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What is the usefulness of a million galaxies ?

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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 02:19 AM
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It depends on how you look at it.

1.Billions of galaxies hold billions of resources. Enough to keep the human race alive until the last star fades. Given we have the technology to get there and harvest them.

2. Billions of galaxies means billions of possibilities that they harbor life. If just ONE other Galaxy is discovered to hold life that means earth will have a huge weight lifted off of its back. If it is discovered in another galaxy, hundreds if not thousands of galaxies will harbor life. This means if the Earth dies countless more will continue, preserving life in the universe as a whole. Earth based life would lose the meaning of being special.

3.(The Religious Version) God created the galaxies out of boredom, and in doing so only let one planet out of trillions upon trillions to hold life. Effectively making the rest of the universe useless and only used to gaze upon. UNLESS God made multiple planets hold life, making most religions void. But hey if that were true maybe he stopped caring because we as a whole stopped caring and he just focuses on a planet that does.




posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:20 AM
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So we can rule one each when we die.




posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:34 AM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Life may be very resilient, but the truth is that 99.99999...% of the universe is hostile to life as we know it.

We recently discovered that during the formation of stars they jettison out an abundance of water. Water of course being essential for life as we know it. Couple that with the fact the Universe is so abundant with stars and planets it stands to reason there is an abundance of opportunity for life to emerge. I think on the grand scheme of things the universe isn't hostile to life, but is merely doing its best to create conditions for it. That's not to say natural celestial events, and those that occur on planets, don't destroy life. You just have to weigh that against the nearly unimaginable opportunities this universe provides.


So it may seem that the environment has been designed to receive life, but in reality it is life that emerges where and when it can.

Where and when it can! Exactly!

Precisely why billions of galaxies have utility.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 04:04 AM
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What if there are no answers in space, and they were already here and now?
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 07:05 AM
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The requirement to fill infinite Mind with an infinite number of individual witnesses requires all eternity and infinite space.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: Stormdancer777


Which four? WE have a choice of three others?


No, sorry, hypothetically speaking....



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 10:11 AM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Your post and question immediately popped "the butterfly effect" into my head.

We know the galaxies and everything else already exists, but what would happen if just one was taken away?



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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there is no answer to this question



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 12:20 PM
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There's no way we would be able to understand the infinite with a puny human brain. It would be like an ant wondering why there are so many grains of sand on the beach.a reply to: gosseyn



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
there is no answer to this question


Why it's just a matter of perspective.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

To this I may not have "the definative" answer, but I would speculate
that their "need and usfulness" is about on par with that of your own.

Just how much do you count in the universe compared to all of these stars and galaxies?



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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I didn't really create this thread to try to answer the question in the title, but more to discuss the impact that the impossibility of giving a final answer to that question has on us, or should have on us.

How can we go on with our lives, knowing that we can't give a satisfactory answer to that question ? How can we find any importance or signification to our own acts and desires in the context of this unknown universe ? How can we ever position ourselves as the lesson giver and judge the acts or desires of others as being useless, senseless ? How can we have any certitude ?

One must be highly irrational in order to have certitudes and even more to try to force those certitudes on others.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: gosseyn
originally posted by: CJCrawley

gosseyn:There is no "usefulness". Galaxies don't serve a purpose. They're just 'there'.


CJCrawley: Exactly, therefore do you agree that if there is no purpose to a million galaxies, there can be no purpose to a million humans ?

You are implying they (the galaxies) are conscious beings just as us; existing in a larger format is all, and serve no purpose at all but simply to exist.I suppose they don't war against each other, as hopefully are copacetic by nature. We should ask the Milky Way.
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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originally posted by: gosseyn
I didn't really create this thread to try to answer the question in the title, but more to discuss the impact that the impossibility of giving a final answer to that question has on us, or should have on us.

This is a good thread . Impossibility of giving a final answer might be just a "The Predicament "one faces if one has no faith .

How can we go on with our lives, knowing that we can't give a satisfactory answer to that question ?

