Rather then let these guys relish in some long winded banter, I have to say I am afraid that a suspicion exists but not confirmed.
It is a long way form being widely accepted, and indeed, the best minds today will say that Physics are indeed the same across the Universe, Michio Kaku recently said exactly this in Through The Wormhole.
Like I say, a long way form convincing, but the idea is indeed out there. But then again, I seem to remember something about Neutrino's being faster than light recently.................. did not hold up.
Heck, sometimes these guys strike a lucky guess LOL.
From your link:
It is an interesting quandary, I'll admit. I think it best to err on the side of caution though and see what further research reveals. As I said though, I'm not sure what this has to do with visitation per se, Indeed, if what the article says is correct then there may be huge areas of the universe where life (as we know it at least) is unable to propagate due to a stars inability to produce carbon, or other necessary elements. This seem like it would be more of an argument against visitation, even if indirectly. I'm betting nopeda hasn't even considered that lit bit in his hypothesis.
Edited by Slave2Fate, 06 February 2013 - 04:00 AM.