From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 19:02:04 -0500 Archived: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 06:13:49 -0400 Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 00:27:42 +0100 >Subject: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >That look at alien life probabilities at: >www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/jul/m03-001.shtml >stopped short by only extrapolating from present Earth humans >and it therefore said we can expect to be interacting with >greedy and possibly murderous aliens, just like Earth's 'movers >and shakers' - our present rulers. >Yet if we had pursued Wallace's theory of evolutionary Platonism >we would have to forecast humans improving morally and ethically, >as even Darwin (a notably unintelligent and chauvinist man) was >forced to admit was slowly happening. "Notably unintelligent and chauvinist" - as compared to you, Ray? What a strange thing to say about a seminal figure in the history of science and, beyond that, of human understanding generally. As one who has read several biographies of Darwin - I concede that none of these was the work of a creationist who _would_ sneer thus - I can attest to the pettiness and preposterousness of this assessment. Even today, a century and a half after the publication of The Origin of Species, evolutionary biologists work in Darwin's shadow. A century and a half from now, Ray, nobody is going to be working in your shadow or mine. Incredible. Jerry Clark 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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