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What are the possibilities that there are parallel universes? Seems pretty likely to me
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Not only are the odds tremendously good that similar circumstances exist elsewhere I don't believe they are necessary. Intelligent life does not have to follow our pattern to exist.


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Who says?


Hee is one study

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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.


Like I said, there is almost certainly life elsewhere. It's more than likely just very rare.


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Now intelligent species running into each other may be nearly impossible.


Well another thing to consider is some of these distant planets could be significantly older than our Earth. So, odds are the life is much more evolved than life here.


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Well another thing to consider is some of these distant planets could be significantly older than our Earth. So, odds are the life is much more evolved than life here.


Good point. I think the best way to determine the older planets from the newer ones though would be to look at the age of the star it is orbiting. Just as there are many stars that are older than our own, there are also many that are a lot younger. You cannot determine the age of the stars though based on their distance from our own though.

But even here scientists run into trouble because it is impossible to determine the exact age of any one particular star. Rather scientist look at clusters of stars and basically make an educated guess based on the composition of the stars in that particular cluster that they are all close to the same age.


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Well another thing to consider is some of these distant planets could be significantly older than our Earth. So, odds are the life is much more evolved than life here.


Absolutely but that doesn't mean that travel across such vast distances is possible. If travel at the speed of light, which is impossible for living things in my opinion, is the fastest form of travel the organism would have to live for 100Ks of years. Perhaps we will see an artificial light or radio signal one day that was sent billions of years ago but I don't believe we will ever meet any aliens unless, as I have said several times, wormholes do exist and may be employed by living organisms.


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I think you're confusing what made life on Earth possible rather than what is possible under other worldly circumstances. For instance, in theory water is not completely essential for life. If a planet has an incredible amount of methane, they could use it as the base for their bodies rather than water. Sure it would help to have an Earth like environment, but to say its essential is just silly because of how little we actually know.


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What I believe is most likely to happen is that our planet will be destroyed


Our planets will not be destroyed, it's inhabitants may but not Earth, it will go on in spite of any asteroid impact


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why don't we play God and shoot "life" to as many "maybe" as we can find?

if it's of ability to support, then life will grow there.


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Well, whether or not it is possible to travel such distances is obviously a question unto itself. But imagine the human species 1 million, or billion years from now. We probably wouldn't even recognize it if it even still existed. I know more time doesn't mean being able to do things that are impossible, but look how far we have progressed in 50 years. FIFTY. YEARS. Hell, we have only had electricity for, what, like 100 years?


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I bet within 1000 years we are finally on our way to colonize another earth-like planet. I think that's a solid bet. It'll take us forever to get there, but we'll be on our way.


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Is god the god of all the other earth planets as well?

Why wouldn't he be?


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4 Cryogenic couples sent with a few dozen cryogenic bodies attached to life support with 100's a frozen embryos to re-implant into the vegetables on life support.




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I bet within 1000 years we are finally on our way to colonize another earth-like planet. I think that's a solid bet. It'll take us forever to get there, but we'll be on our way.


Voyager has been going for nearly 40 years and its barely on the edge of our solar system. We need to either develop some really badass technology that could get us there within one or two lifetimes.

That's the thing about the universe. Its so damn big that even if life is out there, it doesn't even matter because we'll probably never come into contact with it. Civilizations on other worlds could have evolved over several million years and already gone extinct.

I love these topics and they continue to blow my mind. These threads are even better when we keep the religious debates out of them.


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Our planets will not be destroyed, it's inhabitants may but not Earth, it will go on in spite of any asteroid impact


It will be destroyed if not by a meteorite or comet it will be by the Sun.


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shit, we'll start terraforming mars i'd think before a 1000 years and colonize that bitch.

and boy do i hope one day someone discovers worm holes or some insane engine . then i hope medical advancements make it possible that all of us now live till 150 and we see at least the beginning of major space exploration


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Absolutely but that doesn't mean that travel across such vast distances is possible. If travel at the speed of light, which is impossible for living things in my opinion, is the fastest form of travel the organism would have to live for 100Ks of years. Perhaps we will see an artificial light or radio signal one day that was sent billions of years ago but I don't believe we will ever meet any aliens unless, as I have said several times, wormholes do exist and may be employed by living organisms.


I agree that it is virtually impossible to travel the massive distances that would be required to visit extrasolar planets. Even those that are only a few light years away would still take impossibly long journeys to reach.

For example, the New Horizon probe (currently en route to Pluto) is the fastest space craft ever launched from Earth. It is traveling at 35,790 mph right now. This probe is stretching the very limits of chemical rocket technology. Basically, it's going about as fast as any rocket could ever go. Now, the distance in a light year is about 6 trillion miles. If the nearest "Earth-like" planet is 14 light years away that means the distance between our planet and it is roughly 84 trillion miles. Thus, at it's current speed, the New Horizon space probe would take something like 2.3 billion years to reach that planet.


As for wormholes, if they even exist, there would be the major consideration of the gravitational power of such a thing. Basically any tear in the space/time continuum would exert massive gravitational power (think black hole) that would totally obliterate anything we try to send even close to it, much less through it.



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As for wormholes, if they even exist, there would be the major consideration of the gravitational power of such a thing. Basically any tear in the space/time continuum would exert massive gravitational power (think black hole) that would totally obliterate anything we try to send even close to it, much less through it.


And we would have to get to the wormhole to begin with which would take an enormous amount of time. I simply don't believe that travel to other solar systems is possible in one life generation. It is possible for some microscopic organisms to traverse great distances but that is because they go through numerous generations and can survive extreme environments.


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If travel at the speed of light, which is impossible for living things in my opinion, is the fastest form of travel the organism would have to live for 100Ks of years.

you obviously know your stuff and i am not at all that informed in physics, astronomy, etc but isn't there an idea out there that suggests that because of time dilation that when one were to travel the speed of light they themselves would only feel a fraction of the time that those on earth would? or whatever gravitational force is influencing time
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