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  • Re: Regarding The Citizen Hearing On Disclosure
    Disclosure As I told a friend when he asked me to assess the Citizen Hearing before it happened Nothing is black or white Some good will come from it however I suspect that the negatives will outweigh the positives and I am concerned that the ex USAF missileers who ve decided to participate will end up being unfairly associated with the less than credible witnesses Well given that former U S Senator Mike Gravel took the Air Force veterans seriously and went so far as to say that their statements were the smoking gun that confirmed that there was is a government cover up on UFOs I would say that I was correct about the good part Also serious researchers were in evidence including Peter Davenport and Kevin Randle to name two And credible whistleblowers such as retired FAA administrator John Callahan snip Dear Robert Important observations but do not forget the A J presentation What he brought to Washington was unique South America has a important part of what is happing now in the ufology Also important for the first time the Brazilian Navy Army and Air Force get together with ufologists to discuss the UFO matter Hope we

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  • Re: Regarding The Citizen Hearing On Disclosure
    testimony to the Alaskan radar case His testimony was backed by tapes and documentation taken from the radar itself which led tremendous credence Further statements about the limits of civil air radar was of particular interest and though widely known and presented in popular UFO books like Kean s book was probably new information for many He did make many speculative statements and some downright factually incorrect statements about Michio Kaku that I thought was unfortunate But on the whole his testimony was very good Maj Filer s testimony of intercepting a hovering UFO was similarly very effective Many of the supporting materials presented however were of a general nature and not directly related to his event which diminished somewhat his presentation He then went on to a speculative argument about the history of UFO events going back to ancient times that I found lacked credibility Where were the professional archeologists to back his testimony Not present And one of the photographs presented that of the Nancy Talbot French cylinder seemed downright fake to my untrained eyes Courant s testimony of a personal experience while flying was credible but his stated historical interest in UFOs since childhood might warn others off Allen s testimony of having been one of many witnesses to a UFO event was interesting but there were no corroborating witnesses present nor supporting documentation I d argue that the stars in the morning session were Callahan and Filer Unfortunately after this from my perspective the whole thing turned into a three ring circus Basset Howe and even Dolan offered testimony I just found incredulous Dolan s deathbed interview of an anonymous person claiming to be a CIA employee who had gone to Area 51 S4 at the behest of President Eisenhower is interesting but provided no documentary evidence and not even the man s name to verify his status Death bed leads it some credence but IMO not much Torres story of his father intercepting a UFO is interesting but is unfortunately heresay Howe s discussion of alien telepathy and mind uploading was based entirely on an anonymous source offering IMO no relevance to the discussion whatsoever Wood s discussion of the LA air raid and implication that the US government shot down a UFO in 1941 long before Roswell plus the whole Roosevelt knew narrative was entirely unsubstantiated And then the discussion of electrogravitics and Searle was downright insulting to general intelligence To have Greer come in and continue on with discussions of free energy from the zero point quantum field was IMO incredibly damaging to the credibility of those proceedings To continue on with the electrogravitics stuff because it bothers me Damn I wish Friedman had been present and able to give testimony during this session Sure his focus for decades has been on Roswell But he has all sorts of widely cited papers on real field propulsion namely magnetohydrodynamics Here is a guy who could have given expert testimony on the subject and I

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  • Nucelar Missile Base Shake-Up
    11 07 15 0400 Subject Nucelar Missile Base Shake Up Thought the list might find this of interest if somewhat tangential to its main focus Robert Hastings in particular might want to speak to this story http tinyurl com ce4459f Michael Briggs Listen to Strange Days Indeed The PodCast At http www virtuallystrange net ufo sdi program These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates Toronto They

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  • Re: Regarding The Citizen Hearing On Disclosure
    43 0100 Archived Fri 10 May 2013 08 11 13 0400 Subject Re Regarding The Citizen Hearing On Disclosure Some more opinions on the the Washington Hearing from Colin Andrews and myself http tinyurl com d49shj5 Dave Haith Listen to Strange Days Indeed The PodCast At http www virtuallystrange net ufo sdi program These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates Toronto They may not be reproduced

