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Comment Re:Easy (Score 1) 92 92

What's funny about attempts to visualize other types of life forms is, we tend to visualize those life forms in our own environmental terms. That is, we tend to assume some basic atmospheric conditions, pressure ranges, and temperature ranges. We "assume" certain basic conditions that resemble our own conditions.

There's little to no point in imagining alien life if you can't get with it, Captain Kirk-style, and everyone knows that.

Comment Re:I, for one... (Score 1) 434 434

Look, comcast is a private company that exists to make money.

Stop right there. In the interest of honest logical discussion, Comcast is not a private company. They are publicly traded and all such corporations exist, in the words of some dude I once worked for, to make money for the shareholders.

Comment Re:So many extinction level events yet we linger (Score 1) 451 451

at the precipice of become spacefaring people. Mega volcano? Mega landslide in Hawaii? Defrosting Russian permafrost? Global warming? Comet? Meteor? Gamma ray burst? Solar flare?

Pick one and we're screwed. Sadly all we care about it the latest trinket to amuse our monkey brains while we imagine we are safe from all danger. somehow. maybe.

Space stations are shiny.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein