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Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life - Olson

From: Jeff Olson <jlolson.nul>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 13:51:28 -0600
Fwd Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2007 06:54:30 -0500
Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life - Olson

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:46:36 -0600
>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 10:46:17 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2007 15:49:10 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>>It disturbs me that so many UFO researchers are discounting this
>>theory in the same way that mainstream scientists discount the
>>whole UFO subject. I had expected more open minds here, and this
>>disturbs and distresses me. You guys are acting just like the
>>skeptibunkers and pelicanists.

>I think Bob has just validated my original observation, which
>was that open-mindedness has been redefined to denote a hole in
>the head through which brains fall out. In fact, real open-
>mindedness is not the lazy and indefensible principle that all
>ideas, however unlikely on their face, are worth considering.
>Open-mindedness is, in fact, a willingness to consider claims
>(including extraordinary ones) for which a reasonable case -
>whether that case is ultimately validated or discredited - can
>be put forward.

>Instead, all Bob has done is to affirm how much the idea appeals
>to him - an esthetic, not a scientific or intellectual, position
>- and trashed critics who point out the obvious: that the
>'theory' is devoid of meaningful evidence, is unreasonably
>speculative, has countless, overwhelming problems (it is as
>probable as Shaver's claim that deros live in caves), and is
>just one more fantastic guess among many advanced to 'explain'
>UFOs over the past five decades-plus. All that is accomplished,
>as always, is a waste of time and effort. The effect is to keep
>ufology in a state of chronic infantilism.

>That Bob has to attack the critics - as opposed, say, to go to
>the trouble (admittedly considerable) to advance an actual case
>for the far-fetched (and, I might add, reductionist and
>ahistorical) proposition of cryptoterrestrials - says all we
>need to know.

>I suppose I could add that, in even acknowledging his post, I
>am complicit in perpetuating the time-wasting that this thread
>generated in the first place.

>Jerry Clark

Jerry, I think I've developed a simple theory that elegantly
accounts for an Earth-based advanced technology that is
responsible for what we call Flying Saucers.

In a nutshell: somewhere near the dawning of the Paleozoic
period, an advanced alien vanguard arrived to 'seed' our planet;
in the fullness of time, they returned and, through genetic
engineering and general education, brought their creation to
fruition - an intelligent species much like themselves, but more
down to Earth, so to speak; with the advanced technologies left
by their overlord-cousins, including anti-grav craft, these
prodigious Earthlings soon developed inter-dimensional and time
travel; eventually, they traveled backward in time, colonized
planets in distant solar systems, and returned to seed the Earth
(if this sounds like Nietzschean Eternal Recurrence, please bear
with me); at which point, they grew bored with the rather dull
Earth life at that time, and retired mostly a parallel
dimension, where they still reside to this day; now, however,
they find Earth life rather more interesting, even worthy of
study, and thus venture out periodically to "check us out."
Unfortunately, they still don't find us quite up to snuff, so
they haven't bothered to establish formal relations.

Anyhow, in a rather condensed nutshell, there you have it. I can
only hope, Jerry, that you and the rest of you cryptic-
terrestrial critics, well keep a sufficiently open mind to
appreciate the elegance of this theory. Regrettably, I've spent
so much time developing it that I haven't quite got around to
gathering supportive evidence, though this theory is so self-
evidently plausible that such gathering probably won't even be



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