If that were the case; im sure some people won't be missed.
[Edited by Vonfuzzball, 5/3/2010 11:00:51 AM]
As for an alien virus I don't think it's likely. If you consider than viruses as we know them have evolved for the specific purpose of infecting cells destroying them and multiplying. Most viruses in fact only pose a risk to specific species.
Alien viruses would have had no interaction with Earth based life forms, they would be adapted to infect life on what ever world they originate from so they would pose no risk to us what so ever unless they were engineered specifically to do so.
[Edited by Elite, 5/3/2010 12:01:19 PM]
I guess mentioning weapons traveling through white space at this point would be redundant. Still this is assuming other species are as advanced as we think they are. Honestly, to me, this sorta thing is around the same threat level as the whole sky net thing.
I just taught about this one... We would hire Will Smith to cleanse the planet of aliens once more.
[Edited by shianova, 5/3/2010 1:36:25 PM]
Who's to say the world of Star Wars doesn't exist? It very well could. But our imaginations have no limits, and neither does realism. We just can't wrap our brains around that kind of thing.
Alien sightings were quite popular in the 1800's I believe. And continued throughout the years. I think the older it is, the higher the chance it's true. Now, it's just media tabloids, and it's all fake. The media can kiss my ***. I love a good horror movie; and ones about life on another planet. Like ET the Extra Terrestrial. Which is what ET is. That was a good movie.
I believe in aliens. Not enough to go insane, but enough to the point where anything I can find about aliens that has meaning and most likely hasn't gone through the damn media has a higher chance of being real, and an even higher chance that we could come across them. Although, they could protect or destroy us. Like in that other movie...can't remember what it was...not ET, not Monsters vs Aliens...something else that was old and I think had Mars in the title...oh well. Point is, no one knows for fact. Not because we're ignorant, but we are, but because we just don't know. Mostly because we probably aren't willing to see the result.