archiv~1.txt: SETI Quote of the Day for March 9, 1999

SETI Quote of the Day for March 9, 1999

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 07:35:17 -0500

"Deterministically inclined astronomers are convinced by
statistical reasoning that what has happened on Earth
must also have happened on planets of stars other than
the Sun.

"Biologists, impressed by the inherent improbability of
every single step that led to the evolution of man,
consider...'the prevalance of humanoids' exceedingly
improbable."

- Ernst Mayr

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