Michael Oals
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Michael Oals replied to Andrei Barney's discussion Extraterrestrial Ethics in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"A society that crossed the universe to get to us and could survive the entier way and or has a special waro drive that allows it in minutes yeah what use would we be I like how you presented this and it does bring up some ideas and well worries as…"
Mar 30
Michael Oals replied to Christopher Jon Nelson's discussion discussion three: Robot morals in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"AI and morality is something that can delve deep into the philisopical and at times can be scary. Yes it is true knowledge is the grand building block for anything intelligent and as an intelligent being they would want to gain as much knowledge as…"
Mar 30
Collin Holman replied to Michael Oals's discussion Mike oals blog number 3 finding life where to search in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"I too agree that humans seem to want what we cant have. The thing is so far we have been able to get almost everything we wanted! I wonder if this isn't the thing we finally cannot get. That said the search will continue and should continue…"
Mar 30
Andrei Barney replied to Michael Oals's discussion Mike oals blog number 3 finding life where to search in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog, and I can say that I completely agree to an extent on what has been said. I feel that mankind does tend to have bigger eyes than stomach in a sense. We consistently look for more than we can handle in terms of…"
Mar 30
Michael Oals added a discussion to the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
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Mike oals blog number 3 finding life where to search

Blog number #3Who wants adventure at home or in the unknown if it means a greater chance at finding life!For the longest time mankind has been searching distant stars and Galaxies in hopes of finding some type of signature or mark of an alien civilization. While this is good and brings forth a treasure trove of data and discoveries about our universe, we neglect to put as much time and money into our own solar system even though it is composed of a vast array of different worlds that each have…See More
Mar 23
Michael Oals replied to Collin Holman's discussion Origins of life (Blog Post #2) in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"I like how you have presented both sides with a sort of understanding and not really favoring one side more or the other I like how you structured your presentation and each topic, any critique I have would be possibly picking a side and or present…"
Feb 9
Michael Oals replied to Megan Bromley's discussion Blog #2: Viruses and Their Complications in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"After reading your post I began to think that since mega viruses can change and grow and possess doubble DNA and RNA could they possibly as you say be a fourth domain or even how we came about, I never really though about it seriously but after…"
Feb 9
Michael Oals added a discussion to the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
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Looking back in time only to find we are missing a clueWhen trying to look backwards in time to find the LUCA we tend to gather D.N.A. from all the branches of life and compile them into a workable model that incorporates all the traits that would be need for life to exist in the early stages of earth, and if one model does not work either because we took out one essential piece of the “puzzle” so to say then we just go back reinsert and take another out. While this way for trying to recreate…See More
Feb 5
Robert J. Mitchell replied to Michael Oals's discussion Seeding life and taking the next step in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"If we could cultivate other planets, should we? What about mine them? What will stop such activities once the economics of them are there. We spoke briefly in class about replicators. It was suggested that eventually, the conditions in the…"
Jan 26
Justin Huxel replied to Michael Oals's discussion Seeding life and taking the next step in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"Hello Micheal,  I think your agreement is extremely interesting and is not something I had seriously considered previously. I for one would love to see if life can really preserve in an unknown, alien environment and we can watch it adapt and…"
Jan 26
Michael Oals replied to Dan Ericson's discussion What can the Drake equation really tell us? in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"Intriguing and well written really makes you think hmm. Though if I had one piece of criticism I would say would be maybe not put numbers in? I mean it helps but the equation itself is a fluid equation that has a lot of flavor and variety though the…"
Jan 26
Michael Oals replied to Steven Reale's discussion Mars Meteorite Evidence of Life? in the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
"The search for life will always be one that is criticized by one or another though Mars if any planet has the highest possibility for life that's easily in reach mainly because Mars use to be so earth like and at one point could have had life…"
Jan 26
Michael Oals added a discussion to the group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
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Seeding life and taking the next step

Should we jump start life on other planets to at least see what is possible and what is not so that we can expand our definition at least a little bit, and perhaps see something that we never thought would be possible. Now this idea; it may sound like it goes against the very search for life, I mean it is kind of like cheating in a sense because we are not really “finding” life that sprouted up on its own through some magical means that’s so rare and unique to that galaxy. But instead we are…See More
Jan 19
Michael Oals liked Sara Imari Walker's group SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology
Jan 12
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Jan 9

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