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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:26 pm

count2infinity wrote:Also spent the last 5-10 minutes of the program going on and on about Carl Sagan which was odd.

I actually thought that was fantastic. In all honesty, I'm hopeful that in a generation there will be another reboot of 'Cosmos' and the host of that version will have Tyson's Google Calendar entry with their meeting date from 2012 on it. The point of these shows is to inspire, not just to educate.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:02 pm

I just found it odd, that's all.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby AlexPKeaton on Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:48 pm

The Bruno stuff was completely ridiculous. The show ran like 40 mins and they took 1/4th of the show to deal with a non-scientist who happened to guess a little bit of astronomy correctly? I mean they went a LONG way out of their way just to attack Middle Age Catholicism.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:56 pm

this may be a dumb question, but relating to alien life, why do we assume that another life form requires water for life? isnt it possible that there is something else out there? im not at all familiar with elements and compounds throughout the universe but seems shortsighted to think that life has to be just like us?
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:04 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:this may be a dumb question, but relating to alien life, why do we assume that another life form requires water for life? isnt it possible that there is something else out there? im not at all familiar with elements and compounds throughout the universe but seems shortsighted to think that life has to be just like us?



For example:
http://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=7603
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:07 pm

precisely. couldnt think of their name - forgot about the ole archaebacteria
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:14 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:this may be a dumb question, but relating to alien life, why do we assume that another life form requires water for life? isnt it possible that there is something else out there? im not at all familiar with elements and compounds throughout the universe but seems shortsighted to think that life has to be just like us?


because that's what we're familiar with... carbon based life forms. There are researchers out there looking into making inorganic DNA. It's interesting, but the reason people think water is required for life is because that's how it is here, and if that's how it is here, then there's at least a chance that's how it is everywhere else.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:19 pm

Get excited – spider silk finally looks ready for commercialization
http://io9.com/get-excited-spider-silk- ... 1539849661
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:13 pm

count2infinity wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:this may be a dumb question, but relating to alien life, why do we assume that another life form requires water for life? isnt it possible that there is something else out there? im not at all familiar with elements and compounds throughout the universe but seems shortsighted to think that life has to be just like us?


because that's what we're familiar with... carbon based life forms. There are researchers out there looking into making inorganic DNA. It's interesting, but the reason people think water is required for life is because that's how it is here, and if that's how it is here, then there's at least a chance that's how it is everywhere else.

Yeah, I think it's a case of water/carbon life being easiest for us to detect and also for feeding the pipedream of 'inhabitable worlds'.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:15 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:23 am

that is awesome
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:25 am

also - how are these images generated? is it just a snap shot from the hubble or does it piece together various data points to generate? and it would be really interesting to see the scale for each one
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:47 am

I watched an interview with NDT on youtube and they threw out some facts of how many people in America don't belive in evolution - that just shocked and saddened me. Even among the [allegedly enlightened] Democrats only something like 60some% believe in evolution.

I don't understand why religion and science can't coexist. I guess I do because of fundamentalists and idiots like Todd Akin, and thats extremely sad.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:51 am

"It's only a theory."
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Dickie Dunn on Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:04 am

pittsoccer33 wrote:I watched an interview with NDT on youtube and they threw out some facts of how many people in America don't belive in evolution - that just shocked and saddened me. Even among the [allegedly enlightened] Democrats only something like 60some% believe in evolution.

I don't understand why religion and science can't coexist. I guess I do because of fundamentalists and idiots like Todd Akin, and thats extremely sad.


A friend of mine grew up in Iron City, TN which is on the border of Tennessee and Alabama. His stories were always a combination entertaining and interesting. Neighborhood meth labs, over the top racism, drunken hunts for bigfoot. A lot of stereotypical redneck stuff. The story I found most astonishing was his estimation that the overwhelming majority of people in the area where he grew up don't believe in dinosaurs because they're not in the bible.

Sometimes people are just dumb.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:08 am

Deism needs to make a comeback
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Gaucho on Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:47 am

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby Shyster on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:52 pm

Unfortunately, SpaceX's resupply mission to the ISS that was supposed to launch this last weekend has been delayed a couple weeks due to possible contamination in the Dragon's "trunk" cargo area. The delay totally screws up the logo for the mission, which included a Shamrock for St. Patty's day.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SpaceX_CRS-3.png
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby viva la ben on Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:50 pm

Gaucho wrote:Portolan Charts 'Too Accurate' to be Medieval

http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/648-portolan-charts-too-accurate-to-be-medieval

Obviously a gift from aliens.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby count2infinity on Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:17 am

Watched the second episode of cosmos last night. Was way better than the first episode. More obvious pot shots at religion, but still a pretty decent episode. Hopefully this is the route they start to take of showing the wonders of the Earth and Universe rather than showing stories of humans and how they discovered such wonders.
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:12 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:28 pm

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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby tifosi77 on Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:01 pm

columbia wrote:Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found
http://news.discovery.com/space/astrono ... 140317.htm

This is actually quite cool.

WATCH: Physicist Gets 'Smoking Gun' Proof Of His Theory


5 Sigma. 8-)
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Re: LGP Science Thread

Postby columbia on Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:28 am

Dinosaur dubbed 'chicken from hell' was armed and dangerous
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014 ... nzu-wyliei
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Re: LGP Science Thread

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