"After the Laws of Physics, everything else is opinion" -Neil deGrasse Tyson
Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society
Quote:In a few billion years "there" won't be there any more.it will be out past there.Eventually you won't be able to get there from here!!
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Reality is a figmentnewton of your imagination
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar
"Scientists aren't perfect, just peer reviewed.""Eye of Sauron Observatory", featuring "Sauron's Other Eye", 16" dob, conical Royce mirror.
Quote:From what I understad you need the energy of a small star to go running around the galaxy... just sayin
Quote:Every technologically advancing alien civilization eventually invents money. From then on, space travel is just too expensive.
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:I believe Moore's Law had to do with the doubling of transistors on a chip, complexity in that sense.
Quote:I take the paper to be using it as a metaphor for speculation, rather than anything else. In any case, it is interesting to think that we may be the cutting edge when it comes to intelligence in the universe, assuming we aren't all there is. And, indeed, why not?
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:Yeah,the thought that we might be "the pinnacle of creation" really IS depressing!
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
12" LX200 GPS
10" LX200 GPS
4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
Quote:Why are We the "Neanderthals"? Maybe They are. Why might We not be the leading edge of cosmic evolution? There's no evidence one way or the other, so why not?/Ira
Quote: However, I do agree with Bill Joy (Sun Micro-systems) who I believe said or wrote, if it should become the case our computers gain awareness, what we will then have is an entity with near infinite power and the moral self control of a three year old.
Quote:Has anyone had a computing device that lasted more than 10 years? (And here I am being generous.) So much for the lifetime of the smart machine./Ira
Quote:Reminds me of a song: Code MonkeyJarad