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  • Critique Of Dolan's Sourcing & Conclusions
    Ray s arguments for technological hyper optimism It s also possible that evolutionary processes might display local exponential features at only some scales Evolution might be a grand scale configuration space search that periodically exhibits exponential growth as it finds an insulated cul de sac of the space that can be quickly explored These are regions of the configuration space where the vanguard of evolutionary mutation experimentation comes upon a limited theater within which it can play out exponential games like arms races and population explosions I suspect you can always find exponential sub processes in the history of evolution but they don t give form to the biggest picture http www edge org discourse jaron answer html To explain how Lanier s statement relates to Kurzweil s thesis one should understand that a foundational argument of Kurzweil s is that technology improvement is occurring at exponential rates and that this improvement is mitigated by an evolutionary path that leads to greater functional complexity Lanier is challenging this based on historical events where exponentially increasing returns to technology ultimately petered out Because nothing increases at exponential rates forever Not bacteria in a petri dish the food runs out and not technological improvements In computing physical constraints of energy consumption and systems shrinkage as seen in the limits of Moore s Law as we hit lithographic printing sizes that border on 10nm trace widths two orders of magnitude away from the average size of an atom show that exponentially increasing returns from computing performance will not continue without a radical shift in computing architecture In the academic literature here is another critique of Kurzweil s approach Goertzel B 2007 Human level artificial general intelligence and the possibility of a technological singularity A reaction to Ray Kurzweil s The Singularity Is Near and McDermott s critique of Kurzweil Artificial intelligence 171 1161 1173 Critique of Kurzweil by McDermott and replies by Goertzel 1 Kurzweil does not give any proof that an AI Singularity is upon us Kurzweil does not claim to do so 2 Even if we succeed in scanning the brain into a computer we still won t understand human intelligence p1167 Kurzweil s predictions are far in the future and take into account this learning process An uploaded digitized human brain can be more easily manipulated and studied p1168 3 Kurzweil says that machines will augment their capacities without limit but this is unrealistic That is true the laws of physics might impose their own limitations but progressive self improvement might not get boxed in by universal laws An analogy for this augmentation can be the scientific community a self improving collective intelligence composed internally of human level intelligences p1169 Kurzweil s route toward Singularity enabling AGI can be summed up as scanning human brains creating brain emulations studying these emulations and creating AGI systems capable of self improvement The actual paper is behind a paywall so here is a summary of the critique http www jimdavies org summaries Goertzel2007

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  • Re: David Sereda's Diminished Gravity Demo?
    Date Tue 19 Mar 2013 08 36 25 0400 Subject Re David Sereda s Diminished Gravity Demo A young man David Sereda claims that if two strong magnets are bolted together in a position where they repel this assembly can be dropped from a moderate height and carefully timed and the assembly will take measurably longer to reach the ground than other objects This was at a 2010 UFO symposium and suggests that gravity s effect on this assembly was reduced This experiment was described by Ben Rich former Head of Lockheed Skunkworks in the following video http www youtube com watch v VzwOFCSFms4 The stuff Boyd Bushman shows is just basic Lenz s Law stuff commonly demonstrated in undergraduate physics courses Here s the wikipedia explanation http en wikipedia org wiki Lenz s law This guy gives a really good 10 minute explanation with demonstration in a way that s more accessible Though he is kind of manic and loud http www youtube com watch v qWu82nJS42I Why Boyd Bushman pointed to that stuff as an explanation for anti gravity is beyond me But Sereda sure was buying it hook line and sinker M Listen to Strange Days Indeed

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  • Re: David Sereda's Diminished Gravity Demo?
    Re David Sereda s Diminished Gravity Demo From William Treurniet wtreurniet nul To post nul Date Tue 19 Mar 2013 08 36 25 0400 Subject Re David Sereda s Diminished Gravity Demo snip The stuff Boyd Bushman shows is just basic Lenz s Law stuff commonly demonstrated in undergraduate physics courses What does Lenz s Law have to do with dropping a pair of bolted together magnets and comparing the

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  • Re: Critique Of Dolan's Sourcing & Conclusions
    a slow incline It s going to be a radical leap into areas undreamed of The human brain will not be able to keep up In the future it will be impossible for human beings to compete with machine intelligence This means there will come a day when human input will not be necessary nor wanted when it comes to the evolution of machine intelligence it s further development When that day comes human beings will become fully dependant upon machine intelligences for survival I think as long as I have been active on this list I have practically begged researchers to turn their attention to A I posthumans advanced cyborgs etc and abandon this all too human star trek fantasy of organic species from elsewhere attempting to live in harmony across the vastness of deep space These UFOs behave as if they are alive I would suggest they are as in advanced A I The aliens telepathy betrays them as potential cyborgs not the crude cyborgs which pop into the human mind upon hearing the word cyborg but beings that are born cyborgs grown in raised in artificial wombs Perhaps they may even be indistinguishable from normal humans With the abduction phenomenon I can t help but see advanced A I s perceiving human beings as a resource to be tapped So I m in a position where I personally feel as if I ve been given a glimpse of the future which I have attempted to share many times with people Just my luck people would rather flock to the likes of Greer and other who still promote this Star Trek nonsense If I had a million dollars I would happily bet that the main intelligence behind the UFO phenomenon is not an organic species from elsewhere It

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