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Old June 18 2012, 09:12 PM   #175
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

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It's like that Ancient Aliens guy. "The Pyramids were really hard to build... therefore, aliens!"
It's exactly like that.
Von Doniken was a nut, and his claims are/were demonstrably false. He's been descredited for that early alien contact stuff can make for a fine what-if type story--kind of enjoyed that in Prometheus--but I'm quite confident in our mostly accidental, but directed rise(through natural selection), and eventual self-influenced evolution.

It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan
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