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Re: Seti@Home Effective? - Miller

From: Stuart Miller <Stuart.Miller4@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 13:29:13 -0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 10:53:41 -0500
Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective? - Miller

>>From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@rogers.com>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>>Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 18:07:13 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective?


>>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.

>Yes, I have a review copy of Shostak's and Barnett's book. I have not read
>it yet but have looked through it. But from the "hardware" point of view it
>is, to look at, quite a beautiful book. Very good quality paper and the
>photos are excellent.with some amusing caricature/puppet type effigies of
>what aliens might look like. The primordial soup theory in relation to the
>origins of Life on Earth is illustrated by a photo of a Campbell's soup tin
>next to a bowl of soup. The label on the Campbells tin says, "Primordial
>Soup". This afternoon I shall be going in to my local Safeways and shall
>attempt to buy a tin. When they tell me they don't stock it, I shall
>produce the photo in the book and ask them to order it for me. Yes, I have
>nothing better to do with my time.

>Contents wise, difficult to judge as I've not read it but it appears to be a
>fairly standard overview. Seven chapters with the following headers:

>1 Habitats for Life

>2. What might aliens be like

>3. Intelligent Life

>4. Visitors from afar.

>5. How might we get in touch

>6. The drake equation

>7. The future

>My suspicion is that whatever inference you might make from the chapter
>headings are probably correct. In other words, a great Christmas present
>for your niece/nephew particularly if you want to get them going on the
>subject but as for being of interest to more experienced aficionados,
>probably not.


In relation to your last point in your post I have now read the
relevant chapter - number four - and he is a sceptic in the
Rimmer/Harney/Clarke/Roberts mould. No evidence,
psychological/human behaviour/we want to believe etc. etc.

I would think in a one to one on the box you wouldn't have too
many problems.

Stuart Miller