posted on Jan, 23 2004 @ 04:03 PM
Not sure where to put this, so it went in website related.
Anyway, I was reading through this month's American Scientific, and they had an article of HVCs and IVCs. And it got me thinking. What constitutes
life? First, the Milky Way eats, it's currently devouring at least 2 galaxies, and more then likely has eaten more.
But this is the part I wasn't aware of: It also breaths. It seems that IVCs are expelled out of our galactic plane, while HVCs get inhaled into it.
Which is why, it is theorized, old stars and new stars have relativly the same component atoms. One would expect that with every supernova, heavier
elements would be created and the stars would keep containing more and more heavy elements. Unless it turned out to be getting hydrogen from an
So our galaxy breaths, it eats, it moves, it experiences entropy, it also experiences...dang, what's the word...er...unentropy, in forming new stars
out of the chaos. So would this constitute life?
[Edited on 1-23-2004 by junglejake]