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Author Topic:   Latest Kepler Data: Lots of Earths
Taz
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Message 3 of 24 (603182)
02-03-2011 9:12 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Taq
02-02-2011 5:39 PM


I'd like to emphasize the fact that these are only the planets they've been able to find with their very limited ways. It may very well be the case that the cosmos is full of Class M Planets.
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Taz
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Message 7 of 24 (603555)
02-05-2011 1:27 AM
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02-04-2011 2:35 PM


I see the potential for the fine tuning argument to finally die out completely.
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Taz
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Message 9 of 24 (603562)
02-05-2011 2:33 AM
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02-05-2011 1:39 AM


You gotta think of it this way, though. First, they kept making the argument that if the earth was like a mile off its orbit then life as we know it would seize to exist. Then they made the argument that planets are a rare thing and that our solar system might be the only one in the cosmos with planets. And then when they found extrasolar planets, they made the argument that rocky planets in habitable zones are extremely rare such that earth could have only existed because god created it this way.

You see where I'm going with this? They keep moving their goal post. Now that we've found hundreds of planets in habitable zones, I'm just hoping that they could finally shut the hell up.


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Taz
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Message 14 of 24 (603828)
02-07-2011 10:33 PM
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02-05-2011 12:17 PM


I am convinced that eventually we will find out without a doubt that the universe is teeming with oases of habitable conditions for life.

What's the difference between my belief in this and the christian faith? Well, for one thing I don't care if other people believe this with me or not. But more importantly, I don't flood internet forums with my bullshit.


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Message 16 of 24 (603832)
02-08-2011 12:59 AM
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02-08-2011 12:18 AM


Somehow, an atheist young earth creationist just doesn't sound too... real.
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Taz
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Message 18 of 24 (603845)
02-08-2011 8:47 AM
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02-08-2011 1:51 AM


Creationism 101

The universe is so fine tuned for life on Earth that there must have been a god creating the universe 6,000 years ago and specifically putting life on Earth to worship Him.

Edit.

Those who have been in this debate long enough should recognize what I'm talking about right away.

Edited by Taz, : No reason given.


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