posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 10:12 AM
As Stanton Friedman calls SETI.... Silly Effort To Investigate.
Once upon a time, there were TV stations which produced and TV sets that received UHF signals. Although, in less than 40 years, all that changed.
UHF signals can still be used, but you can't buy a TV anymore that can receive them.
Once upon a time, there were TV stations which produced and TV sets that received Analog VHF signals. Although, in less than 60 years, all that
changed too. If you don't have a converter, your old TV can't even recieve broadcast TV signals any more.
I'm sure other people can come up with more and better examples, but the point is, even if we have been sending signals out into space for the past
60 or 90 years, those civilizations on the other planets would have to be at the same technological state to receive them as we were went we sent them
out, otherwise, they wouldn't be "tuned in" to the right frequency.
The same goes for SETI receiving from other planets. SETI may one day stumble across a signal, but it wouldn't be a signal from an more Advanced
Civilization, they would be from a civilization that had relatively the same technology (not counting the passage of time the signal took to get from
there to here).
The OP SETI arguement FAILS.
Others have mentioned the Ancient Aliens theories and the Aliens coming here for 1000's of years. That is more likely than them having sensed our
Nuclear Explosions in the 1940's. Of course, if they had already been visiting the Nuclear Explosions would give them a sense of urgency that
mankind was on the course of total destruction of the planet.
Why is it so hard for people to believe that ET civilizations aren't coming to Earth like humans go to the Zoo, to watch the Animals at play. Humans
today seek out tribes in the 3rd world to watch and evaluate, but don't want to interfere or disrupt them. Of course, then there are the bleeding
heart liberals that feel that it's their duty to get involved, to "save" them while bringing all sorts of new diseases to their tribes, that's
Another scenario that works well is the Betty Hill Star Map. It would make sense that planets nearby each other would develope technology faster and
have trade routes. Then you would have explorers seeking out planets that are nearby. Eventually finding Earth.
One thing I've noticed that most posters never mention is how young our civilization is on a global scale. If the ET were visiting Earth for 1000's
of years (for whatever reason) and didn't want to make contact with the humans, where would they settle down and call home? In the Americas!!! They
would have free roam of two continents, except for the occasional tribe that spotted them. Africa, Europe and Asia have been filled with humans,
unlike the Americas. It has only been 200 years since Americans crossed the Mississippi River and settled the West. That's a relatively short time
if you consider that humans have been on the Earth for 250,000 years.