Intergalactic Planetary

Intelligent Life in the Milky Way?  -

February 26th, 2009

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Disgusted by the recent media dominance of Wonder Womb-an (Nadya Suleman), scientists suggested this week that there could be hundreds of thousands of intelligent life forms and undiscovered planets in the Milky Way galaxy.  Begging the question: is the nutty broad going to do a porno or not?

Imagine Trekkies worldwide finalizing their wills and switching their phasers from stun to kill upon hearing this news. If you see any, encourage them to step away from the ledge. The doctoral candidate that led the study admitted the results were based on an educated guess at best.

Numbers

361

The number of intelligent civilizations that researchers believe have emerged in our galaxy since its creation. This tasty tidbit of all-things-nerd was recently published in a paper for the International Journal of Astrobiology, the US Weekly for lonely middle-aged virgins in lab coats.  

Quote

Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

Frank Zappa

All hail the high wisdom laid down by the leader of The Mothers of Invention.

Words
Fermi Paradox

noun.     1. Physicist Enrico Fermi’s observed contradiction that while it is reasonable to think that extraterrestrials may exist in the universe, there has there been no contact with them or evidence of such.

Dude, Enrico, ever heard of Area 51? 

Fact

Directed and narrated by Orson Welles in 1938, simulated news bulletins adapted from H.G. Wells’ novel War of the Worlds were broadcast over the airwaves on Halloween causing many listeners to panic. While the incident made Welles famous, it made others unnecessarily fill their pants. 

The Bottom Line

No need to hoard Reece’s Pieces just yet. The study is peppered with “possibly” and “maybe." Like Octomom, scientists also crave attention. 

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