UFO Conjecture(s)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

From our academic friend, Bryan Sentes: The Search for ET -- How close are we?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26733-the-search-for-et-how-close-are-we.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=hoot&cmpid=SOC%7CNSNS%7C2014-GLOBAL-hoot#.VJnU2ksBds

2 Comments:

  • I'm somewhat in line with the last part of that article. We should be cautious about what signals we are sending out there. I doubt that any civilization advanced enough for intergalactic travel would be malicious- but you never know.
    I like the idea of messages being encoded in our DNA. It's thinking outside the box. We assume that aliens will use technology that we can detect using our own. This reminds me of the movie Independance Day where Jeff Goldblum infects the alien ships with a computer virus. Apparently those aliens use PC like we do here on earth.
    At least with DNA it's probably somewhat universal.

    By Blogger Daniel Hurd, at Wednesday, December 24, 2014  

  • SETI will get nowhere using radio waves, especially if other civilizations are using quasars as drum beats. Then again:

    "No one has ever seen a star drive in action. Space warps like the Alcubierre drive should leave trails and energy bursts when the warp is turned off. Worm holes should be detectable by various earth-bound physics experiments due to energy discharge. But no anomalous events – no astronomical observations of a star drive – have been observed."

    The Force is strong with that annoying Fermi Paradox. I think the astronomers predicting contact in 20 years are delusional.

    BTW, David, Goldblum used a Mac to infect the alien ships. They were using Windows.

    By Blogger Ron, at Wednesday, December 24, 2014  

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