SIs *MUST* exist (was Converting scientists.../was Re: seti@home ...)

Robert J. Bradbury (
Fri, 9 Jul 1999 17:55 PDT

> "Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)> wrote
> But there's really no solid evidence for any of those things.

I gave 4-6 various "types of evidence"

and while individually you may refute them, I would suggest you will be skating on thin ice refuting them all.

> But let's be honest: the only reason to do such a thing
> is romance, not rationality.

Horse puckies!

To not search for ETs (as SIs), is to argue that the Universal Fatality [probability] Equation = 1 (or the Intelligent-Life-Evolves equation is very very close to zero (of the order of << 10^-9).

I don't see those arguments, so I'm not impressed!

We are proof that intelligent life *can* evolve, so the real question is the frequency.

If intelligent life does evolve with any frequency, then the question is the rate (and time) of transition to an SI level.

Maybe the SI transition probability = 0 -- make the argument!