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    Two Trillion galaxies in the Universe

    I just read this and it boggles the mind. The milky way has an estimated 100-400 billion stars in it. Two trillion of those exist galaxies. Just by sheer volume it becomes almost undeniable that intelligent life exists elsewhere.

    Another thing that comes to mind was a comment from Stephen Hawking. He said that if aliens did attempt to contact us we should not respond for our own safety.

    The Universe Has Almost 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought : The Two-Way : NPR

    How Many Stars Are in the Milky Way?

    If Aliens Call, We Might Not Want To Answer, Says Stephen Hawking | Huffington Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    it boggles the mind
    It really does. The size of space and the numbers involved are quite hard to take in.

    Well, not so much hard to take in, but hard to come to grips with with our egocentric human outlook.
    We overcame thinking our town was all there was, then our country, then that the Earth was the center of the universe, and now we have to face the numbers of the actuality of it all.
    Humbling.

    But to the gist of the OP...indeed, the chances are that intelligent life exists outside our coconut shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I just read this and it boggles the mind. The milky way has an estimated 100-400 billion stars in it. Two trillion of those exist galaxies. Just by sheer volume it becomes almost undeniable that intelligent life exists elsewhere.

    Another thing that comes to mind was a comment from Stephen Hawking. He said that if aliens did attempt to contact us we should not respond for our own safety.
    Agree on both points.

    Good thread, BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo View Post

    I watched that and enjoyed every minute of it. I also watched the original with Carl Segan and that too is recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam
    We overcame thinking our town was all there was, then our country, then that the Earth was the center of the universe, and now we have to face the numbers of the actuality of it all.
    If there's anything more important than my ego around, I want it caught and shot now.” Zaphod Beeblbrox IV

    The reason for Zaphod Beeblebrox’s survival (of The Total Perspective Vortex) was actually quite simple; he had a large ego. In fact, his ego was so large it was the size of the universe. He actually thought he was the most important person in the universe. As a result, he didn’t see himself as being insignificant in comparison to the gigantic universe. The immense size of the universe didn’t overwhelm him or make him feel hopelessly lost.

    I think some of our fellow members would likely survive the experience, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I just read this and it boggles the mind. The milky way has an estimated 100-400 billion stars in it. Two trillion of those exist galaxies. Just by sheer volume it becomes almost undeniable that intelligent life exists elsewhere.

    Another thing that comes to mind was a comment from Stephen Hawking. He said that if aliens did attempt to contact us we should not respond for our own safety.

    The Universe Has Almost 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought : The Two-Way : NPR

    How Many Stars Are in the Milky Way?

    If Aliens Call, We Might Not Want To Answer, Says Stephen Hawking | Huffington Post
    And to think that the universe is essentially empty.

    The only problem for the drearily stupid such as Snubbie and his cohorts, as they try and engage their impoverished intellect in comprehending the vastness of it all, is that time is the main factor here, not space.

    Indeed, there are zillions of other lifeform civilisations throughout the universe but we just keep on missing each other...........

    In much the same way one might venture into, say, Alabama, and discover that one has arrived too early by an epoch or two.

    Har, har.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I just read this and it boggles the mind. The milky way has an estimated 100-400 billion stars in it. Two trillion of those exist galaxies. Just by sheer volume it becomes almost undeniable that intelligent life exists elsewhere.

    Another thing that comes to mind was a comment from Stephen Hawking. He said that if aliens did attempt to contact us we should not respond for our own safety.

    The Universe Has Almost 10 Times More Galaxies Than We Thought : The Two-Way : NPR

    How Many Stars Are in the Milky Way?

    If Aliens Call, We Might Not Want To Answer, Says Stephen Hawking | Huffington Post
    Well, this certainly makes your post extremely important.

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    Har, har.
    The even more fascinating angle, more than the galactic enormity thing, is to comtemplate the element of time..
    The presence of humans on the planet accounts for barely a blink of an eye.

    The concept that spirit hasn't the boundaries of time and space, poses some interesting questions.
    Currious how most of our errudite western geniuses have difficulty with dancing with the spirit which exists outside time and space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum
    Har, har.
    You are an idiot you senile old fart. Har, Har...


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    .......QED.

    Poor old Snubbie, he never fails to nail his stupidity to the cross of inadequacy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post

    Har, har.
    The even more fascinating angle, more than the galactic enormity thing, is to comtemplate the element of time..
    The presence of humans on the planet accounts for barely a blink of an eye.

    The concept that spirit hasn't the boundaries of time and space, poses some interesting questions.
    Currious how most of our errudite western geniuses have difficulty with dancing with the spirit which exists outside time and space.
    Deep cultural conditioning, Earl....

    Akin to leopards and spots.

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    Do any of them boast an adequate plumber with reasonable mates who can appear this year tho?

    Most of nature and history is shit, The Romans started to civilize and today we have twitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    The concept that spirit hasn't the boundaries of time and space, poses some interesting questions.
    "A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable."

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    ^ "he asked the Dalai Lama if he could disappear into a retreat. But he told Ricard that the world needed his guidance. “If they want you to be the happiest man, be the happiest man,” he said."
    And thus we see even the Dalai Lama is all about appearances.
    Disappointing.

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    Two trillion galaxies in the universe and I have to end up in the same one as morons like bsnub I mean come on what were the odds on that?

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    2 trillion....what a croc...what dick has to justify his existence with that number ...why not 2 trillion and 1 ? ..... it's all a guess down at the pub after several billion bubbles

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    I believe the Bible , it tells Me that God knows all the names of the stars, and if God cares so much about the stars, he cares more for you.

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