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Old 2016-07-17, 15:56
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Good point, never thought about it this way. That sounds right.

Maybe someone (scientist) can calculate the average number of probable actual-life-forming celestial objects per certain chunk of space. Then maybe we can get closer to calculate our probability of finding one.

What was that in that Person of Interest episode about the aliens conspiracy radio show? "Fermi paradox". Claims that the likelihood of aliens existence collides with the fact we found no evidence of them. My thought on that subject is that the universe is still young, give it a few billion more years and you'll see evidence of life all over the place. And in another few billion more years, maybe there won't be galaxies anymore, and stars, and planets. Just life forms and their products.
On the other hand, some scientists claim that the universe will die in a few billion years. That would be a bummer.
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