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    I always wanted it to be Europa. Oh well, may as well be Enceladus.

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    Blagh. I'm a bit jaded with the "search for life" in our solar system at least.


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    I hope to live long enough to swim in a spherical zero g swimming pool with a central air cavity that has other swimming pools floating around inside it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Approaching Walrus View Post


    I hope to live long enough to swim in a spherical zero g swimming pool with a central air cavity that has other swimming pools floating around inside it.
    Would you be able to swim in zero G? I would imagine it would just be a short panic while trying to beat the sphere of water off you until you drown in a bubble of water that you can't get off your head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tellenta View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Approaching Walrus View Post


    I hope to live long enough to swim in a spherical zero g swimming pool with a central air cavity that has other swimming pools floating around inside it.
    Would you be able to swim in zero G? I would imagine it would just be a short panic while trying to beat the sphere of water off you until you drown in a bubble of water that you can't get off your head.
    obviously you'd be in scuba gear

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    Juno's first pictures of Sturn's Great Red Spot: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/jun...1;]=PERIJOVE+7

    Pic size is quite large, so not img-linking them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    Blagh. I'm a bit jaded with the "search for life" in our solar system at least.

    You need to have realistic expectations. I'm thinking self replicating complex molecules resembling proteins, not something I will discuss literature with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rufuske View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
    Blagh. I'm a bit jaded with the "search for life" in our solar system at least.

    You need to have realistic expectations. I'm thinking self replicating complex molecules resembling proteins, not something I will discuss literature with.
    Realistic expectations? Searching for intelligent life in the universe will probably be several orders of magnitude easier than looking for complex proteins outside the earths orbit. It'll be a damn sight more meaningful too, as instead of providing the bottom range in one variable in the drake equation, you set the upper range of the equations possible result.

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    Sadly, I think the great filter explanation for the Fermi paradox is the correct one. I don't think we'll find intelligent life before we mass-extinction-event our biosphere into oblivion.

    I'd rather focus on technologies that expand the potential habitabiloty
    of the solar system than look beyond it, at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattern View Post
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    Blagh. I'm a bit jaded with the "search for life" in our solar system at least.

    You need to have realistic expectations. I'm thinking self replicating complex molecules resembling proteins, not something I will discuss literature with.
    Realistic expectations? Searching for intelligent life in the universe will probably be several orders of magnitude easier than looking for complex proteins outside the earths orbit. It'll be a damn sight more meaningful too, as instead of providing the bottom range in one variable in the drake equation, you set the upper range of the equations possible result.
    Lol no, rethink what you just said. And as clarification I don't mean carbon based blah blah but something we'll be able to classify as analogues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Sadly, I think the great filter explanation for the Fermi paradox is the correct one. I don't think we'll find intelligent life before we mass-extinction-event our biosphere into oblivion.
    "The filter lies ahead of us" is only one of two possibilities for the Great Filter, if I may take this opportunity to be pedantic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Sadly, I think the great filter explanation for the Fermi paradox is the correct one. I don't think we'll find intelligent life before we mass-extinction-event our biosphere into oblivion.

    I'd rather focus on technologies that expand the potential habitabiloty
    of the solar system than look beyond it, at this point.
    This is correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    Sadly, I think the great filter explanation for the Fermi paradox is the correct one. I don't think we'll find intelligent life before we mass-extinction-event our biosphere into oblivion.
    "The filter lies ahead of us" is only one of two possibilities for the Great Filter, if I may take this opportunity to be pedantic.
    Sure, that is correct. But until we are actually a stable multiplanetary species I think the prudent thing is to act as if it's in front of us, particularly with the twin threats of climate change and nuclear war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
    the twin threats of climate change and nuclear war.
    Trump isn't the great filter. He's the greatest filter.

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    Of course your attitude to becoming multi-planetary will partly depend on whether you think a species that annihilates its home planet deserves another try...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAI Peregrinus View Post
    Of course your attitude to becoming multi-planetary will partly depend on whether you think a species that annihilates its home planet deserves another try...
    I couldn't really give a damn about "deserves"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAI Peregrinus View Post
    Of course your attitude to becoming multi-planetary will partly depend on whether you think a species that annihilates its home planet deserves another try...
    It may also depend on whether or not you think *planets* are a good use of resources in the first place, in terms of habitation or computation.

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/ross-...mystery-2017-7

    Astronomers have detected 'strange signals' that may come from a star 11 light-years away
    This is the signal in question.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rufuske View Post

    Lol no, rethink what you just said. And as clarification I don't mean carbon based blah blah but something we'll be able to classify as analogues.
    Lol, no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAI Peregrinus View Post
    Of course your attitude to becoming multi-planetary will partly depend on whether you think a species that annihilates its home planet deserves another try...
    Third try's a charm, I guess.

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