posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 12:44 PM
I saw this show last night and thought it was pretty interesting. There were 3 or 4 people, I forget who (10pm is really late for me, especially on a
) but one was from SETI. Mostly all were talking about how the universe is *so* huge that it's next to impossible that we're alone.
That was pretty much the main theme of the show. No debunking or conspiracy stuff really. Also, the ever-lastin' question of why we've not been
contacted. Some said maybe ET isn't that smart and doesn't know how to travel, others said we're too 'young' to be bothered with. They had a clip
of Stephen Hawking saying we don't want to invite ET and it will only be trouble!
I was surprised at that.
They talked about what types of life there might be on other planets, intelligent or non-intelligent. Went into the kinds of Earth life: creatures
living without light, rock eating bacteria, creatures frozen in ice. Things that we're looking for on Mars and Titan...evidence of any kinds of
What types of propulsion would ET use? How it's very expensive to even maintain the speed of light, and some incredible amount of money was given for
a huge amount of fuel needed to propel a ship so far.
Also went into types of communication, how SETI's listening out for radio waves, how they're getting more satellites online and the SETI person said
they believe they're going to find something by 2025. Another kind of communication looked at was something about watching out for a very strong kind
of light which might be a way of sending signals. Sort of like flashing SOS messages with a flashlight. There was one kind of communication we got
that was out of the ordinary, I think it was in the 70's. It was heard once for something like 70 seconds, then never heard again.
Lastly, some dude talking about what he thinks aliens would look like and that they probably wouldn't be humanoid at all. I personally thought he
wanted a job with Lucasfilm or something for all the strange creature models he made
That's about all I can remember of the show...if I think of anything else I'll post again, or maybe someone else who's seen it can post.