posted on Jan, 9 2005 @ 12:34 AM
I am a SETI skeptic. Unless the transmitting civilizations are within a few to a few dozen light years, there is a good chance that the source of a
transmission does not even exist anymore. In my opinion, societies that do not learn to travel faster than light are doomed in the long run, ourselves
included. Also, there are several instances of SETI picking up signals, and then not being able to reproduce them coming from the same portion of the
sky. These reports are summarily dismissed but could we be dropping the ball here?
I do think SETI is a worthwhile endeavor despite my misgivings, but I think that any truly advanced civilization will develope a better means of
communicating rather than radio signals.
EDIT: Just to add to what you have said, I do think that a signal from outer space would unify mankind, for the most part.
[edit on 1-9-2005 by William One Sac]