Are there aliens in this vast universe?

Posted by: Slashhacker

This universe is BIG!

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Yes

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We'll probably find out in the future

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No

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MakeSensePeopleDont says2015-06-30T16:00:50.8231228-05:00
No nearing probability, it has been found. Here you go my friends: http://www.Theguardian.Com/science/2014/nov/18/philae-lander-comet-surface-detects-organic-molecules Not the MOST reputable source, but it's pretty straight forward.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-02T15:10:43.7543756-05:00
It's not nearing probability. In fact every new discovery that doesnt render them is further removing probability.
reece says2015-07-10T02:23:35.2614403-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality Imagine science as a circle.. Every discovery we make makes the nescient circumference larger. I'm paraphrasing Einstein.
reece says2015-07-10T02:25:43.8147410-05:00
It's still highly probable.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T08:21:11.0000211-05:00
How is that? If youre making the discovery then you are in fact now in the know of what that circle just enveloped.
reece says2015-07-10T09:55:25.7650235-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality The sentence doesn't make sense?
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T10:04:05.0062350-05:00
Nescient circumference larger ... That part doesnt make sense. Unknowns were not increased ... That would be the opposite of making a discovery.
reece says2015-07-10T10:06:53.4561007-05:00
Every fact we encounter in science creates more questions than answers, well most anyway. You can imagine the circumference expand as our ignorance expands.
reece says2015-07-10T10:08:46.5082770-05:00
I could of worded it better but you get the point, i think.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T10:52:56.8862798-05:00
If that were true then that is to say with every discovery we become stupider and more and more less in touch with reality.
reece says2015-07-10T10:57:57.2590362-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality What? It isn't like we're losing information about the universe. Our lack of knowledge just becomes more apparent.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T11:39:07.2624016-05:00
Well losing it is just as relative to out pacing it. You still end up farther away from your goal. Maybe ignorance really is bliss.
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-10T11:40:36.0839104-05:00
I mean ... Like in that other poll ... Its pretty much been established that this isnt a race we can ever truly win at.
reece says2015-07-10T11:49:52.7285959-05:00
@FreedomBeforeEquality The information is still relevant, we don't out pacing it, we add on to it. What goal? If your goal is to keep accumulating as much information as possible, then we're living our goal. There is no race.
reece says2015-07-10T11:51:20.4231076-05:00
Pace*
FreedomBeforeEquality says2015-07-15T11:44:44.6663376-05:00
"Every fact we encounter in science creates more questions than answers" Check out this statement again. If for every question there was an answer (1/1), and you make the statement that x/y+1 (where x is the number of facts encountered and y is the number of questions and the +1 is the bear minimum extra questions that come from your discovery) then you are in fact making an increasingly smaller number based on each discovery you make. So yes, youre not technically losing knowledge but you are getting farther away from an absolute understanding of the universe under that model. And if you consider human capacity for such things, and how the trend has been with humans and technology, I think there is a definite void that is created as you expand this "circumference" youre talking about. Most people couldnt describe to you how a cell phone even works. Very few people today could explain how forging works either. Or even bronze. Lost arts.

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