Thank you CON
My 2 cents regarding CON’s claim on my “Flawed assumptions”. The entire debate is based on assumptions. There are no facts or practical proofs which can support either of the ends. The proof about alien existence itself will be a scientific breakthrough and worth to be nominated for noble prize. The CON is trying to mold the situation by eliminating the possibilities as per his needs. What I am presenting are the theories as stated by researchers after years of study.
SYNOPSIS OF TIMELINE
The universe is 13.77 billion years old as confirmed by astronomers. Age of Earth is 5.53 billion years old. The first humans as per researchers came into existence 2 million years ago. Compared to the age of universe or Earth itself, its a very minute proportion. From referring these figures, there have been many civilizations birthed before humans in exoplanets. Dinosaurs crawled the surface of Earth 245 million of years back (source- google). The epoch of multicellular organism started way before homo sapiens came into existence.
Humans’ “first contact” with aliens is likely to be with a civilization much more technologically advanced than ours, according to a new NASA-funded study into the search for intelligent extra-terrestrial life (SETI). The era of homo sapiens started way late compared to the age of Earth.
One of the most interesting planetary systems astronomers have found in our own Galaxy is Kepler-444 which consists of five rocky planets orbiting a star which is 6.6 billions years older than our own solar system, meaning that it formed only 2.6 billion years after the Big Bang! This shows that planetary systems have formed way earlier than our solar system. Humans might have come into existence when other alien civilization would be making breakthrough in science. As per my data above, a civilization formed at Era of dinosaurs, would be millions of years advance than what humans are now.
CON is simply making assumptions that Earth is “Ideal Planet” for rapid evolution. The CON needs to provide evidence to support this claim. Scientist have found 24 Super habitable planets which offer more conditions suitable for life than Earth. These planets will host lifeforms which will be cycles ahead of us in evolution.
CON has failed to justify on how humans aren’t in the detection zone of aliens. As per my point in R1, USAF and other nation military have detected UFOs all around the orbit of Earth. Failing to provide a valid explanation and denial of accepting it as one of its own, it indicates that our existence is known to other civilizations. We might be well under their radar.
Research and developing technology is a onerous activity, but its not an impossible one. A civilization which is technologically advance and have fined the space industries wont find it cumbersome to develop technology in space. Millions of years of head start advantage exists. It took 2 million years for humanity to reach where we are today. A 100 of million years of evolution will be a sorcery for humans. Hence, these kind of civilizations might be having mega structures(industries, scientific centres) in space which can be part of their flee. Hence my point stands technological development is independent of distance.
Celestial bodies are needle in the haystack, but detecting a fleet, at a distance of 100,000 of light years away wont be possible through the observational equipment's which we use today. Also even if humans manage to pinpoint a alien fleet light years away, it will be obsolete data as that data would be years old and not unto date.
This “short span” of time which took humanity to detect these heavenly bodies is 2 million years.
The current EWS system to detect asteroids have a very short limited range and fail to detect any asteroids beyond Saturn’s Orbit. If an invasion takes place during this century, missiles, laser weapons will be fired from outside of solar system and by the time these EWS system detect these incoming attacks which will be at a close proximity of Saturn’s orbit, not enough resources , planning and preparedness is there to withstand such attacks.
CON believes that an alien invasion will be a blatant entry of alien ships just heading towards Earth like hungry hogs. The situation in real life will be quite different than those in movies. It will be red alert situation for both Earth Defense Forces and for Celestial forces. Both the forces will be on their high guard. Before invasion, aliens will scout the solar system. It would take 140 hr for a photon emitted by sun to reach edge of solar system. This creates a time gap in exchange of information. Even if the aliens are bombarded at different angles, the defense system equipped in alien ships will overpower the defense system humans due to technological head start and human defense will fall short to counter billions of enemy forces. Having their own share of experience in space warfare, they might be well aware about defense/tactics of Earth Forces and have better offensive tactics.
These Billion of forces compared to human will a very “Vast” number but compared to our galaxy cluster, or even galaxy itself is a very small figure.
Projectile weapons having a high momentum is a ramming force, but having experience space warfare where such weapons will be part of “basic” defense system, their hulls would be strong enough. With anti ballistic/projectile system installed on ships, these space debris will be vaporized miles away before it reaches the ship. The drones would be equipped with defense system to withstand any offense and be offensive when required. Else the attack drones wont serve the purpose for what its designed. A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself. These kind of technology will play major role. Despite taking damage, the ships will be equipped with self healing technology.
Lamborghini has created the world's first self-healing sports car. The Terzo Millennio, which translates as third millennium in Italian, has the ability to detect and repair cracks in its body work.
SOURCE- telegraph uk
Survival instincts as claimed by CON is not just being brave, fight and survive. It also includes laying down arms and running away. Whenever there is shootout the reaction observed from public is that they run away from point of incident. Even the animal kingdom follows the same principle. Bravery, Survival and Fighting are suitable dialogues for movies but not for Nature.
On seeing such a heavy figure of drones, psychological factors will come into play where many humans will start questioning their stand and creating a division, one who will stand and fight and the ones who will lay down arms so that they themselves, their family wont have to suffer.
NASA’s X-43 was able to fly in Earth’s atmosphere at speed of Mach 9.6. CON believes that Earth has some special aerodynamics, condition which might be alien to the aliens.
On November 4, 2013, astronomers reported, based on Kepler space mission data, that there could be as many as 40 billion Earth-sized planets orbiting in the habitable zones of Sun-like stars and red dwarf stars within the Milky Way Galaxy. The nearest such planet may be 12 light-years away.
Having fought many civilizations in all different terrains and kind of atmosphere, many of which are “Earth-Like” these drones, AI system and ships will be an unstoppable force during invasion. The Earth is a habitable planet unlike Venus/Mars which have a very harsh terrain and climate. Even if the Earth’s terrain is new to AI, it wont make them go haywire as CON claims.
CON has claimed the pre-emptive strike by aliens will not be possible due to Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere. CON has failed to provide support/evidence regarding this claim.
“The biggest solar storms can cause ripple effects in our power systems, heating and even destroying electrical infrastructure. That can send electronic communications haywire, and it's happened several times before.”
Earth’s Magnetic Field protects Earth from severe effects of solar flare. However, it doesn’t protects us from the HPM weapons. These weapons loaded on drones, ships will be fired inside Earth atmosphere. Drones, Missiles will loaded with HPM, which will activate once it reaches inside Earth’s Atmosphere. It will be quite ironic if alien invaders wont have defense system for their own weapons.
Having just submarines with loaded nuclear weapons isn't a very reliable defense system. Its more like self destruction.
CON asserts that having experience of a very small domain in space is a head on advantage in a space warfare. Years of experience which will be passed on to the next generation in form of knowledge will keep the war spirit and experience alive in invader species. If the invasion to take place in few years, humans wont be having sufficient experience to defend against invasion
I have no where mentioned drones equipped with nuke or one time super microwave beam. I have laid the principles on which Alien weapons will be based on. Again, proving light speed travel or even alien existence is impossible and can only be assumed as they have a tag of technologically advance species.