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Time capsule to be beamed from Mexican pyramid
Rueters ^ | 10 Oct 2006 | By Cyntia Barrera Diaz

Posted on 10/10/2006 6:05:27 AM PDT by AmericanDave

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Teotihuacan, once the center of a sprawling pre-Hispanic empire, is set to become the launch pad for an attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life.

Starting on Tuesday, enthusiasts from around the world will have a chance to submit text, images, video and sounds that reflect human nature to be included in the message.

Those contributions -- part of media company Yahoo's "Time Capsule" project -- will be digitalized and beamed with a laser into space on October 25 from the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, now an archeological site near Mexico City.

Archeologists say a culture centered in Teotihuacan, known as the City of the Gods, dominated Mesoamerica for hundreds of years during the first millennium. It is unclear what led to the society's collapse.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; etgohome; pyramids; seti; timecapsule
Maybe it colapsed because they were stupid enought to invite extra-terrestials to come visit.

Why do we assume because they are not from here they will be peaceful ?

1 posted on 10/10/2006 6:05:28 AM PDT by AmericanDave
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To: AmericanDave

I agree. They may be all Lawyers too!


2 posted on 10/10/2006 6:10:23 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: AmericanDave

Silly.


3 posted on 10/10/2006 6:13:30 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: AmericanDave

They better be careful with that laser or they might put someones eye out,


4 posted on 10/10/2006 6:14:01 AM PDT by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: AmericanDave

We have three extremes of ET's in the movies. The original ET, small, peaceful and not very threatening. The other extreme, from War of the Worlds and Independence Day, we have destructive, conquering types. In the middle extreme, we have the My Favorite Martian, Vulcan and Mork and Mindy types. It would be my guess that any extra-terrestrial civilization out there would be colonizing other planets and sending out "pioneers" to achieve that objective. We would be the "Indians" and they would be the "Conquistadors". It would be best not to advertise our position and save them tons of effort in finding a habitable planet to take over next. Just wait and be ready for anything that shows up as an unexpected "guest"............


5 posted on 10/10/2006 6:23:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Piquaboy

From Mexico, eh? I guess THEY don't have a problem with ILLEGAL ALIENS, so they have to advertise..........


6 posted on 10/10/2006 6:25:10 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: theDentist

Message: HUMANS, IT'S WHAT's FOR DINNER. COME AND GET IT!.................


7 posted on 10/10/2006 6:26:17 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: AmericanDave
Export old aliens, import better ones.
Maybe if we should catapault the illegal ones we have here across their beacon,they would take them back .
8 posted on 10/10/2006 6:27:25 AM PDT by X918
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To: Red Badger
And then there's always the rustlers;


9 posted on 10/10/2006 6:27:45 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.......)
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To: AmericanDave

All fun and games until a Goa'uld mother ship responds.


10 posted on 10/10/2006 6:27:45 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Red Badger

Aliens welcome, but please bring your passports or we'll have to deport you.


11 posted on 10/10/2006 6:31:06 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Red Badger

Yumm! Seeking fellow cannibals from space.


12 posted on 10/10/2006 6:32:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: AmericanDave
What happens when two aliens meet.... Illegal Alien VS Predator
13 posted on 10/10/2006 6:33:05 AM PDT by X918
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To: theDentist

Do Space Aliens get a "Green" Card?................


14 posted on 10/10/2006 6:35:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Red Badger

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could imagine aliens that were neither bi-pedal with a few bumps on their otherwise human heads, blobs that look like Hillary's gellatinous thighs, or murderous spiders?


15 posted on 10/10/2006 6:36:15 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: AmericanDave
Be afraid. Be very afraid...


16 posted on 10/10/2006 6:40:38 AM PDT by LRS
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To: theDentist
I agree. They may be all Lawyers too!

Or worse, they could even be democrats.
17 posted on 10/10/2006 6:44:16 AM PDT by JamesP81 (The answer always lies with more freedom; not less)
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To: AD from SpringBay

I think any alien civilization that can achieve space travel, will probably be bi-pedal and have hands with opposable thumbs. It must have some way of eating and breathing, of course, be it like ours or osmosis based. A brain that has billions of neural pathways for storage of the necessary information, is a given.....


18 posted on 10/10/2006 6:45:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
All fun and games until a Goa'uld mother ship responds.

Lol! I knew someone was going to say that when the article mentioned the Pyramid of the Sun.

But hey, who knows, maybe the Asgard will get here first?
19 posted on 10/10/2006 6:46:33 AM PDT by JamesP81 (The answer always lies with more freedom; not less)
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To: Red Badger
I think any alien civilization that can achieve space travel, will probably be bi-pedal and have hands with opposable thumbs.

