On Nov 5, he elaborated:
>By the way, in case I wasn't clear, it isn't that dirt, or any of our
>particular surroundings, are what I would expect to see. "Dirt" is just
>my code word for whatever science would lead us to expect are natural
>things to see at this stage in the evolution the universe.
I thought you were claiming that what we observe, lots of random
looking noise, supports the theory that advanced folks are hiding
around us. Now I see that you are only claiming evidential
neutrality, that both this theory and its converse would predict the
If so, I will place my objections against the internal consistency of
this theory. As I elaborated in previous posts, I don't see why some
of these advanced folks would put obvious colonies out at a distance,
so see what sort of reaction they induce.
Robin D. Hanson firstname.lastname@example.org http://hss.caltech.edu/~hanson/