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If the atmosphere of a planet is chaotic then organisms can evolve there because they have a place to dump their entropy.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
I just said that there is no way for humans as a whole (not you) to know the absolute truth -- that is until we actually meet an ET.
Originally posted by Matrix Rising
...Of course you don't care about the evidence because your trying to debate against an absolute...
So you say until we have absolute truth we can't reach conclusions based on the available evidence....
I can reach the conclusion that they exist based on weighing the evidence as to what's most likely vs what's less likely
Originally posted by Astyanax
You silly people.
Can't you see it's futile?
It's like arguing with Jell-O.
There are certain members whose avatars should come with a sign saying 'beware quicksand'.
This is going to end up being another 'End to the Moon Conspiracy'.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
Oh, yeah? Just show us a bit of evidence that proves there's alien life out there. Not some conjecture, or statistical nonsense and probabilities
Astronomers report in the journal Nature that organic compounds of unexpected complexity exist throughout the Universe. The compounds are so complex that their chemical structures resemble those of coal and petroleum. Since coal and oil are remnants of ancient life, this type of organic matter was thought to arise only from living organisms
What they found was that methanol concentrations at the birth of our solar system were actually closer to the average of what they saw elsewhere in interstellar space. Methanol concentrations in our solar system were fairly low, at only a few percent, compared to some of the other methanol-dense areas in the galaxy observed by Whittet and his colleagues.
"This means that our solar system wasn't particularly lucky and didn't have the large amounts of methanol that we see around some other stars in the galaxy," Whittet said. "But, it was obviously enough for us to be here." The results suggest that there could be solar systems out there that were even luckier in the biological game than we were, according to Whittet. As we look deeper into the cosmos, we may eventually be able to determine what a solar system bursting with methanol can do.