From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:13:01 -0400 Archived: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:13:01 -0400 Subject: Looking For Aliens In All The Wrong Places? Source: Big Think.Com http://bigthink.com/ideas/20033 May 13, 2010 Looking For Aliens In All The Wrong Places? Good luck finding intelligent life within 1,000 light years. As for super-advanced alien civilizations, they’re probably closer to the center of the galaxy. Interview with Paul Davies Cosmologist & Astrobiologist, Arizona State University interview - Recorded April 15, 2010 "Now the problem here is that a civilization that is 1,000 light years away doesn’t know we exist. They don’t know that we have radio telescopes here on Earth because they see Earth as it was 1,000 years ago. Nothing can travel faster than light, so however good their instruments they can’t see in effect the future. They can only see Earth as it was 1,000 years ago, so there is no particular reason they should be sending us messages at this time and if you put yourself in the position of a SETI enthusiast on this hypothetical distant planet going to a granting agency and saying, 'There is a really interesting planet over there, Earth, that we’ve studied it very carefully and we can see they’ve built huge structures like the pyramids and this great wall in China and we think some millennium soon they may have radio telescopes, could we have some money to start broadcasting?'" [More at site... thanks to Diana Cammack for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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