I think any civilization that can achieve FTL space travel probably doesn't give a crap about us anyway. The only reason they'd ever have any interest in us is if there is something valuable to them on this planet and, frankly, anything that might be valuable to them here is probably more easily accessible in the asteroid belt anyway, since any collected resources mined from asteroids don't have to be boosted out of a planet sized gravity well.
20 posted on 10/10/2006 6:50:32 AM PDT by JamesP81 (The answer always lies with more freedom; not less)
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To: AmericanDave
The answer is, when they turned away from the God of the Jews. God was around back then.
21 posted on 10/10/2006 6:53:37 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Only stupid people would vote for McCain, Warner, Hagle, Snowe, Graham, or any RINO)
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To: JamesP81

Regardless of their life form, they will need a habitable planet to colonize. Their numbers would be growing and needing a place to stay, much like Europe in the 1800's.............Give us your tired, your poor, your many legged, yearning to breathe free.........


22 posted on 10/10/2006 6:55:56 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: Red Badger

That's assuming their birth rates haven't flattened out much like Europe's and Japan's.


23 posted on 10/10/2006 6:57:47 AM PDT by JamesP81 (The answer always lies with more freedom; not less)
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To: MikefromOhio; AmishDude; BeHoldAPaleHorse; Toddsterpatriot; Mase; nopardons; Dog Gone

Good grief. Can this week get any worse? The phones are ringing off the hook at the CFR. Who was in charge of keeping the lid on this one?


24 posted on 10/10/2006 7:10:42 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: theDentist

LOL, BUT most illogical: lawyers would NEVER be first anywhere; no clients!


25 posted on 10/10/2006 7:15:01 AM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's NOT, till over it IS....... Yoda Berra)
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To: Piquaboy

Piquaboy wrote:

They better be careful with that laser or they might put someones eye out,"

THEN we'd need the lawyers!


26 posted on 10/10/2006 7:19:45 AM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's NOT, till over it IS....... Yoda Berra)
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To: JamesP81

That would lessen the pressure to colonize and therefore not show up in the first place. If, OTH, they are a war-like race and conquer for the sake of territory and "the glory of the Empire", we would be in deep trouble, because as Napolean said, "If your objective is to take Vienna, then TAKE Vienna." and their objectives would be much the same. We would be a mere annoyance to be swatted away like a mosquito at a picnic............


27 posted on 10/10/2006 7:20:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (CONGRESS NEEDS TO BE DE-FOLEY-ATED...............................)
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To: theDentist
It's more logical and definitley as scary that they would send out the Insurance salesmen FIRST......(Shudder)
28 posted on 10/10/2006 7:22:46 AM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's NOT, till over it IS....... Yoda Berra)
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To: JamesP81

JamesP81 wrote:

That's assuming their birth rates haven't flattened out much like Europe's and Japan's.


But what if, like Europe they are retreating from radical Muslims?


29 posted on 10/10/2006 7:23:59 AM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's NOT, till over it IS....... Yoda Berra)
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To: AmericanDave

Those aliens were just doing all the raping, pillaging and human sacrificing that ordinary pre-columbian Americans wouldn't do.


30 posted on 10/10/2006 7:30:15 AM PDT by uglybiker (Don't look at me. I didn't make you stupid.)
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To: AmericanDave
"It is unclear what led to the society's collapse."

Bush's fault !

31 posted on 10/10/2006 7:38:34 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: AmericanDave

Now that's just frightening. Insurance Salesmen... bleagh!


32 posted on 10/10/2006 7:44:56 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: AmericanDave
OK, cool. If it's being sent digitally, how is it encoded?

When we sent Voyager with that gold record, didn't we also send a diagram explaining what a record was and how to build a record player?
33 posted on 10/10/2006 7:58:48 AM PDT by NYFriend
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To: NYFriend

What if their race doesn't have ears? Will they just play frisbee with it?


34 posted on 10/10/2006 9:25:06 AM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's NOT, till over it IS....... Yoda Berra)
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To: JamesP81

Alien Insurance Salesman (descending from extremely LARGE and flashy spacecraft mothership, wearing double breasted suit and fedora; Say this is a nice planet you have here, you don't seem to have any defenses from hostile life forms capable of intersteller and faster than light travel. I think I've got just the policy for you right here.... There's a lot of nasty life out here in the Universe and you never know when they might flatten a city or two!


35 posted on 10/10/2006 9:33:48 AM PDT by AmericanDave (Over it's NOT, till over it IS....... Yoda Berra)
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To: AmericanDave

More aliens - hope they don't see the Mexicans as food.


36 posted on 10/10/2006 3:40:30 PM PDT by Sam Ketcham (Amnesty means vote dilution, increased taxes to bring them UP to the Poverty Level!)
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