[Debate] Life on other planets

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by zervados, Apr 4, 2014.


Life on other planets?

No 2 vote(s) 28.6%
Yes 5 vote(s) 71.4%
  1. I find this a very good subject to study, seeing that we will never know the infinite capabilities of the Universe and what it contains.

    I for one, completely disagree with anybody that says that there is no more life in the Universe. I find it hard to understand that somebody could think that we are the ONLY living planet in the ENTIRE supposedly infinite Universe (which is also supposedly always expanding).

    Although we may never see other signs of life, I believe they are somewhere out there doing what they do. They are unaware of us, we are unaware of them. Possibly they are well aware of us and are just studying us from afar. Either way, there HAS to be life.
  2. Or there could be hell.
    Or heaven.
    Or earth just 309958758987297776959571864 times bigger than our planet,
    2765887562 years ahead of us.
  3. If you are religious and may be offended by me giving my views on how the universe was formed and its age and things like that, please stop reading now.

    There is life on other planets. It's just impossible for there not to be. The Milky Way itself is supposedly made up of billions of stars, most of these with planets. With only about 120 elements in existence in the entire universe, the chances of a planet being in the right place and with the right elements on it to form life, is just so high. how advanced other life might be, I just don't know. And we probably won't know for a while. With the age of the universe meant to be about 13.8 billion years, and the earth being only 5 billion years old, it's quite possible that extraterrestrial civilisations are up to 5 billion years older and more advanced than us. Now that's a lot.

    I have to jump in here and say something. The Universe isn't infinite in the way we usually think of infinite, I'm not going to go into detail because it's just so complex. But I will refer to the always expanding part. The universe itself isn't expanding in the way of creating more space. It is instead expanding like an elastic band. The big bang occurred basically everywhere, but it really only occurred in one place. This one place began stretching at an insane rate to become what it is now. New solar systems and galaxies are created by old ones exploding and imploding and releasing gases and rocks. They take up the space of old ones as there isn't actually new space for new solar systems to form in.

    Now the theory is, eventually, the universe will stretch to the point that it will snap, and implode on itself. From there, another universe will be created through another big bang.

    I wonder if you can tell that I like this stuff...