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Re: The Fermi Paradox

From: James Horak <jchorak7441.nul>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2007 14:48:42 -0700 (PDT)
Archived: Sat, 04 Aug 2007 12:42:29 -0400
Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Friday, August 3, 2007 2:54:12 PM
>Subject: Re: The Fermi Paradox

>Hi Mike and Jay,

>Good points, and you only have to look at what actually happens
>to `reservations' (of native peoples) or 'protected wild-life
>areas' etc, for an analogy to what might be happening here.

>In almost all instances, less than altruistic `entrepreneurs' -
>hooch traders, gun-runners, poachers, and downright thieves and
>murderers, have intruded on what they see as easy pickings.

Perhaps, however, these are not even logical points... not in a
broader frame on reference... not in a frame of reference we
might attribute to those that have survived the technological
pitfalls along the way to developing star travel.

Perhaps, such an accomplishment comes to preclude the practice
of war, and of the vastly disproportioning of wealth that allows
war to usefulness as a tool to maintain power and to secure
status quo.

It is a mistake to take the sinister impressions we have of EBEs
and to apply them upon ETs. But doing so well serves those that
would prevent mankind any awareness of off-earth intelligence.
Those that might abhor the masses a new model upon which to grow
that thinking that might lead to discovering remedies for far
more than acquiring travel to distant star systems.

Perhaps our problems are not just in new discovery, perhaps they
are more in redefining, redefining just what we want to be.
Someone that goes forth as more than a missionary spreading
provencial belief like a virus?... .or someone that, like our
science fiction, merely wants a new theater for the same old
redundances of cowboys and Indians.

Were ET advanced, as in all likelihood they would be, it would
be quite unthinkable for them not to have concern that each and
every species approaching technological threat to its system,
acquire the evolutionary qualities to overcome those threats
before offering more.


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