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Hints Of Life Found On Titan
Posted: 23 June 2010 07:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Dead Monky - 23 June 2010 07:12 PM

Did anyone else read encyclopedias?

Yes, and when really bored I would read dictionaries. I even read the back of cereal boxes when eating breakfast. Do they have cereal boxes on Titan?

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Posted: 23 June 2010 07:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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DarronS - 23 June 2010 07:22 PM
Dead Monky - 23 June 2010 07:12 PM

Did anyone else read encyclopedias?

Yes, and when really bored I would read dictionaries. I even read the back of cereal boxes when eating breakfast. Do they have cereal boxes on Titan?

I do/did all of the above.

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Posted: 23 June 2010 07:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Same here.  I still read cereal boxes.  And warning labels.  I love when they warn people about the stupidly obvious (turn garbage disposal off before inserting hand) or the laughably absurd (do not dry clean glue).

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Posted: 23 June 2010 08:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Life in the universe seemed like a guaranteed eventuality to me… but it would please me to find it so close to home. Albeit it simple form.

Secretly I am holding out hope that there [are] scientists swimming around in a global ocean under Europas surface wondering if a planet close to a heat source would allow for life in a gas.

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Posted: 23 June 2010 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Stormy Fairweather - 23 June 2010 08:10 PM

Secretly I am holding out hope that there [are] scientists swimming around in a global ocean under Europas surface wondering if a planet close to a heat source would allow for life in a gas.

That would be way cool.

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Posted: 23 June 2010 08:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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That would be.

I read a book a couple years ago in which there were alien lifeforms composed of looped coils of magnetic fields living at the edge of the solar system.  It was kind of neat.

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Posted: 24 June 2010 04:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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I certainly did!  By the time I had the kids, I had 3 complete sets.  The kids today have access to the internet which should develop “super” brains.  In my senior development here, I see the older people unable to follow a simple conversation.  They have no interest in science which means no interest in the present or future.  Many fear the internet as it might cause the devil to get into their minds.  They actually fear the internet.

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Posted: 24 June 2010 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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When I was a kid I decided to read and learn all the words in the smaller dictionary I had been given.  I got up to O.  I guess that’s why I can’t use any decent words in the last 40% of the alphabet.  LOL

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Posted: 24 June 2010 03:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Occam - 24 June 2010 03:40 PM

When I was a kid I decided to read and learn all the words in the smaller dictionary I had been given.  I got up to O.  I guess that’s why I can’t use any decent words in the last 40% of the alphabet.  LOL

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That may explain why you became a chemist instead of a physicist. grin

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Posted: 24 June 2010 03:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Very good.  Never thought of it that way. LOL

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Posted: 24 June 2010 05:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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When I was young, I tried to read my family’s set of Encyclopedia Britannica.  This didn’t go unnoticed, and I got my own set of children’s encyclopedias for my fifth birthday.  Loved ‘em smile

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Posted: 24 June 2010 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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malkat - 24 June 2010 05:14 PM

When I was young, I tried to read my family’s set of Encyclopedia Britannica.  This didn’t go unnoticed, and I got my own set of children’s encyclopedias for my fifth birthday.  Loved ‘em smile

One of the first thing my dad did after my birth was to buy a set of the encyclopedia Britannica. Did you have the children’s set of red books too? That is where I was introduced to mythology. I used to pick out a book and just start reading it, learned all kinds of interesting, but useless stuff.

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Posted: 25 June 2010 07:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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asanta - 24 June 2010 06:02 PM
malkat - 24 June 2010 05:14 PM

When I was young, I tried to read my family’s set of Encyclopedia Britannica.  This didn’t go unnoticed, and I got my own set of children’s encyclopedias for my fifth birthday.  Loved ‘em smile

One of the first thing my dad did after my birth was to buy a set of the encyclopedia Britannica. Did you have the children’s set of red books too?

I can’t remember what kind they were.  All I remember of the look was that they had white covers with differently-colored spines.  If you put them in order, it would match the color sequence of a rainbow.

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Posted: 25 June 2010 08:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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When my kids entered Junior High school, our used book store down in the village had a close out sale and I made an offer on all the old National Georgraphics and came home with the lot.  My the time the kids were ready for college, we had boxes of scraps from those magazines.  I could never have afforded a subscription to NAT GEO but the kids got enough to make good grades.  We had no television in the 70s and 80s so everything had to be read.  I also picked up a collection of 24 books on “Magic and Myth” that became my guide for costumes when we did Shakespeare plays.  I still have those just in case I need to come up with a Grecian Goddess or something.  I never had a fear that my kids would fall into the supernatural but these books did work on their imaginations.

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Posted: 25 June 2010 11:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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If the gods created life once before, why can’t they do it again!  The gods are all up there Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, etc. so why can’t they create life again.  cool cheese

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