RE: [asa] Contact with Alien Civilizations

From: Alexanian, Moorad <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 2007 - 17:09:03 EDT

A very highly intelligent alien would begin with the simple ABCs and go as high as our puny mind would go to recognize that one is dealing with a super intelligence.




From: Janice Matchett []
Sent: Mon 6/18/2007 7:55 AM
To: Alexanian, Moorad; AmericanScientificAffiliation
Subject: Re: [asa] Contact with Alien Civilizations

At 07:25 AM 6/18/2007, Alexanian, Moorad wrote:

        If we receive signals indicating communication from intelligent species on another world, how intelligent must that information content be so that we are either awe struck or fall down on our knees and worship that signal? ~ Moorad

@ First of all, how many people would you trust to be able to discern what is and what is not, "intelligent information" ?

.... "learned incapacity," the notion that "proper execution of every calling requires the disabling of certain kinds of intelligence. In a sense, you could say that certain cognitive specializations require a form of willed stupidity. Or, in Bion's language, you could say that certain otherwise normal people disconnect the links in their own mind in order to understand the world in terms of their specialty. They presumably have a choice in the matter, at least initially, whereas a mentally disturbed person engages in unconscious "attacks on linking," a primitive mental process that dismantles the scaffolding of the mind so as to prevent certain unwanted meanings from being "entertained." ...."

~ Janice ..... "..intelligence is not intelligent where it "knows" falsehood."

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