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Re: More Baloney Detection - Hatch

From: Larry Hatch <larry@larryhatch.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 11:41:42 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 12:15:45 -0500
Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection - Hatch

 >From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@home.com>
 >Subject: Re: More Baloney Detection
 >Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 12:13:33 -0600

 >>>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


 >>>>More Baloney Detection

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

 >>>>By Michael Shermer


 >>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? _________

 >So close to 100% that the difference is not likely measurable...

 >>>* 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? _________

 >If they're 100% somewhere, then they might just as likely be
 >here, and given the historical evidence, the photographic
 >evidence, the anecdotal evidence, the physical evidence, and the
 >personal evidence...(?) I'm inexplicably compelled to vote...
 >uh, yes. <chuh!>


Hello Alfred:

Well, life elsewhere looks unanimous.

As for them being "here", if they are "there" (as all agree so
far) I am stopped by the horrendous times and distances
involved, not to mention the sheer boredom.

That's why I still vote for intelligent cyborgs, something of
that sort. Such created "astronauts" could be designed solely
for the purposes of exploration, leaving their designers free to
pursue their disgusting slimy (whatever) on the planet(s) that
are natural to them.

I just cannot see any reason for natural born Xyrkians (or
whatever) to come here in person, and several reasons to send
highly intelligent (whatever) in their place. [burp!]

There! That's another reason. Lousy beer in space, more likely
none at all. Cyborgs don't drink or smoke. You can't smoke on a
space-ship. I had to chew nicotine gum on a flight to Boston for


- Larry Hatch

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