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Originally posted by mwm1331
...Though I love the idea of SETI I've always felt that its achilles heel is that it reies on what is essentially a very primitive technology.
Originally posted by DarkSide
SETI is ... a dead end.a huge waste of money to....
...it would prove the existance of other intelligent life but,it seems like an extremely primitive tool.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Even if they used radio for only ten years, the signals would still be bouncing around out there....that's enough reason for me to support it. Yes, when and if we do find a signal, we'll likely then find several more in the same area, but we're searching a beach for a particular grain of sand people....that takes time...
Originally posted by robertcd...
So, multiply all these miniscule probabilities together and the chance of contacting aliens is something similar to the possibility of locating a single grain of sand on a beach by chance - it's never going to happen! Pretty bleak truth, but I'm big enough to live with this - why are so many people afraid of it? Professor Bob
Originally posted by robertcd
It's certainly a noble cause Genya, though I would prefer to be using the resources to find all those big chunks of space rock out there that will eventually wipe us out if we don't look sharp! Prof Bob
Originally posted by Quest...One of the more disturbing things to come from identifying extrasolar planets is that virtually every star we look at has a gas giant in close orbit to it....
...Now I support seti because out understanding of the universe it too limited to trust those numbers. But nonetheless, the drake equation is an argument against looking, not for it.
Originally posted by kangaxx
can you have sure that your comp is realy analaizing what it is showed in the Screen saver?! i think not!
it's a great excuse for the "echelon" now, think on that, your computers can be used to help others to spy on us.
it is my belives, just that!