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(The New York Times)   "Somewhere in all of this, there must be a planet where the volcanoes spout chocolate." Here comes the science (that the article author chose to ignore almost in its entirety)   (nytimes.com) divider line 8
    More: Interesting, Earth, Kepler space telescope, planets  
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2013-11-04 06:21:04 PM  
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Subby, do you accept that the universe is infinite? Because if you do, then you also accept that in an infinite universe, by its very definition, every possible event in infinity not only *can* happen, it *will* happen. It's already happened, in fact, and will continue to happen an infinite number of times. Not only did a million monkeys long ago type all of Shakespeare's accumulated works, but a thousand monkeys have done it, too. 782 monkeys. Two million and forty-eight. Three. Chocolate volcanoes? Please. There are chocolate volcanoes, there are raspberry volcanoes. There are even volcanoes that erupt other volcanoes, and who knows what thosevolcanoes erupt? Somewhere in the infinite universe, there is a tiny pea lying in the middle of a desert that tastes like steak but will kill you if you even look at it. There are alien creatures who eat themselves and give birth through their own defecation. There are fish who can't breathe water and die the moment they are born, and there are birds who are born in mid-air but who can't fly and so must mate before they hit the ground. There is a planet made entirely of hair, another made entirely of snails. There are rocks that sing and trees that grow antlers. They rattle in the wind, like a sack of bones. Every decision you've ever made has already been made, has been made every way it can be made, is being made right now, in fact. And out there, somewhere, there is a starship soaring through space. Its bald captain wears a goatee. Believe me, subby, you do not want to fark with him.
2013-11-04 07:24:21 PM  
2 votes:

talkertopc: Pocket Ninja: Subby, do you accept that the universe is infinite? Because if you do, then you also accept that in an infinite universe, by its very definition, every possible event in infinity not only *can* happen, it *will* happen. It's already happened, in fact, and will continue to happen an infinite number of times. Not only did a million monkeys long ago type all of Shakespeare's accumulated works, but a thousand monkeys have done it, too. 782 monkeys. Two million and forty-eight. Three. Chocolate volcanoes? Please. There are chocolate volcanoes, there are raspberry volcanoes. There are even volcanoes that erupt other volcanoes, and who knows what thosevolcanoes erupt? Somewhere in the infinite universe, there is a tiny pea lying in the middle of a desert that tastes like steak but will kill you if you even look at it. There are alien creatures who eat themselves and give birth through their own defecation. There are fish who can't breathe water and die the moment they are born, and there are birds who are born in mid-air but who can't fly and so must mate before they hit the ground. There is a planet made entirely of hair, another made entirely of snails. There are rocks that sing and trees that grow antlers. They rattle in the wind, like a sack of bones. Every decision you've ever made has already been made, has been made every way it can be made, is being made right now, in fact. And out there, somewhere, there is a starship soaring through space. Its bald captain wears a goatee. Believe me, subby, you do not want to fark with him.

I'm not subby and I'm just an armchair scientist but I do not think that the universe is infinite, it is however very large and expanding, I might be mistaken but I think this is what astrophysicist think. I do however subscribe to the theory that there is an infinite number of universes.


The idea that an infinite universe includes every conceivable scenario is dumb. There's an infinite number of integers, but none of them is pi.
2013-11-04 09:07:19 PM  
1 votes:

Felgraf: itcamefromschenectady: The idea that an infinite universe includes every conceivable scenario is dumb. There's an infinite number of integers, but none of them is pi.

EXACTLY. That's why people with the whole "Oh, multiverse, infinite number of worlds, everything must happen somewhere!" pisses the crap out of me.

INFINITY DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY.


2 things. First, the idea is that anything that's possible will happen, not anything at all. So on another earth another me won the lottery. Pi can never be an integer. No one who believes in this believes pi can be an integer or black will be white. Don't argue the validity of this belief with me. I don't believe it either, I'm just pointing out your misconception. 2nd point, people have to be pretty new to Fark to try to argue with a Pocket Ninja post.
2013-11-04 08:20:14 PM  
1 votes:
Is there a universe where Radiolab isn't a twee, effect heavy show bent on turning a 15 minute segment into a full hour hosted by self-congratulatory pair of priques? Nah, couldn't happen. Fark Radiolab.
2013-11-04 07:41:02 PM  
1 votes:

Pocket Ninja: Subby, do you accept that the universe is infinite? Because if you do, then you also accept that in an infinite universe, by its very definition, every possible event in infinity not only *can* happen, it *will* happen. It's already happened, in fact, and will continue to happen an infinite number of times. Not only did a million monkeys long ago type all of Shakespeare's accumulated works, but a thousand monkeys have done it, too. 782 monkeys. Two million and forty-eight. Three. Chocolate volcanoes? Please. There are chocolate volcanoes, there are raspberry volcanoes. There are even volcanoes that erupt other volcanoes, and who knows what thosevolcanoes erupt? Somewhere in the infinite universe, there is a tiny pea lying in the middle of a desert that tastes like steak but will kill you if you even look at it. There are alien creatures who eat themselves and give birth through their own defecation. There are fish who can't breathe water and die the moment they are born, and there are birds who are born in mid-air but who can't fly and so must mate before they hit the ground. There is a planet made entirely of hair, another made entirely of snails. There are rocks that sing and trees that grow antlers. They rattle in the wind, like a sack of bones. Every decision you've ever made has already been made, has been made every way it can be made, is being made right now, in fact. And out there, somewhere, there is a starship soaring through space. Its bald captain wears a goatee. Believe me, subby, you do not want to fark with him.


Your grasp of infinity. It is wrong. If you have an infinite number of black marbles, one of them must be white, by your "logic."
2013-11-04 07:09:13 PM  
1 votes:
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A bit further down the probability curve.
2013-11-04 06:49:47 PM  
1 votes:
I believe in a vast but finite universe, an unbreakable light speed barrier, and that the event that occurred during the formation of the Earth are amazingly rare, especially our exact axial tilt and very large moon.  I believe life exists on other planets, but the distances between habitable worlds is almost unimaginable.
2013-11-04 06:30:22 PM  
1 votes:
You have fun on the "chocolate volcano planet"...I'll be on the planet with the beer volcano.
 
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