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Re: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

From: Nick Pope <contact.nul>
Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 16:37:43 -0000
Archived: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 09:31:55 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?' 


>From: James Molesworth <jtmol1.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 11:37:27 +1100
>Subject: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

>I've come across a very interesting magazine article regarding
>the likelihood of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence
>(entirely without any reference to any claimed evidence for the
>hypothesis, or course).

>The reference is:

>Lineweaver, Charles. 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like
>Intelligence?' in 'Australasian Science', Vol. 29, No. 1,
>(Jan./Feb. 2008), pp. 38-9.

>The magazine link:

>http://www.australasianscience.com.au/

>I have been unable to find any public link to the full text, but
>have found a  a paper from which the article is derived - a .pdf
>at:

>http://au.arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0711/0711.1751.pdf

I've heard it said that intelligence is a survival strategy,
entirely consistent with Darwinian theory.

Only time will tell how effective a survival strategy it is for
humans.


Best wishes,

Nick Pope
http://www.nickpope.net




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