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(Visual.ly)   Five exoplanets that might just be able to support human life. Subby calls dibs on Gliese 667C c   (visual.ly) divider line 20
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2012-05-12 09:15:38 PM
3 votes:

RoyBatty: sirgrim: This is not Gliese 667C C, this is Gliese 667 C B!

Nicely played, thank you.


Agreed. Well done.

ZeroCorpse: Look, I'm sorry. It's not gonna happen. We can barely manage this planet, and we can't even stop ourselves from killing each other, allowing our poor to suffer and die, killing off animal and plant species long before their time, or wasting our natural resources. We're going to die off before we ever have the technology, time, patience, intelligence, wisdom, and brotherhood required to colonize another planet.

It just won't happen with humans. Maybe the species that comes after us will learn from our mistakes, but we're just not equipped to deal with space travel, nor are we mature enough as a species to stop screwing ourselves.

When people stop arguing about "conservative vs liberal", then maybe we'll be a step closer. Right now, we can't do anything without pissing each other off.


Putting aside the debbie downer aspects of your post, you're dead wrong on all your other assumptions as well. You're a product of the current political environment, and before judging the future, you really should heed your own advice and pay attention to the past.

Every generation that's come before has always believed themselves part of the downswing of Humanity/apocolypse. The Civil War was a time when we were even more sharply divided. People during WWII literally thought the world was coming to an end and had to fight fascism and the destruction of their way of life by a seemingly unstoppable war machine. During the Cold War we were any number of moments from completely destroying ourselves with the flick of a switch.

None of that came to pass.

The dirty little secret that the media and politicians don't want you to know is that we HAVE improved and evolved as a species. We've improved the quality of life for the average citizen around the world compared to 100 years ago, murder rates have gone down, the likelihood of wars and the casualties from them are on a steep downswing.

For every sociopath out there playing with the fire that could destroy humanity, there's thousands of good, honest people you've never heard of working against him trying to prevent that spark of destruction you're so sure will happen from coming to fruition. Billions of dollars are being spent on stem cell research, quantum physics, general purpose research... everything we dreamed of as Science fiction only sixty years ago is slowly coming true (way behind predictions naturally), but we are progressing and evolving as a species.

It's supremely easy to judge the future as lost and beyond hope for all of humanity. You might even get a large percentage of the populace to agree with you. But you'd be wrong. All of you would be. Life, and humanity will progress, and maybe it won't be my grandchildren, or even my great grandchildren that step foot on an alien world, but it will happen, and when it does, you'll look just as foolish as we look on people who swore the world was coming to an end every generation before us.

Things will be OK pumpkin. Trust me. Try and cheer up and enjoy the time we have on this spinning ball of mud trying to help improve it instead of complaining. You'll like your life a lot more.
2012-05-12 08:11:27 PM
3 votes:
This is not Gliese 667C C, this is Gliese 667 C B!
2012-05-12 10:05:14 PM
2 votes:

BalugaJoe: Do they have Jesus?


You can bet if we ever meet another intelligence, there will be Earthlings pushing their Jesus or Allah or Whatthefarkever on them. That's why I hope we don't meet any until religion has died out. I mean, how embarrassing would that be?
2012-05-12 08:52:33 PM
2 votes:
Your mom is an exoplanet teeming with life. Suit up.
2012-05-12 08:26:00 PM
2 votes:
I think it's time I considered glasses. I read that as 'Five eggplants' and was horribly confused and disgusted.
2012-05-12 08:05:36 PM
2 votes:
I've heard that Farkers are first in line for 'B'-ark.
2012-05-12 08:02:28 PM
2 votes:
FAIL! Thats only 4. The last one listed was Earf.
2012-05-12 11:13:50 PM
1 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com

Careful, subby, all might not be as it at first appears.
2012-05-12 11:07:07 PM
1 votes:
If we would just unearth our stargate we could be eating dinner one on of these tomorrow.
2012-05-12 11:03:20 PM
1 votes:
missionsunknown.com
What ever planet these are on.
2012-05-12 10:31:49 PM
1 votes:

Aboleth: KangTheMad: ktybear: Our message to Gliese 581d is well passed the Oort Cloud

I feel ashamed to be a part of Humanity after reading some of those messages.

What the hell? Why didn't any psychologists or linguists or whoever with more than 2 brain cells veto those messages? If any powerful FTL civilization reads those messages, they'll be coming for sure to euthanize us to put us out of our misery.


On the other hand, if they do have Facebook or Twitter on Gliese 581d, Justin Bieber will probably pick up another billion followers.
2012-05-12 09:55:18 PM
1 votes:

ktybear: Our message to Gliese 581d is well passed the Oort Cloud


I feel ashamed to be a part of Humanity after reading some of those messages.
2012-05-12 09:37:11 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: Look, I'm sorry. It's not gonna happen. We can barely manage this planet, and we can't even stop ourselves from killing each other, allowing our poor to suffer and die, killing off animal and plant species long before their time, or wasting our natural resources. We're going to die off before we ever have the technology, time, patience, intelligence, wisdom, and brotherhood required to colonize another planet.

It just won't happen with humans. Maybe the species that comes after us will learn from our mistakes, but we're just not equipped to deal with space travel, nor are we mature enough as a species to stop screwing ourselves.

When people stop arguing about "conservative vs liberal", then maybe we'll be a step closer. Right now, we can't do anything without pissing each other off.



Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson disagrees.

/Link to an interview on the Daily Show talking about this subject.
2012-05-12 08:56:49 PM
1 votes:
Look, I'm sorry. It's not gonna happen. We can barely manage this planet, and we can't even stop ourselves from killing each other, allowing our poor to suffer and die, killing off animal and plant species long before their time, or wasting our natural resources. We're going to die off before we ever have the technology, time, patience, intelligence, wisdom, and brotherhood required to colonize another planet.

It just won't happen with humans. Maybe the species that comes after us will learn from our mistakes, but we're just not equipped to deal with space travel, nor are we mature enough as a species to stop screwing ourselves.

When people stop arguing about "conservative vs liberal", then maybe we'll be a step closer. Right now, we can't do anything without pissing each other off.
2012-05-12 08:55:22 PM
1 votes:
I call dibs on Phobos...

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2012-05-12 08:22:54 PM
1 votes:
Dibs on Urectum.
2012-05-12 08:13:16 PM
1 votes:

tomWright: information as it fly's through


Oh, my freaking lord, REALLY?

Tell me you're trolling.
2012-05-12 08:08:03 PM
1 votes:
Too bad subby, I've already planted my flag, and seeded the land with hot scantily dressed amazonian women at my beck. But feel free to visit, they make a great bbq.
2012-05-12 08:04:53 PM
1 votes:

namatad: the temps reported in degrees kelvin and Fahrenheit do not compute.


Kepler-22 b is the only incorrect one I see, and just because the fahrenheit is negative; positive would work.
2012-05-12 07:47:33 PM
1 votes:

namatad: um
can I call WTF on the tard who made the chart?
the temps reported in degrees kelvin and Fahrenheit do not compute.


Probably some Brit. Surprised they didn't estimate the mass of each exoplanet in stones.
 
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