Re: MEDIA: NOVA on Gamma Ray Bursters

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 11:23:54 MST

On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, John Clark wrote:

> Assumes that the structure of the natural universe and the desires of
> extraterrestrial civilizations, all extraterrestrial civilizations, is
> not identical; a very reasonable assumption I think.

Yes. The population of agents randomly exploring behaviour space and
iterative selection for the most expansive ones radiating from the nucleus

> >This is an entirely an engineer-morphic perspective.
> Yes. Any reason that's bad?

Not only is this engineer-morphic but also biomorphic. A lot of
assumptions are necessary to explain the visible universe while being
compatible with existance of advanced cultures. No assumptions are
required if you assume that they're not there.

Occam's razor applies, as usually.

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