Posts by Bob DeWoody


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1) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Another food idea with bacon that I haven't seen yet (Message 1698349)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Macaroni and cheese with bacon. Makes more sense than ice cream with bacon.
2) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1698191)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I just wish Tom Selleck would run. Sort of like being the next Ronald Reagan
3) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1698188)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Nope, but sort of close. Presbyterian. (United)
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Where are all the aliens? (Message 1698117)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Professor Simon Conway Morris is all about warm fuzzy science. I beg to differ. All of his results are based on 1 planet. Even earth like planets might have enough different conditions to create unique life forms. Convergence makes sense when the conditions don't vary much.

I think we will have to find life on other planets to see if convergence is a reality.

Just my 2 cent worth.

Bob

At this point it is all speculation. Such as, I think intelligent creatures being reptilian is not very likely. The dinosaurs had a very long time to evolve into intelligent being here on earth and it never happened.
5) Message boards : Politics : Just watched the Showtime series "The Tudors" (Message 1698009)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I have been to them all, at least once. Part of our church's preparation for being a member was to attend at least one service at a church of each of the major faiths, including a visit to a synagogue. The Episcopalian service as I recall was very similar to the Catholic service except there was no latin.
We were all impressed that the rabbi got to sip from a glass of wine during his service.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1697886)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Ok, we have a science forum here, presumably intended to be for serious comment, but with two threads about Pluto and Ceres, where it seems that all people want to do is joke around.

As the Moderators seem not to be interested in upholding some sort of dignified dialogue here, I am left with the decision to stop posting here until further notice. Perhaps when weather temperatures return to normality so will certain people.

Aww comon Chris, until enough data is gathered to make an educated guess as to the nature of the phenomena seen first on Ceres and now new unexpected features on Pluto, making wild guesses as to their nature is just a way to relieve tension.
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1697386)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Sorry Bob, I think you are thinking obelisks from 2001 Odyssey .....

Something like that. I am 99% sure that nothing like that exists and I know the difference between science fiction and science fact. But the possibility, no matter how small, does exist.
8) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1697301)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
IF an alien intelligence wanted to leave us a message, but only to be detected after we had reached a certain level of advancement wouldn't objects like these found on Ceres and Pluto be an ideal way to do so? Neither could be spotted from earth, even with the most powerful telescopes, and yet stand out like a sore thumb once approached either by probes or manned missions.

I do rather doubt these things are something other than natural phenomena but just maybe something else is going on.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Losing hope... (Message 1696707)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
And your point is?
10) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch (Message 1696621)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Going into space is dangerous business, no matter who does it. Out of 137 launches one space shuttle was lost at launch and another on reentry. Initially NASA expected a higher loss rate. In many ways we are fortunate to have only lost the two. If the USA and the rest of the nations wanting to put humans in space can't tolerate any further loss of life then we may as well declare an end to manned space flight now.
11) Message boards : Politics : Donald Trump for President? (Message 1696090)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It would be different.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is Anyone Out There? (Message 1695776)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
In my estimation we won't be downloading the encyclopedia galactica any time soon.
13) Message boards : Number crunching : Windows 10 - Yea or Nay? (Message 1695502)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I'm good with Win 7 until they pull the plug like they did to XP.
14) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Where are all the aliens? (Message 1695493)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
My point is that IF we have been observed for any length of time ET won't come calling for a very long time. Our history clearly shows that mankind does not play nice with neighbors.
15) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is Anyone Out There? (Message 1694830)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
The way I understood the events in the Rama stories was that a previous disaster involving an asteroid strike had finally stirred the governments of earth to establish an early warning network including telescopes and space vehicles to prevent a repeat. One of the telescopes detected Rama and when it was determined that Rama wasn't a natural object one of the space ships was sent to intercept it. During the course of that mission it was determined that Rama was some sort of a space ark and that Rama wasn't sent to look for us and was only using the sun to alter it's trajectory to get to it's destination. They initially weren't aware of our presence and it was only after astronauts had boarded Rama they took an interest in us and came back centuries later.

To me that is a very likely scenario.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Pluto is a Planet! (Message 1694561)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
Common, maybe. Accessible for us to go to, not very likely.
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Hoax photo on Mars? (Message 1694461)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I assume this is a hoax.http://images.starpulse.com/news/bloggers/1340985/blog_images/mars-curiosity-rover-finds-pyramid.jpg
18) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Is Anyone Out There? (Message 1693717)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
There IS alien life out there: Nasa administrator says he believes we are not alone in the universe

Charles Frank Bolden Jr., the Administrator of Nasa confirmed he believes there is life outside of Earth.

Facing readers from First News for the newspaper's Hotseat show on Sky News, he was asked if he believed in aliens by 10-year-old Carmen Dearing.

'I do believe that we will someday find other forms of life or a form of life, if not in our solar system then in some of the other solar systems - the billions of solar systems in the universe, he said.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3130345/There-alien-life-Nasa-administrator-says-believes-not-universe.html

I think that's a safe bet.
19) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dawn Mission now Nearing Asteroid Ceres (Message 1693588)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
It just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Now they have discovered a three mile high peak that resembles a pyramid on Ceres. I wonder where this is going to go.
20) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Galaxies Observed May Not Exist From Light-Years (Message 1693096)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
I have finally come to accept that terms like today and now don't have much if any meaning when trying to comprehend the universe.


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