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Originally posted by MsSmartypants
I didn't think ATS members were so naive to think that the people working at SETI ... people who are already interested in extraterrestrials... don't already realize that the more technologically advanced aliens are already here and the 'search' is just for show.
Even more ironic, what if lots of alien civilizations are transmitting signals which are blocked by the heliopause?
They must think nobody's home.
Just another aspect of the complete quarantine that the cold, vacuum, distance and radiation of interstellar space uses to keep everyone isolated to their home planets.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
Sure, NOW. But they had to get there somehow. You don't just go from shortwave communications to worm holes and instantaneous communication overnight.
I'd like to see his thinking broken down into the specifics