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iippo: check your local video store - i think they can rent you a movie or two how it will go..
Ever see The Nutty Professor 2? I wish we could reach a stage where we could alter people(if they wished, of course :P) to be less susceptible to various diseases/gaining weight easily/etc......I wonder if that'll ever happen in my lifetime? :\

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tinyE: See, this is why I'm always here; I turn off my computer for a few hours to get some sleep and I miss out on this groovy conversation.
Alien! *Points and hisses at Tiny*
Post edited March 17, 2013 by GameRager
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iippo: check your local video store - i think they can rent you a movie or two how it will go..
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GameRager: Ever see The Nutty Professor 2? I wish we could reach a stage where we could alter people(if they wished, of course :P) to be less susceptible to various diseases/gaining weight easily/etc......I wonder if that'll ever happen in my lifetime? :\

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tinyE: See, this is why I'm always here; I turn off my computer for a few hours to get some sleep and I miss out on this groovy conversation.
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GameRager: Alien! *Points and hisses at Tiny*
no argument here
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iippo: check your local video store - i think they can rent you a movie or two how it will go..
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GameRager: Ever see The Nutty Professor 2? I wish we could reach a stage where we could alter people(if they wished, of course :P) to be less susceptible to various diseases/gaining weight easily/etc......I wonder if that'll ever happen in my lifetime? :\

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tinyE: See, this is why I'm always here; I turn off my computer for a few hours to get some sleep and I miss out on this groovy conversation.
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GameRager: Alien! *Points and hisses at Tiny*
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dancers_at_the_End_of_Time

Michael Moorcock has rather interesting ideas about people will spend their time and change their bodies after "science is done with".

As novel i dont think i liked this one, but the ideas were interesting. I do like Michael's Eternal Champions though - Elric & co
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GameRager: Ever see The Nutty Professor 2? I wish we could reach a stage where we could alter people(if they wished, of course :P) to be less susceptible to various diseases/gaining weight easily/etc......I wonder if that'll ever happen in my lifetime? :\
Sure it will, come over here, I'll stab you a few times, and in a few decades you'll start turning into insects and plats, eventually getting to animals and most likely other people!
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FAButzke: If you think dark matter is far fetched, take a look at dark energy (that part of the universe that no one can see, measure but they are sure it's there and makes 70% of our universe)
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GameRager: I find it a bit odd that the earth is around 70% water and 30% land, and the universe(supposedly) is 70% or so dark matter & 30% or so regular matter......what do you guys think?
I thought the same thing when they mentioned that number. Coincidence? Or is this some kind of universal law for things to work as they do? (like gravity).
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GameRager: Ever see The Nutty Professor 2? I wish we could reach a stage where we could alter people(if they wished, of course :P) to be less susceptible to various diseases/gaining weight easily/etc......I wonder if that'll ever happen in my lifetime? :\
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Fenixp: Sure it will, come over here, I'll stab you a few times, and in a few decades you'll start turning into insects and plats, eventually getting to animals and most likely other people!
I think i'll pass, thanks. :P

(This comment made me think of that Trek episode where that one crewman got a ship to go Warp 11 and it caused him/the captain to start evolving faster and faster until they went in a circle/loop and became simpler organisms before going full circle and returning to the way they were to begin with.)

(I also thought of one of the SCPs where a music tape[when played] made the environment it was in evolve into a stagnant mess of chaos and death.....good times.)

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FAButzke: I thought the same thing when they mentioned that number. Coincidence? Or is this some kind of universal law for things to work as they do? (like gravity).
It's also interesting to think about how the whole universe(and all it's matter/dark matter/etc) supposedly came from such a small amount of proto-matter & energy.
Post edited March 18, 2013 by GameRager
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GameRager: Warp 11
It was Warp 10.

Goddamnit brain, why do you remember that kind of useless crap?
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GameRager: Warp 11
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Fenixp: It was Warp 10.

Goddamnit brain, why do you remember that kind of useless crap?
Meh, warp 10 or warp 11, what does it matter if I was one off on some made up technobabble scale? :p

:D
Well, the universe is huge. It seems almost absurd to think life is just restricted to our planet. If life is somenthing not so unique and considering there are billions of stars out there, there may be another other advanced species and so other civilizations. Anyway, I think that´s not what you meant to say... If your statement means; "Do you believe aliens fly through the vast space just to scare some rednecks and then run away?"... Then I would answer that I don´t think so.
Post edited March 18, 2013 by tejozaszaszas
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tejozaszaszas: If your statement means; "Do you believe aliens fly through the vast space just to scare some rednecks and then run away?"... Then I would answer that I don´t think so.
Meh, i'm guessing that if there are aliens then there's probably dumb sh*t ones who get off on such shenanigans as well. 0.o
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FAButzke: I thought the same thing when they mentioned that number. Coincidence? Or is this some kind of universal law for things to work as they do? (like gravity).
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GameRager: It's also interesting to think about how the whole universe(and all it's matter/dark matter/etc) supposedly came from such a small amount of proto-matter & energy.
Exactly. But I don't think we can answer that yet. There are many assumptions passed as facts in science (a lot less than in religion, mind you, but let's not go there =D ). I think we don't know much we claim we know. We like to think we do, but we don't.

