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#84 - What the **** is so attractive about a girl that would … 03/24/2015 on I herd y'all like them gals... +3
#107 - Sweet pickle-tickling Christ, that Ivy. My life will never be … 03/12/2015 on Heard you guys liek cosplay +1
#704 - Meh. If you're suggestable enough to kill yourself because som…  [+] (2 new replies) 03/01/2015 on She urged him to to kill... +8
User avatar #707 - killjoyus (03/01/2015) [-]
to be fair the guy was suicidal to start with from what i've read, she was the only person he told and she was like "do it faggot"

To be fair i say the same thing to my friends the same thing, guess the difference is she was trying to get him to do it.

also its more the fact that now shes trying to profit in a sense off of his death she led to
#715 - stealingbikes (03/01/2015) [-]
hfw
#149 - How've the blacks learned about steel beams jet fuel resistanc… 02/26/2015 on Black Twitter Compilation #44 +1
#6 - I've never really felt like violence is a good course of actio… 02/23/2015 on Kicked in the Nuts +2
#61 - It could be a sex toy. Sometimes things can be other things.  [+] (2 new replies) 02/23/2015 on Tumblr Comp 2 +6
#143 - Ken M (02/23/2015) [-]
To be fair, that curling iron does bare a shocking resemblance to a pretty popular kind of anal vibrator. That's a really weird curling iron.
#81 - marcury (02/23/2015) [-]
#25 - Yeah, agreed, I just don't care for that argument from ignoran… 02/20/2015 on Universe +2
#18 - Eggs zachary. 02/20/2015 on Universe 0
#14 - Y'know, that thing about there being space battles happening r…  [+] (32 new replies) 02/20/2015 on Universe +6
#145 - gisuar (02/20/2015) [-]
Googol and Googolplex - Numberphile
spacexplain
User avatar #137 - vycanismajoris (02/20/2015) [-]
but extremophiles tho
#106 - sirfurnace (02/20/2015) [-]
Technically every battle ever fought was a space battle because our planet is in space
#99 - rexxxar (02/20/2015) [-]
And we don't even know what the factors for life supporting conditions are, i mean, just look at the versatility in survivable environments on earth, on other planets life might have evolved under completely different circumstances, for exampel in Gas giants, waterworlds, Venuslike planets, comets, and whatnot

The notion that we are the only planet in an infinite universe who is capable of supporting life, is absurd
There is even other planets in our own solarsystem, such as the moon Europa, that is thought to be able to have simple lifeforms in it's oceans

And Mars too might once have had bacterias
#63 - mrbip (02/20/2015) [-]
Obviously the odds of creating life are near uncalculable. An infinity of things need to be right for it to happen.

Good thing our universe isn't quite finite either.
#62 - affix (02/20/2015) [-]
We have explored 5% of our own ocean. And the percentage of space we have explored is mathematically as close to zero as you can imagine.

Its like we took a glass of water from the ocean and decided that there is no life anywhere. People that need facts for everything snip a nerve in me. Just like in goddamned forensics files on tv at 3am, everyone knows who the killer is because its damnned common sense. He or she just needs to be convicted with facts.
#64 - mrbip (02/20/2015) [-]
I'm not trying to disprove anything here, but you would probably find life in that glass of water.
#86 - Ken M (02/20/2015) [-]
I'd recommend reading about the Fermi paradox but there are three basic categories about why we haven't seen any intelligent life. They are:
1. Life is Rare(it sounds like you are in this boat)
2. We're the First
3. We're Fucked
If life is simply rare than that is the greatest news ever for humanity. That means that we are truly in an extremely rare situation. This also means that life is extremely rare and that there is no Intelligent life in our galaxy besides us.

If we are first then holy shit did we get lucky, this means that life is common but we are one of the earliest intelligent life forms to come into existence. This would also mean that the universe is starting to become very different.

