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Rumor: SETI has (supposably) found a signal emanating from the center of the universe
SETI ^ | 16 Oct 2006

Posted on 10/16/2006 9:26:17 AM PDT by aft_lizard

An official announcement is expected tommorow.

http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=4200

http://www.seti.org/site/pp.asp?c=ktJ2J9MMIsE&b=178899


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: aliens; seti; signal; space
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?

Tulsa, Oklahoma. No, I'm sorry, that's the Cultural Center of the Universe.

Actually, it depends on who you are. If you are under the age of five, or a Democrat, the center of the universe is yourself.

101 posted on 10/16/2006 10:28:23 AM PDT by SampleMan (Do not dispute the peacefulness of Islam, so as not to send Muslims into violent outrage.)
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To: Skywarner
Hopefully, it will make the Islamonazis implode their facade of a religion.

Not likely, they already pray around a meteorite that fell in the desert.

102 posted on 10/16/2006 10:31:36 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
"Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?"

When I was in High School back in the 70s a number of us in my physics class (we'll actually we were cutting class that day and riding around in an old Dodge van) had a deep deep discusion on precisely where the center of the Universe was.

After many hours of discusion (and much beer consumed) we reached the unanimous conclusion that the center was somwhere near Farrah's err... ahh... right breast.

See picture:

Farrah

103 posted on 10/16/2006 10:34:11 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: aft_lizard

I think there may be something to this considering this headline I read.

PAPER: Bush, Rove 'Almost Inexplicably Upbeat' About GOP Prospects...

/tin foil hat off


104 posted on 10/16/2006 10:36:59 AM PDT by be4everfree
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To: FostersExport

bookmarking for later


105 posted on 10/16/2006 10:37:26 AM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: dighton

Son plays soccer - cannot be the center of anything with that game.

My son plays baseball and soccer and has all the other qualifications as well so my son is the center.


106 posted on 10/16/2006 10:40:03 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Radix
If true this supposably would be hugh!

And series!!

107 posted on 10/16/2006 10:41:22 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support and pray for our Troops, as they serve us every day.)
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To: TMSuchman

"If my memory serves me right [and it sometimes does not!],wasn't there a signal received in the 50's-60's-70's [I don't remember the date] from the area of Beatleguse [a dying red giant star, about to go supernova] that the signal said something like "we are moving from the second star to the 3rd". We never could follow up on that signal, by then the star enveloped the 3rd planet."

I seriously doubt we could decipher anything we received.


108 posted on 10/16/2006 10:54:01 AM PDT by FostersExport
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?

Washington, DC. Or Mecca. Depends on your political affiliation, I guess.

109 posted on 10/16/2006 10:55:19 AM PDT by Fatuncle (Of course I'm ignorant. I'm here to learn.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?

Sounds like another Tower of Babel. If they've been able to define the "boundaries" of the universe [so that they know what the "center" is, then somebody's got a pretty tall tower that gives them a good "comet's eye" view :) ]

110 posted on 10/16/2006 10:55:26 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: aft_lizard

First translation of signal just came in:

"W-h-o-'-s y-o-u-r D-a-d-d-y?"


111 posted on 10/16/2006 10:59:24 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: aft_lizard

Sounds like someone needs some grant money.


112 posted on 10/16/2006 10:59:33 AM PDT by meowmeow (In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
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To: aft_lizard
OUR GALACTIC COUNCIL JUST RECIEVED AND VIEWED YOUR FIRST FULL SEASON OF THREE'S COMPANY. OUR VERDICT IS UNANIMOUS. YOUR SPECIES IS TOO STUPID TO BE ALLOWED TO LIVE ANY LONGER. YOU WILL HAVE A CHUNK OF ANTIMATTER DISGUISED AS A FRUITCAKE DROPPED ON YOUR PLANET'S SURFACE. HAVE A NICE DAY.
113 posted on 10/16/2006 11:03:17 AM PDT by dirtboy (Good fences make good neighbors)
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To: ThomasPaineInTheButt

Why? Where do you think Jesus is suppose to come from? Or where do you think Satan was cast down to? What about the signs in the heavens to look towards?


114 posted on 10/16/2006 11:03:19 AM PDT by bahblahbah
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To: RabidBartender
They found a TV show about this space ship that was on a three some element of time cruise around the galaxy and there was a terrible cosmic storm. Aboard the ship were ..... On second thought, that premise wouldn't prove intelligent life, NOW WOULD IT?
115 posted on 10/16/2006 11:05:52 AM PDT by sticker
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
"Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?"

It's right here. And over there. In fact, there is no "center" so every point in the universe is as qualified as any other to be the "center".

That makes this story hogwash.

--Boris

116 posted on 10/16/2006 11:08:01 AM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a leftist with a word processor.)
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To: aft_lizard
SETI discovered this message two years ago and just recently completed deciphering and translating it. It was discovered that there were two "voices" on the transmission and it was translated as follow:

(begin transmission)

Voice #1: So, in order to meet our food needs for the next 100 years we will have to go to the life bearing planets we have discovered and begin harvesting the carbon based lifeforms on it..