There are so many mysteries (here on Earth and in the Universe) that every question answered rises other ten questions. =)
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tejozaszaszas: ...f your statement means; "Do you believe aliens fly through the vast space just to scare some rednecks and then run away?"... Then I would answer that I don´t think so.
Hey, you don't believe in Troll Aliens???? How dare you! =D
Post edited March 18, 2013 by FAButzke
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FAButzke: Exactly. But I don't think we can answer that yet.
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There are many assumptions passed as facts in science (a lot less than in religion, mind you, but let's not go there =D ).
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I think we don't know much we claim we know. We like to think we do, but we don't.

There are so many mysteries (here on Earth and in the Universe) that every question answered rises other ten questions. =)
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Hey, you don't believe in Troll Aliens???? How dare you! =D
Maybe the whole "we're part of a giant computer simulation" theory is real! 0.o

(Silliness aside, it does make some odd sort of sense. It might be an answer as to why/how so much came from so little, why some matter is "dark"[think protected files/databases/etc], etc)
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Imo atheism/science is just another "faith".....but instead of putting faith in religious dogma one puts faith in scientific theories instead.
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It all boils down to our fear of/trying to explain the unknown as best we can with what we have available to us.
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I wonder if aliens have their own version of 4chan/trolling culture? :|
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FAButzke: Exactly. But I don't think we can answer that yet.
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There are many assumptions passed as facts in science (a lot less than in religion, mind you, but let's not go there =D ).
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I think we don't know much we claim we know. We like to think we do, but we don't.

There are so many mysteries (here on Earth and in the Universe) that every question answered rises other ten questions. =)
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Hey, you don't believe in Troll Aliens???? How dare you! =D
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GameRager: Maybe the whole "we're part of a giant computer simulation" theory is real! 0.o

(Silliness aside, it does make some odd sort of sense. It might be an answer as to why/how so much came from so little, why some matter is "dark"[think protected files/databases/etc], etc)
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Imo atheism/science is just another "faith".....but instead of putting faith in religious dogma one puts faith in scientific theories instead.
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It all boils down to our fear of/trying to explain the unknown as best we can with what we have available to us.
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I wonder if aliens have their own version of 4chan/trolling culture? :|
Haha =D
You know, I don't think that's so far fetched. It could be true. The point they made in one of those documentaries was: What do you see when you zoom real close to real matter? Atoms. What do you see when you zoom real close to a computer simulated texture? Pixels. It made me think...

I completely agree. I always get bashed for saying this and I did say this in this very topic: Science and Atheism are just another kind of faith. That's why I like that "show" Through the Wormhole so much. They don't state many things as facts there. They speculate. And the most uttered phrases there are: "scientists believe." or "they believe" or "scientist X believes". Keyword: Believe. They don't know. They don't state what they believe as facts. That's what I like: doubts until certainty =D

I agree with this as well. I think we have so much fear of the unknown that we have this NEED to lie to ourselves that we know something when, in fact, we don't. It gives us a sense of false security deep down our subconscient and that keeps us going.
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FAButzke: I completely agree. I always get bashed for saying this and I did say this in this very topic: Science and Atheism are just another kind of faith. That's why I like that "show" Through the Wormhole so much. They don't state many things as facts there. They speculate. And the most uttered phrases there are: "scientists believe." or "they believe" or "scientist X believes". Keyword: Believe. They don't know. They don't state what they believe as facts. That's what I like: doubts until certainty =D
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I agree with this as well. I think we have so much fear of the unknown that we have this NEED to lie to ourselves that we know something when, in fact, we don't. It gives us a sense of false security deep down our subconscient and that keeps us going.
I always get a good laugh(and facepalm) when I read less civil forums/sites and see atheists/more rational minded people stating that other faiths are "wrong" because their followers believe & don't KNOW anything for certain. I usually respond to comments like "The big bang started it all" with stuff like "Got any pictures/proof of this big bang belief of yours beyond some scientist's theories and equations? No? Then stop bashing other people's beliefs while stating your own as facts when more than half of them are beliefs by definition as well."
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Imo I don't think we(due to our limited senses/thinking processes, short lifespans[individually and that of our species], and limited ability to analyze much[due to being stuck in one small portion of the universe & our limited technology], etc) will ever know everything with 100% certainty(or even a good portion of everything).
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FAButzke: I completely agree. I always get bashed for saying this and I did say this in this very topic: Science and Atheism are just another kind of faith. That's why I like that "show" Through the Wormhole so much. They don't state many things as facts there. They speculate. And the most uttered phrases there are: "scientists believe." or "they believe" or "scientist X believes". Keyword: Believe. They don't know. They don't state what they believe as facts. That's what I like: doubts until certainty =D
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I agree with this as well. I think we have so much fear of the unknown that we have this NEED to lie to ourselves that we know something when, in fact, we don't. It gives us a sense of false security deep down our subconscient and that keeps us going.
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GameRager: I always get a good laugh(and facepalm) when I read less civil forums/sites and see atheists/more rational minded people stating that other faiths are "wrong" because their followers believe & don't KNOW anything for certain. I usually respond to comments like "The big bang started it all" with stuff like "Got any pictures/proof of this big bang belief of yours beyond some scientist's theories and equations? No? Then stop bashing other people's beliefs while stating your own as facts when more than half of them are beliefs by definition as well."
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Imo I don't think we(due to our limited senses/thinking processes, short lifespans[individually and that of our species], and limited ability to analyze much[due to being stuck in one small portion of the universe & our limited technology], etc) will ever know everything with 100% certainty(or even a good portion of everything).
Exactly. I always try to have an open mind about anything "universe" or "God" related. There is no way someone could state, and be sure 100%, of many of those things.

That's right. I could not agree more. It's like that famous Socrates quote: "I know that I know nothing."