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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Nasa's James Webb Space Telescope may have discovered tentative evidence of a sign of life on a faraway planet.



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Could it be found without life?

In theory that is.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2023-09-12 06:49 PM | Reply

To me, it just seems statistically impossible the universe is not teeming with life.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-12 06:52 PM | Reply

I keep hoping we'll spot a Dyson Sphere or even a Dyson swarm.

In all fairness I would love for us to find a partial fossil skeleton of a giant animal which originated in another galaxy on the moon.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2023-09-12 11:36 PM | Reply

New UFO vid out of Mexico.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-09-12 11:42 PM | Reply

In all fairness I would love for us to find a partial fossil skeleton of a giant animal which originated in another galaxy on the moon.


It's much more likely we find what's left of a lifeless crashed drone or a probe that is not from around here. Also unlikely we will ever see anything from a galaxy far far away. But the odds are that there should be plenty of life scattered on the billions and billions of planets in our own Milky Way galaxy.

Unless, of course, it turns out WE are the only experiment with life in the universe. It would be nice to know if that is true or not. If we do find life outside of earth it will affect the major religions in the world. If we are not The Gawds only experiment that would be another paradigm shift. Like once we realized that we are NOT the center of the solar system/galaxy/universe it changed how we look at ourselves.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-09-13 01:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Chemical signatures associated with organic life possibly detected in the atmosphere of a world 120 light years a way is a far, far cry from finding an actual alien flying saucer in our neck of the woods. The two things could hardly be further apart.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-09-13 01:32 PM | Reply

Yeah one is proof of the possibility of alien life the other is a matter of blind faith.


#7 | Posted by Tor at 2023-09-13 01:54 PM | Reply

Still waiting for the discovery of intelligent life on this planet.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2023-09-13 02:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Yeah one is proof of the possibility of alien life the other is a matter of blind faith.

Neither is a matter of "blind faith". IMHO

The belief in a god may be a matter of "blind faith" but the evidence of the existence of life outside the earth is a matter of an ever increasing amount of scientific evidence. We can literally see the mountains of evidence of life somewhere outside earth growing.

And the evidence for of UAPs is becoming more and more reliable. We can see the evidence and it's getting better and better. I still don't know what Tic Tac and Go Fast or Gimble are and I would like to know. I don't have faith that they are aliens but there is still the possibility they were under alien control if we cannot figure out what they are.

A belief based in scientific evidence is not "blind faith".

A good example is that scientists "believed" "atoms" existed long before it was conclusive. Atomic theory provided a good explanation of why matter behaves the way it does. And even still we are learning what atoms are and what they are made of yet no one has ever "seen" one. Yet the evidence of their existence became clearer and clearer over time.

Tic Tac and Go Fast and Gimble were NOT natural phenomena. Someone was controlling them. It's a really good idea and even a nation security concern to find out who or what that is.

#9 | Posted by donnerboy at 2023-09-13 02:47 PM | Reply

As our advancements with Artificial Intelligence speeds up, it should start becoming clear that if a spaceship from another solar system or galaxy ever did land on earth, when the doors open and the inhabitants present themselves they will likely be some form of AI created by another species from long ago and from far away.

In fact I suspect that if "we" ever travel to a foreign solar system, it will be in the form of a radically advanced AI, far beyond anything we can currently even imagine. In fact, we may even be extinct while our AIs of the future continue developing and expanding for millenium to come.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-09-13 02:59 PM | Reply


#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2023-09-13 03:14 PM | Reply

#7. Yeah, just like religion Tor...

#12 | Posted by earthmuse at 2023-09-13 07:53 PM | Reply

'We are slowly moving towards the point where we will be able to answer that big question as to whether we are alone in the Universe or not.'
'I'm optimistic that we will one day find signs of life. Perhaps it will be this, perhaps in 10 or even 50 years we will have evidence that is so compelling that it is the best explanation.'
My question is, will humanity manage to hold developed society together long enough to actually answer such questions?

#13 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2023-09-14 02:21 PM | Reply

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