Started by randomvim, September 11, 2016, 03:14:56 AM
Quote from: Cavebear on August 12, 2019, 10:33:18 PMI've wondered about that. Not that a small flyby makes much difference, but after enough flybys...If we can (sometime in the future) move Earth away from the Sun to escape overheating by graviational attraction of asteroids or something, flybys could have an affect.
Quote from: aileron on August 12, 2019, 11:52:59 PMWe (or our unrecognizable descendent species) should be lucky to make it that long. To a first approximation, all species are extinct.
Quote from: trdsf on August 13, 2019, 01:46:20 AMPretty much. It was calculated (I lost the link, so I'm working from memory, and if the numbers are wrong the orders of magnitude are not) that the Voyager flybys of Jupiter mean that in a couple billion years, Jupiter will be a something like a centimeter short of where it would've been without the flybys. The advantage of being a huge gas giant facing off against a tiny spacecraft.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 13, 2019, 12:44:05 AMWell, yes, I grant that we humans would have to last quite a while. And maybe some ascendant intelligent species would have to do that instead of us. I do smile when I hear some people react about events even a mere million years in the future and assume we will be here then. I personally suspect that there are only 2 categories of intelligent species in the universe. Those who kill themselves in the equivalent of our near future, and those that don't and live forever managing their resources however wide they spread.
Quote from: Baruch on August 14, 2019, 12:15:21 AMCockroaches in the long run.
Quote from: Cavebear on August 15, 2019, 12:34:48 PMActually, cockroaches need us a lot more than we need them. If we all disappeared tomorrow, most cockroaches would freeze to death shortly after. They are tropical insects. They only get by outside the tropics because we keep nice warm cities.
Quote from: Unbeliever on August 15, 2019, 01:23:09 PMVery Kafka-esque. :-)
Quote from: Baruch on August 15, 2019, 01:53:29 PMI am sure they will get a short boost from your corpse.
Quote from: Baruch on August 15, 2019, 01:54:03 PMScorpions are even superior to cock roaches.
Quote from: josephpalazzo on August 16, 2019, 08:29:16 AMScorpion to cockroach: nothing to do with logic, just my nature...
Quote from: bob nelson on October 21, 2020, 07:20:05 PM Because it's too good to be true. We're THE superior beings on this planet,death can't be the end! Wanna bet?