Re: Where are they?

Damien R. Sullivan (
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 20:12:30 -0800 (PST)

On Nov 21, 9:16am, Leevi Marttila wrote:
} Where is missing mass in the universe?
} If there are other intelligent creatures, where are they?
} Maybe these two questions are related...

If the galactic halo was a bunch of Dyson spheres generating antimatter
for later, or disassembled stars, we'd score. Except for why they left
the rest of the galaxy alone. As a compact reservation? Fine, but
apparently every other galaxy would have the same structure. Seems odd,
without FTL.

I've wondered about the intergalatic bubbles: if you had a soup of
galaxies, and randomly seeded it with rare expanding intelligence, would
you get the bubbles we observe, with visible galaxies in the areas
between colonized volumes? I have trouble checking the idea against the
fact that we're seeing everything in the past, though, and against the
flux in the old background radiation.

-xx- GCU Mangyn of Chaos X-)

"For instance, suppose we apply this to nuclear weapon explosions over
inhabited cities. The Copernican principle says that we don't have a
privileged position within the interval of such usage - odds are, most
of them have already happened. And the odds that there are thousands
and thousands to come? Just astronomical. So don't worry, be happy -
no nuclear wars can ever happen, probably."
-- Tommy the Terrorist