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The Existence Of Extraterrestrial Life - The idea of aliens has been a topic numerous Hollywood movie producers and writers have been creating blockbuster movies and novels since 1902 with the French movie A Trip to the Moon. The existence of Extraterrestrial life has been seen as a possibility through the discovery of Exoplanets, Kepler Missions, and mathematical formulas. Others doubt the possibilities of an Alien species such as Enrico Fermi, and Pope Zachary. Although the thought of aliens has created numerous cults and science fiction books, many mainstream scientist have begun devoting money and time seeking the answer, do aliens exist....   [tags: Universive, Extraterrestrial Life]
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Trying to Locate Extraterrestrial Life - ... If scientists do not detect false alarms, then billions of dollars could be spent on false information. For example, if scientists believed a signal came from Mars, an expensive rover would travel to the Red Planet, and not find anything. Some people believe the risk of looking for extraterrestrial life is too high, because of false alarms that would be an obstacle faced during the research process. Due to potential economic consequences, people believe the search for extraterrestrial life should not continue....   [tags: life on other planets, ineffective technology]
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Spectroscopy: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life - Throughout history humanity has been fascinated by the existence of extraterrestrial life. Today such ventures are in the development process and the discovery of life beyond our solar system, no matter how primitive, may soon become a huge(important?) scientific breakthrough. The three basic things that are required to consider a place even remotely habitable are water, a source of energy, and organic materials. Habitability also depends on other factors that must also be taken into consideration such as how close the planet is to its star (in the case of our solar system, the sun), how long the water and organic materials existed there, and the size and mass of the planet....   [tags: Astronomy Essays]
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Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence is an Ongoing Process - Search for extraterrestrial intelligence is an ongoing process. Understanding life is the first step. When looking for life in our solar system and universe, the first place to begin the search for life is to look at life on Earth. Earth has six properties found in all organisms and eight possible theories to how life begin. Over 3 billion years ago till the present; life has gone from a single organism to what it is now. Natural selection enabled life to adapt and enhance the odds of survival. The next step is to look for planets that are within the habitual zone that could possibly sustain extraterrestrial life....   [tags: extraterrestrial life, solar system, clay theory]
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Are We Alone? The Question of Extraterrestrial Life - Over the years there has been questions that people are asking if we are alone. Scientists have been seeking evidence of extraterrestrial life in the past half century. There have been many sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) seen by the people around the world. Scientists state that intelligent extraterrestrial life almost certainly exists. Are We Alone. Life may had existed on Mars because it was a habitable world. In 2004, this discovery was made NASA's Opportunity rover at Eagle Crater that Mars had water....   [tags: aliens, scientists, UFO] 893 words
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Human´s Interest in Extraterrestrial Life - Aliens. Extraterrestrial life. Humans have always had an interest in extraterrestrial intelligence. The speculation of extraterrestrial intelligence is popular these days both in mass culture and in science but belief in extraterrestrial intelligence goes back into ancient times. Extraterrestrial life is defined as life that does not originate from Earth. With the fascination of aliens among human, many became theorist. They believe that extraterrestrials with superior knowledge of science and engineering landed on Earth thousands of years ago sharing their expertise with early civilizations which forever changed the course of human history (Ancient Aliens)....   [tags: intelligence, ancient aliens] 1415 words
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Life -        Abstract: Scientists claim that other life forms do in fact exist based on probability. The conditions necessary for life are likely to be present on various other planets. Signs of possible life have been found in material from outer space. Much research has been dedicated to proving the existence of life on Mars. SETI is a program entirely dedicated to finding and establishing communication with extra terrestrials. If other life forms are found, communication with these beings will be a difficult task....   [tags: Technology Essays Research Papers]
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Does Proof Exists that Extraterrestrial life Visited Earth - ... These various alien species that possibly visited Earth may be interested in observing the development of the human species. Nevertheless there have been many discussions of government cover ups. Scientists and astronomers are not officially agreeing with what is explained as evidence provided by the supporters of life forms other than mankind visiting or inhabiting Earth. In the current era Area 51 (Cited from Wikipedia Area 51 is owned by the federal government and was established by the CIA in 1955 to develop classified military projects.) has been the focus of movies and alleged news reports of alien abductions, aliens and alien aircraft sightings....   [tags: government, cover, alien, speciers, develop] 747 words
