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SETI scientists spot 72 signals 'from alien galaxy' 3bn light years away

Discussion in 'SMB' started by steve30000, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. Nero the dog

    Nero the dog Midfield

    Until someone can design a way to travel faster than light, mankind is not going anywhere.
    Even if it was possible to put a human into cryosleep without brain damage. Would you trust a bit of tech not to breakdown after 10 years never mind 1000.
    If you built ships big enough for a people to live and breed on, by the time the future generation got anywhere they wouldn't have a clue how to live off the land they found. That's if some space bacteria didn't kill them in their first breath.
  2. Hep

    Hep Winger

    no they've always been here. Not necessarily a particular galaxy as they have formed over time from matter within the universe, but the big bang was just an event that happened in the universe.

    We don't have to have a 'Start' - it could easily have always existed.

    You don't need to travel in a linear fashion, the universe is not that shape anyway. The distance between two points in the universe varies, we just need to find the shortest paths.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018
  3. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    How would people not have a clue what the mission was?
  4. Nero the dog

    Nero the dog Midfield

    Trying to keep it simple. It's more likely that being able to warp space would happen before getting a spaceship to accelerate to faster than light. Both are a long way off in the future because of the energy needed.
    Light sails are more likely but they would only get part of the way to light speed.

    If you are talking about a journey of 1000 years the many generations of people who had been born in space would only know from recorded history.
  5. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Of course there needs to have been a start. Where did the elements come from in the first place for that galaxy to form?
  6. Hep

    Hep Winger

    there really doesn't need to be a start. The elements have always existed, there isn't a beginning of time just in the same way as there isn't a maximum number.
  7. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    So just like magic.. I don't think so somehow.
  8. scraff

    scraff Winger

    No, thats religion you're thinking of.
  9. Tin Soldier

    Tin Soldier Striker

    Needs a boost this thread it's a bit betwixt and between

    True.... think I'll just stick to Coventry away
  10. Hep

    Hep Winger

    no, not like magic. The matter never just appeared - it's always been here. Why does it need to be created at a point in time?

    Where did it come from? - nowhere, it's always been here.

    If you think it was created, then you have a cyclic argument. e.g. if God made the universe, who made God and who made the thing that made the thing the made God as so on. Because we are here, the only explanation for the universe is that everything particle wise has always existed.
  11. Yankee Mackem

    Yankee Mackem Winger

    So these signals were from 3billion years ago? In the time that's passed these aliens will either be long dead or have attained striker status.
  12. Dagzd1973

    Dagzd1973 Midfield

    So they've been around "several tens of millions of years" longer than us and still haven't figured out how to not pass-out from exhaustion in the middle of a busy pavement? Daft little twats. Fine, next time I see one dying I won't help it I'll get on my knees and laugh at it's stupid yellow little face.

    Bees :mad:
  13. steve30000

    steve30000 Striker

    Wasn't thinking that either

    Not at all.

    Its got to have come from somewhere though. Not god, then what? The easy answer is" its always been there"

    In other words, you aint got a clue
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2018
  14. Kent_Mackem

    Kent_Mackem Striker

    It appears to have worked OK for them though. Until we turned up of course......
  15. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    So you define success as the amount of time a species has been alive. That's a bit far out marra.
  16. Scorer

    Scorer Winger

    In pure evolutionary terms it's a decent measure- replication of DNA is essentially what species exist to do.
  17. Kent_Mackem

    Kent_Mackem Striker

    In evolutionary terms, yes.
    niceonemarra likes this.
  18. The point about the abiogenesis event was that it was the FIRST. There was no other life around. If it happened now, whatever life was produced would simply be gobbled up by a predator so we would never know it had happened.
    Plus in those days the atmosphere was vastly different and there was virtually no oxygen.
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  19. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Shagging and laying eggs and that.
  20. heston

    heston Striker

    You say "Errr...no!" then kind of agree with everything I say. What did I say that you think is incorrect?

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