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Is there anybody out there?

Asked by wickedcriket (166 points ) November 13th, 2010

Is there anybody out there? As an explanation, what else lies beyond what our eyes may see or what we believe they see? How far are each of us as individuals willing to go to quest for life beyond life? WHAT is out there?

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daytonamisticrip's avatar

All I can say is….................. hold on I’m thinking…......................... What exactly are you asking?
I believe your out there. Your way out there!
Wait I think I’m getting it. There is a lot that lays beyond our eyes. Sometimes we need to stop trying to see with our eyes and see with our heart or head. And the quest to find what is beyond this life is, in my opinion, not worth exploring.

ucme's avatar

Yeah fluther tends to be a little flat on a weekend I agree :¬)

Rarebear's avatar

Just nod if you can hear me.

marinelife's avatar

You are.

BarnacleBill's avatar

Greetings, Earthling.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

I think that you’ll have to ask those that have experienced life after death, ghosts, and/or aliens, or believe in any paranormal state. Even then, it should be questioned, in my own humble opinion.

lloydbird's avatar

@wickedcriket Funny that you should ask. I was only reading about The Faery Realm this afternoon. (but not on this website, although it is relevant) Hope it helps.

wickedcriket's avatar

Boredom consumed me. I was going to specify beyond the expanse of the internet, but leaving it open seemed a bit more outrageous and silly for my personal amusement. It’s interesting to see how people respond to such an idea though because you can really take it anywhere. Generally, we direct our thoughts to the thing that makes the most sense depending upon our personal backgrounds. We don’t always drift outside the box unless we are given reason to. Does a computer/www constitute as artificial intelligence or in other words, life? It’s easier to think of what may or may not be passed the stars than the screens that sit right in front of our faces.

@lloydbird Thanks for the link, I will check it out.

wundayatta's avatar

There is no out there. It is all within.

sakura's avatar

Looks like you are settling into fluther well, but welcome anyways! I’m out there most days, normally early evening! As for life beyond ours I am still waiting to hear from those folks!

talljasperman's avatar

I wonder if people from Medieval Europe asked that question before they sailed to the new world…and settled America?

perspicacious's avatar

No; we’re all in here.

iamthemob's avatar

It’s true – but we’re all in the past.

Bluefreedom's avatar

Or better yet, is there anyTHING out there? I might have watched too much X-Files because I’m of the mindset that “I really want to believe”. Haven’t seen a UFO yet but I’m hoping I will before I die.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’m not here.

Fred931's avatar

GODDAMMIT WITH THESE CHIT-CHAT QUESTIONS.

Credit where due, this was supposed to be some sort of psychological discussion, but it wound up in social, so…

Coloma's avatar

It’s not ’ see it and you will believe it’ it is…. ’ BELIEVE it and you will see it.’

That’s all I’m sayin’.

Symbeline's avatar

Who knows what is out there. If I told you I saw a wolf, a hare and a fox dance together, you would not believe me, would you?
We don’t even understand more than half of what occurs on our own soil, who knows about what lies beyond.

But yes, I don’t think we’re the only ones, even if whatever else out there is just fungi or bacteria. But as to say what it is, well eh. Even if I saw it, I could only tell you what I saw, rather than what it was. Basically, I’m not going any further than what you ask, but that’s because I don’t know how to see other than how I do.

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