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Re: More Baloney Detection - Hatch

From: Larry Hatch <larry@larryhatch.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 05:18:15 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 17:36:04 -0500
Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection - Hatch


 >Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 02:35:10 -0500
 >To: ufoupdates@home.com
 >From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
 >Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection

 >>Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2001 02:13:14 -0800
 >>From: Larry Hatch <larry@larryhatch.net>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@home.com>
 >>Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection

 >>>Source: Scientific American

 >>>http://www.sciam.com/2001/1201issue/1201skeptic.html

 >>>More Baloney Detection

 >>>How to draw boundaries between science and pseudoscience,
 >>>Part II

 >>>By Michael Shermer

 >>>[Michael Shermer is founding publisher of Skeptic magazine
 >>>(www.skeptic.com) and author of The Borderlands of Science.]

 >Hola Laroo,

 >You propose:

 >>How about a straw poll? I'll cast the first vote if
 >>nobody beats me to it:

 >>* Are there other intelligent beings elsewhere in the cosmos,
 >>perhaps within our own galaxy of billions of stars? I would vote
 >>yes with a 99% likelihood. Your vote? _________

 >Yes.
 >Likelihood: I'll raise you 9/10's of a percentage point to, 99.9%

 >>* Have living beings from other stars come here in the flesh
 >>(muck, protoplasm, tentacles or whatever) ? I would vote no.
 >>Seems dumb to me, see above. Your vote? _________

 >A resounding yes! My reason for saying so: they've dragged my
 >ass out of my house. Through a wall one time, through the
 >ceiling on another occasion.

 >"They" (whoever/whatever) have a unique way of declaring their
 >presence that I'd be "dumb" to forget or to deny. :)

 >If the Universe banged on _your_ front door... would you open
 >it?


Ah! Now we got two votes in, and only one dimpled chad, the "in
the flesh" bit.

I can certainly understand your reasoning!

I'm wondering however, if the critters seen are genuinely
biological as you, I, the dog and the cat are; or whether they
are robotic or cybernetic (not necessarily clanky-metallic mind
you) beings.

Automata like that might even be better suited to the purposes
of "exploring" this planet and everything on it, in gory detail,
if that is indeed the program.

Sufficiently advanced, the line between living and non-living
things could become quite blurred, as least as seen by us.


Best wishes

- Larry Hatch

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