Your question is a very good one:
"How could they have found us a long time ago? We haven't been making noticeable noise until about 80 years ago. "
My Feeling on your question:
I am assuming you are referring to Radio and Television waves or transmissions to make "Noise". Again, we seem to bring a socket set and flat head
screwdriver in hopes of working on the" intelligent extra-terrestrial life" assessment.
I submit to you sir that form of communication has much validity and should be looked at as one single possibility in searching the stars. However,
closer to the home front it would be safe to say the there is reason to believe that what ever "they" are, they seemingly try and edit what they
want us to know about them so it would be safe to say that they are not using an easy to find type of communication, then again maybe they are using
radio waves in a way that we are simply overlooking.
Again, it might be right in front of us and so simple that we overlook it because we are focused on the more complex theme.
My feelings are that our "Noise" has nothing to do with the whole picture. I seem to drift in the direction of our planet itself and maybe even Mars
a million years ago (by our understanding of time and space) had more to do with the interest. But lets not forget, the song of the hump back whale.
Who are we to pass judgment on what we think intelligent life should be or do. Our version is limited to our very own "programmed" understanding.
Let's assume the following is true and let's use hump backs as our example:
They have a much bigger brain then we do have been around a hell of a lot longer then us. We do know that they have no need for radio waves but yet
can communicate over vast distances. What if they also use telepathic means to communicate along with the frequency manipulation of sound waves in
water. Then it would be safe to say perhaps that what they tell "others" may be of great interest. And GOD is that a scary thought LOL. Again, what
is important to the said extra-terrestrial ???. We simply do not know at this time!. And radio waves may play no role at all in the equation.
Hope this entry helped Bill!!
Sir, with all do respect, I disagree.
You said : "What William said. and that, in general, is the attitude of most folks in the engineering/aeronautical/astronomical fields. And of many
You want to see what the "top" scientists are working on now? follow and look for links to the university's that hire them to do research. Here are
a few links to give you a better idea
( Follow the links and read )
( This is Fantastic Site designed to give info from one scientist to another (sorry not pictures just raw facts and
"Skeptic - One who practices the method of suspended judgment, engages in rational and dispassionate reasoning as exemplified by the scientific
method, shows willingness to consider alternative explanations without prejudice based on prior beliefs, and who seeks out evidence and carefully
scrutinizes its validity"