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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons

the straw 2:20 Sat Jul 11
Space (non whu)
It's fucking massive.

I can't actually comprehend how massive it is. My brain cannot visualise it.

Obviously Sir Trev ways knew where it was.

It frustrates me how far away we are from interstellar travel. Its 3 billion odd miles to Pluto and that takes about 10 years to get to even going mentally fast. Although to be fair Pluto is interesting geologically, with its ice volcanoes and stuff.

Humans far cleverer than most of us lot have been trying to suss bits of space out for about a hundred years (in the modern sense) and they've done really well. I reckon give it another 500-1000 years and we'll be a lot closer to being able to visit distant stars. Right now, we're miles away and are doing well to explore our own miniscule solar system. When considering deep time, us lot just missed the boat.

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PwoperNaughtyButNot 5:52 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
not only is it massive or is ever expanding.

In the future scientists will look at our records of the sky and think we were into myths and fantasy as they will not have the technology to see what we can see now because it has moved away from us so far and so fast that light will not be seen from there.

Makes you wonder if all the stuff the ancients drew on walls etc was actually there a few thousand years ago but we cannot see it now.

Pub Bigot 5:12 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Oxsaw, if the poles shift, that'd make us a South-West London team. Mile End would be Brixton, Dagenham would be Richmond and the Essex firm would be the new Surrey firm, meaning Steve P would return to his ancestral home.

defjam 4:51 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
3:30AM this morning I was in middle of a field and I was looking at Noctilucent clouds, A comet, Venus, Pleiades, Mars, The Moon, Saturn and Jupiter.

devonhammer 1:17 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

the straw 1:12 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Can't say I ever have watched that show, no!

But we've come a long way in 500 years, technologically speaking. We barely even had cars and planes 100 years ago. So I reckon, if we manage to avoid destroying ourselves, in 500 years time there will be some pretty advanced vehicles for space travel.

Obviously a big obstacle to all this is that we fuck it all up for ourselves in the meantime.

Lord Brampton 1:02 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
500-1000 years ? Have you never watched Love Island ?

It 'aint going to happen.

BRANDED 12:02 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Clearly the West Ham shit days. I had forgotten about those. Thankfully.

Mad Dog 11:10 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Branded. What do you mean you never have shit days? You support west ham

Kaiser Zoso 10:56 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
I’m guessing that should be shit, based on the amount of condescending bragging you usually try to pull on here, brando?

BRANDED 10:52 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
I never have shot days so there must be some poor cunt somewhere

Lily Hammer 10:52 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
It’s mental how big things get compared to a human. What’s also mental is that when you scale down, looking at smaller things, it goes possibly further down the scale than up, and in both directions, it’s made up of mostly (a kind of, but not really) empty space.

Nearly everything, (but not really), is nothing.

ChillTheKeel 10:50 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Multiverses are great, especially knowing that when you're having a shit day, there's another you on another universe having a whale of a time.

BRANDED 10:50 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
That’s it Dave.

We merely see what works for us.

DagenhamDave 10:43 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Cheezey Bell-End 9:36 Sat Jul 11

In all likelihood everything we think we know is wrong. A fictional reality that we have constructed by extrapolating the basic framework of our evolutionary pay offs.

BRANDED 10:43 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
There is a really interesting study that when a computer modelled the cosmos it looked remarkably like a model of the brain. Almost identical.
The implication of this is we live in our brains “ Idealism” and when we measure the external World we are really just measuring our brains.

Hope that helps.

Mad Dog 10:11 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
I've always found space absolutely fascinating. The sheer numbers involved in size, distance and time are completely incomprehensible to me and makes my head hurt.

I also like a bit of stargazing from time to time and have learnt a bit about various stars, constellations and planets. Orions belt is a nice one. It looks like 3 stara in a row, whereas the distances between them are mental. One of the stars actually closer to us than the one "next to it" and the stars we see on orions belt are a window into the past. One for example the light we see is from well over 1000 years ago.

My son is also fascinated with it

I also like the quote from Arthur c clark

"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the universe or we are not, both are equally terrifying."

Haz 10:08 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
It really is BIG.

Infinitely BIG.

Think about that. It has no end.

And yet if you placed it in the middle of our soulless bowl, you'd STILL struggle to see it.

Cheezey Bell-End 9:36 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
There's a lot about the universe that is hard to comprehend and seems to make no sense. The human brain didn't evolve to deal with such things.
Occasionally someone like Einstein or Hawking will contribute, but the big questions still eluded them.

Nutsin 8:02 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
We live on a hunk of rock and metal that circles a humdrum star that is one of 400 billion other stars that make up the Milky Way Galaxy, which is one of billions of other galaxies which make up a universe which may be one of a very large number, perhaps an infinite number, of other universes. That is a perspective on human life and our culture that is well worth pondering."

Carl Sagan.

Darby_ 6:27 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Young kids today will probably end up living on the moon and Mars.

Long before they’ll arrive, robots and 3D printers will probably have built settlements.


Mike Oxsaw 6:15 Sat Jul 11
Re: Space (non whu)
Never mind all that. What would happen if the earth's axis suddenly decided to right itself from it's current tilt?

That would be much more exciting and the O/S could end up back where The Boleyn Ground once stood*

*There - I've made it West Ham related for you.

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