Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - Your Mom

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 3108
16
Let me take it a step further and propose that even if we did develop interstellar travel, it would be far more practical and economical, and probably have a better expectation of survival, to simply infect a big mass of frozen rocks with our DNA and jettison it out into space. I mean, if all that matters is perpetuating our DNA elsewhere in the Universe.

Just sayin'.

17
Let me amend that: life within the reachable Universe. The laws of physics governing our Universe causes there to be areas that are unreachable for us. For our purposes, they don't exist.

18
That's an interesting hypothesis.

It's also possible that because all matter in the universe is approximately the same age, that all life in the universe is also all approximately the same age and at the same stage of development.

I think that's a stretch, to be honest. First, there are a number of factors that have both sped and slowed our own development. Climactic changes, the fact that we have large pools of nearly ready-to-use fuel hanging around at depths we can easily drill to, an absence of multiple competing (and genetically incompatible) top-of-the-food-chain predators, for example. We also know (or are pretty sure) that our own planet is about 1/3 the age of the universe in general, and that there are many far more ancient planets. There were star systems complete with planets billions of years before our sun ever sparked into being. There's no guarantee that other intelligences would develop at a rate comparable to our own. They might be much smarter, or dumber (though that's hard to imagine). My hypothesis pure amateur conjecture is that civilization itself requires a combination of individualism and collectivism where the emphasis is a little to high on individualism for viable interstellar civilization to ever be possible, or at least practical, but civilization is a prerequisite for even imagining such a thing.

Eh, I don't have it in me to go into it right now so I'll just say that there are reasons that it is perfectly plausible that other life in the Universe is of similar age, and there are also perfectly legitimate reasons to think that other planets that harbor life are very similar to our and have followed a similar path, mass extinctions and all. But I'm tired so I might just try to remember to come back to it at another time.

19
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: Yesterday at 04:02:27 am »
Today I made it to level 3, defeated and captured my first enemy Portal, made my first Field, and walked 5 and a half miles.

I don't think the kids in my neighborhood have any idea what they're doing, they didn't have any links made and most of their Portals only had two or three resonators. There were no fields at all. We could have this whole neighborhood inside a field if they were motivated.

20
That's an interesting hypothesis.

It's also possible that because all matter in the universe is approximately the same age, that all life in the universe is also all approximately the same age and at the same stage of development.

22
Tonight, my boyfriend is going to see Neil DeGrasse Tyson, while I'm going to volunteer at an event at the Columbia Slough.   :kingmeh:

You might be on the higher moral trip?

I couldn't get a ticket, his girl-on-the-side and her life partner had a spare someone had to bail on and they offered it to him.

I bet it's good seats, too. Plus they took him out to dinner first.

23
Tonight, my boyfriend is going to see Neil DeGrasse Tyson, while I'm going to volunteer at an event at the Columbia Slough.   :kingmeh:

24
Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:27:35 pm »
Why is there nobody distributing the BIP to schools?

Funding.



Why is Satan richer than Eris?

Because Satanists have no problem with structured heirarchies that collect donations from membership into a pool that is administrated by the highest-up in the organization, while Discordians... well...

26
Aneristic Illusions / Re: OFFICIAL POLITICAL CARTOONS/PIC FREAD.
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:39:08 pm »
Why is there nobody distributing the BIP to schools?

Funding.


27
Aneristic Illusions / Re: UNLIMITED Arizona Hilarity thread
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:38:24 pm »
"Errors".

One thing that is rarely spoken of is that while VOTE fraud is common, VOTER fraud is very rare.

28
This is the emote I miss the most, other the old jebus and the smily that didn't  look vaguely sarcastic:

30
The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Ingress
« on: September 17, 2014, 05:13:25 pm »
I'm Nisslbody, BTW.

Pages: 1 [2] 3 4 5 ... 3108