Skip to comments.Galaxy has 'billions of Earths
Posted on 02/15/2009 7:53:31 PM PST by Bringbackthedraft
There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...
God separated these planets and stars far apart for a reason. Based on how well we get along on this planet we probably would not want to come into contact with other civilizations. We could be exterminated.
Huzzah! I’ve entered this thread early on.
Thats all Obama had to hear. Lets start a government program that will get ready for immigration from other planets. Dam, to late, they already passed it Friday...Next one....
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;...”
Interesting. I remember our pastor way back in 69 preaching about space. He conjectured that yes there were humans on other worlds light years distant, but they had never fallen from grace. In that respect we alone were “special”.
I’ll need directions...and quick!
I wonder if there are Mexican illegals there...?
thanks Jedi Master Pikachu.
We are not alone: ‘trillions’ of planets could be supporting life
Times Online | 02/15/09 | Mark Henderson
Posted on 02/15/2009 11:03:43 AM PST by KevinDavis
Earth-like planet could be discovered within three years
The Guardian | 02/15/09 | Ian Sample
Posted on 02/15/2009 10:40:53 AM PST by KevinDavis
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Well good. Maybe us Conservatives can all rocket to one of these “new Earths” and start anew. Maybe we can set up some intelligent life THERE, because the ‘RATS are sure close to putting us over the cliff here!
No there doesn't. ...not that I don't think there is I just think there really isn't any logic to the statement.
If there is intelligent life elsewhere, it's probably an apex predator like humans. Since there can only be one apex predator it will most likely see us as competitors and wipe us out, if its technology is sufficiently advanced.
As I recall, scripture states that the entire CREATION has been groaning ever since the fall of man and all is anxiouslly waiting, groaning until the sons of God are revealed at the last. I reckon it’s all part of the total creation.
It would seem only the arrogant, or possibly ignorant amongst us would suggest out of the potential of hundreds of billions of planets, we are somehow the only planet to have life.
Galaxy has ‘billions of Earths’
Pity the poor Galaxy.
Yup you are right.
Aw man, just when I thought I was unique!
I believe it, instinctually. But when the BBC writes and say it is so, I begin to question my belief. I wonder how future articles will work global warming into this.
Swell. Let’s move to another one and leave the Dems to screw up this one the rest of the way.
They already use Venus for a 'look, that could happen to us!'
Monty Python always makes me smile. :)
Neat to think that all these worlds we are discovering are home to men still under direct guidance from God. Perhaps they have advanced so far that they do travel from place to place...with the exception of Earth. Maybe the Earth is forbidden to them because of the fall.
Billions of planets. Give me funding to find them . . . Garbage hype.
“There’s billions and billions of stars in the galaxy”
“There’s billions and billions of dollars in the stimulus package”
Aside from religous ideas, the mere distance would suggest we would never come into contact.
My theory is that there are/were lots of intelligent races. So why have we not found it—or had it found us? The answer is both where and when they are with respect to us. I agree with Arthur C. Clarke: every intelligent race either: a) becomes God-like (shaking off its physical form), b) destroys itself violently, c) peaks, becomes stagnant, and eventually degenerates back into the muck. I think the window where an intelligent race might be able and interested in communicating with another is very short: anywhere from 1K to 100K years. Given this, plus the distances involved, its very unlikely that one will actually find another.
BTW—I think humans will either take the b) or c) route.
Until you ponder the improbability of even us being here.
The third one is on the back... for dancing.
Unless we can vastly increase the speed of our spaceships or they already have light speed capability.
LOL...No need to ponder, there are billions of us here.
In addition, if this one planet can have billions of us, not to mention trillions of other life forms, then it would seem to make it even more plausible that tens of billion of other earth like planets could harbor life as well.
read “the rare earth”
by a couple of university of washington profs.
Also, do not thik there is a simple solutin to fermi’s paradox.
Since there are gazillions of planets, it is probable that somewhere out there, there is a planet whose geological features form a perfect likeness of Alfred E. Newman. In fact, it is a statistical near certainty. It would be pure arrogance to think that a planet that looks just like Alfred E. Newman doesn’t exist in this vast universe of ours.
If we find one we need to name it 0bama.
Even an asteroid will be insulted if you name it Obama.
The original thought behind SETI was we’d point our “ears” in any direction and hear millions of civilizations speaking to each other... We put on our ears and ... nothing. In every direction. Nada. No one. Zip.
I think the scientists who still think there billions and billions of civilizations out there are the same people who try to sell global warming.
“BTWI think humans will either take the b) or c) route.”
Tend to agree. It’ll be a close call whether the Humanists force c) or us or whether the Muslims get to b) first.
If you feel we are so special, and we are the only planet out of tens of hundreds of billions to harbor life, fine...But don't just make crap up like you have here.
Okay. That means that our whole solar system could be, like one tiny atom in the fingernail of some other giant being... This is too much! That means one tiny atom in my fingernail could be—
Could be one little tiny universe.
Could I buy some pot from you?
What they are saying in the article, if you bother to read the article, is that the potential for earth like planets, ie: similar atmosphere's, distance from other similar stars as our own, water, etc etc is likely, which would suggest the chances for life to exist outside of earth would dramatically increase.