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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    We are NOT alone in the Universe, but we might as well be.
    What!!?? Holy **** man

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    Take that you damned alien bastards! You won't be taking this planet!
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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What!!?? Holy **** man

    *grabs guns*
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    Take that you damned alien bastards! You won't be taking this planet!
    Better watch out those aliens (aka Jedi) will get ya.

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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Last time I checked, major space efforts like the ISS were international operations with joint science teams.

    They will be on the moon too. Sorry to rain on your Euro-hate parade.
    Like NATO right? Without NASA, what do you call the ISS?

    It is what it is. Nobody does anything of substance without NASA's hand in it. The ISS is just another example of 85 percent American and 15 percent the rest. But it allows the little people to feel important and as contributors, right? Tell you what...I'll supply all the tools and manpower to build a house and you bring 100 nails. We'll call it a joint venture.
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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Like NATO right? Without NASA, what do you call the ISS?

    It is what it is. Nobody does anything of substance without NASA's hand in it. The ISS is just another example of 85 percent American and 15 percent the rest. But it allows the little people to feel important and as contributors, right? Tell you what...I'll supply all the tools and manpower to build a house and you bring 100 nails. We'll call it a joint venture.
    To be perfectly honest, a lot of the "international contributors" to the ISS weren't much more than a source of technical problems. Not all of them, no... but several. One of my chief beefs about the ISS is that it's like a Frankenstein monster, built by a committee of whom half haven't learned how to cut lumber in straight lines yet. Furthermore it was an "economy model" that was repeatedly scaled back.

    Space is the future, and the nation that controls the resources there will be the nation that dominates the next century. We need to get busy if we don't want to be left behind.

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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    To be perfectly honest, a lot of the "international contributors" to the ISS weren't much more than a source of technical problems. Not all of them, no... but several. One of my chief beefs about the ISS is that it's like a Frankenstein monster, built by a committee of whom half haven't learned how to cut lumber in straight lines yet. Furthermore it was an "economy model" that was repeatedly scaled back.

    Space is the future, and the nation that controls the resources there will be the nation that dominates the next century. We need to get busy if we don't want to be left behind.
    Absolutely.

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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by MSgt View Post
    Like NATO right? Without NASA, what do you call the ISS?

    It is what it is. Nobody does anything of substance without NASA's hand in it. The ISS is just another example of 85 percent American and 15 percent the rest. But it allows the little people to feel important and as contributors, right? Tell you what...I'll supply all the tools and manpower to build a house and you bring 100 nails. We'll call it a joint venture.
    Why do you always turn every thread you touch into a macho pissing contest between the U.S. and the rest of the world? We were having a nice quaint discussion about alien life before you came along.

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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    Why do you always turn every thread you touch into a macho pissing contest between the U.S. and the rest of the world? We were having a nice quaint discussion about alien life before you came along.
    To get back on topic, I'm pretty sure some sort of alien life exists.

    The Drake equation shows this and even the Fermi paradox doesn't disprove it.
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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To get back on topic, I'm pretty sure some sort of alien life exists.

    The Drake equation shows this and even the Fermi paradox doesn't disprove it.
    The Drake equation should not be taken seriously, even if many scientists do take it seriously. There are many scientists who are true believers and they believe in alien life. So that guy Drake ending near his end of his science career decides to come up with something ingenious that will make him remembered until someone can come along and prove him wrong, which trust me it will happen. And do you know why? Because we do not understand as much as we pretend to do. We have not been to a planet on foot and the prospect of that happening to a star nearby is not likely to happen within the next thousand years. We are not even sure if the size of the galaxy is accurate or that we have taken enough pictures of the galaxy to see the end of it. We do not know what each galaxy looks like with all its stars and planets. If ours has over a billion stars just imagine that there are more than a thousand galaxies out there with each with their own billion stars. Now is there life? Of course! But we do not know the age, the structure, the society, where it is. So like I said we do not know enough of space to make assumptions like the Drake equation or that just because another planet resembles ours means that there will be life on it.

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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    The Drake equation should not be taken seriously, even if many scientists do take it seriously. There are many scientists who are true believers and they believe in alien life. So that guy Drake ending near his end of his science career decides to come up with something ingenious that will make him remembered until someone can come along and prove him wrong, which trust me it will happen. And do you know why? Because we do not understand as much as we pretend to do. We have not been to a planet on foot and the prospect of that happening to a star nearby is not likely to happen within the next thousand years. We are not even sure if the size of the galaxy is accurate or that we have taken enough pictures of the galaxy to see the end of it. We do not know what each galaxy looks like with all its stars and planets. If ours has over a billion stars just imagine that there are more than a thousand galaxies out there with each with their own billion stars. Now is there life? Of course! But we do not know the age, the structure, the society, where it is. So like I said we do not know enough of space to make assumptions like the Drake equation or that just because another planet resembles ours means that there will be life on it.
    I guess the point is, that the amount of planets and the amount of potential situations that life could exist are so great that there has to be at least one other life form in the universe.

    Maybe not something we recognize easily, but something.
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    Re: Prospect of life in deep space as Nasa probe finds hundreds of new planets

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    To get back on topic, I'm pretty sure some sort of alien life exists.


    Better hope its not these fellas or we're pretty ****ed.

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