Fermi Paradox in the news

From: Doug Skrecky (oberon@vcn.bc.ca)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2000 - 14:56:26 MDT

> From: "Darin Sunley" <rsunley@escape.ca>
> Subject: Fermi Paradox in the news...
> It's interesting to see these issues gradually percolate into the public
> consciousness. Of course Mr. Dyer doesn't mention the most probable cause
> (IMHO) of the silence, which is that the aliens are using very precisely
> aimed low powered signals, compressed sufficiently to be indistinguishable
> from thermal noise, even if we did happen to be in the line of sight of one
> of them, which we probably aren't. Oh well :)
  This is the same sort of argument fanatics give to prove the existance
of god. Since there is absolutely no positive evidence in favour of either
ETs or god, the simplest and most plausible explanation of this fact is
that neither ETs nor god exist. This is a brutally obviously argument to
any rational individual.

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