Rod Karlsen: if Time is an innate quality of the universe and ends within a black
hole...what about the black holes that are in the space? were they
"universes" before? or are they just shortcuts within other parallel
SeltsamerAttraktor: @Gamer123SIMZ The universe keeps getting bigger, yes, but because the space
between galaxies expands, not that there's new matter popping somehow into
MrCabanes: The equation assumes an organic cell-based life form. What about other kind
of life forms based on elements such as gas, fire, light? Anything is
possible, why scientists box our universe with limited vision?
WonModeerf: @gool54 Welcome to the world of science my friend.
cydwest: @MrCabanes Gases are loose collections of molecules that don't contact each
other much, so they can't create the complex reactions for life. Fire a
chemical reaction of a substance becoming oxidized, so again it can't
really become anything beyond that. Light isn't matter, but energy, so it
shouldn't be even theoretically possible for it to form something
resembling life. I don't want to sound too dismissive, it was actually fun
to think about your ideas, but it's part of the process of science.
utubecrazyharish: Hmmm.....have a fundamental quesiton....has space and time coexisted for
the same time?
riversonthemoon: I've always found the Drake equation to be kind of useless. The possibility
of alien intelligence captures my imagination as much as the next guy, but
I don't see how much value we can get from multiplying assumptions. That
being said, it is interesting to think about.
Thirty ought Six: what's the square root of 69?
MrCabanes: @BR177 What paradoxical science could be sometimes-)
farley pants: is that music at the end from Spore? Spore is SO much easier than the real
BR177: @MrCabanes because they need to prove things to be credible or they will be
called lunatics lol.. anyway I don't think you are mad I share your point
of view and I really believe those scientist dreamed about it too
rollandburn: based on ALL the physical evidence? it seems kind of irrational to spend
the billions on a theory.... unless of course some there were some physical
evidence of intelligent life out there, perhaps the kind that has come to
us for a visit.
SeltsamerAttraktor: I don't like the Drake equation at all. It's just putting some factors
together and guessing their numerical values. Furthermore it does a number
of assumptions that might not be right, i.e. that an advanced civilization
will communicate by means of radio waves or even EMradiation in the first
place. We are just in our technological infancy. Any civ. a few thousand
years older will use a different method, far more ingenious, based on their
superior understanding of fundamental physics.Or cables.
johnjamo1: There is not much data to the drake equation so it is strictly
hypothesising when using it.
gool54: doesnt make any sense as values are just a guess how you can use datas
which are just a guess????
Joseph Grace: its just a way of organising our ignorance.
KaningLamigin: @monkies978 I agree, however it is very unlikely. The fact that in this
planet, we humans are the only intelligent life among the many other
species suggests that there is a relatively low chance for extra-terrestial
life to have similar intelligence. Finding extra terrestial life is tedious
at the least, let alone an intelligent one.
MrCabanes: @cydwest I was using the examples of gas, fire and light to dress up the
pattern of having different forms of intelligence other than what we are
used to. I truly believe that anything is possible. Who would have thought
50 years ago, that theories on true artificial intelligence could be
possible. Thinking sand grains, lol . . . The interface and the
intelligence are 2 different things and the equation is not considering
mikebe41: yes I agree with yo, but it sure sucks, to be all alone in the damn big
sunkissedlotus: two - one on top one on bottom haha.
Nol Duindam: It's just cool@gool54
spartacandream: @charliedgz So common even, that we're different that we only had a
humanlike civilization once. You're right, we really don't know for
certain, we're just figuring this out. Or trying to anyway
Nol Duindam: Dude that man is a genius
Adam Garth: Hmmm... makes you think?
AlienshateU: Learn about the Fermi Paradox. They are setting you all up for the fake
"alien invasion" to help set up the 7 year New World Order just in time for
2012! Do not fall for it. Do NOT take the RFID Somark tattoos nor
PositiveID verichips! 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
MazeleyFanClub: Equation seems to be limited mainly by fL, the amount of time a
communications-capable civilization lives. I really don't think it's very
long. We'll be destroying our own civilization within a century (climate
change.) We've been handed a gold mine in terms of livable conditions, and
"progress" = burning lots of fossil fuels ruins it by design. I bet this
story is very common in the universe, not that we will ever find out.
bearr7: there will a lot more ufo over city very soon texas is just the first
d34dly4rr0w: You cannot work out how often advanced civillization arises. You have
nothing to base it on, the furthest we know so far is that we are the only
intelligent lifeform in the universe. This is of course, based on all the
physical evidence. For all we know, intelligent lifeform could be an
extremely rare thing in the universe.
IDUCHARM: To make it simple look at this: a) to go on another exoplanete(planet
outside our solar system)it will take us about 73,000 years at our max
earth speed. b) the his no solid proof of intelligent life out there c)
there is no proof of intelligent life even on our planet... Forget it we
are alone, alone, alone ....
monkies978: Our existence proves the possibility of intelligent life in the universe.
It's very arrogant to assume we are the only intelligent beings in the
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