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Re: What's Taking E.T. So Long To Find Us?

From: Dave Morton <Marspyrs.nul>
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:46:15 -0500 (EST)
Archived: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 07:43:33 -0500
Subject: Re: What's Taking E.T. So Long To Find Us?

>Source: News.Discovery.Com


>Mon Jan 30, 2012

>What's Taking E.T. So Long To Find Us?
>E.T. would have had plenty of time to reach us by now. Are we
>just being ignored?
>By Irene Klotz

>The Gist

>* Alien civilizations starting from the oldest stars in the
>galaxy would have had more than enough time to reach Earth.

>* Calculations show either we are alone in the galaxy, or ET is
>ignoring us.

>* The study did not address life beyond the Milky Way.

>Mathematically speaking, ET would have found us by now - if he
>exists - so we're being consciously avoided for some reason, a
>new study concludes.

>"We're either alone, or they're out there and leave us alone",
>mathematician Thomas Hair, with Florida Gulf Coast University in
>Fort Myers, told Discovery News.

[More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead ]

Thank you for the article, Diana. (I just read the summary,
posted here).

Answering this question could supply Irene Klotz (is that her
real name??) with a project to last a lifetime. Or did Thomas
Hair come up with the idea - the mathematician?? Whatever.

Just think of it: A monumental project she could devote her
entire life to. Every day when she wakes up, she will know
exactly what she'll be working on. She'll be trying to solve the
mystery of what is taking ET so long to find us.

It could be anything. Maybe they're not looking. Maybe they're
ignoring us. Maybe they're having a bad hair day - or bald hair
day. Maybe they got confused over kilometers and miles, and
miscalculated our position.=C2 

I hope she chooses to work on this question that has baffled
Science for so many years, because we need someone really smart
to work on it. Ordinary mortals with ordinary IQ's wouldn't get
very far...

She would need to be logical and scientific in her approach,
basically starting from scratch, and not making any assumptions
about the data.

For example, the ET's might use miles rather than kilometers for
measuring distance, and we cannot assume they use the metric

For example, there might be a fight between Democratic and
Republican ET's regarding how best to spend their tax dollars,
so we can't assume they have the money to spend on space
exploration - missions taking hundreds or thousands of years to
acomplish. Maybe millions of years.

No assumptions. Back to the basics.

I look forward to her conclusions - ones based solely on logic
and Science, of course. Then we will finally know why the ET's -
our Space Brothers - have shunned us - ostracized us - from
their warm friendship.

And if she can't come up with a good answer, I will be forced to
conclude that they don't exist. I will be forced to conclude
that we're alone in the Universe - the Masters of the Stars,
continually improving our fast food, and offering thousands more
channels on cable and satellite TV - beaming our programs into
the void of empty space, with the plaintive message, "Here we
are... Come down and visit us..." with no alien ears to hear us.

Home Alone - forever,

Dave Morton
Department of Humor

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