brimed03: machoprogrammer: Repo Man: Maybe all of the fundie freaks would commit mass suicide.Do you people have to bring up religion in every thread?They're pretty extremist about the need to criticize religion. Like it's a fundamental belief for them or something.
fusillade762: Most lacked awareness of many aspects of astronomy and their views were coloured by religion.That's what happens when you include Americans in your survey.
OOBE Juan Kenobi: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Doubtful we will ever encounter alien life forms. It goes beyond distance, it's also about time.Consider that we may not actually be the most intelligent species in the Universe...Also consider that rocketry may not be the only way to power a spacecraft, and that human beings tend to only think in terms of what they already know about the Universe. Just because we do not know how to transcend space/time yet, doesn't mean that other civilizations haven't been able to figure it out.All in all - we're just going to have to admit that we don't know all there is to know about the Universe.Your comment is akin to saying "It is absolutely impossible to travel large distances across the Universe because I don't think it's possible." How does that even make sense?
pedrop357: Arthen: What does university student's knowledge of astronomy have to do with "being ready" for extra terrestrial contact?No shiat. The last thing I'd want to talk to someone about after a flight is the air I traveled through, 100x so if I was the pilot.
machoprogrammer: <strong><a data-farkhash="" href="http://www.fark.com/comments/8250039/90720638#c90720638" target="_blank">Repo Man</a>:</strong> <em>Maybe all of the fundie freaks would commit mass suicide.</em>Do you people have to bring up religion in every thread?
Rhino_man: I would love to take this test and find out whether or not the study's authors think I'd be ready for contact.I personally think that I would be... but who knows?
Or maybe an astronaut. Yeah. Like, be the first motherfarker to see a new galaxy, or find a new alien lifeform... and fark it. And people'd be like, "There he goes. Homeboy farked a Martian once.
Arthen: What does university student's knowledge of astronomy have to do with "being ready" for extra terrestrial contact?
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