Two Possibilities. You always here this right before they invade.. Never considered it like that... I'm out... Truth Arthur Clark
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#2 - darkseidrules (01/13/2013) [-]
Never considered it like that... I'm out...
Never considered it like that... I'm out...
#192 - Conemen (01/14/2013) [-]
You sly bastard...
User avatar #197 to #192 - evilanakie ONLINE (01/14/2013) [-]
i was about to say something
then saw your comment
****
#5 - anon (01/13/2013) [-]
If we are in fact alone in the universe; that's an awful waste of space.
User avatar #18 to #5 - javalavalay **User deleted account** (01/13/2013) [-]
Then we must become a type 3 civilization.
User avatar #27 to #18 - awesomanium (01/13/2013) [-]
Where do the types of civilization come from?
User avatar #30 to #27 - javalavalay **User deleted account** (01/13/2013) [-]
It's the different types of ways of "efficiently" sustaining energy.
User avatar #294 to #5 - odapac (01/14/2013) [-]
Zing!
#143 - illusiveman (01/13/2013) [-]
Good luck, Commander.
#10 - failedfrontflip (01/13/2013) [-]
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

**** YEA
User avatar #76 to #10 - TheSoviet (01/13/2013) [-]
brilliant game :D
#86 - switchy (01/13/2013) [-]
There are about 50 billion planets in the milky way galaxy, 500 million of which are in the not-too-cold-not-too-warm range to support life. There are millions of galaxies in the universe, many of which are probably in the same situation. If .000001% of the planets that could support like do, there are still hundreds of thousands of planets with life. I believe alien life is a certainty at this point.
#264 to #86 - anon (01/14/2013) [-]
I heard some weird thing that even with all the other planets out there, its "statistically impossible" for a planet to replicate the vital conditions for life we have on earth.

But I think the people who found this are being too limited. After NASA discovered organisms that use arsenic in its DNA instead of phosphorous, the possibility of life on other planets seems too broad to deny.
User avatar #295 to #86 - infineks (01/14/2013) [-]
it's even more certain now that we have evidence that organisms can survive in extremely harsh enviroments (ie. 400g's, no oxygen, dangerous chemicals, etc.)

Just think, there could be organisms like this that have been on space ships, there could be single cell organisms on voyager 1 adapting right now as we speak, voyager 1 could crash into a planet somewhere, and then over billions of years evolve into intelligent beings, or something similar.
#174 to #86 - Grimmike (01/14/2013) [-]
that ,my friend, is the law of averages. even if something has a very small chance of happening, with enough tries is possible. There is an almost impossibly small chance of other life out there randomly happening, but given enough opportunities, its possible. Also, who's to say its life how we expect? we can only detect a percentage of light from the spectrum and can visibly see a percentage of that. there could be life right next to us all if we were only to detect the forms of energy they use
#83 - allamericandude (01/13/2013) [-]
I heard someone make an interesting point the other day:   
   
The universe isn't just the place where we live. We humans are a component of the universe--we are made by the universe and we help make up the universe. And we humans are self-aware. Therefore it stands to reason that the universe is self-aware.    
   
Humans are the universe aware of itself.   
   
Just let that thought soak in for a bit.
I heard someone make an interesting point the other day:

The universe isn't just the place where we live. We humans are a component of the universe--we are made by the universe and we help make up the universe. And we humans are self-aware. Therefore it stands to reason that the universe is self-aware.

Humans are the universe aware of itself.

Just let that thought soak in for a bit.
#261 to #83 - davegrowl (01/14/2013) [-]
Goddamnit, that was good.
Goddamnit, that was good.
#296 to #83 - jakeattack (01/14/2013) [-]
here is an interesting note. when two particles come in contact they become quantumly entangled, anything that happens to one, happens to the other. the thing is, during the big bang, all of the particles were together, so everything is quantumly entangled
User avatar #320 to #296 - allamericandude (01/14/2013) [-]
Err, that's not quite how quantum entanglement works. There's a lot more to it than simple contact.
#331 to #320 - jakeattack (01/14/2013) [-]
well thats as far as i understood. why dont you enlighten me then? i m really into that sort of stuff but there is a lot of overwhelming info
#90 to #83 - anon (01/13/2013) [-]
No, just no

Human behaviour is not consistent with rest of the universe.

