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

From: James Horak <jchorak7441.nul>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 08:03:17 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Mon, 31 Dec 2007 16:53:29 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

>From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 18:49:47 -0600
>Subject: Re: 'Why Would ET Evolve Human-Like Intelligence?'

>>From: James Horak <jchorak7441.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 08:37:26 -0800 (PST)
>>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?'

>>We are not dealing with slight issue here. We are dealing with
>>something more even than the expanse of space; we are dealing
>>with the expanse of mind.

>Your point that we are dealing with something more than just the
>expanse of space, but the expanse of mind, is very valid. Is
>intelligence unique to this planet or is it a common feature in
>natural development. While Lineweaver has made a very good
>argument, my instinct is to shy away from a view whose end
>result leaves us with the notion that the development of human
>intelligence on this planet is a unique event. Historically, our
>theories of uniqueness have usually fallen. Whether it was that
>the earth or sun was the center of the universe, or that we were
>the only creature on earth with awareness or tool making
>ability, or that we were more than just that little blue dot, we
>have come to realize that we are not as unique as we have

Mr. Powel, I have taken the liberty to cut our texts on this
thread regarding the points you make with which I agree. As you
can see it's most.

I vastly appreciate yours and Ed's responses, both were just
what I had hoped would come out of closer examinations of
Lineweaver's paper.

It wasn't long ago that an entire school of archeology viewed
bilateral evolution of human races on this planet, each unique
to their own environment, as plausible. Today we know this is an
absurdity, but only because we enjoy a much larger frame of
reference, not because we even needed to directly refute it.
After all, it was rank racism and ethnocentricity that bred it
in the first place.

I have other suggestions as to how intelligence reaches one part
of the universe from another. For I believe intelligence that is
gifted as ours to be virutally unique to common origin.

Let's be mindful of one thing, we have only the grasp of a
culture in a relatively infant stage of development with which
to approach these questions of a universe and its potentials.

In the most recent of reptrospects we can see stark changes in
our own species as each race copes with physical and cultural
changes to cope with environment. We can only guess how far
these changes can go when enviroment compels it.


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