Finally if neither of those cases are true then we are totally fucked. Either we are going to kill our selves off or we are going to get killed. It could be that an apex species already exists and kills all intelligent life they find(this is probable based on how Humans are on Earth and the fact that a small spaceship excelled towards the speed of light would be an unstoppable planet destroyer) or maybe it is the nature of intelligent life to try to make machines which result in self destruction.
#60 - brisineo (02/20/2015) [-]
Except a main reason we're studying the makeup of stars and exoplanets and sending out space probes and rovers today really isn't to explore as much as to answer the question:

How likely is it for organic chemicals similar to our own to occur in our local area of the galaxy? And if so, in what quantities and if put in Earth-like conditions, would it form a similar life-creation process? (We're only using Earth-like life because so far it is the only life origin base we can draw from and accurately replicate, but we don't know how 'life' could form in other ways)

As technology increases, we're increasing our ability to the point where we can look at other planets several hundred light years away and study what color they are. We're finding things on comets and asteroids like sugars, alcohols and basic amino acids. There's entire nebulae that we're finding that are filled with organic molecules. Maybe not in the proper concentrations and mixtures to create life, but we're finding that the molecules that at least make us up are more common than we think due to common chemistry. Now we're finding plenty of planets out there that have conditions where these chemicals can react in interesting ways... Add up all our findings in the VERY small area of our galaxy that we're studying that is only a few hundred to a few thousand lightyears at most... And so far we've found almost 1900 planets in that area, 40 of them are possibly habitable for Earth-like life, and 8 are highly probable to be habitable. Out of, perhaps a million or so stars. Compare this data to the Milky Way galaxy which is 120,000ly across, with up to 400 billion stars.

Does it mean that it's not possible that life is a fluke and we're the only one's alive? No.

But that's why we're so focused on finding life on Mars or on other moons like Europa. If life could be created there, isolated from us and yet from a common point of creation, then it makes the possibility of life on other planets, including the range of conditions life needs to be created, go through the roof.
User avatar #58 - wthree (02/20/2015) [-]
The thing is, we already know that life exists in the Universe, which puts us in a pretty good position of determining the likelihood of it existing at least a second time.

Though granted, we dont know the exact conditions required, it would be a fair assumption that life can occur in situations similar to our own. The amount of potential earth-like planets within the right distance from their sun is already way beyond what we expected. This doesn't even include potential other planets and moons similar to Titan, Mars and so on (which could potentially contain life).

So while I certainly agree that it's silly to assume life exists elsewhere just based on the universe's size, it would seem silly to not assume life exists elsewhere based on the numerous other pieces of information we have gathered over the last decade.
User avatar #24 - GetOnMyHorse (02/20/2015) [-]
I agree that the size of the universe doesn't mean there must be extraterrestrial life, but the chunk of the universe we've explored and mapped out compared to the size of the universe itself is infinitesimal. I once heard someone compare denying extraterrestrial life on lack of evidence to filling a glass with ocean water, observing and concluding that since there's no fish in it, that means there's no fish in the entire ocean.

If people want to be objective about it, they should say that there's just no way for us to know -- not, "We haven't seen aliens, so there aren't any," or "The universe is so big, there must be." Sometimes saying you don't know is the best answer you can give.
User avatar #154 - compared (02/20/2015) [-]
Thanks a lot for using a comparison, hope you are well.
#25 - jefticles (02/20/2015) [-]
Yeah, agreed, I just don't care for that argument from ignorance of "look how big the universe is, there must be alien life out there." By that same token, I could say "Look at how big the ocean is, there must be mermaids in it" and then claiming that we haven't searched enough of it to discredit it. It's just such a wide, accepted view that it scientifically unsound that I'd like to say I had some small part in disestablishing.

Hope we find some sweet alien life, though.
#21 - spacexplain (02/20/2015) [-]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis

The universe is undoubtedly vast. This would mean that there's plenty of room for any combination of variables to play through, and it also means there's plenty of chance for variables to be replicated. To think that life could only originate in this absolutely specific set of circumstances would still leave plenty of chance that the same conditions could be replicated elsewhere. We may not ever see or touch or experience extraterrestrial life, but that doesn't mean there isn't any.
#187 - swonnr (02/24/2015) [-]
I... I'm sorry?
I tried.
User avatar #188 - spacexplain (02/24/2015) [-]
... Whut?
I... don't understand? Like, why, I guess?
#189 - swonnr (02/24/2015) [-]
It... it looks like a bear - two bears, in fact.
I think.
DON'T JUDGE ME.
User avatar #190 - spacexplain (02/24/2015) [-]
It kinda looks like one giant bear, with a huge mouth. Now I can never unsee that
I just posted the Pillars of Creation cause talking about the origin of life n shit
How did you even find this anyway, I posted all this like 4 days ago
#191 - swonnr (02/24/2015) [-]
Take the random button
Add an equaly huge amount of time and boredom
Stop judging me I told you.
User avatar #192 - spacexplain (02/24/2015) [-]
I'm not judging, I'm pretty impressed. Saved that shit for future explaining
User avatar #66 - rockamekishiko (02/20/2015) [-]
how does life even sprout though? all these inorganic, seemingly-unrelated acids and other elements laying around, then all of a sudden they are organic, actively forming and structuring DNA and membranes and what not.

