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InvisibleIcelander
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Nova
    #4555838 - 08/19/05 05:27 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Next on NOVA: "Origins"

http://www.pbs.org/nova/origins

Broadcast: August 23, 2005 at 8 p.m. ET/PT -- Repeat
(NOVA airs Tuesdays on PBS at 8 p.m. Check your local listings as
dates and times may vary.)

Has the universe always existed? How did it become a place that
could harbor life? Are we alone, or are there alien worlds waiting
to be discovered? NOVA presents some startling new answers in
"Origins," a groundbreaking four-part miniseries beginning this
Tuesday. Hosted by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and
Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural
History, the miniseries investigates new clues from the frontiers of
science. Over the next four Tuesdays, Tyson guides viewers on a
cosmic journey to the beginning of time and to the depths of space,
searching for life's first stirrings and its traces on other worlds.

Here's what you'll find on the companion Web site:

Inquiry, Interviews, and More


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4555849 - 08/19/05 05:28 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Fucking amazing episode. Love love love it.


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4555850 - 08/19/05 05:29 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Are we alone?

The Rare Earth hypothesis seems to be worthy of looking at. Wouldn't that be a trip if there was no other life out there, no God or gods, no consciousness- just us animals on this earth, the only examples of Darwinism in the universe?


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Re: Nova [Re: Ravus]
    #4555856 - 08/19/05 05:30 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That would be pretty fucked. Way more fucked than aliens.


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4555867 - 08/19/05 05:34 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

http://www.arimilner.com/s&t_hubble.htm

The Best of Hubble. Turn up your volume for this show! Enjoy!


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Re: Nova [Re: freddurgan]
    #4555891 - 08/19/05 05:38 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

It'd also be pretty liberating.

Until we nuked ourselves and the rest of life out of existence, and there goes the one and only chance for consciousness in the universe. :shocked:


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Re: Nova [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #4555894 - 08/19/05 05:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks Jiggy, Beautiful. Makes me want to drag my scope out.


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Re: Nova [Re: Ravus]
    #4555905 - 08/19/05 05:41 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

"Until we nuked ourselves and the rest of life out of existence, and there goes the one and only chance for consciousness in the universe."
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Does it matter? :wink: Not to me. :grin:


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4555976 - 08/19/05 06:03 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

your welcome. I love the one with all the galaxies. It says that picture came from a section of a photo the size of a dot and then found over 1500 galaxies in it and said that dot was typical of the universe.

Consider how many stars are in each galaxy and how many planets and moons can be around each of those stars and the mind is Blown!

I'll be sure to tune in Tuesday. Nova Rocks!


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Re: Nova [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #4555987 - 08/19/05 06:07 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I read this somewhere. It sounds so werd that I always think I got it wrong.

For every grain of sand on the beaches on earth there is 1 million stars out there. :whoa:


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4556003 - 08/19/05 06:13 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Ha..that does almost sound wrong, but if a cosmologist said "yeah, that's true", I'd believe him.


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Re: Nova [Re: freddurgan]
    #4556015 - 08/19/05 06:17 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Definitely puts your personal trip in perspective.


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" All that lives was born to die"-Anom.

With much wisdom comes much sorrow,
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Re: Nova [Re: freddurgan]
    #4556020 - 08/19/05 06:18 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Fred, did you look at those photos in the link and see all the stars in just one little section of a galaxy and then consider the photo with all the galaxies in just the one dot of space.

The sand thing is easy to believe, just pretty impossible to comprehend.


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Re: Nova [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #4556042 - 08/19/05 06:24 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That's what I like about contemplating the vastness of space. It warps perspective for a while.

If 15,000 galaxies are in just one tiny dot in space, then what does that make this one planet in the scope of space?

Nothing like a cup of insignificance after dinner!:lol:


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Re: Nova [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #4556080 - 08/19/05 06:37 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

That cup is a heady brew. I like being insignificant. It is freeing to realize that all my petty judgements about myself and life in general are insignificant. I am free to just float if I so choose. I am encouraged by this knowledge. Now I can just play with my life, IF I can free myself from indulging in heavy concern about myself, and when that toy breaks, who cares? There are plenty more where that came from. :thumbup: :heart:


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Edited by Icelander (08/19/05 06:38 PM)


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4556088 - 08/19/05 06:41 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

But, if we consider the possibility that the Universe is holographic, then even the tiniest part contains all of the whole.


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4556089 - 08/19/05 06:41 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

For every grain of sand on the beaches on earth there is 1 million stars out there.

*Swami grabs a grain of sand and puts it in a 3000 psi press crushing it to powder and simultaneously wiping out 12, 238 civilizations and hundreds of trillions of life forms.*

*Swami grins maniacally.*  :evil:


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Re: Nova [Re: Swami]
    #4556106 - 08/19/05 06:50 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Are you that Horton guy? :laugh:


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Re: Nova [Re: Icelander]
    #4556111 - 08/19/05 06:55 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

"Horton Hears a Who"?


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Re: Nova [Re: Veritas]
    #4556116 - 08/19/05 06:57 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Veritas said:
But, if we consider the possibility that the Universe is holographic, then even the tiniest part contains all of the whole.




Ya know, that makes this planet even more insignificant. If it can be reproduced from every tiny spot in the universe then what if this planet is just one reproduction of gadzillions of them?

Now, it's nots only insignificantly small, it's insignificantly unique or special.

Coooooool!

How much more insignificant can we make this planet in the big scope of things?

I'm liken it.

I understand what you are saying in a different when veritas.

This morning I was working on a post about Universal Love and how we come to realize ourself as the Universe, one mind, body, heart and soul and of course I was feeling rather laaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrggggge

and now I am feeling rather smaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaall

Who needs drugs to warp your mind when you have perception alone to play with. :wink:

Maybe I'll take another look at that post and see if I want to finish it and put it up. I was out there this morning. Nothing like a trip to the dentist to bring you back to planet earth.  :tongue:


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