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Why is the universe so fine tuned for life? and given that fact why is it that only earth has life?
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>>7806029
One theory is that there are multiple universes and you are only conscious and aware and 'alive' is because you are in the one universe where it's possible to be alive.

So in most other universes, we all got killed a million times over during the cold war. So reality seems more bizzare as it goes along 'I can't believe we actually survived all that historical shit!' it's because if we had not, you would not be conscious to observe it, so since you can only observe a reality where human life persisted, the world/ timeline/ history gets more and more unbelievable and amazing.

Also, Fermi Paradox. Maybe humans are the only intelligent life weird enough to obsess about conquering the galaxy, other aliens are content living a carbon-neutral, biosphere-friendly life on a sustainable planet, forever and don't even listen to the radio because they love their kids too much to even care?
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Dam

Praise
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There's no reason
Earth almost certainly isn't the only place containing life
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>>7806029
>muh anthropocentric universe
When are you guys going to learn?
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>and given that fact why is it that only earth has life?


You know that only Earth has life? Wow, how did you find that out?
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>>7806029
>and given that fact why is it that only earth has life?
[citation needed]
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the universe IS fine tuned, as in the fundamental laws that govern this place are set to such a narrow degree that if any were slightly different we wouldn't have stars and galaxies and planets
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>>7806064
Just staph. You're embarrassing yourself
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>>7806069
Don't ever fucking reply to my posts again unless you have something to contribute for this thread.
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>>7806070
Nice meme friend. I really really really like it. Can I save it?
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>>7806029
>Why is the universe so fine tuned for life?

gamma ray bursts (which happen a lot) pretty much sterilize entire systems of life
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>>7806074
But it didn't happen here on earth bro. Earth is therefore finely tuned for life since its far away from those dangers
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>>7806069
He's right though.
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>>7806079
Does this>>7806070 sound like the guy that might be right?
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>>7806069
>refute something
>give no explanation
>just staph
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>>7806029
The answer to your first question is the "anthropic principle". Look it up.
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>>7806029
A universe that can create observers will always have observers to observe it, one that can't won't
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>>7806078
>But it didn't happen here on earth bro. Earth is therefore finely tuned for life since its far away from those dangers

Scientists are not sure about this actually. There is a some evidence that one of the mass extinction events on earth was caused by a GRB
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>>7806114
>one that CAN create observers will do it
>something that CAN do something will do it
Hmm.
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Hebrews 11:3
"By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible."
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What's interesting is the way chemistry and physical states change dependent upon pressure and temperature. There might be some large exoplanets with rudimentary life forms underground where ionizing space radiation can't dissociate their molecule bonds, and flourish in a warmer, semi-aqueous environment. I'd think other than rainbow-wafer brain androids, that life could be semi-organic under certain conditions.

Also, I hardly think much of my own senses being part of the underlying nature of reality. The mind already imparts plenty in relating it's experience as something objectively occurring *cough cough time*.
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>>7806029
Planets are fine tuned for life, the vacuum of space will kill any living thing that tries to survive in it. You not realize all the radiation that our ozone layer and magnetic field protect us from, had we lacked those this planet would be a barren craphole like Mars only bigger and cooler.
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>the sudden realization that dinosaurs exists on millions of other planets
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>>7806215
>Planets are fine tuned for life
Incorrect.
Life is fine tuned for the planets it exists on.

>the vacuum of space will kill any living thing that tries to survive in it
Incorrect.
Pic related.

>You not realize all the radiation that our ozone layer and magnetic field protect us from
Only everyone realizes this. It's a little more complicated than that, but having a planetary magnetic field isn't uncommon or even rare.

>barren craphole like Mars
[citation needed]
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>>7806215
Life can vary, we might find things that wouldnt be considered alive for us. take viruses
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>>7806029
>the universe [is] so fine tuned for life
>only earth has life
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>>7806029
>only earth has life
where are the proofs
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>>7806438
Earth. Where's yours?
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>>7806029
because if it wasn't you wouldn't be able to ask that question

any universe that isn't "finely tuned" doesn't have you observing it so the only universe that can "exist" is this one you dumbshit
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>>7806029
>Why is the universe so fined tune for life?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkWeMvrNiOM

"Life uh, finds a way" isn't too far off from the answer. The Universal law that energy can neither be destroyed nor created, only converted, relates to life. Life is just a result, given certain conditions, of energy conversion. Remove "life" from the universe, and your still left with massive amounts of energy being converted. It could be that life is an inevitable consequence of energy conversions seeking ever increasing efficiency. So a planet that receives x amount of energy from it's surroundings will evolve in to the most efficient form to utilize the most of that energy. Life would be part of the ever increasing efficiency, with sentient life capable of recovering/converting even more energy without disrupting planet cycles, being the ultimate in evolution from a energy conversion stand point.

tldr: "Energy uh, finds a way"

>why is it that only earth has life?

There is no way this can be true. It is very possible that life off of Earth exists even within this solar system. Some moons of the gas giants may potentially contain liquid water below an icy surface, and life may exist around thermal vents near the bottom of these sub surface oceans. This is possible because of the life that exists at the bottom of our ocean along the mid Atlantic ridge, which gains all of it's energy from thermal vents. Given the the way "life finds a way", it is almost guaranteed that some form of it exists elsewhere in the Universe, if not our own galaxy. Life that resembles a civilized species, such as humans, or even life that is similar to multi-celled life here, may not be very common, and we may even be alone in that regard.
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>>7806043
This is the Most intelligent post in this thread yet
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>>7806043
Not possible as intelligent life must be aggressive and dominating.
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>>7806241
What about the existence of alien dinosaurs makes you want to kill yourself, Pepe?
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Life is tuned for the current state of our universe, not the other way around. If we lived in a different kind of universe, very bizarre and different life would adapt to those conditions.
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