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post #31 of 57 Old 09-25-2013, 06:07 PM
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But then we had that great scientist, Ted Danson, predicting the oceans would be dead in 10 years 25 years ago, but that didn't have anything to do with Prometheus either...

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But then we had that great scientist, Ted Danson, predicting the oceans would be dead in 10 years 25 years ago, but that didn't have anything to do with Prometheus either...

Never heard about Danson's quote (sounds like a bit of hyperbole to make a valid point). They're not dead yet, but there's no question from a scientific standpoint their health is suffering. Coral reefs are dying off, fish stocks are crashing, the water itself is acidifying, etc. All of that is happening, and at a frightening pace.
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But then we had that great scientist, Ted Danson, predicting the oceans would be dead in 10 years 25 years ago, but that didn't have anything to do with Prometheus either...

We only have Ten Years Left
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Never heard about Danson's quote (sounds like a bit of hyperbole to make a valid point). They're not dead yet, but there's no question from a scientific standpoint their health is suffering. Coral reefs are dying off, fish stocks are crashing, the water itself is acidifying, etc. All of that is happening, and at a frightening pace.
True.
Apparently, humans will push the oceans to the brink before anything substantial will be done.rolleyes.gif

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Sheez, that ain't right. There's should be some FCC or SEC of TV to regulate crap like this making us think this legit looking doc is fake. That's just so stupid, why make a fake doc I really don't get it..unless it's some farce or comedy thingy like Scary movie 5 or something.

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Seriously though, we've barely scratched the surface of technology as a species. We are constantly increasing our knowledge of the universe by leaps and bounds. If we don't blow ourselves to Kingdom Come (or the Great Singularity doesn't become a reality), I have every confidence that we'll discover a way to circumnavigate around the Universe. I like to look at my spaceship as half-full.

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Seriously though, we've barely scratched the surface of technology as a species. We are constantly increasing our knowledge of the universe by leaps and bounds. If we don't blow ourselves to Kingdom Come (or the Great Singularity doesn't become a reality), I have every confidence that we'll discover a way to curcumnavigate around the Universe. I like to look at my spaceship has half-full.

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I like to look at my spaceship as half-full.
I'm looking at my beer mug and it's half empty.....

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However we *don't* know of anything in nature that can ever travel faster than light. That pretty much limits our possibilities.

Being the frustrated astrophysics wannabe that I am, I see your point. I have my own Murphey's Law when it comes to this. It's called Smudge's Theory of Impossiblity. It states that "the amount of time spent solving a problem is in direct proportion with its complexity." Adding one and one you can do in a heartbeat. Finding a way around the universe's speed limit...maybe somewhat longer. I'm with you on the whole "faster than" controversy but I think the jury is out when it comes to shortcuts. Wormholes, although not observable, are still a theoretical possibility. My point being, every time we solve a question of our universe, two more crop-up. I am always in awe.
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Saw that two days ago. I think it was only a matter of time before we knew this to be a fact. Water on the moon, water on Europa, and water on Mars. If I'm a betting man, I'd say water is quite prevalent in the universe.

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NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 pints (1 liter) of water out of every cubic foot (0.03 cubic meters) of Martian dirt they dig up, scientists said.

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If I'm a betting man, I'd say water is quite prevalent in the universe.
That may be an easy bet. But the important question is, at what state does it exist, solid, liquid, vapor or...?
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That may be an easy bet. But the important question is, at what state does it exist, solid, liquid, vapor or...?

All of the above, depending on where you look. There's a theory that postulates there may be an ocean's worth of water on Mars - trapped underground in vast aquifers, frozen in place since the planet's core cooled off, solidified, and stopped rotating. The latter is why there's no protective magnetic field, allowing the solar wind to blow away most of the atmosphere over the eons. If there is underground ice, it would probably be easier to get to than trying to extract it from the soil and purifying it.

Heck, a couple billion years ago the place was probably a paradise. biggrin.gif
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The universe is a marvelous, mysterious place that defies the imagination. I truly enjoy postulating theories and then have the scientific community either affirm or destroy said notions. Doesn't matter which since both are always awe-inspiring.

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All of the above, depending on where you look. There's a theory that postulates there may be an ocean's worth of water on Mars - trapped underground in vast aquifers, frozen in place
Comets are mixture of frozen water and dust. Jupiter's moon Europa is covered with ice. The bet smudge981 mentioned earlier isn't really a fair bet for those who contradict the abundance of water in the universe if anyone is uninformed enough to take it.
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since the planet's core cooled off, solidified, and stopped rotating. The latter is why there's no protective magnetic field, allowing the solar wind to blow away most of the atmosphere over the eons.
Hmm.. http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn11962-lab-study-indicates-mars-has-a-molten-core.html#.UkYx-H81BA0
The astronomy class I took back in college told me that the lower gravity on Mars caused the atmosphere to slowly escape to space over time and what's left is heavier gas. But then it was somewhat long ago so that may possibly be outdated info. frown.gif
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Heck, a couple billion years ago the place was probably a paradise. biggrin.gif
Possibly have been.
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All this talk of Mars has me worried....
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Now you know why I intend to stay in this atmosphere.wink.gif

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I can't find any information to back up the OP's claim that this film is a "Prometheus spin off."

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the OP was full of it and this film has absolutely nothing to do with Prometheus.
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I can't find any information to back up the OP's claim that this film is a "Prometheus spin off."

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume the OP was full of it and this film has absolutely nothing to do with Prometheus.
I think the term should have been "rip off" instead of "spin off"
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Now you know why I intend to stay in this atmosphere.wink.gif
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I think the term should have been "rip off" instead of "spin off"

That would make much more sense.
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This movie is a great remedy for sleeplessness....unfortunately, it also could induce a coma.

Bad...just bad.rolleyes.gif

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This movie is a great remedy for sleeplessness....unfortunately, it also could induce a coma.

Bad...just bad.rolleyes.gif
Oink, you even bothered to write about it? frown.gif I saw it couple weeks ago and didn't even get the inclination to mention it here (I'm only responding to you).
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Oink, you even bothered to write about it? frown.gif I saw it couple weeks ago and didn't even get the inclination to mention it here (I'm only responding to you).
If a thread exists, I'll put in my 2 cents.
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