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Extraterrestrial Life Form Visited Ancient Civilization - ... several peculiar relics were actually depicted an ancient astronauts, even though it is not as we imagined. Ancient astronauts is a pseudo-scientific theory that state that extraterrestrial actually visited the earth on the prehistoric times. Several Archaeologist believe that this is just a decoration or a high class toy, even though there are several evidence that currently existed and still becoming a mystery. First, the peculiar carving on Pacal the Great tomb. Pacal the Great was a great king of the pre-columbian or Mayan, famous for constructing several monumental architecture....   [tags: Sumerians, Greek, Aztecs, Japanese] 879 words
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Impossible or Imporbable: Life Outside Our Solar System - The two greatest faults of mankind are our assumption that what we do is the right, normal way, and our labeling of the improbable as impossible. Those flaws have led to the dismissal of the idea of life outside our solar system. Extremists, scientists, programs such as NASA’s SETI, and the everyday dreamer have kept their head up to the stars to catch a glimpse of any organism, “intelligent,” or not. Skeptics, however, have tried to abolish this idea due to the absence of proof. Any lack of “official” evidence does not terminate the possibility of extraterrestrial life; the mathematical probability, existence of life sustaining planets, and the unlikely prospect of life on Earth is enough...   [tags: existence of extraterrestrial life]
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Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life - Intelligent Extraterrestrial Life When I look up at the stars at night, I just have to wonder who or what is looking back at me from some distant planet in some distant galaxy. We’ve all probably wondered what lies beyond our small, self-contained little world. The question many have pondered is whether or not there is intelligent life beyond earth. In the words of Metrodorus, a Greek philosopher of the fourth century, "To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow." I believe that intelligent extraterrestrial life does exist....   [tags: Science] 926 words
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Science Fiction: Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Independence Day - The genre of what is called science fiction has been around since The Epic of Gilgamesh (earliest Sumerian text versions BCE ca. 2150-2000). The last 4000 years has evolved science fiction and combined it with all categories of genres comprising action, comedy, horror, drama, and adventure in many different ways. From chest bursting aliens, to robot assassins sent back in time science fiction has successfully captured the imagination of nearly everyone that has been introduced to it. The movies Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Independence Day are both examples of films created with the idea of advanced life existing outside the boarders of our own world....   [tags: science fiction, extraterrestrial life] 953 words
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Aliens and UFO's: Fact or Myth? - ... It seems to them that would it would be pointless to create such an incomprehensibly large universe and only have one group of people on one planet. CMI proves these assumptions wrong. The idea of a “huge” creation applies only to us weak minded humans. God is not bound by time and space. The universe he created can hardly appear “big” to him. (Bates, Gary) There are other parts of Scripture and doctrine that speak out against extraterrestrial beings. Since aliens are obviously not descendants of Adam, they have not inherited his sinful nature....   [tags: extraterrestrial life, theory of evolution]
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Do You Believe in Aliens? - Have you ever seen an alien in your backyard. Me either, but it could happen. The question most humans would like to know is do they really exist. Astronomers estimate that there are about 100 thousand million stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. Outside that, there are millions upon millions of other galaxies also. If there are 100 billion sun-like stars in the galaxy, and 100 billion galaxies in the Universe, there may be 10 billion trillion planets that could possibly support life. Earth can’t be the only one lucky enough to do so, or could it....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Life ] 788 words
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The Mass Media and the Futile Search for Extraterrestrial Life - Sure we've all seen movies and read books about extraterrestrial beings landing on the Earth and conquering the human race. And millions of us have viewed TV shows like "The X-files" and "Third Rock From the Sun." These forms of popular culture share a common thread -- extraterrestrial life. Yet the underlying question is, does the mass media take extraterrestrialism seriously. Or do they mock it. Or do they simply exaggerate its credibility. In the majority of these cases, the mass media not only takes on the third mode of exaggeration, it shifts focus from more important and serious issues such as extraterrestrial life at the cellular level....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Possibility of Life on Other Planets - Most of us have had the pleasure of lying on our backs and gazing up at the stars on a clear summer night.  We pick out familiar celestial figures and hope to possibly catch a glimpse of a shooting star. But is it possible that there is more behind these pinpricks of white light that dot the heavens.  It is estimated that there are around 100 billion stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone and there are countless galaxies in the universe.  With the vast endlessness of what we call space, there is a possibility of other life out there....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Life 2014]
