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Originally posted by Tayesin
Now think about making a massive crop circle like this particular one in Binary Code, overnight, without leaving tracks and without someone seeing the lighting rigs necessary to do so...
Because it will take 25,000 years for the message to reach its intended destination of stars (and an additional 25,000 years for any reply), the Arecibo message was more a demonstration of human technological achievement than a real attempt to enter into a conversation with extraterrestrials. In fact, the stars that the message was aimed at will no longer be there when it arrives. According to the Cornell News press release of Nov. 12, 1999, the real purpose of the message was not to make contact, but to demonstrate the capabilities of newly installed equipment
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
reply to post by riggs2099
It's also a little bit idiotic to assume we know ANYTHING at all about how aliens would think, what they look like, and exactly what subjects they are intelligent with?
[edit on 10-3-2009 by _Phoenix_]
Originally posted by Whisper67
I knew they had sent that signal out and it still boggles my mind. Why in the world, or universe , would we send out our DNA info? Isn't that akin to a neon Burger King or McDonalds sign?
Let's make contact first, then go from there. It's like we don't have any personal boundries. You ever go out with someone or make a friend and they dump way too much personal info on you too early in the relationship?
Originally posted by Levita
So, umm, i may sound incredibly stupid asking this... what is "seti"?
Originally posted by DaMod
How hard do you think it would be to make both of them over night especially one in binary that infers alien DNA and then a nice detailed face next to it. I bet 10000000000 you cant! How else are they going to communicate? You think they speak English or use the same broadcasting tech we do? Drawing things on the ground are basically all they have left. If they are from outside our solar system they would get the message in binary see the dish think well that's about right and do it there.
[edit on 10-3-2009 by DaMod]