It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Exuberant1
reply to post by hornum
"The article is ridiculous! I dont believe that theres anyone out there to communicate with anyway! "
Then why do you want to send this signal?
*Your statements are conflicting.... You claim you don't believe in extraterrestrial life, yet you want to send a signal in attempt to contact them. ;-)
Originally posted by mikesingh
At the other side, there could be life that is thousands if not millions of years behind us in evolution. So there’s no question of any contact with them as they would not have developed such capabilities.
Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by observe50
Respectively observe50, that's 100% speculation.
Originally posted by apacheman
I side with quiet.
There are worse things than being eaten or annihilated. Just as a for instance, what if some human-produced enzyme turns out to be their miracle cure for otherwise incurable cases of flzxxxis? What if their moral/ethical constructs don't take effects upon aliens (us) into account? There are just too, too many unknowns. How would you like some alien patiently explaining that for the greater good, your baby is going to be processed for the crucial drug component, that you can always hatch another one, you should be proud to help; one who can't comprehend why you'd be upset in the first place?
The point is that there is no way to predict in advance how aliens might behave. If you accept that assumption, then the only reasonable course is to minimize your profile and patiently observe until you can make more informed judgements.
And just because we're already emitting an awful lot of noise doesn't mean we need to add a high-powered megaphone to the mix.
The fact is, and this should have been obvious to all, that we do not know what any extraterrestrials might be like - and hoping that they might be friendly, evolved enough to be wise and beyond violence, is an assumption upon which we could be betting our entire existence. When I was a young scientist 20 years ago at Jodrell Bank, the observatory in Cheshire, I asked Sir Bernard Lovell, founder of Jodrell Bank and pioneering radio astronomer, about it. He had thought about it often, he said, and replied: "It's an assumption that they will be friendly - a dangerous assumption."
And Lovell's opinion is still echoed today by the leading scientists in the field. Physicist Freeman Dyson, of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has been for decades one of the deepest thinkers on such issues. He insists that we should not assume anything about aliens. "It is unscientific to impute to remote intelligences wisdom and serenity, just as it is to impute to them irrational and murderous impulses," he says. "We must be prepared for either possibility."
Originally posted by Kandinsky
Intriguingly, there's a dichotomy of thought at play here. We can speculate that UFOs are ETs visiting for 60+ years. At the same time we can discuss 'shouting at the cosmos' which negates the 'visiting UFOs' ideas It shows there are some pretty balanced intellects on these boards. It's cool