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originally posted by: FrankPoster
a reply to: Sublimecraft
"Praise the LORD for creating all of this just for us...We are alone"
I believe in God but your supposition is in all probability nonsense.
Just because the Bible does not mention other civilisations does not mean that they don't exist.
The bible does not mention light bulbs but they exist. The bible does not mention spacecraft but they exist. The bible may, or may not, be God's word according to what you may believe, but whichever, it merely highlights to humans some things that they could understand at that point in time when the texts were written.
In my humble view it's completely ludicrous and actually un-Christian to be so arrogant and think that God created billions or trillions of planets but only have one with people in His image.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: MarsIsRed
Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space.
I agree with your assumption that they have been bouncing into each other, some, that is. Though I wouldn't blame gravity so quickly.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
originally posted by: All Seeing Eye
I'm sure you noticed that each and everyone of those Galaxies has its own unique angular placement. That would indicate to me that each one, has a unique genesis. And by observation, I would say, there was never any "Big Bang". Just a whole lot of little ones
Yeah, but galaxies have been merging with and cannibalizing other galaxies since galaxies existed. The gravitational forces involved with this intermixing will cause the resultant galaxy to be aligned in a different way than prior to the merging.
We can see that early galaxies were smaller and more amorphous. The larger spirals were not created directly by the big bang, but rather got their shapes and alignments due to the merging of the early smaller galaxies.
Thanks for the reply.
Most of our problems here on Earth will not be solved with logic or common sense, anyway, or they already would have been solved.
originally posted by: CornShucker
originally posted by: wildespace
I wonder if anyone is ever going to catalogue all these galaxies.
For $100, I'll name one for you or a relative and send you a freshly printed certificate of authenticity and a coupon good for 25% off the beautifully bound hardback of new listings for 2016 when available.
NOTICE & DISCLAIMER: The above is only TiC humor directed at the "Name a Star" scam that I am amazed is still allowed to remain in business.
Short answer is that in grade school they tried to teach me that planets hold their position because of gravity, and centrifugal force. I didn't buy it then, and I don't buy it now. But now, I have far more information to use to discredit the present institution of science.
I have no idea where your logic is. Your post seems to imply that you distrust science? Why is that?
Both big pictures is exactly right! And that is the problem, we are not allowed, scientifically that is, to ponder the "Other" Big picture.
The problem with solving all the worlds problems BEFORE we start thinking about the big picture is that you need both if you want to survive
I know the Earth is running out of time, didn't know it was 300 years. I see the end having more to do with earth quakes than with manufacturing, but non the less I am concerned either way.
You seem to believe that we have all the time in the world to sort out our differences, and an endless supply of resources to do it with. Nothing is further from the truth. Forget global climate change, we are going to boil our oceans off in less than three centuries due to waste heat, --generated as a consequence of our current rate of manufacturing and consumption. Game over.
You watch Fox News much?
You can't falsify nationalism, or race relations. If you could, it would have already been done.
Einstein once said, "if you cant explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough". Personally, I think Einsteins real genius was in his Quotes, not his math.
In the meantime: scientists are needed to crunch the numbers and explain big, complex ideas. It doesn't matter whether you "believe" them or not.
originally posted by: nOraKat
Does anyone know if there are videos of galactic events online?
In our galaxy, it takes about 225-250 million years to complete one journey around the galaxy’s center, so I don't think we would be able to see it spin if we watched it on a video, but I was wondering if maybe we can observe movement in some other galaxies on a video.
For example are there any movies/video of 2 galaxies colliding? Or one simply moving? Anybody know?