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Life As An Atheist / Re: Are we born atheists?
« Last post by No one on Today at 08:41:20 PM »
Tank:
It's the arrogant presumption of theism that needs to be countered.

What's so arrogant about being the mostest specially specialists species in all of the everythings, hmmm, Tank?
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Science / Re: Primordial Galaxies Discovered
« Last post by Dave on Today at 08:25:28 PM »
Image simulation has come a long way.

There is a project going on to find Kuiper Belt objects that are a matter of a very few photons "bright". I should have paid more attention to the radio but I was showering at the time. And never got round to checking it online

It may be something to do with this:

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New evidence for existence of Planet Nine

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-evidence-planet.html

Definitely on our doorstep compared to those galaxies! But the science; oh, the science . . .
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Last post by Dave on Today at 08:13:48 PM »
Someone beat me to this- MAGAT



I suppose it would be too obvious to add (Dump Trump) as a bottom line in small text?
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Science / Re: Primordial Galaxies Discovered
« Last post by Recusant on Today at 08:03:03 PM »
If Gnostic Christian Bishop were still visiting, he might tell us how it's actually the work of the demiurge.  ;D
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Science / Re: Primordial Galaxies Discovered
« Last post by No one on Today at 07:32:37 PM »
More of Satan's trickery.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Last post by Fireball on Today at 07:28:37 PM »
Someone beat me to this- MAGAT

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Science / Primordial Galaxies Discovered
« Last post by Recusant on Today at 07:15:02 PM »
... In our own back garden, so to speak.  :smokin cool:

"Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the universe" | ScienceDaily

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The distribution of satellite galaxies orbiting a computer-simulated galaxy, as predicted by the Lambda-cold-dark-matter cosmological model. The blue circles surround the brighter satellites, the white circles the ultrafaint satellites (so faint that they are not readily visible in the image). The ultrafaint satellites are amongst the most ancient galaxies in the Universe; they began to form when the Universe was only about 100 million years old (compared to its current age of 13.8 billion years). The image has been generated from simulations from the Auriga project carried out by researchers at the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK, the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany, and the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany.
Credit: Institute for Computational Cosmology, Durham University, UK/ Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany / Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Germany.




Astronomers from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, have found evidence that the faintest satellite galaxies orbiting our own Milky Way galaxy are amongst the very first galaxies that formed in our Universe.

Scientists working on this research have described the finding as "hugely exciting" explaining that that finding some of the Universe's earliest galaxies orbiting the Milky Way is "equivalent to finding the remains of the first humans that inhabited the Earth."

The research group's findings suggest that galaxies including Segue-1, Bootes I, Tucana II and Ursa Major I are in fact some of the first galaxies ever formed, thought to be over 13 billion years old.

When the Universe was about 380,000 years old, the very first atoms formed. These were hydrogen atoms, the simplest element in the periodic table. These atoms collected into clouds and began to cool gradually and settle into the small clumps or "halos" of dark matter that emerged from the Big Bang.

This cooling phase, known as the "Cosmic dark ages," lasted about 100 million years. Eventually, the gas that had cooled inside the halos became unstable and began to form stars -- these objects are the very first galaxies ever to have formed.

With the formation of the first galaxies, the Universe burst into light, bringing the cosmic dark ages to an end.

Dr Sownak Bose, at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, working with Dr Alis Deason and Professor Carlos Frenk at Durham University's ICC, identified two populations of satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way.

The first was a very faint population consisting of the galaxies that formed during the "cosmic dark ages." The second was a slightly brighter population consisting of galaxies that formed hundreds of millions of years later, once the hydrogen that had been ionized by the intense ultraviolet radiation emitted by the first stars was able to cool into more massive dark matter halos.

Remarkably, the team found that a model of galaxy formation that they had developed previously agreed perfectly with the data, allowing them to infer the formation times of the satellite galaxies.

[Continues . . .]
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Life As An Atheist / Re: Are we born atheists?
« Last post by Ecurb Noselrub on Today at 07:14:10 PM »
Why is the question of whether we are born atheists or not of any import?

Well according to Islam you were born a Muslim.

I will never be able to convince them otherwise, so I won’t concern myself with their thoughts.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons To Be Grumpy thread
« Last post by Dave on Today at 03:49:15 PM »
Few weeks ago I scraped a square inch of skin off my right knee - today it was my right elbow's turn. Elbowed a corner of a wall as I was going for a shower. Did not realise I had actually injured myself until I noticed blood going drip, drip, drip off my fingers into the bath.

Not easy showering with a pressure bandage (made from the cut off top half of a sock) covered by a plastic bag (with the closed end cut off) sealed top and bottom with electricians' tape on your elbow . . .

The scrape is too big for the showerproof dressings I have left.
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Laid Back Lounge / Re: Reasons to be cheerful!
« Last post by Bad Penny II on Today at 03:08:02 PM »
I had time to go to the farmer's market before work today and I got a big bag of peaches for 4 dollars.  :dance:

Well done.
If they taste like balalaika spelt backwards the seller will go on our list.

I got a few kilos of zucchinis for $1.50 a kg and a cheap kilo of capsicums.

Onions:
Cheaply got zucchinis and capsicums
3 x 420 gram cans of tomatos =$2.10
A 500g jar of tomato paste $1.20
A couple spoons of chinese jared garlic
A Couple of carrots because vitamins


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