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Postby GORDON » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:29 pm

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Postby Vince » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:30 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post SimLife was tough. I never mastered it.

REALLY tough. Which is probably why this stuck with me 25 years later.

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Postby GORDON » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:33 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post
GORDON wrote:Source of the post SimLife was tough. I never mastered it.

REALLY tough. Which is probably why this stuck with me 25 years later.


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Postby Vince » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:43 pm

TheCatt wrote:Source of the post So... still evolution.
"The simplest interpretation is that life is always evolving," said Stoeckle.

"It is more likely that—at all times in evolution—the animals alive at that point arose relatively recently."

In this view, a species only lasts a certain amount of time before it either evolves into something new or goes extinct.

But their own study argues against this.
What they saw was a lack of variation in so-called "neutral" mutations, which are the slight changes in DNA across generations that neither help nor hurt an individual's chances of survival.


Also, that really doesn't explain why 90% of species emerged at roughly the same time 100-200k years ago. If what he was saying was the cause, then as I stated before... we should be seeing a new species every couple of years.

I think Leisher is right. They're figuring out they're missing something. And it seems to be a pretty significant something.

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Postby Cakedaddy » Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:53 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post We can reproduce early earth conditions, throw the life ingredients in, and watch while.simple cells form just using basic physical laws, in a lab, and it isn't even hard.


Wouldn't that make you God? 10 billion years after you doing that, there's little people running around talking about "There was no GORDON you fruit. We just happened."

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Postby Leisher » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 am

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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:28 am

Shit like this really makes we wish we had warp speed so we could get closer.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:35 am

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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:43 am


HUMANS CAUSE MOON WARMING
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Postby Vince » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:14 pm

TheCatt wrote:HUMANS CAUSE MOON WARMING

Of course! They flew an SUV up there! I mean... Duh!

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Postby Leisher » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:08 pm

The Ghost Particle is here to shake shit up.

I hope they didn't find it next to an alien craft...
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Postby Leisher » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:45 am

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Postby Leisher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:02 am

Giant planet found just 20 light years from the Sun.

They are saying it's just a wandering planet with no tether to anything. It has a scalding hot surface and a crazy magnetic field.

I'm checking with my astronomy professor as I don't believe this is Planet X. If you don't know, scientists believe there is another planet in our solar system that's out past Pluto.
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:06 am

Leisher wrote:Source of the post Giant planet found just 20 light years from the Sun.

They are saying it's just a wandering planet with no tether to anything. It has a scalding hot surface and a crazy magnetic field.

I'm checking with my astronomy professor as I don't believe this is Planet X. If you don't know, scientists believe there is another planet in our solar system that's out past Pluto.

I remember Planet X discussions when I was kid. But I thought it was a smaller planet that this one. Also, light years seems crazy far for something that could be our solar system.

https://www.universetoday.com/104486/ho ... ar-system/
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Postby Leisher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:14 am

I think one of the Voyager probes launched in the 70s just escaped our solar system in 2011 or 2012. It's a big solar system.

Here's a weird fact to break your brain: The Milky Way and the Andromeda galaxies WILL collide someday, and when they do, our solar system will be unaffected.

The scale of things in space is really, really fucking big.
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Postby GORDON » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:24 am

I dig that you dig astronomy class.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:38 am

So did my professor. I've always loved space. I mean, I'm a total Sci-Fi nerd, so it's not a stretch, but I love reading about it, learning about it, discussing it, etc.

I used to do this mental exercise when I was younger. I'd try to imagine what the universe could be contained within or what the edges must be like, and since there are none... Have you ever really sat down and thought about that? It's simple to just say, but really try to let your mind's eye fly you out there. It's a trip.
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Postby GORDON » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:47 am

Of.course I have... I even have a short story in mind for what happened when men developed the tech to find the edge of the universe.

Spoiler: they left, and came back, and suddenly all the nuts and bolts in the ship.were no longer the correct scale.
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Postby Leisher » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:37 am

There's a short story I really love about a discovery of a signal on the moon. I forget the name and author though. It's a story that really sparks the imagination and is left open ended for a reason.

A big ass meteor landed in Greenland and the AF, who has a base nearby, has been mum about it.
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:46 am

Leisher wrote:Source of the post There's a short story I really love about a discovery of a signal on the moon. I forget the name and author though. It's a story that really sparks the imagination and is left open ended for a reason.

A big ass meteor landed in Greenland and the AF, who has a base nearby, has been mum about it.

It blew up 27 miles in the air.

More details here: https://theaviationist.com/2018/08/03/r ... greenland/
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