Area 51 Forum Index Area 51
Chat & discuss movies, funny crap, aliens & general groovy stuff
 

Introducing 29 reindeer to an isolated island
Click here to go to the original topic

 
       Area 51 Forum Index -> Religion & Philosophy
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Lamiaceae



Joined: 05 Jul 2006
Posts: 7651
Location: To the right of my computer

Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Introducing 29 reindeer to an isolated island  

A black and white comic for the events that happened on St Matthew's Island.
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3246/201102stmatthewisland.png



[Interesting thumbnail :? - click to zoom in, you may need to click the new picture again that opens up]

For those who want to read more, the wiki is here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Matthew_Island

It made me think.
Back to top  
area51newmexico



Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Posts: 10598
Location: East Yorkshire, England

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject:  

I like that story:) How long do you reckon that our 'island' (e.g. planet earth) has to last?

A question for the forum as a whole, do you reckon that Humans will ever settle on other planets as Earth gets 'tired' (can't think of a better word sorry!)? If so, when do you reckon Humans will start this adventure? 50 years, 100 years, or even 1000 years?
Back to top  
Rach



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
Posts: 1056
Location: Middle of nowhere in England

Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject:  

That was an interesting parable for what could easily happen to us...a bit of an eye opener.

We already are looking for Earth like planets - planets in the so called 'Goldilocks' area of space - the band of space around a star that is 'not too hot and not too cold' but just right to have liquid water. Looking for planets that have the other conditions necessary for life - be about the same size as earth (so that the gravity isn't too crippling or too feeble to keep us on the surface) and that have atmospheres. As to when we will set off to explore them...who knows? I hope to live to see it though...
Back to top  
aalpha



Joined: 17 Oct 2005
Posts: 8399
Location: Where ever you need me I'll be there. Whatever you need done I'll do it. Made in the USA.

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:15 am    Post subject:  

your mate Sir Richard Branson is about to begin offering space vacations for around 200,000 dollars a pop, that is if he's still on schedule.

hang on i'll check. . . . .

yep - still on target http://www.virgingalactic.com/

click on BOOKING and go see!! go see!!!

http://www.virgingalactic.com/booking/
Back to top  
area51newmexico



Joined: 08 Jul 2005
Posts: 10598
Location: East Yorkshire, England

Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject:  

aalpha wrote: your mate Sir Richard Branson is about to begin offering space vacations for around 200,000 dollars a pop, that is if he's still on schedule.

hang on i'll check. . . . .

yep - still on target http://www.virgingalactic.com/

click on BOOKING and go see!! go see!!!

http://www.virgingalactic.com/booking/

*adds this to 'stuff to do when i win the lottery'*
Back to top  
 
       Area 51 Forum Index -> Religion & Philosophy
Page 1 of 1