Does anyone think it is weird we live on a big ball in the middle of nothing?

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  1. SportsBetter profile image63
    SportsBetterposted 11 years ago

    Does anyone think it is weird we live on a big ball in the middle of nothing?

    We are just floating around in space, on this spherical shaped object that is rotating around a star.  How are we here, is it just by chance?  I know there are billions of other stars, and I know on a lot of them, there are planets that rotate around them, like us. What are the chances of life living on these other planets?

  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image84
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 11 years ago

    No, I don't think it's weird because I don't agree that we're in the middle of nothing.  I think we haven't yet discovered what lies beyond and when we do, we'll find out that there's plenty around us and that we're definitely not alone in the universe.

    1. ptosis profile image66
      ptosisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes such as dark matter, and the upper dimensions.

    2. SportsBetter profile image63
      SportsBetterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree there is so much we don't know about. I definitely think there could be other life. I think aliens creating us is a possibility also. There are many interesting ancient stories of visitors.

    3. whonunuwho profile image52
      whonunuwhoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Now SportsBetter, I'm beginning to see the real you.I am seeing quite the fisherman.

    4. SportsBetter profile image63
      SportsBetterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Now whonunuwho, I have been taught to question everything, even your so called facts. wink

  3. KevinTimothy profile image74
    KevinTimothyposted 11 years ago

    As a firm believer in the Creator I don't think it's weird at all.  If anything it's really magnificent! The first time I witnessed this video (link below) I was absolutely floored. To this day the illustrations humbles me. It adds a great perspective especially since we live in a culture where we believe that we are high and mighty. Think: politicians, billionaires, entertainers, doctors, and philosophers.

    What I really think is (shamefully) weird is that each day we go about our business ignoring the simple (yet deceptively grand) things in life. For an atheist it may be weird - and I understand - but never for me.  It's truly beautiful.

    1. SportsBetter profile image63
      SportsBetterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, I don't consider myself an Atheist. I just haven't found any firm beliefs yet.  I am open to many possibilities, I don't find politics and money important. I think the world around us is a matrix, to keep us distracted from the truth.

  4. lburmaster profile image72
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    No. We aren't floating. There is dark and light matter holding us in place. Try to find a religion. They usually explain most of the questions you have.

    1. SportsBetter profile image63
      SportsBetterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Any religion will do? Well even though we are being held in place and rotating there isn't anything on the bottom of earth holding our weight. So we are just kind of floating in a way, but I get it we aren't floating around space just drifting.

    2. lburmaster profile image72
      lburmasterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Any religion based on facts; such as what you have seen, what others have found, and who you trust.

  5. whonunuwho profile image52
    whonunuwhoposted 11 years ago

    Yes, life can be viewed as weird, but we exist on a oval shaped sphere surrounded by other larger and smaller ones, that all revolve about a gaseous star. WE are a grain of sand on the huge beach of trillions and trillions of other spheres many of which teem with life forms similar to ours and some, beyond imagination. This is weird, yet it is real. The most weird part is the fact that we have not totally destroyed all life on this rock and most likely there is an outside force, some call a God, that has so far prevented this from happening.

    Another weird thing is that we are not the only one humanoid species that thrives on this planet,unknown to us in large part(although some are beginning to see and understand this)There seem to be several more human-like species, as of yet not researched, that occupy the same rock, as we. One thing not weird at all is the fact that there has to be a beginning to all that we see and don't see, and this is what is understood by many as the creation.To have creation or a beginning force, there has to be a creator. Is God multiple entities, or just one magnificent one, and one that cares about His creation?another weird thing is the fact that we are endowed with brain and intellect and that we can discuss, research and proclaim, that we believe in a creator, force of origin and what we believe has a great influence on our lives and others.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image84
    M. T. Dremerposted 11 years ago

    The answer to this question is considerably more complicated than anyone can lay out on HubPages. For example the idea of something floating among nothing is difficult to grasp for people who live and die with a certain concept of gravity in their heads. I wouldn't say that we're floating or that the space between planets is nothing, but the idea is that we can only conceive of things based on the laws of our planet, which are extremely limited. Understanding the rest requires considerable time and research. I highly recommend scientific documentaries on the universe. As for aliens, it is statistically likely that they already exist. The number of stars and habitable planets is staggering. To think that we are alone just doesn't compute anymore. The only problem is that it doesn't seem like either of us have created technology sufficient to communicate with each other.

  7. Agantum profile image60
    Agantumposted 11 years ago

    Imagine how improbable it is that we could live on the only planet with life.  Despite the improbability however, our star has eight planets and so far we know of life on only this one.  Our galaxy, the milky way has as many stars as the number of humans on the earth.  I don't just mean the humans alive today, I am talking about the total number of humans to ever be alive on our planet.
    Today there are about 7 billion people.  Through human history we have had over 100 billion people live on our planet.  We have over 100 billion stars in our galaxy.  We have over 100 billion galaxies in our universe.  How many of those stars might have a planet able to support life orbiting it?  We do not know.
    We still have a way to go before we search out all the planets and moons in our solar system.  As we search our solar system, we might even find some life that we carried to one of the planets ourselves, but we will not even have the capacity to travel to the next closest star to our own, in our lifetime.  So if the jury is out until every planet has been checked, this argument will literally go on forever in an expanding universe.


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