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Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life -

From: Dennis Oliver <doliver.nul>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 22:36:33 -0800 (PST)
Fwd Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2007 08:49:12 -0500
Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life -

>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 16:47:38 +0100
>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>>From: Dennis Oliver <deo.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 06 Mar 2007 19:57:32 -0800
>>Subject: Re: Great Debate About Frequency Of ET Life

>>Do the India-Sri Lanka causeway, Machu-Picchu, Baalbeck, the
>>Sphinx, to name a few, constitute an approximate first answer
>>to Gildas's question: Where are the traces? What meager
>>resource of intellect and funding have gone into a serious
>>co-ordinated search for the big picture?
>>The big picture is buried under ash  and ocean.

>Dennis, and List,

>I suggest this thought experiment. Let's suppose that our
>present civilization is going to collapse, sometime during the
>next thousand years. Perhaps devastated by a nuclear war, or
>vast cataclysms. What is the probability that all remains would
>be buried and erased from the surface of Earth?

>Remenber: today, there are all sorts of constructions, plants,
>cities, etc., around the world, at all altitudes. What about
>mere garbage? There are teams at  work to clean up Mount Everest
>of heaps of garbage.

>My personal answer is that, even after the most devastating
>cataclysms, any visitor in a million years would not need to dig
>deep to find ruins an remnants showing without a doubt our
>present scientific and industrial development. What about the
>huge underground accelerator at CERN, for instance? None of the
>examples you give is of that kind.

Raise the bar ;) No pre-historic super-colliders, alas, but I do
not presume a previous civilization would necessarily require a
myopic, wasteful, rapacious population of 6 billion to develop
advanced technologies, as you imply in the thought experiment.

I don't see any evidence that our current path of development is
the only possible path: maybe it is, I just don't have the
evidence of inevitability.

Gildas, I do not have a dog in this hunt. I suspect the ET
hypothesis or the XD (extra-dimensional?) hypothesis are
stronger but there is little data to work with. I was inclined
to share with the List why I, at least, will not discard out of
hand a potential earthly origin for some UFOs. We all choose our
filters, as Stuart would say, and we all must learn what we can
from the pattern of our collective ignorance.



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