okedokee. and i expect there is some sort of life out there. it might be microbes or it might be humanoids or it might be some creature we haven't even created with our imaginations yet. the Universe is just too vast for there not to be. i bet there is some creature on some distant world typing at his computer going "do you believe in extragalaxians" at this very moment
I'm sure of it. In fact, they may so evolved that they don't need a planet to survive on. Just "space" to live within. Somewhere in limitless, eternal space, life may have evolved far beyond the wildest kinds we could imagine. Oh yes, THEY are out there!
I would hope that there would be life somewhere else. If you could eventually go to whatever planet they are from to see it, I would hope that it is a better planet than ours.
The only thing I would worry about, is if they are like the aliens from the movie aliens. They might just want to eat us, or impregnate us with their offspring.
A planet full of Yoda-like creatures would be cool. Show me the force! So, I can go up to an employer and say, you will give me a job, and you will give me a raise and call me master! Or, is that the darkside? I can never tell! LOL!
Very true. There has been a great deal of study in regards to space travel and how it affects living things. As well, since nothing can travel at the speed of light or faster, we are left with spending many years trying to get to other star systems. Couple that with the problems of living in space and you literally have an impossible task.
No. You simply can't think beyond particles. But keep repeating yourself and stay in your comfort zone. Your one track mindedness has been repeatedly demonstrated through your anti-Christian religion obsession.
Tell John Singleton that since he's considered to be an expert. Better yet, notify LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory) of your assertion. I'm sure they'd like to know before he's given another award.
I don't care what you think about it, especially since I'm sure your credentials are most likely none -- or at best severely lacking compared to Magueijo's. The point is it's simply an existing theory; why you're unable to grasp that I don't know. But please make a list of all the proven on-going theories in physics.
You may want to look up the definitions of "evidence" and "theory".
First, I'm not wrong; second, you are a sock puppet and I'd say most people know your other ID; and third, I'd simply prefer discussing things with you directly, not through your sock puppet that conveniently takes all the blame for you.
But since you're clearly not going to use your other, original ID, it's been real. Buh-bye.
Let me make something crystal clear with you. I didn't appreciate that you ran whining to the admins here and had me banned. It's clear you're not interested in debate or discussion. I'm sure that you'll continue to act the same way you do here and will complain again when the whim suits you.
Hence, I am done with responding to you as you clearly are a waste of everyone's effort. Of course, I'll point out from time to time your hypocrisy.
If it was you that called me a liar and a hypocrite on another thread and I asked Admin to snip your remarks, that wasn't me that got you banned. Again you are not taking responsibility for your actions. If you were banned that is between you and them. I am here to DISCUSS but name calling is not discussing or debating. And you are sure it was me?
If you did get banned when I asked them to snip the remark where you called me a liar and hypocrite..here you are calling me one again. I am a lot of things but I have never been a hypocrite. What are you basing this on?
So you can point out how everyone is a hypocrite but no one can point this out about you?
First, I'm Deborah not Debra, they aren't even pronounced the same. Second, this is the 4th time you have implied you feel I am strange. What makes me stranger than you? Every time I ask you to explain, you don't. Then you take another shot ASAP
Harrassing The Christians in the forumns. Look you don't give a damn about what we believe and I haven't heard anyone tell you you have to do anything. You spew one slanderous remark after another under the protection of the monitor of the forumns. If we point out your faults in an agressive manner we get banned. So why don't you try using your manners when you talk to another human being.
Providing dollops of reality to the deluded is not harassment. True harassment is what Christians do to the rest of us, but you all like to call it evangelism.
I do give a damn, that's why I'm here. The beliefs of Christians are seriously damaging to mankind, and unlike Christians, I actually care about mankind and its future.
No, that's what you do. You constantly toss out such remarks until it comes back and bites you, like the other day when you told someone their mother was coming, but it was explained to you that she was dead for some years. How did your shoe taste, btw?
That's because you are unable to point out any faults and simply toss out insults instead, hence you get banned. I just came off a three day ban myself because I called someone out here on a lie and they reported me. Apparently, you can lie all you want and get away with it.
