highdesert50, on 03 December 2012 - 04:30 PM, said:
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.
An interesting problem. How to create and encode a signal that can only be perceived or understood by mutually compatible beings. Being compatible with an alien form of intelligent life implies tolerance, and the flexibility of mind this requires probably also confers creativity. The solution to any form of encryption in, or concealment of such a message should be a creative one. I would expect a brilliant individual to solve it, but not a code-breaking computer.
although initially it sounds somewhat novel and unworthy to attempt to prove such notions..it would be reason enough to speculate on a different level..as to make an attempt to understand an alien mind beyond a physiologically and psychologically standpoint..that in itself is going to be harder than the actual "looking" for any messages...can a species with the capability to make use of extrasolar energy in accordance to create a sustaining and cohesive interstellar open letter to all others??..firstly it would be foolish for the simple reason that one cannot determine the mentality of any given social group..secondly it would probably be smart, if one is wanting to look, to a solar system with radiation that is higher than that of the levels of here on this planet...the greater amount of radiation from a good light source might have a bearing on how fast and how well developed a planet to be.
Edited by Godzilla52670, 04 December 2012 - 03:16 AM.
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:32 AM
andy hair candy, on 04 December 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:
i think its possibility as good as any other. why not?
If this is a privately funded study then go for it! Why not? She wouldn't be wasting any tax money if some wealthy people want to fund her project.
If that's the case if be interested in hearing her findings. What's the worst that can happen... that we found out she was wrong and there is no message our that she is right, and we are being made fun of?
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