Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by BillJ, Jun 19, 2012.
As post #492 of the thread says:
I don't really want humanity to go extinct next weekend, but the fact that we eventually will is not particularly troubling.
I mean, given that every single one of us as individuals becomes extinct, what's the big deal?
Like you, I find the show interesting. I don't necessarily believe all of their hair brained theories and they defiantly lose me when they start talking about how the Pyramids were ancient Nicholas Tesla like power plants.
However, I think they ask some great questions especially related to how very ancient people were able to move stones in some cases weighing over 100 tons up a mountain without even pulley technology available to them.
For those very critical of the show I really don't find this type of conjecture demonstrably different then the faith that Christians have that Jesus made water into wine and even he brought Lazarus back from death.
Nor is it any different that both Christians and Jews believe that Moses heard "god," speaking from a burning bush and/or he inscribed commandments to be followed onto stone.
Both stories are told both in churches and on television as 100% fact and not to be questioned.
"Extinct" is a limited term, probably won't have much meaning in the future.
You don't say?
That the human species will go extinct is no big deal. That the human civilization will go extinct is a bit troubling. Although if we explore all that we could in the universe, there wouldn't be much point to us continuing anyway... One day we might even start repeating ourselves.
Besides, our past is there to be whether we're still there in the future. It is very unlikely that our perception of time matters outside of our universe, thus for an outside observer it is the same whether we stop existing after a certain point in time or a certain point in space – it is therefore our obligation to occupy as much of time and space as possible, but not care much about eternity.
I was abducted last night at around four in the morning. The commander of Probe Ship 49 instructed me to tell you guys that all your silly Earth theories are dead wrong.
Oh, I'm sure it's quite, quite safe...
There's no face on Mars. "Ancient Alien theorists" appearing in the media are idiots, con men and loonies. Von Daniken is a crackpot and the entire premise that extraterrestrials were responsible for a single thing we know about the history of this planet is moronic beyond belief, pabulum for the credulous.
Yeah but magnets man; how do they work?
By telling the serfs what to do.
I heard they get their power from a hamster running inside a wheel.
^ Probably this one.
Hamsters - engineered by aliens to build The Pyramids? Oh, I think so!
But where do the mice come into it? They're supposed to be running everything.
The mice are in league with the Illuminati ferrets, of course.
Obviously someone hasn't watched 'The Chase' yet.
While that episode is a good adventure story, what it implies about science is absolutely disgraceful.
That looks like a Ferengi Marauder.
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