archive: Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Probability One

Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Probability One

MarcusJohn@aol.com
Fri, 21 May 1999 11:18:40 EDT

In a message dated 5/21/99 0:39:57 AM EST, Ron.Cecchini@GSC.GTE.Com writes:

> This is the ol' Anthropocentric Argument ... & is really
> proof of nothing, as what it is saying is this:
>
> "We're here, therefore the Universe must have been built
> (intelligently designed) just for us to exist."
>
> Um, no. That doesn't logically follow.

I wound have not worded it like that. Let me paraphrase to say what I meant.

"We're here, therefore the Universe might have been built (intelligently
designed) just for us to exist".

This is not an argument, but a statement of an opinion, and proves that I am
able to have an opinion.

Thanks, but lets let the religion thread die.

John.