From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 10:20:50 -0600 Fwd Date: Sun, 09 Nov 1997 11:48:45 -0500 Subject: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis > Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 00:29:32 -0600 (CST) > To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> > From: Dennis <email@example.com> [Dennis Stacy] > Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: > >From: Greg Sandow <firstname.lastname@example.org> > >To: "'UFO UpDates - Toronto'" <email@example.com> > >Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: that ol' Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis > >Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 17:19:24 -0500 > > I'll take the better > >ufologists over the scientists, anytime. Whether or not I agree > >with Stan's conclusions on MJ-12, I challenge you to compare > >Stan's work on it with SETI astronomer Frank Drake's reasons why > >interstellar travel is impossible (and, therefore, aliens will > >never visit us). Stan comes off as an apostle of sweet reason, > >and Drake, by contrast, as a frightened idiot. > >Greg Sandow > Greg, the above is so boundlessly beyond belief (or stupidity) on > your part as to beg credibility. Frankly sir -- it is your position that strains an open minded credulity. > I'm a working writer and so are you. But if neither of us has > anything else better to do with our time, I'll gladly accept your > "challenge to compare Stan's work on [MJ-12] with SETI astronomer > Frank Drake," having already admitted previously on this post > that I'm no particular fan of Drake's work and conclusions. > Let me also add that you're comparing apples and oranges here. > But if you really and seriously want to adopt the voice of > Friedman's "apostle of sweet reason" as your own, then so be it. > Dennis > Frightened Idiot Dr. Drake postulates a credible potential for ET existence, but retreats from ET actuality with a proclamation that they are not allowed to function in a manner that we, in our boundless, extensive, and complete physical knowledge <g>, consider impossible! Now that seems a completely foolish take, given that we ourselves daily function in a manner that we would have considered impossible just one hundred years ago. Mr. Friedman DOES seem to hold the high cards of sweet reason in comparison. Dr. Drake, cognitively shows more courage, and certainly asks tougher questions. Lehmberg@snowhill.com -- Explore the Alien View? http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/arecibo/46/ "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, while burning at the fundamentalist's stake for his sweet, sweet reason.
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