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Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by NewAgeMan
A highly complex combination of chemical and biological processes resulting in forms of life suited to this planet? Absolutely.
No. Life is "as we know it" because the Moon is there. If it wasn't there, life still would be. Intelligent life? Maybe.
I was actually referring to the unique geometrical configuration of the earth-moon-sun system that is conducive to life as we know it. Just the luck of the draw in your opinion?
Remarkable. Or not. Make any right triangle you wish with sides a, b, c. Make it so that the ratio between c and b is the same as the ratio between b and a. Guess what you get? Surprise...phi! Another fun fact associated with phi. Some believe that the Egyptians purposely included phi in construction of the great pyramid.
If you bisect this triangle and assign a value of 1 to each base, then the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle) equals phi (1.618..)
Well, yes. That's what Pythagoras tells us about right triangles. He also knew about golden triangles.
and the perpendicular side equals the square root of phi.
Ok, a circle with a radius of 1.0
This represents the circumference of the earth
Ok. A circle with radius 0.27
A circle drawn with its centre at the apex of the pyramid and its radius just long enough to touch the earth circle
Using that ratio, the Moon should have a radius of 1720 km. It doesn't. So just like the claim of the "perfect" eclipse, this one isn't quite right either.
will have the circumference of the moon!
something that could only be significant or meaningful from the perspective of a self aware observer.
Do you think it's probably that such a configuration happens more than once in a galaxy, do you?
Originally posted by Phage
Do you think it's probable that intelligent life evolved on one planet in this galaxy?
The problem here is people fall into a collective consciousness of looking for perfection.
You are biased also, in direct proportion the other way, to the degree that you are willing to dismiss any notion of the possibility of meaningful significance and/or intelligent design in these matters
That's quite the coincidental factor though isn't it? Talk about LUCK! Wow!
"Not unlike our own". Well at least you get that part of it. There will not be life like us because it will not be evolving under the same conditions we did. That's the point. Like I said before, if the Moon were not there (no matter what "relationships" you want to come up with about it), we would not be the way we are. We would be something completely different becuase the Moon is just one of a number of factors which influenced our evolution.
I've come to the conclusion that the likelihood of intelligent life not unlike our own existing within our own galaxy to be not greater than 1 (us)
I am convinced that the true nature of the universe and evolution is information within a non-localized holographic type framework or that it doesn't occur in isolation, then perhaps it's not unreasonable to conclude that the adage of "the last shall be first and the first, last" might have some validity, even if there are, somewhere our there,
Morphologically? You mean we're the best lookin' critters in the Universe?
So yes, morphologically, mankind might very well be the crowning glory of creation.
yes the whole of all creation has been created and fine tuned in such a way so as to make experience, including our experience, possible.