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Re: NASA's Stardust - This Is So Cool!

Postby Homeless » Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:54 pm

josebach wrote:
knapplc wrote:What they're hoping to find are "organics" - or, the basic building blocks of life. These would be carbons and acids, or even little green men frozen in a primeval state (OK not that last part). Finding these things would go a long way toward proving the theory that life originated from "the stuff of comets" when the Earth was young and suffered from a near-constant barrage of cometary bodies. The theory goes that these basic building blocks of life were present in these comets which then brought them to Earth where life evolved in our life-friendly environment.

I totally dig this stuff. I should have been a scientist.


It is fascinating. I take it from these posts that you believe in intelligent design? Irreducible complexity and things of that nature?


Oh no, here we go again :-b
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Re: NASA's Stardust - This Is So Cool!

Postby moonhead » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:05 pm

Homeless wrote:
josebach wrote:
knapplc wrote:What they're hoping to find are "organics" - or, the basic building blocks of life. These would be carbons and acids, or even little green men frozen in a primeval state (OK not that last part). Finding these things would go a long way toward proving the theory that life originated from "the stuff of comets" when the Earth was young and suffered from a near-constant barrage of cometary bodies. The theory goes that these basic building blocks of life were present in these comets which then brought them to Earth where life evolved in our life-friendly environment.

I totally dig this stuff. I should have been a scientist.


It is fascinating. I take it from these posts that you believe in intelligent design? Irreducible complexity and things of that nature?


Oh no, here we go again :-b


exactly what i was thinking.
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Re: NASA's Stardust - This Is So Cool!

Postby josebach » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:31 pm

moonhead wrote:
Homeless wrote:
josebach wrote:
knapplc wrote:What they're hoping to find are "organics" - or, the basic building blocks of life. These would be carbons and acids, or even little green men frozen in a primeval state (OK not that last part). Finding these things would go a long way toward proving the theory that life originated from "the stuff of comets" when the Earth was young and suffered from a near-constant barrage of cometary bodies. The theory goes that these basic building blocks of life were present in these comets which then brought them to Earth where life evolved in our life-friendly environment.

I totally dig this stuff. I should have been a scientist.


It is fascinating. I take it from these posts that you believe in intelligent design? Irreducible complexity and things of that nature?


Oh no, here we go again :-b


exactly what i was thinking.


I don't think you guys understand my question. I asked only because I don't believe science and God are mutually exclusive and it sounds like Knapplc doesn't either. When he responds to this you'll see he won't be offended by me asking. I wasn't challenging him at all. Quite the contrary. It seems he and I might actually have more in common than I thought. Believe it or not, I actually agree with a large majority of his posts. :-)
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:55 pm

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Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Neato! ;-D


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Science + Cool = Neato

C'mon, I don't really say words like "neato" and "swell". :*)
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Re: NASA's Stardust - This Is So Cool!

Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:49 pm

josebach wrote:
moonhead wrote:
Homeless wrote:
josebach wrote:
knapplc wrote:What they're hoping to find are "organics" - or, the basic building blocks of life. These would be carbons and acids, or even little green men frozen in a primeval state (OK not that last part). Finding these things would go a long way toward proving the theory that life originated from "the stuff of comets" when the Earth was young and suffered from a near-constant barrage of cometary bodies. The theory goes that these basic building blocks of life were present in these comets which then brought them to Earth where life evolved in our life-friendly environment.

I totally dig this stuff. I should have been a scientist.


It is fascinating. I take it from these posts that you believe in intelligent design? Irreducible complexity and things of that nature?


Oh no, here we go again :-b


exactly what i was thinking.


I don't think you guys understand my question. I asked only because I don't believe science and God are mutually exclusive and it sounds like Knapplc doesn't either. When he responds to this you'll see he won't be offended by me asking. I wasn't challenging him at all. Quite the contrary. It seems he and I might actually have more in common than I thought. Believe it or not, I actually agree with a large majority of his posts. :-)

As should we all. Take a lesson, Moon and Homey. ;-)

Jose, I don't quite know what to believe. When I die I FULLY expect there to be a question-and-answer session. I have a lot of questions. I'm just not positive on who will be giving me those answers.

As for ID - Life is complex. Fiendishly complex. Amazingly complex. It is POSSIBLE that this complexity sprang forth from simple compounds and random chance. But after studying the extent of the complexity of even "simple" life forms, I find it less than compelling that it "just happened."

I'd be very, very happy if a Creator would come to my kitchen and have a chat. I'd serve some really good coffee and make Him very comfortable - as I said before, I have a lot of questions. If I ever get that chance, the first thing I'll do is post here so you guys know about it.

All I'm left with right now is faith. I think through other posts everyone is pretty clear on who I have put my faith in, and I feel that I've done that for very good reasons - but again, I have no proof to offer you. Only faith.

So in the meantime I entertain myself with stories of the latest finds from the world of science, read my bible and do my best to make sense of it all.

That's about all any of us can do.


PS - I was serious about you all chipping in and getting me some aerogel for my birthday....
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Postby knapplc » Wed Jan 25, 2006 11:51 pm

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
UTLonghorns wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Neato! ;-D


-30 Street Cred.


Science + Cool = Neato

C'mon, I don't really say words like "neato" and "swell". :*)

I say "groovy" quite often.

How many cool points does that gig me? :-D
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Postby mikus » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:30 am

i'm sort of an astronomy buff too ... took a couple classes and labs here at LSU in my career ... this stuff it great, i love the way we have been able to progress through technology ... i saw an article today on CNN about the new technology they have used to find an Earth-like planet 2000 light years away ... so far, they have found over 160 other planets ... i love the possibilities :-?
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Postby UTLonghorns » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:00 am

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
UTLonghorns wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Neato! ;-D


-30 Street Cred.


Science + Cool = Neato

C'mon, I don't really say words like "neato" and "swell". :*)


I know, forgot the ;-7 on my last post.
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Postby UTLonghorns » Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:00 am

knapplc wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:
UTLonghorns wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Neato! ;-D


-30 Street Cred.


Science + Cool = Neato

C'mon, I don't really say words like "neato" and "swell". :*)

I say "groovy" quite often.

How many cool points does that gig me? :-D


That a good 50 fifty. Your in a hell of debt now ;-D
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