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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.


Respectfully,

Dennis





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