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1 hour ago, spidermike007 said:

some of our most brilliant minds

Those "brilliant"  of  minds may be nothing more than an amoeba to other civilisations

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4 hours ago, Chazar said:

and  hopefully  the annihilation of religions through fact, unless we  go on a  crusade to destroy these "not in his  image" heathens!

1. Try that with flat earth society. 

2. The scientology church will love this. 

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Wow, that is amazing 😲 Good that it's so far, maybe people will think more about saving the earth than instead of hoping to find the other planet to move to. 

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A great find, whether we can access the water or not. It's work like this which will help find paths to other discoveries in the future. Another feather in the cap of UCL. Bravo. 

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As some of you may know ,i started a thread about ,if you believe in God ir not,now to those who do ,he must have been awfully busy making all these billions of planets ,not to mention any alien species,wonder if he sent any of his other sons to die for them .
I am not having a go believe me ,but just think about it.

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4 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

That means light need 100 years to travel to there. Anything else is slower than light.

 

So what would it mean if this planet would be perfect, just like earth, maybe with no pollution at all and maybe with millions of beautiful young women waiting for the men from earth? It would still be impossible for any of us to go there. We would never every arrive before we die.

So it's all very interesting theoretically but useless for the real world.

Yes, but it'll keep NASA financed.

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6 hours ago, Chazar said:

and  hopefully  the annihilation of religions through fact, unless we  go on a  crusade to destroy these "not in his  image" heathens!

I enjoyed the original Startrek series episode where god appears as Charlton Heston (out of the 10 Commandment movie). God addresses threw leaders by saying he was appearing in a form he thought the Earthlings could understand ...

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10 hours ago, ThaiBunny said:

And you still subscribe to that view after a daily read of posts on TV?

Or see the series Crime Investigation Australia or Forensic Investigators etc., Ha!

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Going into space is stupid ego trip. We should be cleaning and restoring the oceans and building habitable cities on and below the seas.

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water?  water????????????

it's Co2 that accounts for all of our food.  100% of it.
and all of life!  except thermophiles?  

and even why water is water.  or it ain't.  so Co2 is the king of life.  


but hey, we can't see Co2.  at all.  but water we can see! 

and Co2 only has a chemistry class name.  well, maybe there's the Creator of the Universe.  can't see him.  and he accounts for all of life.  is Co2?

and..... Co2 may also account for WHY we left the trees 7 to 8 mya [Oliver Morton's plant food book, not the geo-eng. one.  around or exactly on page 287 of the paperback version].  with or without eating an apple or another banana [when we left the trees because of a change in the atmospheric concentration of Co2 that resulted in a change in the kinds of grasses and number of trees available to live in].
 

so who cares about water?  is it "plant food"?  NOPE!  that's also Co2.

 

it might even be how our stupid little story ends as well as how it began.



 

  

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6 hours ago, Chazar said:
8 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

some of our most brilliant minds

Those "brilliant"  of  minds may be nothing more than an amoeba to other civilisations

 

Not if we find them first.

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8 hours ago, Mickc said:

At a point in time, people knew of Thailand but getting there was not viable due to travel times and distance. Now you have the opportunity to live here and return home for holidays. Everything is relative to it's current point in time, without progress we would all still be living in the trees.

Ahh...the religion of progress. The world's most popular contemporary religion. It dwarfs Christianity in size, but is just as much based in faith as any of them.

 

Just because we have evolved consciousness because it is better adapted to our current environment, does not imply that we are better or improving vs. the past. There is no inherent direction to adaption. Over millenia the environment will likely change, and it is very possible that consciousness and this simian form we inhabit today could actually become a liability. Our species might then die out, being less well suited to the environment. and maybe rats will rule the world.

 

There is no such thing as a direction of evolution. It is just constant change that always adapts to its environment.  There is no reason to believe tomorrow will be better or worse, just different. Progress is a short term illusion, just like believing the stock market will continue to go up because it has in the recent past. You are correct that everything is relative, but there is no guarantee that things have to advance. It foolish to think that we will ever be able to travel to this new planet except in our imagination. It might happen for our descendants, but it very well might not.

 

The question of why something like this matters is well worth asking. and there is no guarantee that it will benefit anyone. The truth is, as a curious species, we simply want to explore for exploration sake, and it may very well be an incredible waste of resources and "no big deal" as Bert says. I think going to a church on Sunday is useless, but millions of people still expend resources doing it. Any attempt to make science more than that is hubris, and is no different from any other kind of religious fundamentalism.

 

Maybe Bert is right and we shouldn't be wasting tax money on it. Do we waste tax money on other religions? Something to think about...

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