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The basic rules for the lack of attention to the relevant data by well educated, but ignorant-about-UFOs-professionals, especially SS, seem to be:
1. Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up.
2. What the public doesn't know, I won't tell them.
3. If one can't attack the data, attack the people; it is much easier.
4. Do one's research by proclamation. Investigation is too much trouble and nobody will know the difference anyway.
So was the Wow signal our first detection of extraterrestrials? It might have been, but no scientist would make such a claim. Scientific experiment is inherently, and rightly, skeptical. This isnt just a sour attitude; its the only way to avoid routinely fooling yourself. So until and unless the cosmic beep measured in Ohio is found again, the Wow signal will remain a What signal.
Radio waves can be produced by a number of different devices, methodologies and processes. If we have developed thousands of different ways and devices that produce radio waves, what might have a more technologically advanced civilization developed?
Originally posted by ANoNyMiKE
Listening for radio signals from an advanced alien race makes about as much sense as listening for telegraph beeps