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Debate Score:10
Arguments:14
Total Votes:10
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Was the Wow! Signal Intelligent Alien Life Trying to Contact Us?


If you are not sure what the Wow! Signal is you can read about it here. You can read more links below.

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Side Score: 8
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Side Score: 2
1 point

I like to think so, if true our government stepped in and blocked us from the truth, reason is people are not ready for the truth, this truth with shatter our society and religions and cause chaos having us question authority and our monetary system, the powers in control will no let that happen.

Side: Yes
Jace(4669) Clarified
2 points

I suspect religion would find a way to deny it long enough to incorporate it as yet another irreconcilable fact...

Side: Yes
Niffer(58) Clarified
1 point

Why does everything has to be about proving religion wrong for you?

Side: Yes

The last I heard of this it wasn't any aliens at all, but if some do exist that would be rather interesting.

Side: Yes
1 point

As a member of an alien species myself, I can assure that The Council of Species Other Than Humans Because Humans Suck decided to send that message in order to give your scientists something to do.

Side: Yes
1 point

I did some research on it my first year of undegrad. It really seems to be of non-terrestrial origin.

Side: Yes
1 point

Hey, I've news for you guys. I've indisputable proof that alien life does exist. I'm married to a Klingon.

Side: Yes
1 point

It might be yes because scientists have approved that the signals took about 200 years to reach us. Quite amazing that there are other creatures with more brilliant technologies than us.

Side: Yes
1 point

Sources 1 , 2 , and 3 : It says the signal represented what would be expected from an extraterrestrial . If this matches what was expected then it stands to reason that other people would know the criteria to meet and would have no trouble matching this criteria just mess with some scientists . There has been a long history if people making alien hoaxes so who's to say the scientist conducting said experiment didn't take the results . These two scenarios make much more sense than extraterrestrials . Also , just because this is what was expected doesn't mean that is what would happen . Maybe extraterrestrial messages have different standards . Also , if said signal even came from space it could have been feedback or a glitch from early satellites .

Source 4 : It says the signal was never heard again , even with the huge advancements in technology humans have made . Is this alien race so advanced that it can contact from distances so far away but can only send the signal to early earth electronics ? Even if we are right in saying that have hundreds of alien signals bounce around earth everyday , if they signaled earth before and that's what they were trying to do why couldn't they do it again by adapting their technology to send a signal to ours . Also , if they don't want to be discovered why would they be sending signals in the first place . And if they were doing it to send signals to another alien race or something like that I'm pretty sure they would be able to avoid sending signals we could pick up .

Conclusion : While the articles do state that they odds of the signal being man made are low , they odds of it being man made are far greater than the odds of an planets sustaining life , that life being able to adapt to the planet , the planet having resources necessary to make advanced technology , and the aliens being smart enough to use said resources to make said technology . Also , if aliens exist , they are clearly aware of our existence . Why don't they take over our planets and use our large population for slave labor . If they are peaceful why don't they help us out with our wars , famine , and diseases ? If they simply don't want to interfere why did they send signals to earth on the first place .

Side: No/Other/Unknown
Noxter(92) Disputed
1 point

If the signal was narrow enough you cannot detect it again no matter how "advance" you technology is because you are simply not in path of it anymore. If it was alien origin it is highly unlikely that it was meant for us,so we could just overheard part of some communication.

We do wander around sun in more less same pastern but the Sun on its own moves around the galaxy. Structure and intensity of that signal means it is not from Earth.

Side: Yes
flewk(1192) Disputed
1 point

The signal was from outer space from another galaxy/solar system (forgot). No one at that time had the capabilities to produce such a signal.

There are some simple explanations.

1. It really did come from outer space (aliens/background/whatever).

2. It was a hoax executed by the staff in hopes of garnering attention/funding/whatever.

3. It was a measurement error and was in fact terrestrial.

Side: Yes
1 point

No it was the microwave in the room they was picking up if it's the same one I read about . http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/ 2015/04/10/rogue-microwave-ovens-are-the-culprits-behind-mysterious-radio-signals/

Side: No/Other/Unknown