From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:34:34 +0100 Archived: Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:33:17 -0400 Subject: Re: The Hair Of The Alien 20 Years On >Source: Bill Chalker's The Oz Files Blog >http://tinyurl.com/c9bvx2g >Sunday, July 29, 2012 >Peter Khoury And The "Hair Of The Alien" - 20 Years On Thanks Errol. that was serendipitous, if you believe in serendipity. In post www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/jul/m29-003.shtml we saw an old quote from Jacques Vallee, seen at: www.science-frontiers.com/sf073/sf073g16.htm being used to try to dictate what UFOs can and cannot be. Here's the Vallee quote in full (I was surprised, seeing it was Vallee's, by the apparent lack of logic in parts of it): [Quote Begins] (1) Unexplained close encounters are far more numerous than required for any physical survey of the earth; (2) The humanoid body structure of the alleged 'aliens' is not likely to have originated on another planet and is not biologically adapted to space travel; (3) The reported behavior in thousands of abduction reports contradicts the hypothesis of genetic or scientific experimentation on humans by an advanced race; (4) The extension of the phenomenon throughout recorded history demonstrates that UFOs are not a contemporary phenomenon; and (5) The apparent ability of UFOs to manipulate space and time suggests radically different and richer alternatives." If not extraterrestrial hardware, what are the UFOs? Vallee has three suggestions: (1) they are "earth lights" a la P. Devereux; that is, an unappreciated terrestrial phenomenon that impresses mental images on the minds of observers; (2) They are artifacts of a "control system" operated by a nonhuman intelligence or, perhaps, a Gaia like manifestation of supernature (of which we are a tiny part) that is trying to modify our behavior; and (3) They are apparitions caused by entities ma nipulating space and time; viz,. time travellers from our own past and/or future. (Vallee, Jacques F.; "Five Arguments against the Extraterrestrial Origin of Unidentified Flying Objects," Journal of Scientific Exploration, 4:105, 1990.) [Quote Ends] However, that piece by Peter Khoury features a quote with almost opposite conclusions: [Quote Begins] Conway Morris, one of the world's leading evolutionary paleobiologists, argued intelligent extraterrestrial life, if it existed at all, would most likely look like us, that is human in appearance, and that it would possibly share our propensity for exploitation of other life, for violence and greed. He still thinks it is awfully quite out there, that ETs should have been evident by now, and wasn't bringing UFO aliens into the discussion. Mainstream science examining if ETs are here on Earth! Aliens likely to look human! Both points are against the traditional positions of science. But things are clearly changing. I could argue I told you so. <snip> "... Simon Conway Morris ... in (his book) Life's Solution: Inevitable Humans in a Lonely Universe (using) our best evidence for life, our own on planet Earth, (argues) against the prevailing scientific evolutionary paradigm, he states that because of the ubiquity of evolutionary convergence, not only does life have an extraordinary propensity for navigating multiple pathways to precise biological solutions, but that it repeatedly reprises the same evolutionary solution, mediated powerfully by "the weirdest molecule in the Universe" - DNA. In short, Morris contends that on suitable planets out there the genetic tape of life will play out into more "inevitable humans." But, contends Morris, the rarity of Earth-like planets means that we are most likely living in a lonely universe. Others argue, however, that life is everywhere, driven by a "life principle" that favors the spread of life through the universe." [Quote Ends] So 'science' seems undecided on the matter. However, regardless of all above it still seems wise to expect several or many different types of beings, operating different types of craft - and maybe even using different types of energy and matter. Cheers Ray D 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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