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Re: Sampling Earth's Biodiversity

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




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