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Old December 9th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #11
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Sounds like a good way to send a man insane. Not withstanding the massive doses of radiation in space that would likely kill the sperm and egg before it got anywhere near another planet.

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Old December 9th, 2017, 08:12 AM   #12
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It makes me laugh when scientists talk about space as if they really know what's going on out there. First there was nothing, then there's black holes, then there's dark matter and it goes on. It's all guesswork, they don't really know... yet they act like they do. And then along will come someone with an alternative fact/theory that disagrees with current thinking.

There may be life out there... or there may not. There may be black holes/dark matter/wormholes... or there may not. There may be lots of them, or they may be dangerous, or they may be useful... or they may not.

One thing is for sure; whatever we think or know today will almost be completely different to what we think or know 50 or 100 years from now. Perhaps only 10 years from now amazing new discoveries will be made or theories...theorised.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 08:26 AM   #13

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Sounds luke a good way to send a man insane. Not withstanding the massive doses of radiation in space that would likely kill the sperm and egg before it got anywhere near another planet.
Withstanding radiation in space is a big problem, no doubt but surely it is not insurmountable. Why the offsprings will go insane ? There will be several of them together. Human beings can accept and face many dangerous situations when a number of them face such things together.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 08:39 AM   #14
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You're forcing a human being to live in a tin can millions of miles from anything resembling a home with no real prospect of finding a planet that is habitable. It's a recipe for insanity.
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Old December 9th, 2017, 09:54 AM   #15
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It makes me laugh when scientists talk about space as if they really know what's going on out there. First there was nothing, then there's black holes, then there's dark matter and it goes on. It's all guesswork, they don't really know... yet they act like they do. And then along will come someone with an alternative fact/theory that disagrees with current thinking.

There may be life out there... or there may not. There may be black holes/dark matter/wormholes... or there may not. There may be lots of them, or they may be dangerous, or they may be useful... or they may not.

One thing is for sure; whatever we think or know today will almost be completely different to what we think or know 50 or 100 years from now. Perhaps only 10 years from now amazing new discoveries will be made or theories...theorised.
You've been conned by the media and their sensationalist trope "this overturns everything that scientists thought they knew...", which is just journalistic nonesense, the same kind of garbage that says every traffic jam is termed "chaos", every dispute is called a "row" and every person who is a bit annoyed is expressing "fury".

Scientists don't say "first there was nothing" - they say that the situation before anything existed (including time) is beyond the reach of scientists, they don't claim to know anything about such a situation. There is very good evidence for black holes; stars can be observed moving under the influence of a massive gravitational field, at a place where there is simply darkness, so only presence of a black hole could explain that. The term "dark matter" simply means "unknown matter" - they calculate there has to be something holding the galaxies together, but they don't know what it is.

Healthy skepticism is good, and there is in truth much to be skeptical about in Astronomy, but it's not likely that what we think in 50 or 100 years will be completely different.
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If it was on Star Trek, then expect it to be true (someday)!
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If it was on Star Trek, then expect it to be true (someday)!
So where are the green skinned alien women who are compelled to have sex every seven years?
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Old December 12th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #18

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Vulcans are the ones who are motivated every 7 years by 'Pon Far' and the green women go nuts when they see Kirk, no matter what year it is! LOL
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Old December 12th, 2017, 10:31 AM   #19

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That's why the only thing missing from Alien Species to the early planet theory, or man supposedly walking next to dinosaurs is only possible with this distance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phaeto...hetical_planet)

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Phaeton (or Phaėton, less often Phaethon) is the hypothetical planet posited to have existed between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter whose destruction supposedly led to the formation of the asteroid belt. The hypothetical planet was named for Phaethon, the son of the sun god Helios in Greek mythology, who attempted to drive his father's solar chariot for a day with disastrous results and was ultimately destroyed by Zeus.
Phaeton is Krypton

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Now all we need is an exploding planet theory.


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If you guys think the Universe is big, then think of the Nothing box that houses it, as well as possibly several other Universes. That box of Nothing was already there, even before the very first Universe ever appeared.
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