Started by Unbeliever, April 25, 2019, 08:25:36 PM
QuoteOxford University researchers run the numbers and conclude intelligent life beyond Earth is highly unlikely.
Quote from: Shiranu on April 25, 2019, 09:33:29 PMEverything shall return to nothing... that's just the way it is.
Quote from: Mr.Obvious on April 26, 2019, 01:48:27 AMThe Fermi paradox never truck me as a paradox anyway.Just an inability to comprehend the vastness of space.
Quote from: Unbeliever on April 25, 2019, 08:25:36 PMhttps://cosmosmagazine.com/space/stop-looking-for-et-modelling-suggests-we-re-alone-in-the-universeIf we are, indeed, alone in the (observable) universe, then we are the only generators and carriers of meaning. If we die off, so will any meaning we've generated, and no further meaning can be generated unless others like us come to exist.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on April 26, 2019, 07:41:47 AMIt was a "quick jot down" that got out of control.
Quote from: Baruch on April 26, 2019, 09:18:09 AMRead a biography of Fermi, when I was in HS ... he was one smart nuclear scientist.
Quote from: Gawdzilla Sama on April 26, 2019, 07:43:34 AMAnd "meaning" is meaningless. Races like humans could be popping up everywhere with regularity and then dying away, and the Universe doesn't even have the capacity to give a fuck about them.
Quote from: Unbeliever on April 26, 2019, 01:34:04 PMBut they are the universe, since the universe is within them as much as it's outside them. We humans, for example, are made of the same atoms and molecules we see out there in deepest space, and in the same proportions. So if we have meaning for ourselves, the meaning we give to our lives, then the universe, through us, has meaning as well. We give meaning to the universe, not the other way round.