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Rain Water Unsafe to Drink

Discussion in 'The Living World' started by The Hammer, Aug 4, 2022.

  1. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    A couple easy answers:
    1) Expansion of space imposes massive added travel time.
    2) Space is big....really big. Faster than light travel could
    be impossible, making trip times last eons. Why bother, eh.
     
  2. Wildswanderer

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    The water in the ground has to be partly rain water and we drink that all the time. Doesn't make sense.
     
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    I favour the theory that the majority of inhabitable planets are yet to be formed/reached that point of their existence. I think it was estimated that about 90% of the planets likely to be inhabitable at some point are yet to have reached that point.
    So, we're like the alpha model intelligent lifeform (or at least, there are less than expected lifeforms at this particular point in time).

    Still...I don't see a slam dunk answer (which is fine) hence my comment about 'easy'. Equally, though, your points are valid, and uncomplicated, so in that sense you are completely correct.
     
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  4. Wildswanderer

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    Think about it. All water is rain water at some point. It evaporates and rises and comes back down century after century. Water never disappears, it just gets recycled. And that includes human urine.
     
  5. Aupmanyav

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    Same for human body. The evaporated water or that from a Hindu's funeral could come back in an hour's time. And that for a body in grave may be even shorter with maggots.
     
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    Also, let's say that there's a very advanced race 1,000 or
    10,000 or 100,000 or 1,000,000 light years away. There's
    no way that they would detect us or vice versa during our
    brief technologically capable age. Light wouldn't have
    reached either of us yet.
     
  7. YoursTrue

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    Well, now it's dangerous to bathe in the rain.
     
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    YoursTrue Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)

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    I'm truly not interested in flying into space. For those who are -- go for it while it's available.
     
  9. Revoltingest

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    Space flight looks very very uncomfortable.
    Why on Earth would anyone want to leave
    all this...
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    to be cooped up in this smelly little can....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Whut? Why focus on blame? Are you a Trump voter?
     
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    PFAS were not in use at that time. So they could not have been dumped in anything.
     
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    I'm not going to stop swimming in creeks. I'll take my chances.
     
  13. YoursTrue

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    OK. We take chances every day we're ALIVE. There are no chances when we're dead. So enjoy your swim. This is not to say, however, that people don't get bitten by sharks in shallow ocean water, or get infected with brain-eating amoeba. But as they say, that's life. Now, that is.
     
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    This all strikes me as one more way to control people... Teach them to fear all the elements, keep them inside in front of screens, and manipulate their minds.
    They used to tell us that exposure to sunlight was bad for us when just the opposite is true, now it's water.
     
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    Water's constantly recycled. Some of the water you drink was likely dinosaur pee dinosaur at one times.
    The ground water coming from your tap was, hopefully, filtered and treated.
     
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    I'll bet there are no snapping turtles in that spacecraft. ;)
     
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    Nope. It comes from a rather shallow well. The only filters are the soil and rocks.
     
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  19. YoursTrue

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    be on the lookout for brain-eating amoeba in your area, that is if they report it in the news.
     
  20. YoursTrue

    YoursTrue Faith-confidence in what we hope for (Hebrews 11)

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    Only feces and dead animals, things like that perhaps.? Dirty laundry...
     
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