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|Saturday, February 20th, 2010|
|Thursday, July 30th, 2009|
FUCK. fuck fuck. fuck.
anyone want to go to san fran with erik and I tomorrow night? ha.
|Wednesday, July 15th, 2009|
hahaha, i made one finally.
|Saturday, July 11th, 2009|
HOUSE SHOW PARTYYYYY! we're playing so you guys should cruise out. It's free. And it's a house show. What else do you need?
|Friday, July 10th, 2009|
Stephen Hawking: "Intelligent Life May Not Be An Inevitable Consequence of Evolution"
In his famous lecture on Life in the Universe, Stephen Hawking asks: "What are the chances that we will encounter some alien form of life, as we explore the galaxy?"
If the argument about the time scale for the appearance of life on Earth is correct, Hawking says "there ought to be many other stars, whose planets have life on them. Some of these stellar systems could have formed 5 billion years before the Earth. So why is the galaxy not crawling with self-designing mechanical or biological life forms?"
Why hasn't the Earth been visited, and even colonized? Hawking asks. "I discount suggestions that UFO's contain beings from outer space. I think any visits by aliens, would be much more obvious, and probably also, much more unpleasant."
Hawking continues: "What is the explanation of why we have not been visited? \One possibility is that the argument, about the appearance of life on Earth, is wrong. Maybe the probability of life spontaneously appearing is so low, that Earth is the only planet in the galaxy, or in the observable universe, in which it happened. Another possibility is that there was a reasonable probability of forming self reproducing systems, like cells, but that most of these forms of life did not evolve intelligence."
We are used to thinking of intelligent life, as an inevitable consequence of evolution, Hawking emphasized, but it is more likely that evolution is a random process, with intelligence as only one of a large number of possible outcomes.
Intelligence, Hawking believes contrary to our human-centric existece, may not have any long-term survival value. In comparison the microbial world, will live on, even if all other life on Earth is wiped out by our actions. Hawking's main insight is that intelligence was an unlikely development for life on Earth, from the chronology of evolution: "It took a very long time, two and a half billion years, to go from single cells to multi-cell beings, which are a necessary precursor to intelligence. This is a good fraction of the total time available, before the Sun blows up. So it would be consistent with the hypothesis, that the probability for life to develop intelligence, is low. In this case, we might expect to find many other life forms in the galaxy, but we are unlikely to find intelligent life."
Another possibility is that there is a reasonable probability for life to form, and to evolve to intelligent beings, but at some point in their technological development "the system becomes unstable, and the intelligent life destroys itself. This would be a very pessimistic conclusion. I very much hope it isn't true."
Hawkling prefers another possibility: that there are other forms of intelligent life out there, but that we have been overlooked. If we should pick up signals from alien civilizations, Hawking warns, we should have be wary of answering back, until we have evolved" a bit further. Meeting a more advanced civilization, at our present stage,' Hawking says "might be a bit like the original inhabitants of America meeting Columbus. I don't think they were better off for it."
Posted by Casey Kazan.
This is the third in a three-part series on Stephen Hawking's views on life in the universe.
whoa. this rules.
|Wednesday, June 24th, 2009|
well, if anything else, I make myself laugh...
listen to curtis mayfield and marvin gaye all day?
|Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009|
which you guys like more?
|Saturday, June 20th, 2009|
look what i made my dad for father's day...
|Wednesday, June 17th, 2009|
love this, haha. I'm starting to get the hang of illustrator
|Monday, June 8th, 2009|
So ready to move to LA after going up there this weekend. CJ might come with me, which would rule.
I plan on seeing these people way more this summer:
5 years in the making, i'm going to do everything I can to give this one last hurah. I intend on being able to look back with a 'remember when' instead of a 'what if'. Against everyone's advice, I won't give up until i've tried one last time, laying it all out on the line. godspeed.
|Saturday, May 30th, 2009|
next friday, free show, everyone come see us. rock and roll.
|Thursday, May 28th, 2009|
1. Read a ton of U.S. Civil War books and become a buff on it
2. Do a ton of art (digital and with tasha) and work and internship in my stepdad's museum's graphic program
3. get out of contol
4. keep the band and ROAR stuff going
5. get out of control
6. Get all my college transfer apps done
7. make some LA trip
8. get out of control
|Wednesday, May 20th, 2009|
not a days goes by where i don't think that....
PAHRESENT IS BABIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
tee hee hee!
|Monday, May 18th, 2009|
fuck. i sure made a mess of things.
|Wednesday, April 29th, 2009|
I don't know if you guys knew this about my cat, but she's pretty classy and knows a lot about sonatas...
|Monday, April 27th, 2009|
My grandpa passed away today. He was one of the greatest men I have ever known and made me in part who I am today. He lived a wonderful, full life, and passed on with my grandma, his wife of 64 years (more than twice my age) sitting by his side holding his hand. Words can't express how grateful I feel to have known him. Wherever he is, I know he's playing the beer barrel polka and having some spaghetti and glass of wine with the best of 'em, ha.
I love you Grandpa. Thank you for all you taught me.
these are the last 2 pictures we took together, i'll post better ones when I get a chance to scan them, ha.
"I'll be doin' alright in a little while" - Grandpa Ciccio
|Monday, April 20th, 2009|
i've done an interpretive dance or 2 in my day...
|Sunday, April 12th, 2009|
In honor of easter I decided to post this, because Jesse is way cooler than Jesus.
Happy late birthday too man! sorry I coudn't make it to your party, i found out about it after I already had tix to 6 flags! We'll make up for that soon with some beer and metal!
i miss my van.
jessespeed my friends.
|Tuesday, April 7th, 2009|
Bridget and I got in a gnarly accident. we're all right, but my van is totaled. Wasn't my fault though. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out.