01/12/2011 9:36:03 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
Now this is the type of space folk we are really waiting for.
Green beats gray any day of the week.


16 posted on 01/12/2011 9:37:01 AM PST by The Cajun
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17 posted on 01/12/2011 9:41:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t have the pic handy to post but it is an 18th century painting of John the Baptist being baptised at the waters edge with a UFO depicted above him with several beams of light shining down.Why would an artist depict something like that, where would he even get the idea?


18 posted on 01/12/2011 9:48:01 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: eastforker

Link to above referenced paintinghttp://ufochristianityconnection.com/comparison-of-baptism-painting-and-china-ufo/


19 posted on 01/12/2011 9:49:52 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: dfwgator
Some of us are more prepared than others.





20 posted on 01/12/2011 9:51:33 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: JoeProBono
Green babe has the come "hither look", chick in red dress has the "you best run away look" (Ask John Dillinger about the particulars).
Green babe wins again ;^)
21 posted on 01/12/2011 9:52:28 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: JoeProBono

Hmmmm...I’m guessing illegal then. Isn’t Roswell in ARIZONA!


22 posted on 01/12/2011 9:55:31 AM PST by MarDav
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To: JoeProBono
No only do I believe in aliens. I believe in evolution.


23 posted on 01/12/2011 9:59:20 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: MarDav

No, in New Mexico.


24 posted on 01/12/2011 10:01:44 AM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MarDav

Hmmmm...I’m guessing illegal then. Isn’t Roswell in ARIZONA!

new mexico


25 posted on 01/12/2011 10:02:14 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: eastforker; Quix

“The Baptism of Christ”


26 posted on 01/12/2011 10:02:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Quix

Ping.


27 posted on 01/12/2011 10:05:48 AM PST by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: JoeProBono

Have to see the negatives before I believe that photo.


28 posted on 01/12/2011 10:07:10 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: JoeProBono

There are many old paintings ,lots of them with a religious theme,depicting UFO’s, yet we do not read much about them in literature. Was the literature purged concerning UFO’s. These artist must have
had some basis for depicting them.


29 posted on 01/12/2011 10:09:56 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: The Cajun

I don’t think they photoshopped much back in 1710.


30 posted on 01/12/2011 10:11:28 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: Beowulf9

Oh...then the aliens are probably legal. The only place we have an illegal alien problem is in Arizona. That’s why people kill their congressmen there! That...and too much talk radio.

Do these aliens intending to visit our planet plan on establishing their own talk radio outlet? If so, might present a problem...


31 posted on 01/12/2011 10:13:21 AM PST by MarDav
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To: eastforker
I don’t think they photoshopped much back in 1710.

Ya think? ;^)

32 posted on 01/12/2011 10:14:04 AM PST by The Cajun
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To: Daffynition


33 posted on 01/12/2011 10:23:25 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: TomGuy

Ack ack ack ack ack ack...


34 posted on 01/12/2011 10:35:53 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: JoeProBono

Warum? Was ist los?


35 posted on 01/12/2011 10:36:19 AM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: eastforker

36 posted on 01/12/2011 10:39:46 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MarDav
"Do these aliens intending to visit our planet plan on establishing their own talk radio outlet? If so, might present a problem..." Not if they contact Art Bell.
37 posted on 01/12/2011 10:41:26 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: JoeProBono

In the immortal words of Stephen Sondheim, “Don’t bother. They’re here.”


38 posted on 01/12/2011 10:44:45 AM PST by RichInOC ("...15 minutes ago, you *knew* humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.")
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39 posted on 01/12/2011 10:45:20 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono
I guess this means that all aliens living amongst us can now safely "come out of the closet".

There are many in politics and media I have long suspected are not from this planet!

40 posted on 01/12/2011 10:48:14 AM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: JoeProBono

A link and info about many of these old paintingshttp://lithiumdreamer.tripod.com/ufoart.html


41 posted on 01/12/2011 10:48:31 AM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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To: RichInOC


42 posted on 01/12/2011 10:50:10 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: eastforker


43 posted on 01/12/2011 11:04:38 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

No thanks, we have enough of them.


44 posted on 01/12/2011 11:07:17 AM PST by dforest
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To: JoeProBono

By Italian Renaissance painter Andrea del Verrocchio.


45 posted on 01/12/2011 12:07:02 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: eastforker

1475.


46 posted on 01/12/2011 12:08:42 PM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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The painting was done in 1710 by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder.


47 posted on 01/12/2011 12:14:02 PM PST by eastforker (Visit me at http://www.eastforker.com)
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48 posted on 01/12/2011 12:19:57 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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"They're very advanced technologically. Which suggests, rightfully so, that they're peaceful.... ....an advanced civilization is, by definition, not barbaric."
49 posted on 01/12/2011 1:44:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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Martin Dominik of Scotland's University of St. Andrews said Earth-like life on planets with similar environments may be a "cosmic imperative" and intelligent extra-terrestrial beings are likely quite similar to humans.

Yes. So these blancmanges, blancmange-shaped creatures come from the planet Skyron in the Galaxy of Andromeda. They order 48,000,000 kilts from a Scottish menswear shop ... turn the population of England into Scotsmen (well known as the worst tennis-playing nation on Earth) thus leaving England empty during Wimbledon fortnight! Empty during Wimbledon fortnight ... what's more the papers are full of reports of blancmanges appearing on tennis courts up and down the country - practising. This can only mean one thing!

'THEY MEAN TO WIN WIMBLEDON'

50 posted on 01/12/2011 1:50:54 PM PST by dfwgator
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