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Originally posted by peterxdunn
reply to post by sled735
How can you have a 'species' from Orion? Orion is a constellation: an arbitrary grouping of stars that was associated with some mythical character by our ancient ancestors. Some of the stars in the Orion group are probably further away from each other than they are from our sun. And this does read like a work of fiction. Has this thread been posted under the correct category?
Originally posted by ContactME
reply to post by sled735
Okay, I'm a little confused. I have heard the name Thoth come up before and stuff. But I don't really know who he is. Do you have somewhere I can go to read up on all this stuff?
Originally posted by raymundoko
reply to post by Spiro
The speed of light is a fact. The distance from the earth to the sun is a fact. A belief is not a fact by the very definition of the words. There is no such thing as: "You have your facts and I have mine." Facts.are.facts.
Don't confuse belief and opinion with fact.
Originally posted by ArdenWolf
I'd say it's a pretty good bet even. So, that being the case, best I guess we can do is argue psuedoscientific possibilities and theories.
Originally posted by bowtomonkey
reply to post by raymundoko
Science poses theories. It doesn't provide facts. Facts are conventions that always change.
It's the only fact we can be certain of.
Originally posted by Xtrozero
You see that is the problem...you find it easy to jump from life in general (microbes), to some kind of advance intelligent life that can communicate with us. When you define what type of life your odds go through the roof, so as example, I could say there are 10,000lbs purple flying hippos on Venus and since I just made it up it has as much possibilities as your intelligent advance life would have. That possibility borders on the impossible range where to say any life of any kind would be what we call highly improbable base on the extreme environment.
The universe does not have infinite possibilities, so you are wrong to say anything is possible since there are quite a few limits in our universe.edit on 3-9-2013 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)
There is NO life on Venus...as we know it.
Chemically, there’s definitely some mystery lurking in those beautiful clouds. Certain molecules are found there which shouldn’t be found together. Two in particular, sulfur dioxide (SO2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) shouldn’t be found together — when in the same place, they react with each other. The only conclusion is that, somehow, something on Venus must be creating them, otherwise there’d be none for us to see.
Another unexpected chemical in Venus’ atmosphere is known as carbonyl sulfide (OCS). On Earth, carbonyl sulfide is so difficult to create through inorganic processes that it’s been used as an “unambiguous indicator of biological activity“.
The life that used to exist there was in a higher dimension on that planet, according to Ra.