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er9 31-12-2020 22:18

Are we alone?
 
Gord May probably already posted this in his science/tech post but if not...if you havn't already read about it.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...om-nearby-star

https://sites.psu.edu/astrowright/20...ge-1/#comments

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...xima-centauri/

grantmc 31-12-2020 23:00

Re: Are we alone?
 
Take me to your leader!

chrisr 01-01-2021 01:29

Re: Are we alone?
 
can't help but wonder if you are in the right forum. this is sailing related : how ?

cheers,

LittleWing77 01-01-2021 06:33

Re: Are we alone?
 
Yeah, but even "off-topic" subjects are meant to relate to sailing or cruising - like Thomm225's thread last month about staying in shape while cruising - off-topic, but periperally related.

Fair winds wherever they may take you in 2021, :thumb:
LittleWing77

er9 01-01-2021 06:36

Re: Are we alone?
 
Well someone delete it then.

Pegu Club 01-01-2021 07:15

Re: Are we alone?
 
In the end we are all alone...

boatman61 01-01-2021 07:29

Re: Are we alone?
 
He's likely worried already busy anchorages will become even harder to find room in..

Mike OReilly 01-01-2021 07:57

Re: Are we alone?
 
Oh common on, it's clearly relevant. Interactions with "aliens" is a key aspect of the cruising life :biggrin:.

tkeithlu 01-01-2021 08:04

Re: Are we alone?
 
Parsimony rules! It requires far fewer assumptions to hypothesize that they heard anthropogenic electromagnetic radiation than it does to hypothesize that the is alien culture out there that generates electromagnetic radiation at the precise moment needed for them to receive it. Therefore, their making a mistake is the working scientific hypothesis. We are still alone.

Pete7 01-01-2021 08:16

Re: Are we alone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisr (Post 3310827)
can't help but wonder if you are in the right forum. this is sailing related : how ?

cheers,


Travelling by using solar winds :smile:

Andreas W 01-01-2021 09:06

Re: Are we alone?
 
I think it is a relevant question. If there's no cruisable ocean on those other planets, it is not worth going. :wink::smile:

Happy New Year to you all!

LakeSuperior 01-01-2021 09:11

Re: Are we alone?
 
We should have been smarter and been adhering to the Dark Forest theory!!

Now all is lost.

Lake-Effect 01-01-2021 09:20

Re: Are we alone?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by er9 (Post 3310794)
Gord May probably already posted this in his science/tech post but if not...if you havn't already read about it.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/...om-nearby-star

https://sites.psu.edu/astrowright/20...ge-1/#comments

https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...xima-centauri/

Statistically speaking, there's no way we're "alone". Let's hope that the distances keep us apart for as long as possible.

Look up some recent "first-contact" fiction like "The Three-Body Problem" by Cixin Liu. Such books make the point that any civilization advanced enough to contact or visit us would do so because of our real-estate or because we'd make amusing pets (or snacks). H G Wells and John Wyndham had it right: you do not want to be found and visited by aliens. (yeah - the Dark Forest idea. That was Cixin Liu's followup novel)

...and I expect we don't have a lot to offer aliens as a society, besides some interesting recipes and useless collectibles.

MEGA! (Make Earth Great Again) :biggrin:

Orion Jim 01-01-2021 09:24

Re: Are we alone?
 
Covid has made us all surreptitious practitioners, if not proponents of, dark forest theory.

Group9 01-01-2021 10:08

Re: Are we alone?
 
I hope we are alone. New people showing from a far away land worked out so well for the Native Americans! :)


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