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Re: The End of SETI As We Know It? - Dickenson

From: Ray Dickenson <ray.dickenson.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 15:13:27 +0100
Fwd Date: Wed, 25 May 2005 17:27:40 -0400
Subject: Re: The End of SETI As We Know It? - Dickenson


>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:24:36 -0400 (Eastern Standard Time)
>Subject: Re: CI: The End of SETI As We Know It?

>>From: Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 18:56:34 -0700 (PDT)
>>Subject: CI: The End of SETI As We Know It?

>>http://cydonianimperative.blogspot.com

<snip>

>Since there are no experts on the subject of ET life and there
>isn't any tangible proof either, I have offered to take up the
>challenge to teach the full year Natural Science course 'Life
>Beyond Earth' at York University this coming September. Your
>suggestions on just how and what to teach students enrolled in
>this course and sharing your thoughts, experiences and personal
>beliefs about this interesting subject (which, if we are honest
>with ourselves is very speculative at best) would be much
>appreciated by us. If students avoid having their minds clouded
>with the scientific biases and preconceptions and of this age,
>who knows, we may even learn the truth in their final exams!

Hello Nick,

As text back-up of Mac's pragmatic approach would suggest two
rigorous "exobiology" books by Profs. Jack Cohen & Ian Stewart.

Selective quotes:

"We simply would not know they were here unless they wanted us
to" and "Planet Earth is... near enough all we know... If we
assume Earth is typical, we are lost."

from 'Evolving the Alien' 2002

and, saying that [some] aliens;

"might exist only in the gaps where the human perceptual systems
are in their refractory phase and cannot register their
existence."

from 'What Does a Martian Look Like? The Science of
Extra-terrestrial Life'

Cheers
Ray D
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"Perceptions" http://www.perceptions.couk.com
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