Page 4 of 11 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 102

Thread: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

  1. #31
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Colorado mountains
    Last Seen
    01-03-15 @ 08:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,729

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And that notion is supported by everything we know about the universe, from the lack of anything unique to the existence of similar planets, to water, to the number of opportunities.

    All of that is "some sort" of evidence that "supports the notion".
    I concede that it supports the notion of a possibility ... however I do not concede that it supports the notion that it is a certainty.

  2. #32
    global liberation

    ecofarm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Miami
    Last Seen
    01-17-18 @ 05:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    66,650

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Ewer View Post
    I concede that it supports the notion of a possibility ... however I do not concede that it supports the notion that it is a certainty.
    A certainty? Of course not. But there is plenty of indirect evidence, and logic and reason, that supports the notion of life outside earth.

  3. #33
    Banned
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Colorado mountains
    Last Seen
    01-03-15 @ 08:59 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    5,729

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    A certainty? Of course not. But there is plenty of indirect evidence, and logic and reason, that supports the notion of life outside earth.
    OK we both agree that extra terrestrial life is not a certainty. Many would disagree with us both on that.
    For me it is a mere possibility for you it seems it is more of a probability. Different points of the skepticism scale.
    We disagree only by a matter of degree my friend, that is all.
    Time for bed .

  4. #34
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    01-05-18 @ 08:20 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    43,838

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more @: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    I think this is all really common sense. Our conception of the universe is only minute to what really exists out there. I think its only a matter of time until we find life out there. We have found a lot of evidence of life, but to my knowledge we havent found "actual life". I do believe that there are other intelligent beings out there. But hey, I think we still should continue funding to these programs. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Given the choice between paying so that children in the poor areas of the world have $ 1 a day instead of starving and researching aliens, what would you choose?

  5. #35
    Guru
    Zinthaniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Last Seen
    09-19-17 @ 10:15 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,705

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Given the choice between paying so that children in the poor areas of the world have $ 1 a day instead of starving and researching aliens, what would you choose?
    Researching Aliens.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

  6. #36
    Engineer

    RabidAlpaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    American in Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    14,727

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    No what i meant was if they do find life out there they will use that as SEE the bible is false. There is a better chance of them faking a find.
    We don't have to go out and find aliens on other planets in order to recognize that a bearded sky man isn't granting wishes and smiting his enemies. I think you're suffering from the typical christian egocentrism where you think the universe, the earth, and all of our actions revolve around christianity.

    Hint: You're not that important or well-read that we need to find aliens to win arguments against you.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

  7. #37
    Sage

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    01-05-18 @ 08:20 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    43,838

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Researching Aliens.
    Strong answer.

  8. #38
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    33,586
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    With all that we know of microbial life extremophiles etc etc I would find it extremely hard to belief that there isn't at the very least microbial life out there. If they can carry a microbe out into space with it being exposed directly to space, and it living through several days of that there has got to be other life out there in better conditions than space itself. The only question in my mind is if there is other intelligent life out there.

    This planet has had millions of different kinds of life forms living on it for millions of years and in many different types of environments, from extreme cold and low oxygen content to temperate climate and higher oxygen content than what we have now. Even types of life that are alien to what we have now. To think that there isn't other life forms out there is just arrogant imo.

    As for the whole bible/god thing...nothing about the bible indicates that we are the ONLY life forms that were ever made. No true scientist would even attempt to claim such. And imo doing so would discredit anyone that claimed such.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

  9. #39
    Gone

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    10-16-16 @ 03:15 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    8,585

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    The universe is at least 13 Billion years old, there are appox.10/22 to 10/24 stars most with planets. Somewhere there must be life, and somewhere it has evolved intelligence.

    We must however take into consideration both time and distance...as well as what the two combined infer. The image below contains over ten thousand galaxies in an area about the size of a pencil eraser:

    300px-HubbleUltraDeepFieldwithScaleComparison.jpg

    Each of these galaxies looked this way millions/billion of years ago and contained billions of stars. Many no longer exist and many new ones would be there today. If there was an advanced civilization in that photo....it is probably long gone and did not even know we existed. If there is one there is one there now it might see an "I Love Lucy" rerun in a couple billion years, but we will be long gone.

    It would be an astounding bit of luck for us to exist in the right place and time to meet the neighbors.

  10. #40
    Sage
    shrubnose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Europe
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:00 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,868
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Aliens Are Almost Definitely Out There, SETI Astronomers Tell Congress

    I am just going to guess that there are at least a few 'born again', flat earth losers on the far right who will argue against this until the day that they are raptured up into Heaven.

Page 4 of 11 FirstFirst ... 23456 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •