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Re: The Rosetta Disk By The Long Now Foundation -

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:47:42 -0700
Fwd Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 08:56:21 -0500
Subject: Re: The Rosetta Disk By The Long Now Foundation -


>From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 09:29:05 -0600
>Subject: Re: The Rosetta Disk By The Long Now Foundation

>>From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 14:17:30 -0700
>>Subject: The Rosetta Disk By The Long Now Foundation

>>(Another Rosetta news item)

>>Besides carrying the instruments of my work groups,
>>the Rosetta spacecraft is carrying a 'Rosetta Disk' mounted
>>under the thermal  blankets of the orbiter, made by the Long Now
>>Foundation:

>>http://www.longnow.org/10klibrary/RosettaMission.htm

>Maybe I've read too many berserker stories, but the longer I
>live, the more I feel like we ought to be shutting up about
>ourselves and laying a little low.  Of course the odds of an
>intelligent civilization finding this probe or the Voyagers is
>essentially zero, but...

>Of all the reasons I've heard why we haven't detected signals
>from other intelligences, the one that makes the most sense to
>me is that they're purposely keeping quiet.  I think if you
>watch any of the nature programs on TV, you can't help but feel
>that what nature is, above all else, is one big smorgasbord with
>everything eating everything else.  I just get a gut feeling (so
>to speak) that if there is other life out there in the universe,
>it's gonna be operating in the same way.  Predator and prey.
>Yeah, we might luck out and meet a species that has something
>similar to our own sense of compassion, who might help us
>survive until we can get our technological act together, but I
>wouldn't bet on it.

>The more I think about it, the more I view these aliens as a
>real threat.

>If there turns out to be nothing to worry about, great.  But
>just on the off chance that the nastier critters out there are
>scouting around for fresh meat, I really think we should conduct
>much of our exploration (particularly extra-solar exploration)
>with as much stealth as possible.

Agreed, the 'Prime Directive' on Star Trek may well be the
exception than the rule. I am posting an academic paper by
Douglas Raybeck to EBK for his approval and posting.

Terry


--

"Only a zit on the wart on the heinie of progress." Copyright
1992, Frank Rice


Terry W. Colvin, Sierra Vista, Arizona (USA)
fortean1.nul




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