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originally posted by: spirit_horse
a reply to: seasonal
Would you go into a rain forest with large cats, bears, and other apex predators and start squealing like a rabbit?
Without knowing what the hell is going on in space with other civilizations i.e. predatory or not, it is a very bad and ignorant idea. It reminds me of being in combat. When you buddy is shot and screaming at the top of his lungs which will let the enemy zero in on you.
However, we have been sending out signals since the first transmitters were developed. I still don't think it is a good idea to try broadcasting long distance messages to unknown entities. It isn't something you can reverse if it gathers attention from a civilization of Lenin and Hitler type beings with technology that dwarfs our own.
originally posted by: jonnyhallows5211
Kinda scary considering we don't really know what's going to recieve the hello. Kinda reminds me of the movie battleship, those aliens were rather hostile. I think more research should be done on where we decide to send our hello
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Peeple
We may be livestock? I hope not, it you talk to left they are vegetarians, right won't talk about "Them".
I think perhaps we should leave well enough alone.
originally posted by: Tardacus
if they are more advanced than us then they already know we are here and have chosen to not make contact with us, if they are less advanced then they won`t be able to hear the message. This sounds like a waste of time and money.
originally posted by: IkNOwSTuff
I hope the message says "Merry Christmas", If we send them "Happy Holidays" the Aliens will probably think were all douche PC types and just ignore us
originally posted by: schuyler
Stepehn Hawkings thinks this is a very very bad idea. Observe here.
By the end of 2018, the project aims to send some conversation-starters via radio or laser signals to a rocky planet circling Proxima Centauri, the nearest star other than the sun,