No, this thread is not about crazy theories about my ass.
Thing is, numbers 10, 9 and 8 ... do actually make a certain amount of sense.
10: Until we have abiogenesis figured out, theists can keep dragging their god into the gap and ... we can't dismiss this scenario:
Alien Frank: Hey Bob, look, it's an entirely dead planet with loads of water!
Alien Bob: Let's land our flying teapot and have a look.
Alien Frank: Yeah, this is one hell of a dead planet, Bob. Bob? ... Fuck Bob, what are you doing?!
Alien Bob: Hey, dude, when you gotta go, you gotta go.
We orbit a fairly young sun, so, it's entirely possible life evolved on another planet a few billion years ago, grew into a spacefaring civilization, explored the entire galaxy, took a dump on Earth and all died from unsanitary telephones.
9: In much the same vein, an alien civilization sufficiently advanced to travel over here at their leisure could probably figure out how to remain undetected by our primitive equipment.
"Hey, check out those cute monkies! They're throwing nuclear bombs at eachother, how cute! Kawaiiiiiii!"
In the 70s the top notch computer simulation was a game of tabletennis.
Today we have occular rift and virtual pop singers and movies that are more CGI then live action ... in another millennium or so, would could probably simulate a universe in such detail that the AI processes inside of it had no way of knowing they were pieces of code. These AIs would eventually start simulating their simulated life on their simulated computers and so on. In fact, given the amount of time and processing power theoretically available in a real life universe, we could be existing in a simulation a billion levels deep. In which case, it would actually be MORE likely for us to be simulated than to be real.
As for the rest of the examples ... stark raving, howling at the moon in a pink tutu mad