From the CO2 in your coke can to the largest galaxies everything other than humans tries to stay in balance. The whole universe is like an equation that tries balance itself out with every possible way. Yet humans only draws resources and disrupts the balance around them just to be better than their current status.There are 2 possibilites; 1) Universe made a mistake by letting humans come to existance 2)Humans came from another plane of existance to fulfill another purpose. Either can be true.
User avatar #98 to #90 - allamericandude (01/13/2013) [-]
Forget that last comment--it got away from me a bit.

All you need to know is the first law of thermodynamics--that all energy in the universe is conserved. Human actions (and the actions of all other life forms) converts energy into different forms (potential, chemical, electromagnetic, etc.) but it never adds or removes energy from the universe as a whole. Our existence and our actions are perfectly acceptable by the laws of physics.
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User avatar #186 to #83 - canadafag (01/14/2013) [-]
"We are one
We are the strength of the universe at heart
Construct the light
Implore the energy, bestow the understanding"
-Facepalm Mute by Periphery
User avatar #85 to #83 - thebeatman (01/13/2013) [-]
That's ******* terrefying.
User avatar #92 to #83 - eddiethead (01/13/2013) [-]
Holy crap.
#91 to #83 - englman (01/13/2013) [-]
A weird thought that I had was this..    
   
Humans are made up of a 			***********		 inanimate objects (molecules, atoms, subatomic particles, etc.) that all come together to make a living being. What if all of the galaxies/ life/ etc. are the 			***********		 inanimate objects that make up something EVEN MORE amazing than humans?
A weird thought that I had was this..

Humans are made up of a *********** inanimate objects (molecules, atoms, subatomic particles, etc.) that all come together to make a living being. What if all of the galaxies/ life/ etc. are the *********** inanimate objects that make up something EVEN MORE amazing than humans?
User avatar #97 to #91 - ihaveakeyboard (01/13/2013) [-]
that my friend is the idea of God or religion right there
#139 to #97 - thessalonaki (01/13/2013) [-]
Not necessarily. A god or deity is usually used to define some sort of supernatural entity, as in something that exists outside the realm of physics and or what is natural. An organism that he is describing doesn't necessarily have to be a god- it is simply an organism greater than ourselves. An organism whose very nature, although not outside the realm of science, is so sheer and vast in size and scope that it boggles the human mind just to imagine such a creature or entity, let alone understand it. In the end, if we were to ever confront such a being, it would vastly alter our very perception and understanding of our universe and our place in it. It would be like meeting Cthulhu's version of Cthulhu.   
   
Some deep 			****		.
Not necessarily. A god or deity is usually used to define some sort of supernatural entity, as in something that exists outside the realm of physics and or what is natural. An organism that he is describing doesn't necessarily have to be a god- it is simply an organism greater than ourselves. An organism whose very nature, although not outside the realm of science, is so sheer and vast in size and scope that it boggles the human mind just to imagine such a creature or entity, let alone understand it. In the end, if we were to ever confront such a being, it would vastly alter our very perception and understanding of our universe and our place in it. It would be like meeting Cthulhu's version of Cthulhu.

