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Do they teach basic statistics in your country? Because what you just wrote packs some ignorance.

If you truly need to ask this question, maybe you have your own ignorance issues.
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post #92 of 100
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Originally Posted by essanbee View Post

If you truly need to ask this question, maybe you have your own ignorance issues.

I see the concept of a rhetorical question is also unknown to you.
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I always start to wonder when I think about the fact that the ISS space station is thought to be the most expensive structure we have ever built, and that makes me sad, makes me realize how far we might have been able to go and achieve if the funding for science experiments and space research would be the same as it was in the race to the moon.

Where would we be if the funds would never have been as limited as they are now ? Would we have discovered this planet sooner ? Would we even already have something travelling there right now to research it ?

If we had unlimited money (and hence unlimited resources), we wouldn't have poverty problems, energy problems, climate change problems, etc. There are many problems that can be solved with unlimited money, and thinking about solving those problems with unlimited money is as useful as thinking about going to space with unlimited money.
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There are an estimated 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 stars in the universe. If .000000001% of those stars had planets like Earth that could sustain life, that leaves 1,000,000,000 planets that could sustain life. The odds are not in your favor.

By the time we get to the point of exploring the entire Milky Way, galaxies other than the ones in our local cluster will be accelerating away from us faster than the speed of light...

There is a reasonable chance humans... what ever we evolve into will explore the entire Milky Way... Andromeda... eh... probably not... but maybe....

Exploring more than a few Galaxies... no way.
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If we could find out if there is life on this planet, or land on mars within my life time, that would be just amazing. biggrin.gif
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post #96 of 100
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If you truly need to ask this question, maybe you have your own ignorance issues.

So Statistics isn't taught in your country. Thanks for being honest.
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By the time we get to the point of exploring the entire Milky Way, galaxies other than the ones in our local cluster will be accelerating away from us faster than the speed of light...

There is a reasonable chance humans... what ever we evolve into will explore the entire Milky Way... Andromeda... eh... probably not... but maybe....

Exploring more than a few Galaxies... no way.

As long as we don't get wiped out (by we I mean Earth based living intelligent organism), we will get to explore the Andromeda galaxy at least in a few billion years or so thumb.gif


As for the whole life argument, given a large enough sample size anything that can happen, will happen many times over. The odds of winning the powerball lottery are something like 100 million to 1, yet there are hundreds of people who have won the jackpot. Given the obscenely large sample size of the Milky Way, the answer is rather clear that life does indeed exist elsewhere out there. Just like how in the lottery, you stand very little chance of winning, we have very little chance of finding the other life that's out there given that we only have a few lottery tickets, so to speak.
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So Statistics isn't taught in your country. Thanks for being honest.

I was never taught statistics in public school. I mostly had to pick that up while playing Dungeons & Dragons.
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So Statistics isn't taught in your country. Thanks for being honest.

He's in Florida... I'd just like to point that out. For those not in the know Florida is possibly the most mentally deficient state in the US. Google 'Florida man', you'll see..

But I digress...
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He's in Florida... I'd just like to point that out. For those not in the know Florida is possibly the most mentally deficient state in the US. Google 'Florida man', you'll see..

But I digress...

Unless you specifically enroll in advanced math courses, you'll get, at most, a bastardized version of Algebra II in High School. Don't get me started on Common Core...
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