X-Message-Number: 30751
From: David Stodolsky <>
Subject: Re: Web site recommendation
Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 13:09:18 +0200
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On 20 May 2008, at 15:50, t.theodorus ibrahim wrote:

> For a most excellent discussion of one aspect of this issue see John  
> Smarts
> "Exploring the Mechanisms of Universal Transcension" at
> http://accelerating.org/articles/answeringfermiparadox.html

As in almost all cases of attempting to treat inherently quantitative  
questions in a qualitative manner, this article is loaded with half- 
baked ideas. There are also obvious errors. The most important of  
these is assuming that galactic distances are not practically  
transcendable. Due to time dilation, for example, a sufficiently fast  
moving space ship could travel across the galaxy in 20 years of local  
time. More fundamental, the author doesn't seem to understand the  
difference between informational and physical transcendence. Since  
this is the supposition upon which the article is based, it is a waste  
of time to read.


David Stodolsky    Skype: davidstodolsky

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