Some deep **** .
User avatar #284 to #139 - odapac (01/14/2013) [-]
I kind of agree with him. I have a hard time believing that all of THIS was a one in a million random perfect equation of biology and chemistry. Maybe it was, I'm not saying it wasn't, but think of all the things that could have been different in the long line of everything that led up to us. I really believe there is a higher power (in my case, God), behind it all, but that's just my own belief.
User avatar #270 to #139 - rokkarokkaali (01/14/2013) [-]
I was about to tl;dr until I saw the word cthulu.
User avatar #272 to #97 - lolzordz (01/14/2013) [-]
yeah its exactly spot on
User avatar #136 to #91 - Zaxplab (01/13/2013) [-]
a galaxy would be like an atom with electrons around it.
#22 - futuregohan (01/13/2013) [-]
But we're not.
But we're not.
#51 to #22 - wiredrage (01/13/2013) [-]
yeah there are animals everywhere
#26 to #22 - tariv ONLINE (01/13/2013) [-]
I second this motion.
I second this motion.
#88 to #26 - futuregohan (01/13/2013) [-]
I say dance off.
I say dance off.
#146 to #88 - tariv ONLINE (01/13/2013) [-]
Eh...
Eh...
User avatar #17 - zombehhh (01/13/2013) [-]
it's amazing that we as a species are capable of being this conscious of where and what we are.
#19 to #17 - anon (01/13/2013) [-]
That's the very definition of sentience.
User avatar #77 to #17 - yourafaggotharry (01/13/2013) [-]
so much going on in the universe, so much unimaginable beauty, cataclysmic events that rip through space. And im just sitting here masturbating
User avatar #224 - ronniesan (01/14/2013) [-]
Consider this though. Even if we are the only form of life, lest say in 2000 years we begin to colonize planets even planets outside of our solar system. After Another 2000 years generations and likely entire civilizations will have rose and fell on the planets we once colonized. Lets say all of these planets that were once colonies of Earth now become their own separate entities, with their own cultures history and civilizations. Now if each of these planets are slightly different in their environment, but still sustainable to life and 3 million years go by, it is only natural with the theory of evolution that we humans will evolve differently on every planet. Then we become alien to each other a different sub-species with different traits on every planet all steaming from earth.


TL;DR Over millions of years and expansion throughout different planets, humans evolve and become aliens to each other and what we once were.
User avatar #232 to #224 - thedarkassassin (01/14/2013) [-]
Nice.
#238 to #224 - anon (01/14/2013) [-]
good sir, id have given you extra credit had you made an argument like that in my classroom.
User avatar #249 to #238 - ronniesan (01/14/2013) [-]
and Im not even high..
#248 - thewickedgoose (01/14/2013) [-]
i think that it is more terrifying to be the only ones, because if something happens to earth, (which it eventually will) then all life in the universe is gone.
i think that it is more terrifying to be the only ones, because if something happens to earth, (which it eventually will) then all life in the universe is gone.
User avatar #252 to #248 - dragontamers (01/14/2013) [-]
planets with life should be able to be found but sentient life is another matter
#206 - ButtonFly ONLINE (01/14/2013) [-]
It's a great,big universe
And we're all really puny...
User avatar #246 to #206 - icelandicjesus (01/14/2013) [-]
We're just tiny. little specs, about the size of Mickey Rooney...
#199 - sirhyden (01/14/2013) [-]
I just think it's impossible to be alone because of the size of the universe.... Earth-like planets are rare but not that rare.
#204 to #199 - anon (01/14/2013) [-]
Size is not the only criterion for life
#214 to #204 - anon (01/14/2013) [-]
It's not the size of the biosphere, but the climate of the biosphere
If you know what I mean...
User avatar #211 to #199 - TopDawg (01/14/2013) [-]
We've already located a few I think
User avatar #213 to #211 - noobofdoom (01/14/2013) [-]
we've located waay more than a few
User avatar #212 to #211 - sirhyden (01/14/2013) [-]
Yep, exactly, I'd love to see beyond my years to what future space exploration brings.....
User avatar #216 to #212 - TopDawg (01/14/2013) [-]
Besides,there no har evedince that says there need to be earthlike conditions for life. For all we know, there could be a species of life out there that breathes chlorine and drinks mercury.
#228 to #216 - anon (01/14/2013) [-]
there actually is a species of bacteria on earth that feeds or breathes on arsenic i believe
User avatar #218 to #216 - sirhyden (01/14/2013) [-]
I've never thought of it like that..... :)
User avatar #217 to #199 - stonedapples (01/14/2013) [-]
Not to mention assuming a planet has to be like ours to have life is a bit pretentious of us as a species isn't it?
User avatar #220 to #217 - sirhyden (01/14/2013) [-]
Well I assume some planets must have Dinosaur like creatures, or some that would be beyond our wildest comprehentions......
User avatar #268 to #227 - sirhyden (01/14/2013) [-]
That makes for a pleasant read. Thank you. :D
User avatar #298 to #199 - wallacewells (01/14/2013) [-]
Exactly. And in addition to that, who's to say that other biological beings follow the entirety of the rules that beings on Earth follow; we only know what can exist on this planet (and maybe the Moon and Mars), and while we do understand that, on an elemental level, certain things can't exist in certain places, who's to say there isn't a whole other periodic table's worth of elements that other beings in entirely different environments are composed of? It really is terrifying to think of, just how many possibilities there are in the universe.
#119 - chazilla (01/13/2013) [-]
Only two possibilities exist.
#148 to #119 - doyouevenupload (01/13/2013) [-]
only 2 possibilities.
#169 to #148 - TheShadowHog (01/14/2013) [-]
that picture made my next three days
#114 - hipsterbs (01/13/2013) [-]
You know whats terrifying not knowing why kids love the taste of cinnamon toast crunch
#132 to #114 - tyroneisanigger (01/13/2013) [-]
Because the secret ingredient in that is cum, I'd know I worked in a factory that made it for 3 years. If you are wondering how they get so much of it in the back of the store we would have like 60 chinese children/men all with their dicks in a machine slowly and LITERALLY sucking the cum out of them. Did that answer your question sir?
#78 - eddiethead (01/13/2013) [-]
**** yeah x-com.
User avatar #223 to #78 - alexwise (01/14/2013) [-]
i luv ta pimp out mah bros!!! i alwys crie wen they die tho/.
User avatar #251 to #223 - eddiethead (01/14/2013) [-]
I cri evr tim.
#32 - adamks (01/13/2013) [-]
Why terrifying? I would freaking love to see other life, even if it would wish nothing for us, but death.
#179 to #32 - franklyimaperson (01/14/2013) [-]
Well... that's the thing, ain't it?   
   
