Re: Had in an interesting experience last week...
This is a fantastic article, amused me too:
I've been discussing this topic with David Brin privately as well, he's still insisting that although he thinks such things are possible, his contrary nature is telling him it's theology. I'm working on him though...
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. Carl Sagan