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Re: starship-design: Re: Aliens, why haven't they contact us?

L. Parker wrote:
> Sorry, but that reasoning won't wash. Using the ecology of THIS planet as a basis for the behavior of organisms from another ecology is like trying to determine what color light is with a yard stick - you can describe the color in terms that are producible with a yard stick, but you can't measure light with the yard stick.

I pretty much agree, but one note as a bit of humor:

If you can see small enough, you CAN measure color with a yard stick!
(assuming the stick is divided into small enough units)(angstroms)

Kyle Mcallister