RE: extraterrestrial intelligence

Pim van Meurs (
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 19:40:24 -0700

Moorad: The following article indicates that scientists believe they can detect
extraterrestrial intelligence by merely using mechanical devices, viz.


Moorad: I ask you, isn't detector-man more capable of detecting
intelligence than mere machines?

You tellme

Moorad: If you do not believe in a supernatural component in man, then you must believe that man is the most complicated machine---much more than a petty antenna.

Why is that a requirement. I fail to see how you reached that conclusion

Moorad: It is so self-evident to me that we detect intelligence in nature and its workings.

Yes, it's much harder to turn that "self evident fact" into something more scientific. If your faith is that this is the case then fine otherwise your belief is worth little without some supporting evidence.

Moorad: That is to say, there is at least a brain orders of magnitude more powerful than ours that gave rise to the whole thing is. Of course, I believe that that entity is God who is
actually beyond our comprehension. Speculations about how He did create the
whole thing are nothing but musings of proud minds.

There is no evidence of such a requirement. But perhaps you could enlighten us where others have failed ?