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Re: Drake Equation Naeye Sayer - Fleming

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5@houston.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 09:43:36 -0600
Fwd Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2003 15:21:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Drake Equation Naeye Sayer - Fleming


>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>To: UFO Updates <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 10:51:04 -0500
>Subject: Drake Equation Naeye Sayer

>Source: The Sunday Toronto Star

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>Naeye counters: "At least some technically advanced
>civilizations are not going to sit around on their home planet
>waiting to pick up radio signals from other civilizations. They
>will figure out how to engage in interstellar travel."

That's probably not a statement would motivate Stan Friedman to
challenge Naeye to a debate.

>For this reason alone, the Drake Equation should be retired as
>irrelevant.

>The reality today is that more than 40 years of radio searching
>for extraterrestrial signals have turned up nothing and there is
>not a shred of evidence that aliens are travelling around the
>galaxy in spaceships.

The first assertion about the 40-year record of near-total
failure of orthodox SETI is an indisputable reality. The
assertion about the evidence of ET craft is something that some
people would say is highly debatable. It gets debated all the
time on this List.