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Re: Seti@Home Effective? - Friedman

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys@rogers.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 12:09:35 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 11:54:38 -0500
Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective? - Friedman


>From: Stuart Miller <Stuart.Miller4@btinternet.com>
>To: UFO UpDates <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
>Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2003 13:29:13 -0000
>Subject: Re: Seti@Home Effective?

>>>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?

<snip>

>>>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.

>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.

Thanks much. A local bookstore says they can have it here before
Dec. 12, so I have ordered it. I hope I will be able to read it
before the cruise. I am as interested in what he doesn't deal
with as in what he does talk about. Of special interest is a
lack of referencing to serious UFO literature and to serious
literature on interstellar travel.

The SETI Cultists are accustomed to dealing with people who lap
up what they say. The Drake equation is an excellent example of
a phony "scientific" attempt to determine the number of
civilizations in the galaxy... while leaving out all travel,
migration, colonization, etc.

I doubt if Shostak deals with the difference in perspective for
a planet 34 times closer to another sunlike star than the sun is
to our nearest stellar neighbor... and a billion years older
(than the sun)star at that.


Stan Friedman