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Hugh Ross, in "ETI In the Sky" (Salvo 36) argues scientifically that it is very unlikely that there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, and that therefore, "in many respects, SETI research is a waste of time, money, and talent." So was Carl Sagan wasting his time in promoting the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence?

Now, before you can get intelligent life anywhere, you have to start with a simpler life form—something like an amoeba—from which intelligent beings can evolve through random mutations and natural selection. Although the probability of this...


studied architecture at the University of Cape Town and urban design at Oxford Brookes University. He has worked in South Africa, the Middle East, and the United Kingdom.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #38, Fall 2016 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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