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Perspective on Extraterrestrials - With more and more planets being discovered everyday isn’t it a little narcissistic of us to believe that we are the only planet that can sustain life. With movies like Star Wars, and Star Trek the thought of extraterrestrials are becoming more mainstream. However there are still many people who don’t believe. Throughout history there has been countless reports of U.F.O sightings. One of the first accounts is from the annals of Thutmose III who ruled around 1504-1450 B.C. The Egyptian papyrus states that "The scribes of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky....   [tags: extraterrestrial life, planets, UFOs]
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The Multiverse Theory - The argument suggesting life existing on other Earth-like planets has been present since man first looked into space and questioned his own existence and the existence of others like him. Today there are many theories on the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, but only one theory goes beyond them and into an even larger realm. The contents of this theory, known as the “multiverse” theory, suggest that humans on Earth live within one universe of many others that reside within a primordial vacuum containing many other universes (Jenkins and Perez)....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Life]
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The Existence of Intelligent Life - The Existence of Intelligent Life Bertrand Russell wrote, "There are two possibilities. Maybe we are alone. Maybe we are not. Both are equally frightening (Jakosky 1)." The question of life in the universe is one that leaves many in a state of bewilderment. It becomes even more interesting when it leads to another question -- that of intelligent life in the universe. Finding other intelligent civilizations among the interstellar space would greatly affect every aspect of our existence. Conversely, not finding such a civilization would force us to examine the purpose of our own existence....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Intelligence SETI]
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Extraterrestrial Visitation - The Truth is Out There - Extraterrestrial Visitation - The Truth is Out There Look up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's...a UFO?. For many years, the question of extraterrestrial visitation is one that has puzzled everyone from the media crazed public to the most ingenious scientists. An excerpt from the 1996 summer's sci-fi thriller, Independence Day , reflects how some of the public feel about the validity behind extraterrestrial visitation: PRESIDENT. Sir, regardless of what you might have read in the tabloids there have never been any spacecrafts recovered by your government....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 2787 words
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UFO's and Extraterrestrial Aliens: Earth Has Been Visited - The question of extraterrestrial life has perplexed scholars for many years. With so many reports of UFO’s and abductions, what is the truth of the matter. I have read many of Zecharia Sitchin’s books about extraterrestrials visiting Earth in the distant past. He collects his information from ancient clay tablets written in cuneiform, the bible, and many archeological sites from all over the world. In his series of books called, The Earth Chronicles, Mr. Sitchin has concluded that aliens came to earth hundreds of thousands of years ago....   [tags: Ancient Alien Theory]
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The Government is Hiding Extraterrestrial Information from Roswell - The Government is Hiding Extraterrestrial Information from Roswell This paper will prove it will remain unknown if the Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) crash sighting at Roswell, New Mexico on July 4th, 1947 did happen, although the government is hiding Extraterrestrial information there. The following is a list of terms that may become confusing to some readers. Extraterrestrial Originating, located, or occurring outside Earth or its atmosphere: intelligent extraterrestrial life Alien an unnaturalized foreign resident of a country....   [tags: Papers] 1658 words
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"Where is everybody" An exploration of the Fermi Paradox - Historical background Over a 1950 summer lunch at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the great physicist Enrico Fermi asked his colleagues an unexpected question – “Don’t you ever wonder where everybody is?” Laughter went around the table as everyone immediately knew that he was talking about extraterrestrial intelligence [1]. If life arises fairly commonly, as Fermi believed, it follows that there should be advanced civilizations with the desire to visit and colonize Earth close enough to do so....   [tags: Extraterrestrial Intelligence, Doomsday]
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The Alien Formation of Crop Circles - ... This is true: the node in the plant is responsible for bending the stem in relative position to the sun. However, apical nodes in crop formations are found not to bend in direction of the sun, but bent towards the direction of the ground. Moreover, with the intense heat applied to the stalks, the moisture inside of the stem boils and causes the nodes to explode, leaving one, or many, small, but visible holes. (Stewart 52-53) These triple with another abnormality, found in most genuine circles: small, magnetized iron spheres....   [tags: art, vandalism,evidence, extraterrestrial] 1078 words
