"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 26 June 2012 - 10:37 AM
A team from the National Geographic are working to respond to the famous 1977 transmission.
If there's something you'd like to say to aliens, now's your chance. The Wow! signal, a mysterious radio transmission detected in 1977 that may or may not have come from extraterrestrials, is finally getting a response from humanity.
If it was an advanced civilization, they would gain nothing from us. Might use us as pets (dibs on being a kitty), or a zoo. We can offer them nothing. Perhaps we could offer to trade universal knowledge and compare data. However, the likely hood that they're even remotely close to us is slim to none and this Wow noise is actually a natural noise..
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 12:03 PM
So they intend to send our personal messages and hope the "Alien Scientists" have better luck decoding them than we have the WOW signal. Actually, I hope they don't stand a chance decoding it, can you imagine what some folk are gonna be saying? I'd rather not be associated with them kind of sound bites on a cosmic scale if you don't mind Mr National Geographic, hmm.
"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
If you ignore the excellencies of your own house, how do you intend to find other excellencies?
In you is hidden the treasure of treasures, Oh man, know thyself and you shall know the Universe and the Gods."
If the WOW signal was something of intelligent origin and we reply to it now, we'll all be dead before there's another response.
Also, the little green guys on the planet that sent it probably assumed there was nothing here when we failed to reply - 35 years would would be a long time monitoring and infinitesimally small area of space.
Some other earth-like planet probably replied promptly and reaped the benefits anyway...
They've only just got round to it? I think frankly I'd have got fed up waiting for a reply by now. Particualalry since, wherever it came from, it would probably have taken several years to get here, and so would our reply take to get to wherever they're thinking of sending it to.
Edited by 747400, 26 June 2012 - 01:13 PM.
If, as it seems, we are in the process of becoming a totalitarian society in which the state apparatus is all-powerful, the ethics most important for the survival of the true, free, human individual would be: cheat, lie, evade, fake it, be elsewhere, forge documents, build improved electronic gadgets in your garage that’ll outwit the gadgets used by the authorities.
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:16 PM
747400, on 26 June 2012 - 01:11 PM, said:
Um.. that was 30 years ago. They've only just got round to it? I think frankly I'd have got fed up waiting for a reply by now. Particualalry since, wherever it came from, it would probably have taken several years to get here, and so would our reply take to get to wherever they're thinking of sending it to.
That can be our excuse for taking so long to reply though. We lie and say we replied straight away... It just takes ages to get back. lol
Actually we shouldn't start a new friendship (if we made one) by lying. But they might presume we are further awya if we don't mention the date of recieving it and replying. Might save ourselves if they are more advanced and not intrested in being friends. lol
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Just say We tried ! ANd by the way , What plan are youz guys on were on ATT, I bet you guys have Verizon or something better ,right ?
Well anywho ! We did recieve the pizza`s and they were cold as you must of known ! So this time send us directions back to your planet !
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