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Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect?

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 19:02:04 -0500
Archived: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 06:13:49 -0400
Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect?

>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 00:27:42 +0100
>Subject: Types Of Aliens To Expect?

>That look at alien life probabilities at:


>stopped short by only extrapolating from present Earth humans
>and it therefore said we can expect to be interacting with
>greedy and possibly murderous aliens, just like Earth's 'movers
>and shakers' - our present rulers.

>Yet if we had pursued Wallace's theory of evolutionary Platonism
>we would have to forecast humans improving morally and ethically,
>as even Darwin (a notably unintelligent and chauvinist man) was
>forced to admit was slowly happening.

"Notably unintelligent and chauvinist" - as compared to you,

What a strange thing to say about a seminal figure in the
history of science and, beyond that, of human understanding

As one who has read several biographies of Darwin - I concede
that none of these was the work of a creationist who _would_
sneer thus - I can attest to the pettiness and preposterousness
of this assessment. Even today, a century and a half after the
publication of The Origin of Species, evolutionary biologists
work in Darwin's shadow. A century and a half from now, Ray,
nobody is going to be working in your shadow or mine.


Jerry Clark

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