SETI NIDS Press Release - "Day After Contact"


walt_williams@setv.org
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 03:19:48 -0800


Hello Robert, >Robert Says: ..free from the current flood of disposable information... to argue that a successful SETI contact will immediate change the world is ........ >Walt Very well stated and it follows certain 'rumors' in the ET fairy-underground. Current rumor has it that Earth....IS....undergoing contact NOW, and as you say, there doesn't seem to be any "obvious" "upheavals" intellectually or otherwise in academic communities. (Why?) Maybe 'they' don't use radio, rather, ET use something more practical and it seems to work with all evolved (machine?) specie. The rumor further says (simply stated), that 'Left-brainers' don't get the message while 'Right-brainers' do. The reason there is no upheaval...academicians don't know of the rumored phenomenon; they don't broadcast, so they don't receive, also ET are social not phenomenon or so it is rumored in the ET fairy-underground. Best Wishes, Walt Williams, 99.06.08 ================================= ------- Forwarded Message Follows ------- From: "Clements, Robert" <Robert.Clements@dva.gov.au> To: "'seti@sni.net'" <seti@sni.net>, "'Yvan Dutil'" <Yvan.Dutil@drev.dnd.ca> Subject: RE: SETI NIDS Press Release - "Day After Contact" Date: Wed, 9 Jun 1999 14:04:48 +1000 I'm neither underestimating nor overestimating the possible threat; just pointing out that it may not be as immediately significant as SF writers expect. With the possible exception of the Darwinian revolution (which may have had the advantage of simply reinforcing an intellectual movement which already existed: ie, the industrial revolution), humanity's intellectual upheavals have tended to be more obvious in hindsight than unfolding; & all (to date) have taken place in a world free from the current flood of disposable information... to argue that a successful SETI contact will immediate change the world is therefore casting a very long speculative bow indeed. I should also point out that the online survey promoted in the original PR seems astonishingly (for a NIDS product) skewed towards exaggerated responses: hardly any of the questions allow for any kind of answer between _null response_ & radical reactions; while the question regarding government response belongs on the X Files rather than an even vaguely intelligent survey. I trust that the original survey quoted was more broadly structured in his range of potential answers; but if it wasn't, all the survey may really have done is told the surveyors exactly what they expected to hear.... All the best, Robert Clements <Robert.Clements@dva.gov.au> <http://www.ausnet.net.au/~clemensr/welcome.htm>



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