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What? The bible tells the whole story of why.
We can put together that if humans were originally to live forever and so quickly fill up the planet and have nothing to stop our intellectual pursuits then we can conclude something.
The universe is for mankind to have settled and manupulated our own planets and creatures from earth to make each family have their own spaceplace.
We are wayyy behind.
The universe is big for the reason it is. To allow development.


Robert Byers, IIDB 37 Comments [11/29/2007 9:46:47 PM]
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ArmandT

If this man believes that human population and their technlogical achievements have remained at a linear pace since the 'Flood' (based on his other posts)...

I cannot comprehend the black hole that is his brain.

11/29/2007 9:59:43 PM

Osiris

No species can survive by itself. All life on Earth has evolved to coexist in relative harmony. What will happen is they will either starve or evolve into cannibals until they consume all the breathable air on the planet and then asphyxiate to death.

As for your God's infallible plan it basically all fell apart when Adam and Eve at the apple.

11/29/2007 10:00:40 PM

anti-nonsense

so basically everything exists for your benefit?

Arrogant, self-centered ass.

11/29/2007 10:02:00 PM

Mike

wut?

11/29/2007 11:41:21 PM

Rhys

I don't understand most of what he is trying to say, but I have to admit, I do agree with his final point. The ultimate goal of humanity should be the stars, and the only way to achieve that is to work together and not let petty, useless things like religion tear us apart.

For some reason tho, I doubt this was what he was going for.

11/30/2007 12:20:28 AM

Gadren

I'm a transhumanist. I think that what defines humanity isn't our limitations but our ability to go beyond them. I think that with the accelerating pace of technology, there's a distinct possibility of us bettering ourselves, eventually spreading ourselves out among our corner of space.

I tend to think of things in terms of their value to humanity. But I don't fool myself into thinking that anthropocentric value is anything but a subjective value we place on things in our own self-interest.

The Universe isn't here "for" us. There's no preordained reason for the vastness of space. It just is.

I think we should expand and make humanity bigger and better -- but there is no destiny for the Universe you're thinking of, outside of what we ourselves make from the situation we're in.

11/30/2007 12:22:54 AM

Michael

Damn it! I'm complaining to the government. I want my personal Spaceplane! Hell, while they're at it, I want my own personal nuclear missile as well. Where the hell is my flying car!?

11/30/2007 12:58:53 AM

t3h_fuhr3r

"The universe was made for meeeeeee!!!"
It was nice when their egos were a little smaller and only thought that the world was amde for them.

11/30/2007 1:02:09 AM

approximate

May you live long enough to witness our first contact with extraterrestrials. Perhaps that'll deflate your enormous ego.

What an ass.

11/30/2007 1:05:03 AM

Brian X

Then why does relativity deny faster-than-light travel by any currently-known mechanism (apart from using a few pages of Kip Thorne equations and a gigantic vat of unobtanium/anti-unobtanium fuel)? And why are the cosmos flooded with ionizing radiation that would require the creation of sci-fi technology to allow human survival?

11/30/2007 1:51:16 AM

Michael

@ Brian X Re: Radiation

This was not always so. Before the Fall of Adam, there was this canopy of ice that surrounded the Universe that prevented radiation from entering the Universe...

11/30/2007 2:32:31 AM

Julian

And most of it's a vacuum, so you can fill it with your hot air right?

11/30/2007 2:45:22 AM

Xotan

Lebensraum fuer Alle!

11/30/2007 5:23:23 AM

Mister Spak

You are wayyy behind in your grammar lessons.

11/30/2007 6:06:36 AM

szena

@Michael - and the canopy was destroyed in the Flood, which would have been unnecessary if humans had never sinned, which means each family's space ship would have been destroyed before it got out of the atmosphere.

11/30/2007 6:16:06 AM

anevilmeme

This guy is comic gold.

11/30/2007 6:34:28 AM

NonProphet

That sounds like Scientology, doesn't it?

Is this a Scientologist fundie?

11/30/2007 8:31:58 AM

Michael

@Szena: Noah's Ark was a spaceship. It went to Mars, where Noah and his son's built the Face on Mars... (Well, at least it makes as much sense as the fundie shit! LOL)

11/30/2007 9:27:13 AM

szena

@Michael - there's a fundie on the creation-evolution debate yahoogroup who seriously states that the ark was a space ship and all the animals were cryogenically frozen.

You can't make this stuff up.

11/30/2007 9:31:33 AM

Caustic Gnostic

We are approximately 1700 years behind, thanks to biblical dogma.

The enormous benefits of science and technology were only made possible by people who gave religion the Finger.

Otherwise, we would still be living and dying in squalor and unreasoning fear, ignorant of even Germ Theory.


11/30/2007 9:45:22 AM

TB Tabby

Also, if people lived forever, the mechanics of evolution wouldn't function.

11/30/2007 9:53:31 AM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Ludicrous - you'd die of old age before you could get anywhere near even the closest star to our own, without colossal advances in science and technology. You'd likely have to go even further still to have any hope of finding a star with a suitable planet orbiting it. It was a bloody Herculean effort to get as far as the moon (it went a long way towards bankrupting the entire USSR in the process, and took a huge bite out of US savings too), and even mars is off limits to anything except small, remote control buggies for the foreseeable future.

If your god made the universe for us to colonize, he'd have made it accessible, or at the very least told us how to get space ships up to appreciable fractions of light speed, without annihilating the occupants and using all the fuel on the damn planet in the process.

11/30/2007 10:12:19 AM

John

If humans were to live forever, why did God kick them out of Eden to keep them from eating from the Tree of Life and becoming immortal?

11/30/2007 11:40:54 AM

Blackvoice

And why are we behind shedule? Hm?

11/30/2007 12:31:27 PM

Old Viking

Mankind's most cherished dream is to pollute the entire universe.

11/30/2007 1:21:14 PM
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