From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 18:14:24 -0000 Archived: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:14:15 -0500 Subject: Re: No Alien Signals Detected In Kepler SETI Search >From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:04:59 -0500 >Subject: Re: No Alien Signals Detected In Kepler SETI Search >>Source: Discovery.Com >>http://tinyurl.com/bb8hekq >>Feb 7, 2013 03:10 >>No Alien Signals Detected In Kepler SETI Search >>By Ian O'Neill > >>In an effort to search for intelligent extraterrestrials, SETI >>astronomers have completed their first "directed" search. >>Unfortunately, it turned up no evidence of transmitting aliens. >>But that's hardly surprising. >Does anyone seriously think SETI would tell the public if they >found clearly extraterrestrial signals from an intelligent >civilization? I am sure that they would want to go public in order to get a radical increase in their funding. Positive findings would make SETI the biggest scientific gravy train of all time. The question is rather whether they would be allowed to go public: the military, economic and strategic implications might be immense. Is anybody aware of standing orders and protocols in the event of positive findings? These might be so draconian that there would be a strong incentive to keep a success under wraps and within SETI. The excuse for this would be along the lines of "Oh well, we weren't at all sure about these signals, and we've been analysing them for the past seven years to make sure they aren't an RF artefact occasioned by the variable filtering effect of a rotating cloud of gas between us and a cataclysmic variable system lurking 'behind' the star in question..." Gerald O'Connell http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc 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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