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2001 Author A. C. Clarke (1917-2008)

Started by kmichaelm, 03/19/2008 07:57AM
Posted 03/19/2008 07:57AM Opening Post

A message from A. C. Clarke on his 90th birthday (Dec. 2007) at:

Official A. C. Clarke web site:

Wikipedia entry for him at:

NY Times article:

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Posted 03/19/2008 09:07AM #1
Great stuff!
Thanks for the links Michael!

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Posted 03/20/2008 06:02AM | Edited 03/20/2008 06:04AM #2
The smartest man on the planet. Too bad he will miss the confirmation of extra terrestrial civilizations. I recall he made the remark that the most likely first contact would occur soon after a planet-bound civilization goes into space, and therefore would be noticed by his neighbors. Then he said he believed we would not have long to wait.

"--Granted, that's a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be ... limited to our own galaxy."