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#1    Saru

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

Astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz believes that there could be something obvious we are missing.

Time Magazine said:

The odds of a discovery with Walkowicz’s project may be long, but the search technique is quite straightforward. “Our premise,” she says, “is that up until now, we’ve had a preconceived idea of what a SETI signal would look like. ”

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

View PostSaru, on 03 December 2012 - 02:15 PM, said:

Astrophysicist Lucianne Walkowicz believes that there could be something obvious we are missing.

They arent stupid enough to broadcast their existance?

Not unless they like being slave labour or dinner.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:42 PM

View PostMr Right Wing, on 03 December 2012 - 02:27 PM, said:

They arent stupid enough to broadcast their existance?

Not unless they like being slave labour or dinner.
What, to us? I think we'd have a while to wait yet before we'd be likely to be any possible danger to any Extraterrestrial civilisation.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

The trouble with this theory would seem to be that if they did (say) have something that they could wave in front of a Star to send a signal in Morse, it would be years before anyone even in a neighbouring system even saw it, let alone had any likelihood of responding to it. Well, that's one of the troubles, there are probably loads more, but that'd do for now, I suppose.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I don't think we are missing the obvious, the obvious did not happen ten thousands of years ago, that is why we cannot see it yet.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

Messages will be very old if they find anything at all.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

A bit of a long shot ,i think the funds could be used more productively elsewhere...

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:14 PM

View Post747400, on 03 December 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

The trouble with this theory would seem to be that if they did (say) have something that they could wave in front of a Star to send a signal in Morse, it would be years before anyone even in a neighbouring system even saw it, let alone had any likelihood of responding to it. Well, that's one of the troubles, there are probably loads more, but that'd do for now, I suppose.
That's true. She'll spend a great amount of money trying to find evidence, that aliens exist, with almost no possibility to achieve anything at all.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:20 PM

The question is, that the immense power and technology required to turn a star into a morse code torch that signals across the universe...... do we really want to invite that here?


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:23 PM

has anyone thought if there might be messages encoded in Quasars and those kind of things? That might be an idea worth pursuing, for someone with a very large computer and not much else to do. :unsure2:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

It would be funny if when we did discover a blinking star message that it would say "..fatal error.... Universe resets in 10....9....8...." :w00t:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

I suspect that if there is a message out there, it will be encrypted in a manner that mandates the recipient be sufficiently evolved as to assure some form of mutual compatibility.


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:35 PM

View PostHawkLord, on 03 December 2012 - 04:25 PM, said:

It would be funny if when we did discover a blinking star message that it would say "..fatal error.... Universe resets in 10....9....8...." :w00t:
LMAO that would suck the big one, But I mean nobody lives forever

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

View PostExoPaul, on 03 December 2012 - 04:20 PM, said:

The question is, that the immense power and technology required to turn a star into a morse code torch that signals across the universe...... do we really want to invite that here?
Probably not I love how you think they would be hostile, I mean thats the natural human trait in us

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:02 PM

OK, well, her idea is so weird as to not even be remotely plausable.

Edited by pallidin, 03 December 2012 - 10:03 PM.





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