Re: Skeptics and extropians

From: animated silicon love doll (
Date: Sat Jan 19 2002 - 13:50:16 MST

2002.01.19 9:41:23, "J. R. Molloy" <> wrote:

>Yes, you can *imagine* them to be any way you like.
>That's precisely the point I was making. ETI is completely imaginary because
>there's absolutely no scientific evidence to support the conjecture that it
>exists. Hence, contact with ETI would unsettle science more than it would
>religionism (which is based on imagination to begin with).

but is there any hard scientific evidence that they DON'T exist? i'm not saying that i
completely believe in the existence of eti... but i'm not going to discount it entirely and
shoot myself in the foot when/if they show up.
there is currently no detectable evidence of extra terrestrial intelligence. but in the dark
ages, there was no detectable evidence of, say, quarks, or that the earth was not the
center of the universe, or that a box the size of a big man's torso could calculate more
complex equations and find more really really big prime numbers than any human could.
but that doesn't physically disprove any of those things.

cheshire morgan. i can promise you're not losing me,
                        but i must be that which i am.
                        though i know where this could take me,
                        no tears, no sympathy.
                -vnv nation, epicenter.

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