if there are 8.8billion habitable planets in the milky way..why have we not been contacted?is it distance related?

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  • 1 year ago

    Maybe earth was contacted many years ago and we are the result of that, infusion of advance intelligence. Obviously, the way the world functions it seems doubtful everyone receive an equal dose. Seriously, in our realm of thinking, traveling such distances is insurmountable. My belief in God tells me that he created such a barrier on purpose. We are really not ready to meet and greet alien life on other planets. Just look at how we imagine how this would unfold through the movies we create about aliens!

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  • 'Habitable' and 'inhabited' are not the same thing. And 'habitable' only means that in principle, some sort of life *could* live there, not that it does.

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  • Zheia
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    Klathu Baradhu Nikthu.

    • Jim
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      It's actually "Klaato barada niko"

      https://youtu.be/8q-GMy_ml3Y at 10sec in

      I gave you a Thumbs Up!

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  • 1 year ago

    Contact those human creatures that slaughter their own kind, eat up all the other life forms on the planet and greet strangers by locking their babies in cages? Yup that sounds really fun! More like why have no aliens simply wiped us out and taken all our resources?

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  • 1 year ago

    They might view us as primitives race..

    We still have wars and such like in Middle East, and USA/North Korean relations and such.. Iran threatens to destroy Israel...

    Advance civilizations might view Earth still doing tribal warfare.

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  • 1 year ago

    No idea.

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  • 1 year ago

    Exactly.

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  • 1 year ago

    Probably

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  • 1 year ago

    I never heard that number, but whoever came up with it, it's a statistical probability based on the facts we know, and it's possible there are facts we don't know.

    If there are other inhabited planets in our galaxy, the nearest one would be at least dozens of light years away, more likely hundreds of light years. Meaning we couldn't communicate with them, as a practical thing, much less visit them. We can't know of them, they can't know of us.

    If some alien civilization has been able to listen in on our radio communications, well for one thing they'd have to be withing a hundred or so light years, because before that we didn't have radio. We can't hear any intelligent radio signals coming from space, though we've spent many millions of dollars listening.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Would you want to contact us?

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