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Re: Aliens Apart

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 13:26:42 -0000
Archived: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 09:15:02 -0500
Subject: Re: Aliens Apart


>From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 12:04:51 -0000
>Subject: Aliens Apart

>http://www.space.com/searchforlife/071206-seti-aliens-apart.html
>By Seth Shostak Senior Astronomer, SETI

<snip>

>Or (2) we're missing some important physics permitting faster-
>than-light communication, and extraterrestrial signaling efforts
>don't include burping light and radio waves into space.

>Many readers will, in a display of endearing perversity, choose
>(2). Maybe they're right, but that flies in the face of what we
>know.


Hi Diana,

Seth's picking up some bad media habits, including a priori
'pronouncements' and sneaky 'ad hominem' smears of possible
criticism.

His ad hominem use of "endearing perversity" has no basis in
fact. The history of physics shows that almost all new
discoveries "fly in the face of what we know' - or rather, of
what we thought we knew.

Seth's heavy-handed attempted embargo actually only says 'a
pedestrian won't easily cross the Sahara'.


Cheers

Ray D



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