Why don't you? I offer content, you offer nothing but snide remarks. Big difference.
Thats all you're attacks deserve. If you want respect you have to earn it. You have no proof whether God exists or not all you have is a guilty conscious because you know your behaviors are wrong, so rather than man up and take the hit you have to put others down. Look if you think I'm a horrible person don't adress me and I'll offer you the same.
That sounds pretty unfair. Sorry to hear that. I suppose if anyone decides to complain about at post, the admins simply give the proponent a quick ban without reading through the content and the context.
I believe there are truly worlds without number out there. I think many are peopled with the same social problems, dreams, hopes and love that we experience here. I believe they all vary in degrees of technology. I believe some have advanced to interplanetary travel to other civilizations as we have never seen. Whether or not we have been visited I know not. I believe these things exist and hope for the day when the propulsion will be devised to make such "first contacts" possible.
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble.
As we seem to be made of star stuff, it would be unlikely that those from another planet would be anything like us. We need arms and legs, but other life forms would likely be very different. It would seem mathematically highly unlikely that we are alone in this universe. We may know a lot more very soon. The breakthrough in understanding dark matter is upon us.
Carl Sagan might have been right, you know. There are at least 10 billion suns in our galaxy. Each star would have to have at least 5 or 6 satellites going around it. Let us say, some 50 billion planets.
100,000 in 50 billion is one planet in 500,000. Doesn't look too far-fetched, does it?
I hope carl sagan's estimate is right because I also believe that there are some other form of life other than carbon based, but I need to mention carl Sagan just made an estimate, the number of planets having life form in our galaxies or other galaxies can be much more higher if we could know about other galaxies.
I don't see any reason why not. We make so many technological advancements every day, that if a civilization is a million years older than us they could very well travel through space in some way we haven't figured out yet.
Time travel is is a proven theory. When you travel at the speed of light, time will start traveling backward. There are subatomic particles known as tachyons which at least theoretically, move 1000 times faster than light. If you can transmit something, even a human, on it, it is quite possible to achieve the impossible feat of travel across the universe.
I do believe in the possibility of extraterrestrial life. And from a religious stand point it makes sense. I mean, do you really think God in all of His infinite power couldn't do better than us?
What you also have to remember is that intelligence is a matter of perspective. Far too often people say that a species isn't intelligent unless it can build houses, start wars, or write really crappy movies like Gigli and Space Jam.
To me the Humpbacked whale is a wonderfully intelligent being as are dolphins and sea lions. If you were to find that a planet were full of animals like these would you automatically say, "Nope, not intelligent. Dig in!"
Perfect timing! I log in and I see Mr. M. Sock Puppet is here.
What the heck, I'm in a good mood so I'll waste a minute on you.
My brief responses, in rapid succession:
Nope, no pseudoscience, no cranks. Yes, I do know what I'm talking about. No, I'm neither poor nor a baby. No, Singleton has not misled. LANL is where Singleton works. You don't know anything about me. I'm not gullible and my mind isn't little. (Tsk! Was that a personal attack by you?) Yes, it is an existing theory. You have no idea how much I know about physics; you just can't handle it when you're proven wrong. Of course you have another ID, M! Checking IP addresses doesn't mean anything. There are plenty of ways you can have more than one. Of course, I'm sure you didn't know that, right?
Again, you are free to contact the admins. They will confirm my IP for you. Of course, you probably won't do that and will continue to stroke your ego pretending otherwise since you have no other argument.
You see, that's the thing, you only offer word bites in "rapid succession" without any content and expect us to swallow your nonsense.
John Singleton's work is misleading because he has simply demonstrated phase group velocity, which is not 'faster than light'. If it was, it would violate special relativity. Kapeesh?
You haven't proven anyone or anything wrong, you've simply offered baseless assertions.
It states right from the get go they are calculating the gradient of a "rotating" superluminal pattern source of light. It is the rotating source of light that is key here.
