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#65 - lordraine (08/14/2013) [-]
Or option three, the speed of light cannot be circumvented any any hypothetical civilizations besides our own will die stranded on their own planets just like we will, forever looking at the stars, even with their dying breath, wondering if they are truly alone.

But don't let me stop the ******** logic train.
User avatar #107 to #65 - thebannedzombie (08/14/2013) [-]
I get the feeling that humanity would create seed ships to launch to other far distant worlds before succumbing to its own extinction. Failing advances in cryogenics, or some other technology inconceivable to mind, these ships would be massive flying cities where many generations would grow old and die on their voyage across the void.
#97 to #65 - iamlying (08/14/2013) [-]
Pssst.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive
Speed of light is relative
We will essentially be travelling faster than light in normal space but not in faster than light in the space we are in.
All theory of course, but it can be done
Science Bitch
User avatar #68 to #65 - Crusader (08/14/2013) [-]
It could be that our knowledge is wrong/limited
Perhaps there is some sort of wormhole in the center of stars, and another element that is able to withstand the heat that aliens use to travel.
I mean, with what we know right now, it is impossible.
But we have yet to see the center of a star, and we are continually finding new elements/isotopes
#69 to #68 - lordraine (08/14/2013) [-]
Or maybe it's right. And even if it isn't, you're stil assuming another still-totally-hypothetical civilization wouldn't make the same mistake. Who's to say the loophole exists and nobody ever finds it? What if every ******** thing every idiot has ever said is true, and E.T. really does exist, and they all nuked themselves into oblivion, and we're the most advanced life ever got?

How would we get there, how would ANYONE get there, if we can't travel faster than the speed of light? "Hey, there's a gas station a hundred miles from here on the other side of the desert. Maybe we aren't as broken down and stranded as we thought!"

What does seeing the center of a star have to do with traveling faster than the speed of light? Do you think it's just going to be a portal to another solar system or something?

By your logic, we might as well argue "maybe we'll find out magic is real and that'll do the trick."
User avatar #71 to #69 - Crusader (08/14/2013) [-]
Yes, hence why I said "wormhole in the center of stars"

I was just throwing the idea out there, no need to be such a cynic.
Cynicism never advances anything when it is cynicism of advancement,
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