Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Wrigleyvillain, Sep 5, 2014.
How can there not be abundant life out there?
They got this map how?
(See article for graph)
There is, we just have not found them yet
It makes you feel so small...
We are always thinking of the idea of being born at the right interval in time to see what is to be inc life on other planets. From what I am to understand unless we learn to bend space we will never be able to travel fast enough (light) to know in a single lifetime.
I imagine this map to be similar to old world maps in that we hardly know what is really out there yet.
If you are unable to read, watch the video.
Its out there. Its impossible that there isn't. If there wasn't, that's an awfully big waste of space. (Contact)
Am i the only average brain to think that we might be the only ones alive at the moment ? i best think that the number of equal or higher development species than ours is in the range of 0 to infinity. And in other news people keep killing each other for food, power, religion or territory.
Galaxy map very beautiful, Astrophysics is very interesting, Respect Neil deGrasse Tyson
Excellent Old World map
Nope I have often thought that we may be the first. It is a possibility after all. I am not religious but "Made in his image comes to mind" I also saw a doc that asked the question if xtremeophiles may exist on other planets. If that is the case it still counts as life. Are we the higher form of life? The most rational? It's just to hard to make an informed decision on the subject right now.
I think the possibility of us being considered intelligent by a race that's capable of galactic travel is somewhat laughable....
It is likely other races have also evolved within our perceived quantum range...
Scientist can't even predict the path of a Hurricane on Earth with 100% accuracy yet you guys buy into they mapped the universe. Totally legit.
Ahhh Thank you!
Coming from someone that believes a book of fairy tales, that's actually a compliment.
Doesn't matter what I believe in morally. Simple deductive thinking pretty much chalks that map up to really expensive guessing and artistic interpretation. Sorry but that's a torpedo of truth and you know what the best part is? ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVE ME WRONG.
@ james888 That map is too kind. I was thing more of a cave painting at this point in our real knowledge of the universe.
You're arguing that we shouldn't make predictions (or maps) until we're 100% confident they're accurate, which is a silly philosophy. Maps that are mostly right are very useful; just consider that old map in this thread. If someone had never seen a map of the earth before, they could plan a mostly correct route for a ship to circumnavigate the planet using that map. You would be much worse off just guessing where to go.
That can't be happenstance. Assuming the rendering is accurate, there is clearly an unknown force at work.
One can't prove that God as depicted in the Bible (or that of any religion of man) doesn't exist either but that doesn't mean I could ever actually believe any of it as fact for a second.
And as for other life out there, yes it is probably only a matter of time but the real question is do we actually want them to be aware of us?
Though, also, when I say "life" I don't necessarily mean highly-evolved.
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. --Albert Einstein
No of course not. I'm saying that old map posted above was from travels and exploring. It was a rough, but still an educated map based off of "boot on the ground" so to speak. Is it accurate? not 100% no but you could use it to sail. The space map above is like trying to map a million New York City's under cloud cover with the naked eye from the moon. Until we get "out there" and see how light bends over time and distance its all guessing from a non-controlled environment. Hell our own sun effects how we receive light. Looking at the stars and making little fictional maps is useless. Money would be better spent getting OUT THERE......instead we have to support a welfare state.......but that's a different argument.
I always love how when someone questions science they are immediately attacked as some close minded religious fanatic. How dare anyone question science. Its never been wrong.......oh wait. Remember when philosophers and artists were as respected as Scientists? Do you know why? Because philosophers questioned Science and made it prove itself. Science in turned advanced and made philosophers question themselves which was all recorded by the artist. It used to be a valuable trade off to civilization. It advanced us leaps and bounds in a very short time. Now if you question the "establishment" its become heresy. The scientific community as a whole has become what its strived against for centuries. A religion that is close minded to open thought and is subject to only internal review. Just like the Roman Catholic Church of days past.
Just for the record I do believe in a divine creator. However I also believe in evolution, mans relative small place in the universe and most of science as a whole. I just as an artist question everything to common sense facts based off decades of study of artistic history. Instead of attacking people with contrasting views with insults of inferior education you might want to question what you are really arguing for.
How far did they have to stand back to get all the stars/galaxies in to take that picture?
EDIT: At this point I think we have a better chance of something finding us then us finding them...
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