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Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:09:00 -0600
Archived: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 16:14:25 -0500
Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 09:49:16 -0800
>Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>>From: Terry Groff <terrygroff.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 13:43:09 -0600
>>Subject: The Fermi Death Sentence

>Of course there is at least one more option, namely there is no
>"paradox" - they _have_ been observed, by the thousands if not
>millions, they're here and probably have been for a very long
>time. We call them UFOs or flying saucers or UAP, or whatever.

>One gets the feeling sometimes that the subject is like the
>crazy uncle hidden and chained in the attic. Everybody can hear
>the chains rattling around and the moaning and screaming, but
>the "super-sophisticated" are still afraid to say, "That sounds
>like the crazy uncle chained in the attic", instead pretending
>they hear nothing. Psychological denial is an amazing thing.

Exactly, Dave, and well stated as usual.

It'll be the job of future historians of science to figure out
this one - by which I mean the persistence blindness, ignorance,
and bigotry - and it'll be a doozy in the annals of what Eddie
Bullard once called epistemological totalitarianism. One would
like to think, at least, that the laughter by now is starting to
get a little nervous.

My longtime suspicion is that it should have been possible no
later than the early 1950s to discern the extraordinary nature
of the UFO phenomenon and to contemplate its possible
relationship to intelligence elsewhere in the galaxy. In the
present moment, of course, science's long neglect is its excuse
for further neglect.

One day, in a future generation perhaps in the latter part of
this century, when nearly everyone reading this is gone and thus
not around to gloat in vindication, science will grow up and
acknowledge its responsibility, and we'll be spared further
bleatings about the alleged invisibility and silence of
civilizations elsewhere.

Jerry Clark

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