Robert J. Bradbury wrote,
>The argument that intelligent life is rare or "apparently"
>absent are totally and completely *specious*.
I understand that, but until an ETI is actually discovered, the argument that they exist seems equally specious.
>I dealt with this extensively in SETI@home discussions in
>mid-late July. Fundamentally it comes down to the fact
>that we do not have the nano-capabilities to detect
>nanobots if they are here and we either do not have or only
>barely have the astronomical capabilities to detect SIs in space
>and to detect them you would have to look in "counterintuitive"
>locations (where we don't see stars).
Yes, difficult to find those little beasties.
>The only statements that can be made with putting yourself squarely
>in the swamp is: "We don't see aliens that are our size nearby
>(literally walking around on earth)" and "Aliens do not appear
>to have restructured or consumed *all* of the stars in the galaxy".
Odds are we'll find 'em if they're about. After all, we've only just begun to look. Thanks for your perspective.
Stay in touch.