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do aliens go to heaven?


While I am not a religious man there is much truth in religion. For instance, as we all know, matter cannot be created and it cannot be destroyed so in a sense we do all live forever. Just because the bible says this in a different way does not mean it isn't true. We are also, very likely, made up of ancient stars. Couldn't one interpret this to be God. I also beliieve that life came to Earth from other planets that have life on them. This could have been done on purpose or it could have happened when another inhabited planet was destroyed hurling microscopic organisms out into space. Courln't this be God. People who speak as if they are so sure of all the answers are generally fools.






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TK421
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Just curious why are you trying to ruin an interesting thread by trying to poke whatever people billieve


Atheists are always douching up threads.






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fightingtiger2335
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Just seemed odd because I didn't see anyone coming in saying its false because bible said so. Almost seems throwing your belief out when not asked is.same level as annoying Jesus lovers who do it out of nkwhere





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HerbEaverstinks
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Type .7 report from a .7 civilization. The lede sentence is a .2, though. With the subject matter it addresses, it's one of the worst lead sentences in the history of writing or communication in the universe.

I'm not talking about the OP, thanks for sharing the story information, it's the lede in the link.



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Adam4LSU
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Just seemed odd because I didn't see anyone coming in saying its false because bible said so. Almost seems throwing your belief out when not asked is.same level as annoying Jesus lovers who do it out of nkwhere


Just poking fun, bro. I'm not an athiest.






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Look at this and say we're alone.



This thing blows my mind every time I look at it.






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fightingtiger2335
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I'm fine if u r. I think this shite blows my mind so much I panicked when I saw a derailment on the horizon.





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GeauxTigerTM
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It's hard to even comprehend how large the universe is.



I love this video...it's essentially incomprehensible.

The Known Universe






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Adam4LSU
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I think this shite blows my mind so much I panicked when I saw a derailment on the horizon.

It WOULD be cool as shite to get to heaven and there is an alien angel.






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75 billion red dwarf stars may have Earth-size planets orbiting them


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This is why I can't fathom people not believing there is other life out there. That's just in our galaxy. It's hard to even comprehend how large the universe is.


Having this many "earth-like" planets does help the case for the possibility of life on other planets. But on the other hand there are so many variables that have to be just right for life to take hold. Not only does a planet have to be in what scientists refer to the "Goldilocks Zone" but there are a whole range of other factors that have to be exactly perfect for there to even be a chance of life. These are;

1. The composition of the atmosphere.

2. The presence of a moon, moons to stabilize the planet's axis as well as oceanic tidal forces.

3. The presence of a large gas giant planet nearby (but not too close) to help safeguard this planet from bombardment from asteroids or comets.

4. Active tectonic plates to maintain the correct balance in the atmosphere as well as control erosion.

These are just the factors I can think of off the top of my head that all must be perfect for there to even be a chance of life. I'm sure there are other factors I'm not thinking of at this moment. So, finding these "earth-like" planets is but the first step of many in determining which of these potentially billions of planets may have life.

Now this not to say there are no other life sustaining planets out there. But considering everything that has to be just right in addition to just being in the right distance from their star, planets with life on them are more than likely extremely rare.






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DanTiger
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What I believe is most likely to happen is that our planet will be destroyed in one way or another before we ever leave this Solar System. Hopefully microscopic organisms from our planet will survive on fragments and hake it to other inhabitable planets.





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Adam4LSU
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Having this many "earth-like" planets does help the case for the possibility of life on other planets.


just playing the numbers/odds game, it's almost virtually impossible that there ISN'T life on another planet. We just haven't scratched the surface yet.






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Earth-like world is likely within 13 light years of the sun

Aw shit! That's just right around the corner.






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Darth_Vader
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just playing the numbers/odds game, it's almost virtually impossible that there ISN'T life on another planet. We just haven't scratched the surface yet.


I agree. I was just pointing out that even with billions of potential "earth-like" planets being out there, the chances of life being on any particular one of them is extremely low. I'm sure life is indeed out there, but it is probably extremely rare. And even on the rare plant that does contain some form of life, the presence of intelligent life is probably even more rare.






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DanTiger
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And even on the rare plant that does contain some form of life, the presence of intelligent life is probably even more rare.


I disagree. Wherever there is life it will evolve. Humans have been around for 200,000 years or so and that is not even the beginning of the blink of an eye in relation to the time scale of our universe. What makes you believe life on other planets would not evolve?

I also believe that it is very possible that there is simply no way to travel at or near the speed of light and that there is a good chance that other planets can see us but cannot get here. Just because we want to travel to other solar systems and galaxies does not mean that it is possible.






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How long do you think until we make contact? 50 years? 100 years? Soon?





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Adam4LSU
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the presence of intelligent life is probably even more rare.


impossible to make that assumption. You only have a fraction of variables which is life here on earth. Maybe WE are the rare occasion where there are only 2-3 forms of intelligent life on earth.

It's what makes space/science fricking fascinating.






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OMLandshark
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hese are just the factors I can think of off the top of my head that all must be perfect for there to even be a chance of life.


Who says? That's just how life here emerged. If we saw alien life, I doubt it would be that recognizable. Think the only thing that may be constant are bacteria, and maybe worms and jellyfish.






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DanTiger
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How long do you think until we make contact? 50 years? 100 years? Soon?


Possibly never. We are not even close to traveling at light speed and I, for one, don't believe light speed or anything close to it is even possible. If wormholes exist we have a chance but that is all theory. As I stated earlier there is a damn good chance that is is simply impossible for life in other solar systems to contact each other unless they live for hundreds of thousands of years. I simply don't believe it will ever be possible in a human lifetime.






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Darth_Vader
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I disagree. Wherever there is life it will evolve. Humans have been around for 200,000 years or so and that is not even the beginning of the blink of an eye in relation to the time scale of our universe. What makes you believe life on other planets would not evolve?



This goes back to my point of all the other factors required for a planet to have life other than just being the right distance from it's star. Things like a very large nearby neighboring planet that acts as a sort of shield from asteroids and comets. We have Jupiter that fills this role and we still get hit by a extinction level object something like once every 200,000 million years.

There is also the factor of a planet needing a moon of just the right size and distance to stabilize the planet's axis. Without this the planet will not a have regular climate and seasons. It's axis will tilt wildly over time, thus not allowing for there to be sufficient habitable zones on the planet. Along with this a moon is required for there to be ocean tides and currents. Without these there can be no life.

Then there is the issue of tectonic plates that has to also be present. Without active tectonic plates the plant's atmosphere will not be stabile enough to sustain life and erosion will not allow for the formation of things like mountain ranges which are also key in allowing for habitable zones on a planet. But this tectonic activity also must be precisely balanced or it will create a toxic atmosphere that will prevent the evolution of life.

Life I've said, there is life out there. I have no doubt of that. But considering everything that must go precisely right for life to begin and all the things that must be sustained for life to evolve, even basic life is extremely rare and intelligent life even more so.






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