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I believe they are, how else do you explain politicians?
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You mean the weasel-shaped orange thing on top of a certain politician's head? Yeah, that's definitively alien!
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A bit strong saying there 'are no two ways about it' - show me the certain proof, although I agree the chances of there not being life in other parts of the Universe are vanishingly small.
But from what I can tell, everything we know about physics suggests that if aliens exist, then they're too far away to visit us. That, or we may not be worth the effort/costs involved, there are probably nicer places nearer. Otherwise with so much life probably out there, we'd be awash with alien tourism if the physics permitted (and not just North America).
One of my earlier bosses as one meeting declared that our company's greatest asset was the humans.
So I suggested that we employ more women so that we could increase our assets.
My (mostly male) workmates applauded.
if these aliens are smarter then us why would they stay here?
for laughs maybe, but jokes, particularly THIS one, i.e. "us" get old real fast.
sure there's people that still watch and a few that even laugh at "funniest home videos" or "clodbert" etc
- but doesn't that just prove how bad some people are, and the rest only marginally better (for allowing that to happen)
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I think, and I've often had this thought, that the aliens here are really not too bright. They get by but they're just fun loving fools for the most part. I mean you know how hard it can be when English is your second language, what about if Human was your second species...