Re: extraterrestrial intelligence

Tim Ikeda (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 21:48:41 -0400

Moorad writes:

> I don't get your point!

Humor. The surest indicator of intelligence known.

> I am trying to emphasize the fact that
> scientific data is devoid of reason since scientific data can be
> collected by machines that can't reason. Man can reason and so it
> can detect the immaterial as well as developing mathematical models
> that describe nature.
> Moorad

Tim Ikeda (despam address before use)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Ikeda <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, April 12, 1999 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: extraterrestrial intelligence

>Moorad (in drag) writes [...]
>> The following article indicates that scientists believe they can detect
>> extraterrestrial intelligence by merely using mechanical devices, viz.
>> antennas. I ask you, isn't detector-man more capable of detecting
>> intelligence than mere machines? [...]
>Yes. But man can't scan 1000 channels/sec for 24 hours a day looking
>for electromagnetic signals indicating intelligence. (My wife's opinion
>to the contrary... Cable TV converters simply don't switch that fast)
>- Tim Ikeda
> (despam address before use)