posted on Aug, 27 2010 @ 10:35 AM
Originally posted by toreishi
i agree with what the poster above me said. and regarding the OP, i lean towards the assumption that the poster is a person of learning and yet i find
myself bewildered by the observation that this person seems to have forgotten one thing about learning/knowledge. it is that all knowledge can be
rendered obsolete by discoveries in the future, and while saying that there is no other planet quiet like ours may be true. we shouldn't discount the
possibility that if ever we do find life out there, it might not be the kind that's familiar or similar to us and ours.
Everything stated here is all based on future assumptions. What I wrote about was what is known. As for my forgetting what learning/knowledge and
the quest of it is, look at my profile and read what I have to say about that. It sums it up quite nicely, and explains my view of things.
Everyone here that has disagreed with the statements in the OP have made false assumptions, accusations, such as I plagiarized what I wrote, that
false accusation actually got a few stars, then stating that the assertion were wrong, even though all I did was quote from various scientific
textbooks, nothing I stated was my own. And I do recall quoting several of those sources all though I have more I didn't add in. So they are in
fact arguing with the scientific community at this point, and not myself. Yet they bring no valid arguments to explain their standing.
Then there has been the broad use of assumptions that well this is because of that, for example, 'well of course life on earth is unique to earth
because we adapted to life on earth because we live on earth' sort of statements.
The facts remain. Will the future change them? Perhaps, perhaps not. It is easy to speculate one way or the other. And I believe that this post
irks people most who believe that earth must not be unique, or that mankind is nothing special and that there must be other life out in the universe
like or unlike our own.
To say there are other worlds out their like our own is a fact, it cannot be done with any evidence provided. True like you pointed out, mankind
knows very little about anything, and they like to puff themselves up about the very little they actually indeed do know, and then that knowledge
changes later and they realize they had it all wrong to begin with. And then later revise what they have later revised, etc. etc.
The fact is that the earth is unique in the known cosmos has not been disputed by known scientific study.