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Re: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation

From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 07:54:12 -0600
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 10:16:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation


>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 14:05:37 -0800 (PST)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>Subject: Re: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation

>>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 08:17:58 -0800
>>From: Ed Stewart <ufoindex@jps.net>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>>Subject: Re: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation

>>>Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 17:01:51 -0800 (PST)
>>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>>>Subject: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation

<snip>

>To Alfred Lehmberg, who wrote:
>>I'm not surprised you never heard from anyone. Your idea
>>regarding the equation points in the shadows of the other 98%
>>that science refuses to consider or quantify because it doesn't
>>predictably repeat, isn't observable, or is not in line with a

>Yes, there's no point indeed in wasting time on the 98%. But
>it's the other 2% whom it's sometimes worth trying to seek out.

<snip>

. . . Not what I said. I contend that to follow the preceding
suggestion may be to consume the rind, while throwing the melon
away. Science isn't the end -- it _may_ be a good beginning.



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