From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lehmberg@snowhill.com> Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 06:12:45 -0600 Fwd Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 11:22:35 -0500 Subject: Re: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation >Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 17:01:51 -0800 (PST) >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >From: Jim Deardorff <email@example.com> >Subject: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation >Have any of you sometimes wondered if there is any way we could >cause a few SETI scientists to open their minds a bit, so as to >include searching for any ETI who would be aware of our >existence and perhaps interacting with us? I recently tried this >using SETI's favorite Drake equation as the vehicle. Sometimes >you can gain a scientist's attention if you point out an >inconsistency in a favorite equation they use. And it helps if >you can feed in even one simple equation of your own. So that >was my approach. However, it's been nearly a week now and I >haven't heard back from any SETI person. But maybe that was due >to my finding no e-mail address to use other than ><firstname.lastname@example.org>mentioned in SETI's website. If you should >know of a more relevant SETI e-mail address I could send it to, >please let me know. <snipped interesting and, I'll bet, likely embellishment on the Drake equation> I'm not surprised you never heard from anyone. Your idea regarding the equation points in the shadows of the other 98% that science refuses to consider or quantify because it doesn't predictably repeat, isn't observable, or is not in line with a comfortable theory or conveniently conceived paradigm <g>. Lehmberg@snowhill.com -- Explore the Alien View! Ponder the Wit & Wisdom of Ching Chow! http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/arecibo/46/ <Updated 18 January> John Ford Restoration Fund -- Send your checks and money orders to _me_, Alfred Lehmberg (cut out the lawyers, they got their's) at: 304 Melbourne Drive, Enterprise AL, 36330. Strict records kept. "Only thin, _very light_ envelopes with a return address will be accepted <g>." ~~~ $225.00 pledged -- $125.00 collected ~~~ "I cleave the heavens, and soar to the infinite. What others see from afar, I leave far behind me." - Giordano Bruno, while burning at the fundamentalist's stake.
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