Separate names with a comma.
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.
Discussion in 'The Philosopher' started by Zack, Apr 17, 2005.
I found his beliefs to be quite funny.
Read Lords of Chaos, foo'. I know it's hardly Mr. Infallible, but I presume the interviews aren't completely made up. Not sure about an online link.
Damn, I've read Lords of Chaos a few times and I don't remember anything about Varg and his alien friends. How could I forget that?
Ask him next time you're sharing his bed.
True. I find it ridiculous when people state as an argument that we haven't been visited yet by other civilisations to prove that we are the only one in the universe.
1. Maybe the other civilisations are not even as advanced than us.
2. Travelling from a solar system to another can take 200 years even with lightspeed. Plus, the theory of worm holes isn't valid yet and chances are that we can't travel through them if they exist. So if we haven't been visited yet, it's only because the other civilisations, even if they are far more advanced than us, can't reach us.
Yes, I agree. But if the civilization was far more advanced than us, and was like us 200 million years ago, than they could've sent a strong radio signal out. VERY strong. We have done this too, so I don't see why others wouldn't have. Also, it is ridiculous to state there is no life besides us because the evidence for life is enormous.
When I was a teenager, I wanted to go for astrophysics or egyptology... Then I grew up and of course I did something radically different!
However, I remember I'd run around with my Planisphere whenever I took a trip out of my city, and was mesmerized contemplating the stars (where I live, you're lucky if you get to see even Venus). It made me think about existance in a deep way, about how very tiny I am when compared to the grandour of the universe... Quite typical, I guess.
I never spent much time thinking about life in other places. Life is transitory, and thus unimportant, I thought.
Now I don't think about the stars very often. The reason is simple: I don't get to see them in this stinky city :Smug: .
Greetings and goodnights!
Advanced civilizations may simply find us unworthy of their time.
i own a telescope (a very "amateurish" one at that hehe) but the above reason is why i cant even use it - too much crap in the air, not to mention the light pollution that goes on at night because of all the damned streetlights anyway.
i completely agree - were a warlike race, why would anyone want to contact a civilization like that?
Yes, because if they are watching us right now, they are probably watching what happened 20 million years ago.
I also like learning about astronomy/astrophysics.
Not if they're watching from nearby.
yes, i'm a big fan of astronomy.... mostly because i'm waiting to become a supernova .