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Re: The Hair Of The Alien 20 Years On

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




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