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The Probability of Extraterrestrial Existence - The Probability of Extraterrestrial Existence Frank Drake, an American astronomer made an equation to find the probability of finding aliens in our galaxy. The probability of humans finding extraterrestrial intelligence in our galaxy equals Nfpnef1fifcfL, where N equals the number of stars in the Milky Way, fp equals the fraction of those stars having planets, ne equals the number of those planets that can support life, f1 equals the number of those planets on which life arises, fi equals the fraction of those planets on which intelligent life evolves, fc equals the fraction of those planets where intelligent life developed into a technologically advanced civilization and fL equals the fr...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 855 words
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Aliens:Fact or Fiction - There is an interesting question remaining controversial for a long time now; are we alone. This question refers to the debate over extraterrestrial life forms in other galaxies in this universe (Day 1). The first thought that extraterrestrials may live on other planets is believed to have arisen when scientists discovered a completely new bacteria that breaks a rule of all other beings on Earth. These bacteria did not thrive on a diet that needed sunlight, meaning that there is a possibility that other forms of life could live in an environment much different than Earth’s (DiSpezio 2)....   [tags: extraterrestral life]
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Land on Extraterrestrial Planet in Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis - Aristotle once quoted “the ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” The subject of life and its value sparks much controversy and many base their beliefs regarding this issue on personal opinion. In the book, Out of the Silent Planet, by C.S. Lewis, three characters land on an extraterrestrial planet, Malacandra, to find its population consists of rational human-like beings that still resemble familiar animal life on Earth. While on this planet, Devine, Weston, and Ransom all show how they value life....   [tags: survival, malacandra, aristotle] 575 words
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Evience of Alien Life - What is an extraterrestrial. Ex•tra•ter•res•tri•al: outside, or originating outside, the limits of the earth ( ). They are more commonly known as aliens. There are two kinds of aliens that are widely recognized: microbes, and ones with probes. The small life forms of bacteria are being studied and tested by us humans. Conversely, we are being studied and tested by the larger, intelligent beings. There are numerous accounts of animal and human abductions and alien sightings. Also there has been considerable amount of data collected on the microbes....   [tags: extraterrestrials, ]
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Extraterrestrials and Ancient Egyptian Pyramids - ... However, this statement is incorrect because the ancient Egyptians had shown their organizational skills through obvious evidence. The ancient egyptians had impeccable societal cohesion, and with substantial unity comes substantial cooperation which allowed the egyptians to overcome tremendous challenges. The Egyptians had developed a very strongly banded community through the cooperation and trade of different citizens such as the trade between a farmer and a metal worker, an artist and a stone architect, or even just a shopkeeper and a fellow countryman....   [tags: technology, aliens, astronauts] 1935 words
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The Quintessence of Life - Life… perhaps no more than just a figure of our own imaginations to explain the state of being in which everything exist. Even 3 billion years since the first appearance of living organisms on Earth, science still has yet to find out what the definition of life truly is; yet nevertheless, life is the most important aspect from which all other existence on this plant steams. Without the first life on earth, there would undoubtably be no “life” at all. Flash foreword into the modern era and the same question that has plagued science for centuries still continues to raise controversy....   [tags: theological evolution, Darwin]
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What is Life on Earth? - ... Because species cannot have unlimited population growth, outside factors cause some trait variations to reproduce more and some to reproduce less (Natural selection). This process results in the more advantageous traits being passed on through the generations as the less valuable traits are lost. Life on Earth Life on Earth is dependent on three factors: a source of nutrients, a source of energy, and liquid water (Bennett, 2012, p. 510). If one of these three requirements was not present on Earth, life could not continue....   [tags: biological concepts]
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Does Life Exist on Space? - ... The huge size of the galaxy increases the probability of life existence in the outer space. Are we alone in the universe. This question has captured the imaginations of scientist, theologians, and astrobiologists. However, they don’t know the answer yet. Understanding the complete definition of life and how life originated, and determining the techniques used for searching for life existence in outer space and evidences found can help to answer the question of “Are we alone in the universe?” The search for extraterrestrial life must begin with the question of what we mean by life....   [tags: carbon dioxide, water vapor] 591 words
