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Re: Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens - Dickenson

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:36:14 +0100
Fwd Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 11:58:56 -0400
Subject: Re: Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens - Dickenson

>From: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <ufoupdates.nul>
>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:17 PM
>Subject: Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens

> http://tinyurl.com/3auueb

>May 30, 2007
>Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens


>Baart, guest speaker for the Friends of the Library group, said
>the use of space travel in the search should be given up because
>distances were too great. "Even if a spaceship could reach one
>per cent of the speed of light (which would require an enormous
>amount of energy), it would still take us 400 years to reach the
>nearest star and a million years to traverse our galaxy, the
>Milky Way," he said.

>"The only viable method of determining the existence of
>extraterrestrial intelligence is to look for radio signals which
>are not naturally caused."


>"I'm not optimistic. We might be alone in the universe," Baart
>said. >And even worse, he said, "We are in imminent danger of

Baart's logic, such as it is, seems to be based on the premises
that - "We will make no further scientific discoveries - ever"
and "No-one else has made any further science discoveries - ever
or anywhere".

Isn't that taking pessimism a bit far?


Ray D

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