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In our galaxy (the Milky Way), the GHZ is currently believed to be a slowly expanding region approximately 25,000 light years (8 kiloparsecs) from the galactic core and some 6,000 light years (2 kiloparsecs) in width, containing stars roughly 4 billion to 8 billion years old. Other galaxies differ in their compositions, and may have a larger or smaller GHZ – or none at all.
Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
reply to post by BenTFH
Honestly, until I find a scientific explanation for abiogenesis (life coming from non life), I am stuck with us being the only life in the universe. So far the only scientific studies conducted I am aware of have further proved abiogenesis to be impossible.
Originally posted by type0civ
reply to post by swampcricket
I'm not too inclined to side with some of your statements...but often I've wondered if we are the leading edge of colonizing the universe...but this doggone planet keeps having mass extinction events that put us behind schedule so to speak.
Originally posted by swampcricket
reply to post by OccamsRazor04
Hey razor it seems to me that you are the one fixated on abiogenesis so how about you show the rest of us some research and why you are at it show me some evidence that there is no life elsewhere in the universe. Just like I can't prove that there is life elsewhere you can not prove that there isn't. Let's not be close minded here buddy.
Actually we know two things. Abiogenis does not occur naturally, and we have life on Earth. This points to an unnatural explanation for our existence. This means that life elsewhere would have to have an unnatural explanation.
Science can not explain our existence, as our existence contradicts what science currently knows. Looking to science to explain life elsewhere, when science can not explain life here, is foolish.
Until such time as science can explain how we are here, I will use the only explanation I have, one of faith, which does not help me in determining if life is elsewhere. My personal belief is that it is not, I am open to the facts as they may unfold.
Vastness does not matter, if you have a 6 sided die and roll it an infinite amount of times you will never get a 7. Something that can not occur will not occur, regardless of how many 0's you add.