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Comment: Re:Tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 606

by TheDarkMaster (#48261345) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right
Read what I will say carefully. What II will suggest is NOT the "absolute truth", it is only a possibility.

Imagine something in "2001 Space Odyssey" style, the very beginning of the film. Some intelligence gets down here, do some experiments with the most promising species and goes away to wait for the results. A few thousand years later it returns and finds a primitive society we know as Romans, and decides to try a more direct approach. But the approach do not occur well as she expected, and its representative is killed by the natives. Then the intelligence decides to wait until the natives evolve enough to be able to a contact, perhaps a few more thousand years in the future.

Comment: Re:Tip of the iceberg (Score 1) 606

by TheDarkMaster (#48261147) Attached to: Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Right
Hey, take it easy! The other commenter interpreted the bible as I also think that it should be interpreted, ie as a storybook. In my humble opinion, nothing prevents the biblical characters would be aliens, because imagine how a person from that time would react when he see a being completely out of the ordinary. Even our earliest ancestors thought the sun would be a "god".

But having said that, do not think I'm saying that was exactly what happened, I'm just saying it's a good theory as any other.

Comment: Re:Why at a place of learning? (Score 1) 972

You're right, but never forget a very important detail... When you try to force others to have the same opinion as you using physical force as a threat (or other means of force, such as defamation), is not freedom of expression anymore.

"Believe what you want as long as it does not threatens the well-being of others around you"

Comment: Interesting trick (Score 5, Interesting) 161

by TheDarkMaster (#48197603) Attached to: Cell Transplant Allows Paralyzed Man To Walk
I read some time ago that the olfactory cells are one of the few nerve cells that maintains the ability to reproduce and create new connections, then it seems that the researchers basically created a "hard hack" with that. Interesting, and hopefully it will be applicable in many similar cases.

Comment: Re:Technical solution for s social problem (Score 1) 115

by TheDarkMaster (#48183817) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?
In countries like mine, freedom of expression exists only on paper. So I understand the concern of the author of the topic as if I wanted to make a website I would also be targeted by fraudulent takedown requests in the first time that I write anything that a rich man or politician disliked.

Comment: Re:So much for colonization plans... (Score 1) 63

by TheDarkMaster (#48150975) Attached to: MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space
I think you misunderstand my concern. I know that the atmosphere is not going anywhere in the short term by exactly the factors you described. What concerned me on the probe data is the long-term. For example, if the water continues decomposing as the probe detected without having something to replace it, then sometime in the future the planet really will not have any more water (ignoring here the possibility of underground ice, as we do no have enough data about this yet). And if in the distant future someone could change the atmosphere for something breathable, the data suggest that it would be a job that would last a short time in planetary scales (so, bad for permanent colonies).

Comment: Re:So much for colonization plans... (Score 1) 63

by TheDarkMaster (#48148377) Attached to: MAVEN Spies Mars' Atmosphere Leaching Out Into Space
The norm is to ignore ACs, but ... I wonder why humanity allows a piece of shit with no imagination, no dreams, no ambitions, hateful, stupid, coward and ignorant as you living among us. Never say "never", AC... I am dismayed by the news that Mars may be airless in the distant future, but I'm far from giving up as you.

From Sharp minds come... pointed heads. -- Bryan Sparrowhawk

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