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Life on Martian Meteorites - ABSTRACT In this paper, the great dispute of whether or not there is real evidence of life on martian meteorites is discussed. Findings of carbon globules, nanocrystal magnetites, and rod-shaped objects on ALH84001, Nakhla and Yamata 593 suggest biogenic processes once occurred on Mars. Furthermore, past atmospheric conditions and a current abundance of methane gas build more justification to martian life. Many of these discoveries are accused of being accounted for by either terrestrial contamination or abiotic processes, but composition analysis and model experiments show that contamination cannot be held fully responsible....   [tags: Mars]
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Extraterrestrials - Extraterrestrials Can the Earth be the only place in the Universe that harbors life. Most astronomers don't believe this is true. Certain statistics in the Universe provide evidence that living beings may be common place through out the universe, on planets of other stars besides the sun. In this paper I plan to discuss the various viewpoints of those that believe that extraterrestrials exist and have even been visiting Earth, and the viewpoints of skpetics that believe that aliens don't exist and have not been visiting Earth....   [tags: Aliens Science Essays] 2516 words
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Extraterrestial Influence - Extraterrestial Influence All our science, measured against reality, is primitive and childlike and yet it is the most precious thing we have. -Albert Einstein INTRODUCTION There are many things in this world that go unexplained. Not anymore, it was all aliens, everything you can’t figure out like, “Where does one sock go when I do the laundry?”, and “How do you get the caramel into the Caramilk bar?” Aliens. Earth has been profoundly impacted by extraterrestrials in its short history. Everything from supplying life-giving chemicals and wiping out the dinosaurs with meteorites to influencing human culture and evolution....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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Findings in the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life - Extraterrestrial life is life originating from elsewhere in the universe. Irrefutable scientific evidence of extraterrestrial life is yet to be found, but a lot of better evidence is found every now and then. Most scientists accept the idea of extraterrestrial life, stating that taking into account that our universe’s size, the number of galaxies, and most importantly the number of earth-like planets, are beyond our imagination. The above shows that if no life is found in our solar system, then that has no proof whatsoever that no extraterrestrial life exists....   [tags: planets, solar system, aliens, astronomy] 1084 words
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Aliens in America: The Impact of Alien Invasion Upon American Culture - ... Moreover, it was one of the first nations that created the myth of the evil Aliens and the possible Alien Invasion in earth. If we accept that Aliens are something uncanny, what could be the familiarity that US nation has with something that was actually repressed and returned in the form of fear towards the extraterrestrial life. I would suggest examining some historical facts regarding USA. According to Wikipedia, soon after the World War II the Cold War started, which was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States with NATO and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies in Warsaw Pact)....   [tags: extraterrestrials on Earth]
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The Stardust Revolution by Jacob Berkowitz - ... In an experiment conducted by Stanley Miller mimicking primordial Earth’s atmosphere using methane, ammonia, and hydrogen, it was discovered that some of the building blocks of life- amino acids- could organically be created in an anaerobic environment and an environment that Earth possibly had in its past (Berkowitz 127). This was a groundbreaking experiment because it challenged the paradigm that oxygen is essential for life just like the discovery of the bacteria in the Antarctic ice and sulfuric hot springs did....   [tags: scientific revolution, life, stars] 1942 words
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Are We Alone in The Universe? - Are we alone in the universe. This one is a hard question to answer, but there seems to be an argument that this cannot be so. Firstly, the universe is a huge place, a place that expands every second. It is so big that earth is only a tiny atom in the universe, so we can’t be the only ones alive in all that possibility of space. Secondly, life needs certain things to form; these are called CHNOPS and these are found in other places besides earth. Thirdly, people have reported alien sightings on earth, and this too suggests that we are not alone....   [tags: universe, humanity, life, aliens] 623 words
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Night of the UFO and Other Alien Instances - Zoom. You see something fly before your eyes. It hovers for a moment then flies off again. It had bright lights and went at a speed faster than any airplane you have ever seen before. What you may have seen was an unidentified flying object, or a UFO. These are some of the characteristics people have applied to UFO sightings. Other typical descriptions include shapes in a fog, haze, or a strange illumination with no apparent explanation. This is the “Night of the UFO.” The story begins with the first well-known sighting in 1947....   [tags: Extraterrestrials]
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The Question of Intelligent Life in Space - The Question of Intelligent Life in Space Throughout the years, the alien has been one of the most popular topics in science fiction movies and books. In fact, a lot of people are getting interested and would like to know if there is really another kind of living creature out there in space. What do they look like. Where are they coming from. Will they come and attack Earth. All these questions are the most frequently asked by the general public. The main question that interests astronomers is whether there is anyone out there in space....   [tags: Papers] 1120 words