IDK how this is not once in... ever chance of forming life
User avatar #69 - spacexplain (02/20/2015) [-]
I'm sure you've heard of life here being "carbon-based" yes? It all starts with these simple compounds that the universe is full of, coming about through nuclear fusion and radioactive decay, combining and changing into things more and more complex. Chemicals and catalysts interacting into different products, eventually, over many, many millions of years forming what we could call a single-celled organism. There is no "all of a sudden" about this.

Straight from the wiki article:
"Extraterrestrial complex organic molecules, including RNA precursors, have been found both in interstellar space and in the solar system."

The building blocks are there. We just don't know if they've made anything else yet.
User avatar #73 - rockamekishiko (02/20/2015) [-]
i don't mean it takes a few seconds. I'm saying that it seems almost impossible. How fine is the line between inorganic and organisms? At what point are these compounds 'alive'?
#77 - spacexplain (02/20/2015) [-]
A prokaryotic micro-organism would be considered the first life, at least here. Before that there were protocells, the precursor to life. Remember that the A in DNA and RNA is Acid, all it is is acids. A lump of these acids, a flagellum to move it around, some ribosomes to power it, and a membrane to hold it all together. That's life.

As for the "organic" thing, chemistry defines a compound as being organic when it contains carbon, with some exceptions such as carbides and carbonates, which makes sense considering all life here is based on carbon. Plastic and rubber are organic. Organic compounds are critical in the formation of life, and if we've identified them outside of the solar system, well, that only leaves so much room to guess.

Look at how complex life has become in the time it has spent on Earth. Something so simple as a single cell on another planet is not impossible.
User avatar #81 - rockamekishiko (02/20/2015) [-]
It's incredibly complicated, i don't see how this could happen again or before much less that there is some other planet or body.
User avatar #83 - rockamekishiko (02/20/2015) [-]
...with ideal conditions for this to happen*
#87 - spacexplain (02/20/2015) [-]
Potentially earth-like planets have already been identified, and as stated earlier, the building blocks for life are there. The requirements are relatively narrow, sure, but not specific in any way to Earth. Pictured, Gliese 581g, just under 21 years at the speed of light away from Sol.
User avatar #79 - rockamekishiko (02/20/2015) [-]
i don't know quite how to explain it. Just the thought of how dna and rna are sequenced makes me think it was a one-time thing. Just how each part of a living organism does what it does. I can't comprehend how any part of a cell moves if they are just proteins and compounds. I'm baffled at how the flagellum works and how it came to be or how it is 'programmed' to do what it does.
User avatar #82 - spacexplain (02/20/2015) [-]
Everything that is complex is made up of simpler things. The same way a clock is just gears, and the metal is just a product of the earth, molded a certain way. The fact that the billions of years it took to craft us into what we are today, into this moment of typing away at a website through the machines that we, ordinary life, thought of with our complex chemicals may seem impossible. Yet, here we are, living it.
User avatar #17 - scant (02/20/2015) [-]
I guess it comes down to a battle of numbers.
Which is greater, the tremendous odds that have to be overcome in order to create life, or the unimaginable size of the universe?
#18 - jefticles (02/20/2015) [-]
Eggs zachary.
#16 - dedze (02/20/2015) [-]
#5 - That last one looks like a null gargantuan.  [+] (2 new replies) 02/18/2015 on epic monsters +1
User avatar #8 - phyrexianninja (02/18/2015) [-]
you would be correct.
ahhh..good memories of being a jackass to my friends...
User avatar #21 - whiterabit (02/18/2015) [-]
That drawback though. Play gargantuan into a terminate, or any removal, and you're gonna hate yourself
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