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Re: Aliens Apart

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 22:18:01 -0400
Archived: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 18:12:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Aliens Apart


>From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:38:18 -0500
>Subject: Re: Aliens Apart

>>From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2007 12:04:51 -0000
>>Subject: Aliens Apart

>>Source: Space.Com - New York, New York, USA

>>http://www.space.com/searchforlife/071206-seti-aliens-apart.html

><snip>

>Or (2) we're missing some important physics permitting faster-
>than-light communication, and extraterrestrial signaling
>efforts don't include burping light and radio waves into space.

>Many readers will, in a display of endearing perversity, choose
>(2). Maybe they're right, but that flies in the face of what we
>know.

>No, that flies in the face of what Western-science-corporate-
>culture declares, without valid evidence to back up the
>declaration, is accepted by that culture as "known".

This is really silly stuff. Suddenly Seth knows where the
civilizations are! Hundreds of light years indeed.

There are roughly 2000 stars within 54 light years of which at
least 50 are similar to the sun. That means that within roughly
100 light years there are about 16000 stars and within 200 LY
about 128,000.

We have already found, despite the very crude techniques, 250
exoplanets. Why not worry about zeta 1 and Zeta 2 Reticuli,
both sunlike stars, 39.2 ly from here but only 1/8th of a light
year apart from each other and a cool billion years older than
the sun?

Zeta Reticulans probably know much more than we and are
certainly not using radio systems like ours for communication.

I worked on fusion rockets providing 10 million times as much
energy per particle as in a chemical rocket. I doubt if Seth
Shostak is still using a slide rule and vacuum tubes. He
certainly justifies my saying that SETI stands for Silly Effort
To Investigate.


Stan Friedman


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