From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul> Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:19:56 +0800 Archived: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 09:41:14 -0500 Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 21:50:34 -0000 >Subject: Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity >>From: J. Maynard Gelinas <j.maynard.gelinas.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:37:25 +0800 >>Subject: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity ><snip> >>The next question to ask: >>- What is special about Earth? >Answer: Absolutely nothing. All we get to see is the ET >equivalent of a procession of high school kids performing the >same dumb-ass 'experiments' over and over again. We are the >slime in the school pond and that is why we can't understand the >phenomena with which we confronted. >Where did this 'Earth is special' guff com from? The Bible? 50's >SF movies (where I suppose 'Earth' is an analogue for 'America' >which is, of course extra special)? Well, wherever it comes from >I'd recommend dumping it double-quick if you want to get an >objective handle on this stuff. Something about Earth must be special to whoever might come here because the energy output required to travel interstellar distances would require significant resources to achieve. Perhaps you mean 'humans are special'. Actually, my point was the humans are not special, not at all interesting, and in the thought experiment wanted to step outside anthropomorphic explanations for UFO phenomena. -M 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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