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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2010, 12:31:58 PM »
Why is it when people wonder where the aliens are going to land, they always assume they will land in the US?  Maybe they'd prefer a Czech Pils as opposed to a West Coast IPA. :)

Statistically it is likely that they might try to land on that lovely, flat, blue plains land that covers most of the globe.  After seeing the maps of "seas" on the moon, which would make pleasant landing sites, it would be rather a rough lesson learning that Earth seas don't support the weight of their craft!

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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2010, 12:45:14 PM »

Supposedly time travel will be limited to between the time of the invention of the time machine to any point in the future there after. As in, you could only travel as far back in the past as the invention of the original time machine...

According to Quantum Leap, you can only travel back as far as your lifetime. 

Why is it when people wonder where the aliens are going to land, they always assume they will land in the US?  Maybe they'd prefer a Czech Pils as opposed to a West Coast IPA. :)

At least I was not disappointed by a lack of a Quantum Leap reference.

Food for thought: Given the massive size of the universe in all 4 dimensions, there is a distinctly non-zero possibility that some alien civilization in the distant past once developed such a time-travel device. Just because we never got wind of it doesn't mean it didn't exist. So don't give up hope on being able to go back and drink a beer with your great-grandfather just yet. Unless great-grandpappy was a teetotaler, in which case I'd suggest drinking with either Jefferson or Socrates. No, scratch that last one.
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2010, 03:38:06 PM »
Yeah really, get drunk with Socrates and then when your drunk he may try to make a pass at you. You know in one of their symposium type circle jerk ways. 
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2010, 06:12:25 PM »
The ancient Greeks referred to it as "passing down knowledge."  :o
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010, 09:11:35 PM »

Was that in Cliffs Notes?
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2010, 11:03:24 PM »
If They do visit we'll probably be in line if they go by specie population. Ants first...
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #21 on: May 09, 2010, 03:45:35 PM »
Unless they miscalculate and have the entire invading alien armada swallowed by a small dog...
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2010, 07:49:38 PM »
A Beagle?
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2010, 05:31:27 AM »
Ahhh, the demise of the Vl'Hurg battle fleet, yes.

I bet Stephen Hawking knows where his towel is.

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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2010, 03:44:02 PM »
Yeah, I never understood the whole tin foil hat thing..Clearly the towel is the way to go.
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Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2010, 07:57:42 PM »
Expecting to cross paths with the Ravenous Bug Blatter Beast of Traal?
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