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What one thing do you want to know?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by John B. Foster, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    How come, in Western shootouts, the errant bullets never hit anyone's horse?
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

  3. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Union rules.

    Horse union rules.
  4. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Who let the dogs out?
  5. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Why do bad things happen to good people and why do good things happen to bad people.
  6. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

    Are we alone in the universe?
  7. Driftwood

    Driftwood Well-Known Member

    I'd like to hover above my property and do a Time Machine sequence to know what it looked like and what went on here throughout history.
  8. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    There are more stars than grains of sand on Earth. Almost all of them, as far as we know, are orbited by planets. There are tens of billions of planets within the habitable zones of their stars in the Milky Way alone. Beyond the Milky Way, there are hundreds of millions of other galaxies. That means there are millions of billions of potentially habitable planets in the universe.

    So I suspect no, we are not alone.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    Then where are they?

    Fermi paradox - Wikipedia
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    How can I cure my wife of cancer
  11. typefitter

    typefitter Well-Known Member

    Extremely far away. Next nearest star system to us after the sun, Alpha Centauri, would take us 73,000 years to reach with our current technology.

    Space is really, really big. I suspect that within fifty years, we'll know of other life in the universe, but we won't be able to contact it or reach it. I'm not sure how we ever will. We'll just know they're out there.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    I just read that in Carl Sagan's voice. ... it made me want to smoke pot for the first time in decades.
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