Is there really life on other planets?

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by pluto2, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. kmguru Staff Member

    Messages:
    11,757
    You are most welcome.
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. space_geek Registered Member

    Messages:
    19
    basing your theories and evidence from the bible and god and posting it on a science forum is hypocrytical and oximoronic
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. Xylene Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,398
    Like kmguru, I would like to think that the Human race will eventually (a loooong time from now) evolve into a benevolent species, in whatever form they then possess. I would also like to think that our descendants will get out into Deep Space at long last--not just fooling around in the Solar System, but out there beyond Pluto, leaving our Sun lost among the background stars. Hopefully by the time we've developed technology to travel easily throughout the Galaxy, we will have learned not to kick people in the head so often as an automatic reaction. Perhaps by then the Star Trek Prime Directive will actually be worth the paper it's written on...
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Naturelles Future Scientist Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    214
    ^ If we could find a way to accelerate the whole planet off around in space, then we could carry our planet all around the universe at light speed.

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    I imagine too much

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  8. Xylene Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,398
    Indeed; I daresay this thread has already come close to being shifted to the sci-fi area--if we were going to do as you suggest, Naturelles, we would have to take some sort of artificial sun with us. Perhapsa a small sun like the star that circles Discworld...

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

     
  9. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,797

    I'd like to think that but there's no other reason to think it'll be that way. There's no reason to think humans will evolve into benevolence. Technology advancement doesn't mean advancement in morals. The Prime Directive is the most fictional part of Star Trek, sadly.
     
  10. Saven Registered Member

    Messages:
    209
    There's another you in the universe. It goes on forever. Endless possibilities make for endless manifestations of everything. We can't wrap our heads around how vast the universe is.
     
  11. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Nonsense !
    I am the one and only me. :bugeye:
     
  12. Saven Registered Member

    Messages:
    209
    In a world with infinite limits there are infinite possibilities and since the range of those possibilities extends until forever, there is an infinite number of anything -- including you. You just aren't aware of it. You not being aware of it doesn't change that, though.
     
  13. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Infinite limits ?

    Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!



    Who says there are infinite possibilities ?
     
  14. Aerika Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    105
    one definition of infinite is :


    unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, etc


    And I'd say that's fairly right on in the context of this thread.
     
  15. Oli Heute der Enteteich... Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    11,888
    No.
    http://www.sciforums.com/showpost.php?p=2223305&postcount=4
     
  16. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Ok, now define 'infinite limit'.. lol

    See Oli's post.
     
  17. Aerika Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    105


    point taken ;P
     
  18. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,797
    If you are thinking of parallel universes with extremely similiar duplicates, there is no reason to think the Enmos in this universe is the Enmos in universe X & the Enmos in universe X is the Enmos in universe 6HHD4441. Each Enmos is a separate thing.
    It is silly to speak of the YOU in a parallel universe. It's not YOU.
     
  19. Enmos Staff Member

    Messages:
    43,184
    Yep, even if they are identical.
     
  20. EmeraldAxe Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    107
    Where are you getting this rubbish? This is the astronomy forum, not the religious forum. You can believe whatever you want without qualifying it there, but not here. That is, assuming you want to be taken seriously.
     
  21. CapsOwn Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    20
    ...That makes no sense. One, any life on any other planet would most likely look nothing like man, let alone a human species that shares our DNA and looks just like us. I still have no clue what you are talking about. I mean yeah it's in the bible that God created man in his own image, but using your logic here, that means he never created plants, animals, bacteria, etc. I mean something created in God's image is not what constitutes life. Anything that has DNA is alive. I mean your logic makes no sense. Because God created man in his own image has absolutely nothing to do with him creating other life. For all we know, he created other life in his own image on another planet. It's not like the Bible says "God created man in his own image, and nothing else in his own image". Even if that was in the bible, that doesn't mean there ISN'T life NOT in the form of God. Your logic is very poor.
     
  22. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    12,797

    Many people have trouble grasping how the law of averages work, regardless of the quantity involved.
     
  23. Xylene Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,398
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2009

Share This Page