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That is almost undisputed that it is highly likely there'll be some kind of life form, at least bacterium.

It's intelligent life we're looking for...

I understand that, but at one point right here on Earth there was no intelligent life as we know it - millions and millions of years of single-celled organisms, all the way past the dinosaurs, and to when "we" first appeared. I would think if we found anything alive somewhere, that'd be a tip-off that there could well be intelligent life out there.

Of course, NASA would never get the funding to go after those green lobsters... Smile
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On 2013-05-21 13:42, George Ledo wrote:
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That is almost undisputed that it is highly likely there'll be some kind of life form, at least bacterium.

It's intelligent life we're looking for...

I understand that, but at one point right here on Earth there was no intelligent life as we know it - millions and millions of years of single-celled organisms, all the way past the dinosaurs, and to when "we" first appeared. I would think if we found anything alive somewhere, that'd be a tip-off that there could well be intelligent life out there.

Of course, NASA would never get the funding to go after those green lobsters... Smile


We would be the "aliens" on that planet, and when they've evolved to what we want them to be, those green lobsters will talk about their "Ancient Aliens"... Smile
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On 2013-05-21 11:04, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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So it seems, that if there is life out there, the distances are just so vast to ever find out with the current mode of space travel. We would definitely need light speed space craft at the very least to ever reach these planets. So until then we can just speculate and discuss the possibilities of life out there because there is no way we can know for sure.

So unless life out there has advanced so far as to have the capabilities to reach us, we are not going to meet them any time soon. Discounting the possibility that they came all this way and had a mishap and we found their remains or they want to contact us it will remain just a fantasy of our fertile minds as to whether life exists out there.

TO BAD SO SAD. Smile


Never discount blind luck. It could be that somebody isn't too far away and we stumble upon each other. And maybe they'll be nicer to strangers than homo sapiens has historically been. Don't think I'd like to be transported to an intergalactic zoo.


Your post just made me think. What if we are in an intergalactic zoo and don't know it? The sightings we come across are field trips of advanced aliens visiting the zoo. Smile Just out for a day at the zoo with the family.

The tour guide says. This is the planet earth. Notice how the earthlings fight among themselves and destroy each other with primitive weapons in the name of peace. It is highly unlikely this exhibit will last much longer as it is on a path of self destruction.
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So it seems, that if there is life out there, the distances are just so vast to ever find out with the current mode of space travel. We would definitely need light speed space craft at the very least to ever reach these planets. So until then we can just speculate and discuss the possibilities of life out there because there is no way we can know for sure.

So unless life out there has advanced so far as to have the capabilities to reach us, we are not going to meet them any time soon. Discounting the possibility that they came all this way and had a mishap and we found their remains or they want to contact us it will remain just a fantasy of our fertile minds as to whether life exists out there.

TO BAD SO SAD. Smile


Never discount blind luck. It could be that somebody isn't too far away and we stumble upon each other. And maybe they'll be nicer to strangers than homo sapiens has historically been. Don't think I'd like to be transported to an intergalactic zoo.


Your post just made me think. What if we are in an intergalactic zoo and don't know it? The sightings we come across are field trips of advanced aliens visiting the zoo. Smile Just out for a day at the zoo with the family.

The tour guide says. This is the planet earth. Notice how the earthlings fight among themselves and destroy each other with primitive weapons in the name of peace. It is highly unlikely this exhibit will last much longer as it is on a path of self destruction.


That's a movie plot there. Smile
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On 2013-05-21 11:04, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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On 2013-05-21 10:25, acesover wrote:
So it seems, that if there is life out there, the distances are just so vast to ever find out with the current mode of space travel. We would definitely need light speed space craft at the very least to ever reach these planets. So until then we can just speculate and discuss the possibilities of life out there because there is no way we can know for sure.

So unless life out there has advanced so far as to have the capabilities to reach us, we are not going to meet them any time soon. Discounting the possibility that they came all this way and had a mishap and we found their remains or they want to contact us it will remain just a fantasy of our fertile minds as to whether life exists out there.

TO BAD SO SAD. Smile


Never discount blind luck. It could be that somebody isn't too far away and we stumble upon each other. And maybe they'll be nicer to strangers than homo sapiens has historically been. Don't think I'd like to be transported to an intergalactic zoo.


Your post just made me think. What if we are in an intergalactic zoo and don't know it? The sightings we come across are field trips of advanced aliens visiting the zoo. Smile Just out for a day at the zoo with the family.

The tour guide says. This is the planet earth. Notice how the earthlings fight among themselves and destroy each other with primitive weapons in the name of peace. It is highly unlikely this exhibit will last much longer as it is on a path of self destruction.


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Yea turns out space is REALLY big!
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On 2013-05-21 16:24, Dannydoyle wrote:

Yea turns out space is REALLY big!



First it was 10 billion light years... then 15 and now 150.

Does it have a "border" and what is beyond that border ???

more space ???

Then you would think it's bigger than 150 billion light years.

How can infinite space come from infinitly small point ???

These are the questions that blows my mind.
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Compressing the entire history of the Universe into 1 year also puts things in perspective. We'll call the beginning of the Universe 12 AM on January 1, and the present time is midnight on December 31. Imagine that all of the history of the universe occurred in this "cosmic" year. What month or day do you suppose our own solar system formed? When did dinosaurs first appear on Earth? When did humans first appear? What month or day was the Civil War? What month or day was the Apollo moon landing? Think about where you would place these events on our compressed (but proportional) 1 year timescale. Then watch this video and be amazed (pay attention to the "bright speck" at about 0:35):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aOVItJHZEM


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Does it have a "border" and what is beyond that border ???

The fence building commences in short order.
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Indont mind aliens but that fence better go up to keep out the illegals.
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Indont mind aliens but that fence better go up to keep out the illegals.
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Does it have a "border" and what is beyond that border ???

The fence building commences in short order.
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