Re: SETSIs (was Re: seti@home WILL NOT WORK)

Michael S. Lorrey (
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 02:33:31 -0400

Rob Harris Cen-IT wrote:
> > You are both wrongly assuming that all technological civilizations would
> > have similar exponent courves in technological/population development.
> > You are assuming that EVERY society will want to transcend, rather than
> > just staying at a comfortable early 21st century level. You are also
> > wrongly assuming that following a singularity by some percentage of the
> > population that the rest of the population just dissapears.
> >
> Obscene assumptions that would normally be labelled the product of an insane
> mind are order of the day around here, so it seems.

As are ad hominem attacks, it seems. The only obscene assumption is your assumption that an alien civlization would not have any idea of what kinds of technologies primitive societies will develop to communicate with. Inane. Banal.

Mike Lorrey