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Should SETI Stop?


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Tedd asked over on Lockergnome.net if we feel that SETI should continue. SETI is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. It is the collective name for a number of activities people undertake to search for extraterrestrial life. SETI projects use scientific methods to search for electromagnetic transmissions from civilizations on distant planets. The United States government contributed to earlier SETI projects, but recent work has been primarily funded by private sources.

There are great challenges in searching across the sky for a first transmission that could be characterized as intelligent, since its direction, spectrum and method of communication are all unknown beforehand. SETI projects necessarily make assumptions to narrow the search, and thus no exhaustive search has been conducted so far.

The answers poured in with people on both sides of the issue. Personally, I do believe that there is intelligent life elsewhere in this universe of ours. We just haven’t found it yet. There’s more to this great universe than what we have discovered. It’s been argued that there are more than three dimensions. How can we know that which we do not know?

I think it would be almost depressing if we are the only living beings to be found anywhere. Heck, it’s kind of strange to think that we’re the only “intelligent” life. Humans rule this planet – at least for now. I just can’t imagine us being the only ones, though. I don’t even want to imagine a universe where we are the smartest things out there.

What do you believe? Are there ETs out there somewhere?

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SETI Hears a Who?

The Disclosure Project guy (Dr. Steven Greer) was on Coast to Coast last night, claiming that SETI has finally received intelligent signals from outer space. SETI urged to fess up over alien signals, the Register reported in an fair-and-balanced way – noting that Art Bell’s program often breaks stories long before the mainstream media does. Is SETI holding back on us, or is someone trying to sully Greer’s name? Isn’t this the part where the blogosphere stands up and asks insider(s) to step forward and spill the beans… if there are really any beans to spill?

I really want to believe – I really do. But wat concerns me most about these fringe discoveries is that they often come accompanied with an agenda – that is, you have to “buy the DVD” or “come to the conference.” Are these people spreading valid information – or selling snake oil? If they really want us to listen, these experts must find another way to generate revenue! Oh, and… hire real Web designers.

Looking for a Reason to Believe

I remember watching this press conference a couple of years ago, but if you haven’t seen The Disclosure Project – I’d like to get your take. “This 2 hour video is a distillation of over 120 hours of video interviews made by Dr Greer. Dozens of highly credible military and government witnesses discuss UFO events and projects they have worked on, with introductory and overview commentary by Dr. Greer. The video is divided into sections and is an excellent item to have and show to others, to get a full understanding of what the Project is about. It is more informative to see this video prior to seeing the May 9th Press Conference video.”

Google Video has both witness DVDs: Disc 1 and Disc 2. I know that my friend, Phil Plaitt, doesn’t believe it’s happened – but I’m looking for every reason to believe. Are every single one of these guys (recorded for this project) crazy? Are they all insane? Are they all in cahoots? I think we’re on the cusp of learning the truth…

  • Secrecy Risks: what are the global risks if we do nothing
  • Human Witness Testimony: dozens of witness testimonies that are real and shouldn’t be ignored.
  • Witness testimony to nuclear weapons that were sent into space and destroyed by UFOs.
  • Astronaut and Satellite Related Testimonials
  • Craft and Body Retrieval of Extraterrestrial Origin
  • Secrecy Examined: how it works through the unacknowledged special access projects and compartmentalization. i.e. How some members of our Governments are kept in the dark.
  • The Secrecy behind Space Based Weapons: its lethal implications.
  • Threats and Ridicule: suffered by those wishing to disclose the truth.
  • Why the Secrecy: and why it is no longer necessary.

Is Paul Hellyer a complete nutcase? If only one of the world’s UFO sightings were real, that makes me 100% sure that I want to know more. I’m looking for a reason to believe.