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Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 08:33:09 -0600
Archived: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 09:51:26 -0500
Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence


>From: Kentaro Mori <kentaro.mori.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 18:52:42 -0300
>Subject: Re: The Fermi Death Sentence

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 14:09:00 -0600
>>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

>There are no obvious, undeniable signs of alien presence here,
>that's for sure. They did not land in front of the White House.
>Even if they didn't care about us, they didn't bulldoze the
>planet to create a hyperspace bypass. We can actually assume
>they don't exist and still live our lives, predicting
>astronomical events billions of light years away with great
>precision.

_Of course_ the presence of extraterrestrial visitors is not
"undeniable". It is denied all the time, and that was precisely
my point. My point was further that future scientists may well
judge the denial an exercise in denial of historic proportions.

Whether "we can actually assume [ETs] don't exist and still live
our lives," of course, says nothing in particular, except that
so far we appear to have done so without too much trouble,
except for the regular expenditure of energy devoted to making
sure that potential evidence isn't seriously considered or
investigated. Whether we can continue to assume the non-presence
of ETs forever remains to be seen.


Jerry Clark



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