/"si:krt/ adjective 1 not (to be) made known or seen. 2 working etc. secretly. 3 liking secrecy. noun 1 thing (to be) kept secret. 2 mystery. 3 effective but not widely known method. in secret secretly. secret agent spy. secret police police operating secretly for political ends. secret service government department concerned with espionage. secretly adverb.
Well....if that's the case then i'm almost positive there is much about space we don't know. That's a secret.... and in my opinion a never ending one as we in this life will never reveal all of them, actually doubt if we hit 1% of all spaces secrets.
I'm here today because of the past, i respect my self and all i have become and there for i do not regret the road i've walked.
The only secrets that space has are those that we create. All the answers are there all the secretes are exposed if we ask the right questions. What secret do you want to reveal? Now formulate the question.
The only secrets that space has are those that we create. All the answers are there all the secretes are exposed if we ask the right questions.
j6p, no offense, but what the hell are you talking about?
Other meanings for secret, and ones that are more appropriate when speaking of space, are things that are unknown or mysterious.
Everybody in the world would agree that there are things not understood about space. Therefore, space would have a degree of 'unknown', 'unexplained', 'mystery' or 'secrets'(whatever you want to call it)
That being said, how is anyone to know if this 'secret' is TERRIBLE or not? We can't accurately identify the secret, because we only know of the existence of the secret by our lack of understanding of space.
What could the secret be? I have a very open mind, and in my humble opinion, the secret could be anything.
How would we be protected? I will protect you Space Moose
Homer, i won't answer for Dan but i do follow his idea. i had an astronomy professor that had the same philosophy about space. he figured that we only learn something new about space when we ask the right questions about it. for example, when neutrinos were discovered. no one really knew what a neutrino was at that time, but they asked the right question(experimented) and the answer was revealed. neutrinos always existed, but it was only the question that led to their discovery.
if there was a meteor,
adrift amongst space,
set about on a collision course
not with Earth, but my face...
i wonder if id even know,
at what time i might,
be passed off like an old style
and by the meteor be smite?
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 25 April 2003 - 09:37 AM
I'm not sure you can say space has 'a secret', more like the universe is full of things that we have yet to understand. You can't really say that there is a single outstanding fact that we have yet to learn that is the most important fact in the universe.
Something we are not yet aware of may be 'terrible' if it could spell the destruction of life on earth for example, but there are likely to be a lot of terrible facts in that sense, things that we may be powerless to prevent. As the human race develops and advances however, there will be more and more we will be capable of doing to protect ourselves from disaster.
A couple more decades for example and we will very likely have the means to stop a large asteroid from colliding with the earth. Think of what we could accomplish in a million years - preventing disasters on a galactic scale could easily be possible for mankind in the distant future.
I think mostly all of space's secrets will be terrible because by definition they will be alien and until we (as a species) learn not to fear something because it is unknown or different to us then fear will be our reaction to it every time.
Do what you want and be what you feel. Because after all, those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't 'mind.
Work hard, keep the ceremonies, live peacably, and unite your hearts. – Hopi
Listen to the voice of nature, for it holds treasures for you. – Huron
The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. – Minquass
Homer, What I mean is this: Take any problem, ask the right question and you will find the solution. If the solution isn't found it's not for lack of information or lack of knowledge it's because the right questions aren't being asked.
Now as far as the Universe is concerned, to some people it's a jumbled ball of knotted twine. To others it's a clear pool of water. I think we all have flashes of insight. Today I see a clear pool. Tomorrow it may be a jangled knot of strings and multiple dimensions. I, just yesterday, started reading The Universe in a Nut Shell for the third time. That guy screws with my head. I don't believe he's even real
Most Thugish Member of the Six Worst Men of the Apfelschnaps
Posted 25 April 2003 - 03:41 PM
This has to be one of the most nonsensical rhetorical threads I have ever seen. A question that has no direct connection to anything relevant. No point in debating over this guys, but if you want to...go ahead.
I too have read and own Universe in a nutshell, I enjoy the book and his knowledge.
I think that it is much more likely that the reports of flying saucers are the results of the known irrational characteristics of terrestrial intelligence than of the unknown rational efforts of extra-terrestrial intelligence ~Richard Feynman"Just words you know" ~Written/composed by Mentalcase
I agree with you MC, which is why I was making light of it
j6p, asking the right question doesn't guarantee the right answer. For example, my question is:How many atoms are there in our sun? That could be considered a secret(or a mystery, as I have explained earlier about more appropriate words to describe it). Nobody knows this answer, and nobody will ever know this answer, and by your argument, it's because we didn't ask the right question. What about my question? Why wouldn't that be the right question for the information I'm wanting?
I guess I don't understand what you mean by the 'right question'