> I understand and empathize with the possibility but knowing presumes
In the sense that Paul is using, knowing does not imply certainty, but a
combination of faith in statistics, hope, belief in logic, political science,
and psychology. He is not implying that anyone has proof that we are not
alone. And it is certainly not a scientific argument.
We can move foreward from here, and still try to get the hard data that will
make such euphemistic statements unneccessary.
John Marcus M.D.