[–] 70times7 7 points 33 points (+40|-7) ago 

Liberals regarding space - "they found a cell!! we found life!!"

Liberals regarding human reproduction - "its just a cell. Its not life"

[–] Subtenko 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Never seen someone mention this fact. Would be nice for people to start bringing this up.

[–] weezkitty 4 points 7 points (+11|-4) ago 

Nobody claims a cell isn't life

[–] Fuzzycrumpkin 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Some people don't seem to like this argument though. You mention that sperm is also life and all of a sudden oh they become stupid. Yes when you masturbate you are ending the life of sperm early, but those haven't formed humans yet and I only want to protect human life.

[–] ScreaminMime 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

The argument isn't that it's not life, they argue that the cells aren't human.

[–] jackthebutholeripper 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

the best argument is that if you punch a pregnant bitch in the stomach and kill the baby, you'll be charged with murder.

im 100% pro-abortion though. Plus think about it this way voat. Liberals being being pro abortion means ultimately less liberals, so you still win

[–] naughty_skunk 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

This is the argument that made me stop trying to understand libtards.

[–] Saufsoldat 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

A complete misrepresentation or someone else's argument made you stop trying to understand them? That's pathetic.

[–] valk2 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

I am willing to bet we will not only find life on one of Jupiter's moons but it will be more than microbes.


I think the discovery most are waiting for to be announced will take place on Ganymede and not on Europa. Europa feels like a distraction and we already know there is more water on Ganymede than earth.

Just my personal thoughts.

[–] Darl_Von_Kibble 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Space snakes?

[–] valk2 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Space Sneks!!!! Who knows man.

[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

And if it has dna similar to earths it is evidence we may not have come from here but were a space seed.

[–] Viropher 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

DNA is just one possibility. An alien cell may not use DNA at all,or perhaps uses a triple helix arrangement to store its genetic code. Its genetic code might crystallize for storage as our DNA spools into chromosomes. Hell,alien life may not use cells or genetics at all!

The observable universe is composed of trillions of galaxies,each containing hundreds of billions of stars. The possibilities are nearly endless in the amount of permutations on planet/star formation and composition to allow for almost any decently resistant or pervasive method of life to form. Its just going to be hard to find it.

[–] Simpleusername 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

'pft...more like GAYnamede...amirite!?' - Chipster

[–] 22trilionAsecond 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

what does the discovery of life on Europa mean for fermi paradox's great filter.

If its common for large bodies of water to form and harbor large life why have we not yet found any evidence of intelligent aliens.

We are currently hoping that it is not common fro cells to form. we are hoping that is is extremely rear for large animals to form. We are hoping that the grate filter, the reasons why we have not found intelligent aliens s is in our past.

If large bodies of water are common. if it is common for those bodies of water to hold bacteria. If it is common for those oceans to hold complex life. This may mean that the great filter is in our future.

Maybe intelligent life is destined to come across a technology that destroys them. Maybe most complex life forms kills it themselves some other way before becoming a Spacefaring civilization. If we look at humans, we are terraforming our planet. Humans are the cause of the 6th mass extinction event. we have unearthed countless tones of toxic heavy metals and spread them across the surface of the planet.

I believe that large bodies of water are extremely common. I believe that complex life is extremely common. I believe that the fermi paradox cant be called a paradox. We are cant be sure that are detection methods will work.

It doesn't take much imagination to assume that an advanced space faring civilization. Has built everything to be as efficient as possible. leaking little to no radiation of any kind.

I like the Zoo hypothesis.

[–] ArsCortica 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Cue boulevard magazines headlining "AYYLIENS!" when the "implications of life" probably are vague geological imprints that may or may not be fossil records of extremely basic cellular organisms.

[–] ChippyTubes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Hollywood movie at 11 pm https://www.hooktube.com/watch?v=XhdRYk1Y8VA NASA Official : NASA will hold a “Science Chat” on May 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET to discuss the latest analysis of Jupiter’s moon Europa “and its status as one of the most promising places in the solar system to search for life.”

The briefing will be available via several methods: NASA Television, Facebook Live, Twitch TV, Ustream, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope and the agency’s website.

Briefing participants are:

Lori Glaze, acting director of NASA’s Planetary Science Division (PSD), and JoAnna Wendel, PSD communications lead, will host the chat. Guests include:

Xianzhe Jia, associate professor in the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Elizabeth Turtle, research scientist at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland
Margaret Kivelson, professor emerita of Space Physics in the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles

On Wednesday (May 9), Rep. John Culberson (R-TX), chairman of the Commerce-Justice-Science subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee and an enthusiastic advocate for sending probes to study Europa, inadvertently broke an embargo on an article that will be published in the journal Nature Astronomy about new findings regarding Europa from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft. At the markup of the FY2019 CJS bill, which includes NASA, he had a copy of the article and handed it to full committee chairman Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and summarized what it said.

The article is embargoed until May 14 at 11:00 am ET.

[–] NonyaBidness 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I assume this is just political noise. Europa has been considered to potentially have life for quite a long time. This is more of NASA making non-news announcements to get into the headlines for whatever reason.

[–] ShitpostingRetard 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

Attempt no landings there.

[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Beat me to it

[–] jackthebutholeripper 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

the best argument is that if you punch a pregnant bitch in the stomach and kill the baby, you'll be charged with murder.

im 100% pro-abortion though. Plus think about it this way voat. Liberals being being pro abortion means ultimately less liberals, so you still win

[–] ardvarcus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Every few months NASA pretends it has some earth-shaking announcement to make in a few days time -- and when the announcement comes, it never amounts to a damned thing.

[–] Fuzzycrumpkin 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

To be fair if there is life out there, we shouldn't cohabitate the same world. Like the American Indians, there is a possibility that upon contact that you would die from an newly introduced disease and visa versa.

And wouldn t that suck if you were the first to have space aids.

[–] Fibbideh 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I'd think that the possibility of an alien inhaling nitrogen and exhaling cyanide gas in a similar way we do with oxygen and CO2 or other base biological incompatibilities as more of a danger. I know that life here on Earth had a mass extinction in its early years because some bacteria started utilizing oxygen, which was pure poison to everything else around them.

It would suck for first contact to be spoiled by someone getting killed by a toxic fart or something.

[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

if you were the first to have space aids.


[–] Prester_John 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

If I remember correctly we did find life on Mars with Viking. The spacecraft was deployed to that planet in a completely sterile container. And the experiment that showed life was looking for bacterial reactions, or burps, from various experiments. But other experiments that killed any bacteria, found no life.

Anyone know more information about this?

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