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The Origins of Life: Evolution vs Intelligent Design - Half a century ago, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech about the importance of government always maintaining an attitude of neutrality towards religion. President Kennedy stated, “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.” The United States has been a country, in which the separation of church and state has been adopted and assumed to be practiced, but there has been a perennial conflict disrupting the balance between church and state. In his innovative film, The Revisionaries, director Scott Thurman exposes how the public education system has become the latest battleground in the face of an old conflict – between religion and science – challenging th...   [tags: Evolution, Intelligent Design]
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Life in Outer Space - Life in Outer Space The answer to the above question is I don't know. This essay is not an essay of answers because nobody knows the answer. What I want to do is speculate. My speculation will be controlled and based on the knowledge we have at present. Like all science, everything I say in this essay could be proved wrong by a new theory or discovery tomorrow. However, the path that we follow will be full of interesting ideas that, I hope, will stimulate the reader. The reason I talk about extraterrestrial life is because there is strong evidence that all life on this planet has a common origin....   [tags: Papers] 2534 words
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White Noise: Meaning of Life - ... How should it end. What is the value of life. How do we measure it?” (quote from DeLillo). The world nowadays focuses more on scientific theories and explanation in an attempt to define subjective terms like value and meaning, trust and love, but I think in White Noise, DeLillo has an existential approach, saying all humans should be somewhat morally ambivalent as a choice to avoid ignorance and complacency in an ever-changing and indifferent world. I would classify Jack Gladney’s views similar to existentialists....   [tags: death, moralistic, values, world, theory] 695 words
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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars by Lee Billings - ... In addition to Drake and his discoveries, Billings explores numerous other astronomers and their many ventures. For example, the astronomer Greg Laughlin created an equation that could calculate the quantified value of any of the exoplanets that Kepler or any other observatories may discover. By using parameters such as the planet’s temperature, mass, type of star it orbits, and it’s age, Laughlin was able to calculate how much the planet would be worth. This equation caused a lot of controversy when he placed a price of £ 3,000 trillion on the Earth....   [tags: aliens and other worlds out there] 1648 words
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Aliens: The Existence of Extra Terrestrial Life - ... Another incredibly notable incident is the Kecksburg incident in December 9, 1965. The incident involved the Crash Landing of an Acorn shaped object with many markings deep in the Kecksburg woods. The writing on the object resembled Egyptian hieroglyphics was also said to be on it around the Acorn’s “ring” at the base. Witnesses who initially investigated were soon sent away as Military personnel descended on the small little town. The Military presence in the area was extreme, the most notable branch present was the US army....   [tags: rosewell, UFOs] 721 words
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A Case Against Warren and Abortion - “I intend to judge things for myself; to judge wrongly, I think, is more honorable than not to judge at all.” What author Henry James meant by this was that it is better to make up one’s mind and have an opinion than to remain complacent, such as the case of Mary Anne Warren. Warren’s arguments for abortion’s possible permissibility are lacking in substance. The aim of my paper is to discuss Warren’s insufficient criteria for personhood and address the problem with her concept of potential personhood....   [tags: pro-life, personhood, morality]
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Life on Other planets. - One of the most common unanswered questions scientists find themselves asking is "Is there life on other planets?" Since the first famously documented UFO sighting in 1947, the idea of extra-terrestrial life has been debated almost non-stop. The subject has inspired many TV programs, such as The X-Files, and films (Mars Attacks, Independence Day, and the Men in Black films to name but a few). Scientists have come up with many new ideas and ways of trying to either prove or disprove the existence of life elsewhere....   [tags: essays research papers] 1544 words
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Fighter Planes and Irish Brogues: What Reincarnation Means - What Is It. Fighter Planes and Irish Brogues: What Reincarnation Means "The soul comes from without into the human body, as into a temporary abode, and it goes out of it anew it passes into other habitations, for the soul is immortal." - Ralph Waldo Emerson The Curious Case of James Leininger James Huston was a World War II navy fighter pilot of the Natoma Bay aircraft carrier. On March 3rd, 1945, he fell to his death after the propeller of his plane was blown off during the Battle of Iwo Jima. James Leininger was born over forty years later on April 10th, 1998....   [tags: hypnotic age regression, past life experiences] 2619 words
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