For example, if you take a high powered laser beam and sweep it quickly across the surface of the moon, it will "appear" as if the reflection of light we measure back is moving "faster than light" across the surface. It isn't because the pattern gradient has been dispersed, which Singleton refers to as "non-spherically decaying radiation" which he is demonstrating and referring to a specific observation of quasars.
Remember when I asked you if you were being confused by superluminal velocity illusions? ("Maybe you're thinking of the illusions of superluminal velocity in some of his work?") I believe that's what you're doing.
Maybe we should look at phase velocity vs wave velocity first, yes? Is that the crux of the matter?
The moon reference is an example of the basic principle involved but it doesn't go far enough to explain the polarization synchrotron technology.
(Keep in mind that rotating sources of electromagnetic radiation with speeds in excess of the speed of light in vacuo have been created in a laboratory.)
No, you weren't correct. You were quite wrong with your assertions. You did not provide any evidence to back them up. You were mislead by crackpottery and regurgitated it here.
Well, if you actually wanted to learn something, you probably should take the time to do so.
But, you never provided any results whatsoever, only your uninformed assertions were here for us to see. Where are these elusive results for faster than light? Nada. Zip.
So, you've had fun posting pseudo-science nonsense and are now walking away because you can't substantiate your nonsense or support your assertions.
Of course, that's exactly the type of ill-informed crap the scientific community is forced to endure all the time. Cranks and crackpots coming out of the woodwork to steal away valuable research dollars to work on their pet theories.
So, rather than learning something or trying to support your argument, you instead turn to tossing out fallacies about me to feel superior because you haven't the capacity for reasoned thought and discussion.
You feel compelled to lie instead of sticking to the subject matter because you've been caught pretending to know what you're talking about when all the while have been lead astray by fools and fakes.
If you really need to worry about someone, have a look in the mirror.
If you mean by extraterrestial beings, "Angels" my answer is Yes. I believe that we were of a Spiritual or Angelic form to begin with, sent to earth to perform certain assignments and will one day return to our Spiritual or Angelic forms at some pre-destined time.
That being true,? I would think that extraterstials would not be time travelers but dimension jumpers. Like when Elisha ask for God to open Elijha's (vice versa ?) eyes that he could see the angels that were all around the cabin.
I love SiFI ...here I go ,, or is it? I've always thought that it was a time warp kind of thingie. That is where another dimension would be. Time is relivent to the speed of light. The speed of light is not absolutely consistent. Therefore a fuzzing over between timelines could be possible. The speed of light slows down when entering the gravitational forces of the planets. When it leaves the gravity of the planet it resumes it's origional speed. All that is necesary to jump to a diffrent dimension is to figure out what causes the light ray to resume it's origional speed after leaving the gravitional pull. Upon resuming to its origional speed it would be in a diffrent place in time than the light ray that it had been traveling side by side with moments before. And when it had been slowed down within the gravitional pull of the planet; it was in a diffrent dimension entirely.
Anything that happens naturaly in nature can be artifically duplicated. That is how they do it. Now everyone known that I am as crazy as I think that I am.
The speed of light is invariant and is a result of the permeability and permittivity of space. In other words, space has determined via it's own properties a speed limit on particles traveling through it.
Wrong, the speed of light remains constant. What happens is that the light gains energy when falling into a "gravity well" and begins to shift to the blue spectrum. It moves to the red spectrum when leaving the gravity well as it loses its energy.
I do not remember where I read that, but will search and attempt find it again. It is commonly understood by science that light can not escape the gravitional force of a black hole. It would seem logical that when a light ray is passing by the hole that depending upon the distance from the hole it would either be pulled into it or escape. What about those light rays that pass far enough away as to not be pulled into it yet too close to go on its way uneffected? I'll research this question later but I know that you already have the answer. So could you enlighten me?
It is called the 'event horizon,' Jerami. Light follows paths through space called "geodesics" - it is these geodesics that are curved back towards an object such as a black hole, but it could be any object with mass. The event horizon of a black hole is the point where the geodesics curve back towards the black hole, hence the light follows those paths back thus not escaping the gravitational field.
The light DOES NOT speed up or slow down, it remains at a constant speed.
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