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Re: Seti@Home Effective? - Friedman

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@rogers.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 18:07:13 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 00:52:48 -0500
Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective? - Friedman

>From: Walt Williams <walt_williams@setv.org>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2003 17:10:42 -0200
>Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective?

>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby@aol.com>
>>Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2003 19:59:17 EST
>>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
>>Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective?

>>I've always wondered about this SETI project.

>>Searching for radio signals?

>>What if aliens don't have ears? :)

>Hi Greg and All,

>SETI or rather the people who are implementing the SETI search
>model are not searching for radio signals with modulation, such
>as "sounds". Additionally, you have the direction of the "radio"
>signals confused, SETI is not transmitting, just "listening".
> Finally, the hoped for SETI signal's "message" is the frequency
>of the ETI transmitted signal, which is known loosely within the
>SETI community as the "water-hole" frequencies. Regarding the
>effectiveness of seti@home, who knows?

For many obvious reasons I am far more in favor of the Search
for Extraterrestrial Visitors than for the radio or radio
optical search for signals. The SETI people essentially always
attacked the notion of ET visitors because "one can't get here
from there" and there is supposedly no evidence for UFOs.....
They never refer to the large scale scientific studies of UFOs
or to the enginnering studies of interstellar travel and act as
though they were experts on the behavior of aliens!! I have a
challenge to SETI specialists at my

website http://www.stantonfriedman.com

It may be of some interest that both Dr. Seth Shostak, a major
SETI specialist, and I, a major ufologist, will each be giving
three lectures during the final transatlantic crossing of the
Queen Elizabeth 2 from the UK to New York Dec.15-21. Don't know
yet whether we will ever be on the stage at the same time. Could
be interesting. He has refused Art Bell's challenge to debate me
on Art's show.

Has anybody seen his brand new book "Cosmic Company: The Search
for Life in the Universe" co-authored with Alexandra Barnett,.
Cambridge Press?. I can't find it here in Fredericton, but will
try to order it.

In a recent paper he said it would take 100,000 years to get to
the stars... presumably using a chemical rocket. I am interested
in what he says about UFOs.

Stan Friedman