[ExI] Sovereignty and the UFO

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Mon Nov 12 22:07:07 UTC 2012

On 12/11/2012 21:25, Dan wrote:
> http://ptx.sagepub.com/content/36/4/607.abstract
> ...
> Comments? It looks like it might just be people spinning their wheels.

Very much. Maybe there is an element of UFOs as a threat to national 
sovereignty, but a great deal more weight should be placed on the 
perceived lack of credibility of the phenomenon. Something that gets 
dismissed very quickly and lightly by the paper... I honestly think this 
is a case of real UFO believers who also happens to be namedropping 
postmodernists (actually, their writing is almost too clear to be proper 
PoMo). It had to happen.

Academics write the darndest things. I should know, I have spent the day 
working on a paper that is unusual even by my standards: the 
ultrahyperbolic wave equation in 3+2 dimensions applied to music.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
Oxford University

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