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Re: Deficiency In SETI's Drake's Equation

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: updates@globalserve.net
>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.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
><info@set-inst.edu>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

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>.


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