Humility and Love does it for me , i don't know if it helps you though !!


How can we find any importance or signification to our own acts and desires in the context of this unknown universe ?

Looking inwards for an inner and a deeper beauty does the trick for me .

How can we ever position ourselves as the lesson giver and judge the acts or desires of others as being useless, senseless ?

Humbling oneself is to Love oneself , Love everything for the Love of Love .


How can we have any certitude ?

Everybody dies , no matter what . How is that as a bit of certitude ?

One must be highly irrational in order to have certitudes and even more to try to force those certitudes on others.


How fast does the ground beneath one's feet moves ? It's one's right to be as self contradictionary as possible , whenever it is possible .

A basic nature of Humanity/Nature for all to appreciate .

Millions of Galaxies ?

Sure , how else one can Lord Over everything ?


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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 05:52 PM
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Trillions an trillions and trillions of people stomping on their googleboxes to power your brake lights. Miniverse in a battery yo.



posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: gosseyn

Our understanding of the Universe involves theory and observation.

Today we understand a Universe of approximately 80 billion light years wide and the reason we cannot see all of it is because the Universe is 13.78 billion light years old. Presenting that this is as long as light has traveled and therefore the extent of our ability to observe this object.

Personally I consider Multiverse theory as well as Chaos theory possible explanation to how things seem to appear.

The problem with identifying a purpose to reality is in comprehending that our ability to examine the Universe is limited by what we can perceive. In comprehension with regards to modern science we can perceive of the Universe, only as small percentage of what exists

By comparison it would be like trying to understand an automobile when one is only shown the battery.

Any thoughts?
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 06:47 PM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm
Trillions an trillions and trillions of people stomping on their googleboxes to power your brake lights. Miniverse in a battery yo.

Three trillion cells trying to understand why they exist (to what purpose). Left alone to their own devices become ingenious and create out of control mutant cells; "STEP ON THE BRAKE" SOMEONE; Who's In Charge HERE?! [red light ahead].
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: gosseyn

originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
a reply to: gosseyn

The utility of billions of galaxies is to maximize the emergence of life.


That is only an opinion, and also not a satisfactory answer. It can be said that life in this universe doesn't matter and is just a by-product, just an accidental arrangement of matter. And it is suspicious to hear a lifeform say that the purpose of the universe is to breed lifeforms.

There is no objective answer to that question, therefore in the time being it is only logical to assume that there is no purpose to billions of galaxies.


I tend to think that there could never be "Something" nor the "idea of Something" without the "idea of Nothing" to compare it to. That requires intelligent life with minds and the ability to observe "Something" and have the "idea of Nothing."

So, when Time and Space came into being, at some position in Time, minds also came into being to have the "idea of Nothing." That took a lot of galaxies because every Idea builds on previous ideas and the precise ideas that resulted in intelligent life had to build in a certain order.

Well, that's my personal theory anyway.

But I could certainly be wrong.





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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 08:05 PM
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originally posted by: vethumanbeing

originally posted by: TzarChasm
Trillions an trillions and trillions of people stomping on their googleboxes to power your brake lights. Miniverse in a battery yo.

Three trillion cells trying to understand why they exist (to what purpose). Left alone to their own devices become ingenious and create out of control mutant cells; "STEP ON THE BRAKE" SOMEONE; Who's In Charge HERE?! [red light ahead].


there are other hypotheses of course, but the better question is why are we being useful?
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posted on Nov, 6 2015 @ 08:11 PM
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originally posted by: TzarChasm

originally posted by: vethumanbeing

originally posted by: TzarChasm
Trillions an trillions and trillions of people stomping on their googleboxes to power your brake lights. Miniverse in a battery yo.

Three trillion cells trying to understand why they exist (to what purpose). Left alone to their own devices become ingenious and create out of control mutant cells; "STEP ON THE BRAKE" SOMEONE; Who's In Charge HERE?! [red light ahead].


There are other theories of course, but the better question is, why are we being useful?

As in "useful" sabotage?




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