archive: Re: SETI FW: An alien perspective - [acc-list] OctoMarx

Re: SETI FW: An alien perspective - [acc-list] OctoMarx

Andy Wallace ( andywallace@home.com )
Sat, 03 Oct 1998 11:38:03 -0500

Chris-

I agree. You have a terrific web site--I have found some kindred souls
and feel a little silly about my simplistic musings.

Best, Andy

Chris Boyce wrote:
>
> Andy,
> Agreed that ETIs are more likely to be hundreds of millions of years
> beyond us on average with technologies "indistinguishable from magic". That
> said, I don't imagine their social existence to be anything less than
> complex beyond our present abilities to comprehend - but not utopian; all
> living things make mistakes and I don't see why we should exclude them.
> Intellect, perception and comprehension not withstanding they're as likely
> as any other lifeform to have a history of blunders and horrific
> misunderstandings, so I personally don't see them turning up their noses
> [snouts, antennae, feelers - whatever] and sneering at H sap's hubristic
> exercises in advanced idiocy.
>
> Chris Boyce
> ET-Presence - http://www.et-presence.ndirect.co.uk
> HOGMANAYCON - http://www.ndirect.co.uk/~cb/conpage.htm
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andy Wallace <andywallace@home.com>
> To: Chris Boyce <cb@ndirect.co.uk>
> Cc: Larry Klaes <lklaes@zoomtel.com> 'CS'
> <carlsagan@craigerware.avalon.net> 'ST' <seti@sni.net> 'SK'
> <skingsle@postbox.acs.ohio-state.edu>
> Date: 03 October 1998 15:51
> Subject: Re: SETI FW: An alien perspective - [acc-list] OctoMarx