Do you Believe There's Life In Space?

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Do you Believe There's Life In Space?

I was just thinking that if light travels at 186,282 miles per second. And a Light Year is how far light travels in 1 year. And the galaxy (MACS0647-JD) in the below photo is 13.26 Billion light years away. I would conclude that there's life out there for sure. 13.26 Billion light years!! That's faaaaaaarrrr!!!foot-in-mouth

 

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I believe!

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And the discovery of other life just might save our planet.

Humans might finally realize we are all the same, and stop killing each other!

I only wish the discovery of other life comes sooner than later, for all of our sakes…..

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Life?

Maybe.

 

Intelligent life?

I'll believe it when sufficient proof is presented.

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I hope we can pass their test.

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Well yes and would they be really advanced or would some be middle ages types? Like Star Wars kinda people or savages and beasts? Sometimes I just wonder?

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Well, considering that I believe the life forms that inhabit our planet earth evolved over millennia, I think it would be quite arrogant to believe that intelligent life could not have evolved elsewhere. These other lifeforms could be more intelligent than us; it wouldn’t take much.

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I dont know. We are made up of atoms as I think our solar system is an atom. The way we are going perhaps we are some kind of cancer cell.

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Out of the billions of stars out there that have planets orbiting around them, I think it be naive to think earth was the only one to get things right for life.
Especially from our on experiences here on earth shows us that life will adapt to all kinds of changes.
Something that’s always stuck with me is what Jeff Gloldblum said in Jurassic park,
“Life finds a way” here’s the clip

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Yeah and actually sometimes with all the stuff going on in the world, I sometimes think something gonna come out from the sky one day. Good or bad, well I haven't made up my mind yet?

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The other thing I can’t figure out is why we can’t get a signal from them? I mean the savages and beasts I understand like maybe catapults technology the but Star Wars people??

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Eric Idle said it best,

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,
And things seem hard or tough,
And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,
And you feel that you’ve had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,
Just remember that you’re standing on a planet that’s evolving
And revolving at 900 miles an hour.
It’s orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it’s reckoned,
The sun that is the source of all our power.
Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day,
In the outer spiral arm, at 40, 000 miles an hour,
Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.
Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;
It’s a hundred thousand light-years side to side;
It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,
But out by us it’s just three thousand light-years wide.
We’re thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,
We go ‘round every two hundred million years;
And our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions
In this amazing and expanding universe.
Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
In all of the directions it can whiz;
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
Twelve million miles a minute and that’s the fastest speed there is.
So remember, when you’re feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth;
And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere out in space,
‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth!

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 It's an insult to every living being in the universe to think we are the only intelligent life. 

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klrman wrote:

 It's an insult to every living being in the universe to think we are the only intelligent life. 

Where's your proof that there is any intelligent life that did not originate on Earth?

Oh yeah, you have none.  :P

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raccoon city wrote:

klrman wrote:

 It's an insult to every living being in the universe to think we are the only intelligent life. 

Where's your proof that there is any intelligent life that did not originate on Earth?

Oh yeah, you have none.  :P

 

Proof is everywhere, but it's not my job to awaken anyone :P

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Ah, someone that doesn't know what the word proof means.

I can see there is no reasoning with someone like you.

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This is a topic  you could never win with me as  I came to this thread for fun only.  Anyone who chooses to remain asleep in this vast universe of ours deserves to do so.

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Y'know, it's possible to express your opinion without coming off as a condescending jerk.

I didn't do it, some others in this thread didn't do it, but it is possible.

I can't complain as I'm just as bad as some others around here, but it doesn't make for a good image.

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Well ya know, neither one of you can prove it one way or the other. One side always waiting for the other to provide evidence that their way of thinking is right. It’s nonsense to argue it. It makes both sides looks foolish and immature. Name calling and causing hard feelings. You should be ashamed.

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Yep, you're right about that.

It cannot be proven either way.

And a number of us have attitude problems because we're so sure that our side is right.

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No, attitude problems have nothing to do with right and wrong. A attitude is a choice, not a “because”.

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I believe there is , that’s my opinion !

It’s Easter to believe there is life out there somewhere then believe the earth is flat !

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I think that it would be a good idea.

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I think flat-earthers are pretty funny.

It's hard to take them seriously, but the whole concept for some reason brings a smile to my face.

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“They” are already here, I see them everyday.

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We live on a biscuit in a bubble. I reckon there is other biscuits with their own bubbles out there.

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Yes, there has to be, based on what we already know about the universe outside of our own solar system. The numbers of exoplanets (planets that orbit around a star like our own sun) we are aware of are growing every day. Many of these exoplanets are located relative to their own stars in a way that would be likely to reproduce conditions suitable for life to develop. The sheer numbers of galaxies that are likely to contain more exoplanets suggests there is almost certainly life outside our own solar system.

We are also discovering that our ideas about the environmental requirements for life to develop and be sustained are expanding, as well. For example, you can do a web search for “ice worms” and also bacteria that are anaerobic (do not require oxygen to survive). There might be life out there that is not carbon-based, and not made up of the types of molecular structures we associate with animals, including humans.

As for discovering whether the life forms outside our own solar system are intelligent, we have yet to accumulate the information necessary to answer this question. Intelligence would be another concept that needs a fairly wide definition. And our own experiences with natural phenomena tell us that it is unlikely that the conditions necessary for intelligent life to develop only occur on our particular planet. If such conditions only occurred on earth, that would be a rather peculiar coincidence, given the number of solar systems, galaxies, etc., in the universe we know already.

The problem with confirming “intelligent life” out there is that it would take a very long time for radio waves (which travel at the speed of light) from other exoplanets to arrive on earth. They would also need to know we are here and aim the radio waves at us. Even if intelligent beings discovered our presence here on earth, expecting such beings to be able to travel physically to our own planet is an even more unlikely proposition, given the technological problems and the physical challenges involved for any life form undertaking such a journey. It is probably better for us that is the case, because any life form capable of such technology and of enduring such a long journey would be so much further advanced than our species that the encounter would not likely end well for us.

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I dont think believe is the right word. But I do think there are many planets where the conditions are good for life to develop. Looking how old the universe is and how long it took on earth before there was life there must be many way older planets that have life on them. I dont think there are many scifi planets with super smart life that can travel through space etc.

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At it's most basic, Pantheism maintains that nothing exists except God, a living universe, as it were.

Life (as we know it) has been discovered on Earth in environments that until not long ago would have been thought impossible to support life, aka Extremeophiles.

Very recently, a cnidarian parasite of salmon (Myxozoa: Henneguya) was discovered that have lost genes related to aerobic respiration.  In other words, does not need oxygen to survive.

Nature abhors a vacuum.  I believe life is ubiquitous in the universe.

 

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slmjim wrote:

At it’s most basic, Pantheism maintains that nothing exists except God, a living universe, as it were.


Life (as we know it) has been discovered on Earth in environments that until not long ago would have been thought impossible to support life, aka Extremeophiles.


Very recently, a cnidarian parasite of salmon (Myxozoa: Henneguya) was discovered that have lost genes related to aerobic respiration.  In other words, does not need oxygen to survive.


Nature abhors a vacuum.  I believe life is ubiquitous in the universe.


 


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We have anaerobic bacteria inside our own gastrointestinal systems.

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"Do you think there is intelligent life on that planet?"

"No!"

"Maybe humans?"

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