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#37 - cheezbrgr
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(08/07/2013) [-]
but you cannot base science off of speculation. you can only base it off empirical evidence. we don't even have the ability to find out the statistical chance of it because their is so much we don't know about the origins of life and we only have a single sample to base it off. the evidence is inconclusive, their is no evidence one way or the other.
but you cannot base science off of speculation. you can only base it off empirical evidence. we don't even have the ability to find out the statistical chance of it because their is so much we don't know about the origins of life and we only have a single sample to base it off. the evidence is inconclusive, their is no evidence one way or the other.
#72 to #37 - anon
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(08/08/2013) [-]
right, you're a greater scientist than both of these men
#98 to #72 - anon
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(08/08/2013) [-]
no, but that doesnt mean i have to accept their speculations.
#57 to #37 - Bad Man ONLINE
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(08/07/2013) [-]
Except for the fact that we already know there are planets out there that are similar to Earth and are entirely capable of supporting life. That's evidence enough that there's a good chance, even if we can't see it up close yet.
#101 to #57 - anon
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(08/08/2013) [-]
the capability to support life doesn't mean it is gonna happen. we cant even say for sure how it happened here. im not supporting either side. i'm just saying it is presumptuous to say we will find aliens.
#122 to #101 - Bad Man ONLINE
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(08/08/2013) [-]
And I'm saying that it's presumptuous to believe even from a purely scientific standpoint that we're the only living beings in the galaxy, much less the universe.
#82 to #57 - WoIverine
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(08/08/2013) [-]
Actually we have no idea if any other planets are capable of supporting life. We have pictures of planets that resemble Earth, but the atmospheric conditions are completely unknown to us.
#175 to #121 - WoIverine
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(08/09/2013) [-]
I didn't mean that there aren't any planets capable of supporting life given the right conditions, I meant we don't know if these planets have the ingredients for sustaining life. The three planets in the article are only confirmed to be in the habitable zone, but it doesn't say anything about the atmospheric conditions, or if there is any water available.
#79 to #57 - hydraetis
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(08/08/2013) [-]
Not to mention, who says that our requirements for life are the same throughout the rest of the universe? Hell, not even everything on earth obeys the same rules. To say that the only planets that can sustain life are ones like Earth I think is a pretty dumb statement (not directing that towards you, directing it towards all the people that say that our living requirements are universal law)
#55 to #37 - thebritishguy
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(08/07/2013) [-]
I'm agnostic about aliens for those reasons