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    We our the Sun's pawns. What does that tell you about intelligence?
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    Our sun is special 'cause it's ours. And we are special, and so is our sun.

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    Our sun isn't really spectacular when you compare it to other celestial bodies. We're just anthro-centric creatures and want to feel special so we give it special significance. It's special only in the sense that we fall within the goldilocks region of it for life to exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    That is a fine example of people thinking it is special because we revolve around it.
    Well, name me another star that has a civilization revolving around it.
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    Smile Alleluia!

    The Sun was our God for Millennia. We worshipped the Sun. We worshipped the Sun, the bringer of light after hiding in the dark overnight and avoiding the dark predators, our God showed their shinning face to us in the warm sunshine.

    And Jesus, as you probably notice, has a halo behind His head. The halo is the halo of the Sun. So Jesus is the latest reincarnation of the Sun God.

    So we still worship the Sun, the bringer of life and light. And every day the Sun dies, just like Jesus. And just like Jesus is resurrected the next morning. Alleluia!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenINsFJ View Post
    Interesting how we would be able to adapt to our Earth with no atmosphere and boiled->evaporated oceans.

    2% is 1,860,000 miles.
    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    That is closer...but how about farther away?
    It's an absolute value he's using, doesn't matter closer or further away.

    By the way, the eccentricity of the Earth's orbit is around 1.7%; which means, annually, our distance changes by about 3.4% - I'm still breathing and taking hot showers...
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    The sun, more than most tangible objects, is worthy of worship and human sacrifice, but I don't believe it to be particularly mighty on any cosmic scale.

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    from the omniscient point of view of a dominant Ne thinker, our sun is NOT special. that's like saying one normally shaped, sized, produced, and configured sphere of hot gas out of a trillion, at least, is special.

    but on the other hand, it is ours like someone said...so in that respect, I guess it can be considered special.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    Given such a small number (a trillion) and such variance though, it would not be a stretch to say that given the precise composition, such a star is unique. It is, however, relatively insignificant in comparison to some of the more spectacular stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antimony View Post
    In terms of size, what it is made of, etc

    I was recently (try a couple minutes ago) in a debate on whether or not it is. Someone is having that fantasy that it is something special...when it isn't. I don't really know how to prove it isn't haha
    It really is not special at all; the only stars less special are K-class and M-class stars (each being more common by an order of magnitude in that order.) In fact, in terms of 'friendliness' or life, K's are better than G's (though G's are obviously good enough, hehehe.) Still, G's aren't exactly common, but they are not uncommon either, and the stick around for a reasonable amount of time, thus being semi-easy to find.
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