[ExI] fermi paradox

hkhenson hkhenson at rogers.com
Tue Dec 11 04:10:42 UTC 2007

At 05:02 PM 12/10/2007, you wrote:
>Keith wrote:
>I have been saying similar things for at least a decade.  If we are
>not the first (which the principle of mediocrity would support) then
>we face a dire future, or at least one where our dreams of reshaping
>galaxies isn't likely to happen.
> >>
>Ahh..., perhaps there is an "Elder God" race of die hard cosmic 
>conservationists who lay in wait to pounce on us once we start 
>trying to muck up their beautiful celestial view.  I hate how "old 
>people/immortal alien sentients" are sometimes so damn conservative!

Heh.  Not likely.  Whatever is going to get us ate them long ago.

>he continued:
>If we are the first then we face a completely unknown future.
> >>
>Alright!..., then *we* get to be the high and mighty "Elder race," 
>which guides along/bullies (for their own good, of course) all the 
>other intelligences that come along later.
>John  : )

Unless they are out of our light cone until some time in the 
future.  In which case you might have two elder races duking it out.

I actually don't know what to think.


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