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Re: The Other Side Of The Fermi Paradox - Cameron

From: Cory Cameron <corycameron_510.nul>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:35:39 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 13:05:27 -0500
Subject: Re: The Other Side Of The Fermi Paradox - Cameron

>From: Michael Tarbell <mtarbell.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 10:20:19 -0700
>Subject: Re: The Other Side Of The Fermi Paradox

>>Source: The Space Review - Rockville, Maryland, USA


>>Monday, February 19, 2007

>>The Other Side Of The Fermi Paradox
>>by Michael Huang


>>Webb's 50th solution is the one that he believes is the most
>>likely. Unfortunately for extraterrestrial enthusiasts, the
>>solution is depressingly pessimistic: "...the only resolution of
>>the Fermi paradox that makes sense to me - is that we are
>>alone." Webb's preferred solution is highly controversial, but
>>it satisfies Ockham's razor; out of all the Fermi paradox
>>explanations, it is the simplest one. On the other hand, the
>>solution is only as good as the evidence it is based on. New
>>evidence could lead to a different solution to the paradox.

>It is absurd to claim that "We Are Alone" follows from
>application of Occam's razor. While it may be the most simply
>stated, it is by no means the 'simplest' solution. Indeed, it
>presents a vastly greater paradox than that posed by Fermi.

>If in fact we are alone, it is hard not to conclude that our
>entire experience here is some kind of experiment or theater,
>and that the vast majority (if not all) of what we observe of
>the universe is simply an illusion.

>Indeed, this brand of razor eventually cuts through to the
>'simplest' hypothesis of all, the 'I Am Alone?' solution: there
>is in fact no objective reality... all that exists is a single
>stream of consciousness, namely my own. Makes me feel rather
>silly posting this.

I don't think there are really any 'extraterrestrial
enthusiasts' out there apart from Charlatans and contactee
types. I, for one, can honestly say that I don't seek any
comfort in a possible extraterrestrial presence here on Earth.

For over ten years now I have been a regular contributor to this
List and providing theories on what the UFO phenomena may
represent. I argue for the 'extraterrestrial' theory in regard
to the origins of UFOs simply out of the evidence and
eyewitness testimony obtained.

'Single streams of consciousness' aside, Occam's razor and other
theories relating to the UFO phenomena do little in explaining
what is occuring in the form of Cattle Mutilations, alien
abductions etc. Whilst some may explain these phenomena in an
objectified fashion, I would have to say that these phenomena
seem to be holistically connected. I am of this opinion solely
because of eyewitness testimony and not out of any flight of
fancy or well-wishing on my behalf to see space brothers.

Quite simply the evidence speaks for itself that we are 'not

To the contrary I wish we were.


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