We are either crushingly alone, or there IS life... and it runs the gambit between the possible spectrems:   
   
It is cellular life, or unintellegent life and our technical abilities are the best in the universe   
   
The other life in the universe is just too far away, they being equal or lesser to our abilities to communicate, held back by the light barrier   
   
The other life does indeed exist, but it doesn't care about us, something Lovecraftian or something like that
Well... that's the thing, ain't it?

We are either crushingly alone, or there IS life... and it runs the gambit between the possible spectrems:

It is cellular life, or unintellegent life and our technical abilities are the best in the universe

The other life in the universe is just too far away, they being equal or lesser to our abilities to communicate, held back by the light barrier

The other life does indeed exist, but it doesn't care about us, something Lovecraftian or something like that
#330 to #179 - adamks (01/14/2013) [-]
But we as human do not care if other things care about us, we still study it. Of course it wont care about us, unless it is highly intellegent or selfaware life.
#108 - albertjester (01/13/2013) [-]
on one hand, nothing to judge us for our sordid history of inhumanity to eachother. on the other, races we can conquer and subjugate for the good of earth. seems win win to me.
on one hand, nothing to judge us for our sordid history of inhumanity to eachother. on the other, races we can conquer and subjugate for the good of earth. seems win win to me.
#126 to #108 - niralius (01/13/2013) [-]
who's to say they don't have a similar or even worse history of self-destruction.
who's to say they don't have a similar or even worse history of self-destruction.
#244 - alexmaverick (01/14/2013) [-]
How the 			****		 am I supposed to react to this ?!?!?
How the **** am I supposed to react to this ?!?!?
User avatar #254 to #244 - reyden (01/14/2013) [-]
by asking how the **** are you supposed to react to this
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