Originally Posted by wolf_08
So can we see the birth of our planet if we go see so many light years ahead that has already happen in the past?
As wouldn't it be also possible to see ahead in the future? Or can we only see the past that has already happen?
If an alien lifeform were standing on a planet 100 lightyears from earth, with a great big telescope, looking at where earth was exactly 100 years ago, they would in fact see earth as it was 100 years ago, and all the people walking around, etc...
That's because those events happened
, and the light has bounced away and floated into the universe carrying that information for anyone to pick up. Now, seeing the future cannot be done in the same way, because light goes from source to destination, not vice versa. The action hasn't happened yet, no light has hit the objects involved, so you cannot 'see' the event that hasn't taken place yet. (although that would be pretty B.A. thb...)
and on another note:
LOL @ Jagged_Steel
Originally Posted by Jagged_Steel
However, I would like to ask a simple thing of you: Please refrain from letting this anger drive your actions. You are after all a "Moderator" here, therefore you should not go around attacking people and trying to cause flamewars. If you really want to attack me I think that out of respect for this Forum and all of those who post here that you should either abstain from attacking people with whom you disagree, or at the very least log off with your moderator's account and log in with some other account and continue your attack without trashing the integrity of the Forum.
Explaining how we believe that you are incorrect is not the same as attacking you. Nobody is burning you at the stake. However, I have had a great chuckle reading your posts, so thanks for that!
sorry, had to throw that in there...