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Mr.Dr. Tyson

He's the **** . Not mine.

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#2 - klesti **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [+] (1 reply)
#12 - allamericandude ONLINE (10/14/2012) [+] (31 replies)
I'm not saying there isn't life out there in the universe, but until we actually find it we can't go around claiming that there is. Every now and then during these religion v. atheism ********** you see someone make the argument "hurr you think we're the only life in the universe ha you're dumb." But right now, the people who say that there isn't any other life in the universe are just as correct as the people who say there is. There's no evidence either way. It's kind of like Schrodinger's Cat (in principle): Until we actually observe alien life, for all we know the universe is teaming with life, or we are all alone. We just don't know. And it doesn't matter what they say the "odds" are, because no matter how big they think the odds are there will always be a chance that they're wrong, until we make a definitive discovery.

There are some things we just don't know yet. We shouldn't accept that fact, but we should understand it. We'll get the answers eventually. But don't get ahead of yourselves.
#37 - grimmwaters ONLINE (10/14/2012) [+] (4 replies)
But there are whales in space
But there are whales in space
#17 - fancyshark (10/14/2012) [+] (4 replies)
if aliens 65 light years away look at earth, they will see earth with dinosaurs roaming the planet
if aliens 65 light years away look at earth, they will see earth with dinosaurs roaming the planet
User avatar #103 to #17 - churrundo ONLINE (10/14/2012) [-]
they would see elvis
User avatar #1 - bluckets (10/13/2012) [-]
Whales are a lie made up by The Man to distract us from the real problem: They're polluting our air supply with evil.
#99 - killerkreate (10/14/2012) [+] (1 reply)
A damn good quote.
#118 - yuknowherpderp (10/14/2012) [-]
This guy is so ******* great.
User avatar #59 - kandazz (10/14/2012) [-]
Anyone seen that quote from the new X-COM?

"Two possibilities exist:
Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not.
Both are equally terrifying."
-Arthur C. Clarke

I think this is the best summation of the discussion ever.
User avatar #11 - I Am Monkey (10/14/2012) [+] (13 replies)
Google "Fermi Paradox" and prepare to have your mind blown.
In a nutshell:
-The sun is a young star
-If other civilizations exist they will have had millions of years to advance
-Technology advances exponentially, look how far we've come in a few thousands of years
-Some civilizations will be incomprehensibly advanced and very old
-Even if FTL is impossible they would have had ample time to reach Earth
-Earth is very desirable; perfect distance from the sun, already supports life and is safe from asteroids
-Why is there no evidence of alien life?

Possible explanations:
-Advanced civilizations will inevitably destroy themselves.
-Evolution favors civilizations that stay under the radar.
-There are steps in the progression to space faring civilization that are very hard to make.
-We are alone.
User avatar #13 to #11 - anonemous (10/14/2012) [-]
or maybe they cruise by in their flying saucers and laugh at how primitive we are and are unwilling to make contact until we "grow up"
User avatar #82 - nebuchadnezzaurus (10/14/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Firstly, the only reason the human race even exists is because of a mind-numbing series of coincidences (to name a few: the optimal position of the Earth relative to the Sun. The optimal hotness and size of the sun. The presence of Jupiter that, since forever, has shielded the Earth from deadly meteorite showers. The abundance of mineral resources. The unique chemical properties of carbon, the basis for all organic compounds. And most of all, nothing actually happening on a cosmic scale around here for a while) Seriously, we're only able to consider all this because we were the result of the only lucky combination in a billion trillion failures. And to think there was even a second impossible combination like that?
User avatar #92 to #82 - cartmanymen (10/14/2012) [-]
saying all planets in the universe has to have the same properties as earth does to create life is like saying well i cant breath under water so nothing can
#176 - stallwallwriter (10/14/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Today I learned that you can find some pretty interesting pictures by image searching "Space Whale"
#202 - wafflepan (10/14/2012) [+] (1 reply)
#126 - comentator (10/14/2012) [+] (19 replies)
Just because there is so much of space, it doesn't mean that life does exist outside our planet.
User avatar #130 to #126 - greeneyedgamer (10/14/2012) [-]
We have no proof of life existing anywhere else but on our planet. But at the same time, we have no proof that it does not exist.
User avatar #3 - greatgatsby (10/14/2012) [+] (1 reply)
more like seeing a drop of water... but yeah
#4 to #3 - thepyras (10/14/2012) [-]
Woah, man, that was deep.
#162 - aquareefer ONLINE (10/14/2012) [+] (3 replies)
Mfw this is one of the few posts ive ever seen ( Not saying it just because it's mine ) that i've seen actual conversation on an intellectual between FunnyJunkians and not the typical ******** rant and rave about ponies and porn. Stay classy FJ.
#49 - sirmatthew (10/14/2012) [+] (8 replies)
lets be completely honest, that's the worst comparison I've ever heard.
lets be completely honest, that's the worst comparison I've ever heard.
User avatar #60 to #49 - defeats (10/14/2012) [-]
Only if you don't understand it.
#153 - DrollHumor ONLINE (10/14/2012) [+] (2 replies)
I don't think it's wise to say that Earth is the only planet that will ever hold life, even if in this very moment we are alone in the universe, whose to say that before we were around there wasn't another planet teaming with life? Humans are a tiny blip on the Universe's timeline, it's a very slim chance that we exist at the same time as extra terrestrial life. Hell, maybe when we're gone there will be a planet that's slowly growing its first plants. Planets outside our solar system are on a different stage of their lives, they're not all the same age. Our sun and it's orbiting planets formed 4.5 billion years ago, yet the oldest known planet is estimated to be 12.7 billion years old. Earthen life is 3.5 - 3.6 billion years old, and humans have only been around for, what, 150,000 years? Odds are, humans will never make contact with any kind of aliens, but they do, did, will, exist.
#115 - sirspam (10/14/2012) [-]
just drank the ocean   
   
no whales
just drank the ocean

no whales

User avatar #5 - Zetsubou (10/14/2012) [+] (5 replies)
wouldn't it suck if there wasn't any other life anywhere else...then in the future we'd have to improvise, like once we get faster space travel and terraforming, each country will get its own planet, then we'll just "forget" about the earth and other races of people existing. then one day, Planet America will travel in space and come across an "unknown" vessel from Planet China "Oh. My. God. It's alien life, and they look kinda like us, WHOA! FIRST CONTACT! YEAH!"
User avatar #6 to #5 - campingcarl (10/14/2012) [-]
and then war.


could have been any other country than America and you still get war, although it would make a new fallout game...
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