From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 21:03:15 +0000 Archived: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:34:54 -0500 Subject: Re: Intelligent Life >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:57:24 -0000 >Subject: Intelligent Life - [was: The New Philosophy Of Cosmology] >>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2012 01:08:01 +0000 >>Subject: Re: The New Philosophy Of Cosmology >>>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>>Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:55:46 -0000 >>>Subject: Re: The New Philosophy Of Cosmology >><snip> >>>So, do we think the rest of the universe is only populated by >>>beetles? >><snip> >>At the recent Christmas party of the Sonoran Astronomical >>Society, Father Joe Anderson - of the Vatican Observatory - and >I agreed the next life form to be discovered will be intelligent, >very large worms. And, we were cold, stone sober. >Yup, right Kathy, think that line of forecasting is likely to be >correct - ie. that intelligence is more likely to originate in >omnivores or herbivores, over long time scales. However we've >been brainwashing ourselves, for most of history, to think that >predatory (hunting) lifeforms are `successful' and so likely to >populate the universe. <snip> Ray: What I found really interesting is Fr. Joe and I blurted out "worms" at the exact same time to answer the question of what we thought other life on other planets would end up being. Intelligent worms; worms with a cooperating society; social life; etc. The ones I imagined had forward facing eyes; sometimes liked to wear hats and party with friends. But, then, that's me. KK Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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