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Re: Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2007 15:01:12 -0300
Fwd Date: Sun, 03 Jun 2007 09:18:34 -0400
Subject: Re: Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens - Ledger

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:36:14 +0100
>Subject: Re: Experts 'Pessimistic' About Aliens

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


>>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?

Yeah, it is, Ray. And what's he an expert ont? The guy on the
corner selling hotdogs from a street cart has as much expertise
as Baart about aliens. There are no experts.

Usually that word expert implies a hands-on knowledge of - in
this case - aliens, where Baart has studied them extensively,
presumably when they weren't looking... or they weren't studying

Don Ledger

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