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(Newsweek)   SETI claims alien life will be found in twenty years, though if they just bring back SETI eels it will make Khan happy   ( newsweek.com) divider line
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2017-10-03 03:04:47 PM  
4 votes:
Does Not Approve.

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2017-10-03 02:50:08 PM  
4 votes:
THIS IS CETI ALPHA V!!!
2017-10-03 02:40:40 PM  
3 votes:

Voiceofreason01: Mugato: Voiceofreason01: For SETI to detect alien life they would need to be at least as technologically advanced as we are now and so far we have no evidence that any life, even very simple single celled life, exists anywhere but Earth.

No evidence because the universe is so vast but it's a virtual impossibility that there isn't intelligent life out there somewhere.

There is no proof that life exists outside of Earth. Even if you assume life there's no reason to think intelligence is common. Even if you assume intelligence there's no reason to assume technology is common. SETI is searching for signs of advanced  technological Civilization and if the nearest technologically advanced alien life is three galaxies away then SETI is unlikely to detect it.


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Your comments reminded me of the bit in the Guide talking about how it's so big there are no imports / exports, and any people you come across are figments of your imagination, because the probability of life is so small, given the area encompassed.
2017-10-03 02:07:07 PM  
3 votes:
It was maybe 16 years ago when I ran their screen saver and they said they could potentially find ET within 20 years. So am I just waiting 4 more years or another 20?  Which is it already?
2017-10-03 04:47:55 PM  
2 votes:

Gleeman: born_yesterday: ABQGOD: THIS IS CETI ALPHA V!!!

Thank you Enterprise staff, for keeping us infromed.  Maybe next time a note in the data links about the psychotic genius supervillain you stranded randomly.

Even if Starfleet had made that incident eyes only, you'd think Checkov would have remembered the guy who tried to take over the Enterprise and start a war.


He wasn't on the Enterprise in the original Khan episode. In an interview, Walter Koenig explained that there was a point in WOK when Chekhov "remembers" Khan, but Koenig didn't want to get written out of the movie, so he didn't bring it up.
2017-10-03 03:23:10 PM  
2 votes:

ABQGOD: THIS IS CETI ALPHA V!!!


Thank you Enterprise staff, for keeping us infromed.  Maybe next time a note in the data links about the psychotic genius supervillain you stranded randomly.
2017-10-03 10:57:06 PM  
1 vote:

TofuTheAlmighty: Life, or something similar, is probably fairly common. Human-level intelligent life is almost certainly vanishingly rare.


Including on Earth.

/try the veal, here all week etc
2017-10-03 10:36:19 PM  
1 vote:
We're not talking to anyone out there while we're still made out of meat.
2017-10-03 09:43:50 PM  
1 vote:
This is probably to be expected at some point. People are going to just say, "Meh...it's about time." Please don't let it be Vega.
2017-10-03 09:39:18 PM  
1 vote:

give me doughnuts: And fusion power-plants are just 10 years away. Same as they have been for the past 40 years.


Fusion power-plants will actually be only 10 years away when we run out of oil or get so low that the petroleum industry collapses.  Till then the kidnapping of children or breaking of knees will continue.
2017-10-03 08:17:24 PM  
1 vote:
Do we still get a research lab in every city?
2017-10-03 01:04:16 PM  
1 vote:

Mugato: Voiceofreason01: For SETI to detect alien life they would need to be at least as technologically advanced as we are now and so far we have no evidence that any life, even very simple single celled life, exists anywhere but Earth.

No evidence because the universe is so vast but it's a virtual impossibility that there isn't intelligent life out there somewhere.


There is no proof that life exists outside of Earth. Even if you assume life there's no reason to think intelligence is common. Even if you assume intelligence there's no reason to assume technology is common. SETI is searching for signs of advanced  technological Civilization and if the nearest technologically advanced alien life is three galaxies away then SETI is unlikely to detect it.
 
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