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Life on Other Planets

NASA discovers Kepler B-22. So what?

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Visitor Comments: 29

(23) SusanE, December 22, 2011 5:56 AM

Not Too Fascinating

We've all pretty much figured there could easily be other planets similar to us 'out there'. I liked Star Trek, but wouldn't want to live on the Enterprise. So what's the point of theorizing about that planet? Besides....we can't get a clear picture of a bank robber on a security camera right here on Earth, and scientists want me to believe that they snapped a photo of a planet kazillions of miles away through a telescope? I remember the views of the moon landing in 1969. Those photos and videos were so staged it was laughable. Billions of dollars were spent for the 'space race' and all it did was buy us a few pictures and turn astronauts into actors. Wouldn't it be wonderful renew and restore and replenish the Earth. I think we would all benefit from that path..

(22) Anonymous, December 17, 2011 3:16 PM

Date of Moon Landing

FYI: The moon landing was July 20, 1969.... NOT July 21, 1969.

(21) Steve Cordova, December 16, 2011 10:55 PM

Yes. It's fascinating

It is more important to focus on issues that concern our planet and humanity. I spend a lot of time contemplating humanity's problems along with conceiving potential solutions, but it is also interesting to contemplate all types of possibilities of existence both here on this planet and throughout the Universe particularly because it is a mental exercise in understanding the potential manifestations that God has created. When I conceive of the reality that the entire Universe is a mental manifestation of God then that means that one day humanity may discover that God has coded inanimate matter to become life under the right circumstances. Considering how big the Universe is I think it is impossible for the Universe not to be teaming with life. Such a realiy doesn't deminish our uniqueness in the Universe rather it gives us the potential opportunity to soar to new heights. Learning about humanity's history and social issues helps me to understand who we are as a species so as to give me a deeper understanding of our problems and how we can solve them. It is not enough to merely solve problems but to envision a future with a more advanced and stable society where humanity can work together to explore its potentials to create new techologies in medicine, agriculture computation, communications, and maybe even create propulsion systems that can propel humanity to new parts of the Universe at speeds once thought inconceivable so as to give humanity the possibility to advance even further so as to explore new possibilities beyond our Earth. I guess that makes me a dreamer but it is the dreamers who make what once seemed impossible suddenly seem possible. It is the dreamers who are fascinated by the idea of life on other planets, particularly more advanced and stable life. Sometimes it is interesting to think about the wonders that species more advanced than us could reveal to us. Who knows what awaits humanity out there but it is interesting to think about it.

(20) RadarRecon, December 15, 2011 9:13 PM

Who decides what is habitable?

Why do we believe that life can only be carbon-based, must live between temperature extremes of 0-140f, needs oxygen and water? The Creator defined the parameters here on earth. Who can say that he didn't make a different set of rules for other life elsewhere?

(19) Anonymous, December 15, 2011 12:48 PM

think universal...act global

as much as life in other worlds is fun to contemplate, being that getting there is near impossible I would think that all the time and money spent on space research would better be spent trying to clean up the mess humankind has made on earth, helping better humanity here and so on.

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