Voice #2: Hey Bob, your mic is still on.

Voice #1: Aw crap..

(end transmission)
117 posted on 10/16/2006 11:23:52 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (This tag line will be commercial free for the remainder of this thread.)
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To: aft_lizard

They're already back-tracking... saying the "major" announcement is something mundane and nothing to do with discovering any signal.

jw


118 posted on 10/16/2006 11:41:41 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: Constitution Day

119 posted on 10/16/2006 11:48:34 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: aft_lizard

Deciphered:
A-L-L-Y-O-U-R-B-A-S-E-A-R-E-B-E-L-O-N-G-T-O-U-S


120 posted on 10/16/2006 11:49:30 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: JRios1968

O the hugh manatee!


121 posted on 10/16/2006 11:49:41 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: FourtySeven

The only good thing about that Star Trek movie, Star Trek V (directed by William Shatner himself) was that when they got to that planet which was supposed to have the real God on it, the creature they found there said he needed their space ship. Kirk holds up a finger and says "Excuse me. What does God need with a spaceship?" The creature starts throwing bolts of lightening at him. Very satisfying.

There actually is a re-edit of that movie floating around the web where they cut it down to the length of one of the TV shows, structured it like the original show with 4 acts, replaced the music and sound effects with old show material and dropped the entire sub-plot about Spock's brother, the laughing Vulcan. It was pretty good.


122 posted on 10/16/2006 11:50:46 AM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: Constitution Day

123 posted on 10/16/2006 11:50:55 AM PDT by CougarGA7 (This tag line will be commercial free for the remainder of this thread.)
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To: Constitution Day

An alternate deciphering:

M-Y-B-E-E-B-E-R-I-S-S-T-U-N-E-D


124 posted on 10/16/2006 11:54:38 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: TonyInOhio
This is my favorite version of the origin of "Kilroy Was Here!"
125 posted on 10/16/2006 11:55:37 AM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: CougarGA7

LOL


126 posted on 10/16/2006 11:56:46 AM PDT by Constitution Day (Please do not emanate into the penumbra.)
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To: Phsstpok
There actually is a re-edit of that movie floating around the web where they cut it down to the length of one of the TV shows, structured it like the original show with 4 acts, replaced the music and sound effects with old show material and dropped the entire sub-plot about Spock's brother, the laughing Vulcan. It was pretty good.

Doubt it could be any worse. The emotional Vulcan was the worst part of that movie.

127 posted on 10/16/2006 11:57:28 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: aft_lizard

"Allow me to be the first to say, I for one welcome our new alien overlords."
Kent Brockman


128 posted on 10/16/2006 11:58:30 AM PDT by tumblindice (Why is Bob smiling? He's married to Seinfeld's mother.)
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To: Constitution Day

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129 posted on 10/16/2006 11:59:21 AM PDT by JRios1968 (Tagline wanted...inquire within)
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To: Constitution Day; All

I stick with the word supposably as it is considered proper english under certain pretenses.

http://wsu.edu/~brians/errors/supposably.html

“Supposedly” is the standard form. “Supposably” can be used only when the meaning is “capable of being supposed,” and then only in the U.S. You won’t get into trouble if you stick with “supposedly."



Anyways I miss understood my friend earlier today, he told me IF it was true then SETI would have it verified.


131 posted on 10/16/2006 12:10:58 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: aft_lizard

Not to worry, it's just Rove getting his marching orders from the galactic leadership.


132 posted on 10/16/2006 12:15:10 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Those that do not heed the warnings of history....)
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To: aft_lizard

This is really bad. Azathoth is there, "encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a demoniac flute held in nameless paws."


133 posted on 10/16/2006 12:20:07 PM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: be4everfree
Karl did promise that he had an October surprise.

This would be a doozy (depending on the message). 

134 posted on 10/16/2006 12:33:07 PM PDT by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: aft_lizard

How many light years away? Did they hear ABBA yet? When are they coming to disintegrate us?


135 posted on 10/16/2006 1:20:11 PM PDT by djf (I'm not ISLAMOPHOBIC, just BOMBOPHOBIC!! Whether that's the same is up to Islam!!!)
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To: dirtboy

LOL! Same idea, but you beat me to it!


136 posted on 10/16/2006 1:22:34 PM PDT by djf (I'm not ISLAMOPHOBIC, just BOMBOPHOBIC!! Whether that's the same is up to Islam!!!)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse

"Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?"

That would be anywhere I am at any given time!!


137 posted on 10/16/2006 2:35:34 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Little Ray
Thats got to be a Lovecraft reference but from what story?
138 posted on 10/16/2006 4:29:46 PM PDT by mthom
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To: Las Vegas Dave; KevinDavis; blam

The universe has a chewy caramel center.


139 posted on 10/16/2006 7:44:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: aft_lizard

"it takes a universe"


140 posted on 10/16/2006 7:46:40 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: aft_lizard

In addition to the further quotes posted above...

"Please ask yourself this: do you (1) really think that the SETI Institute would issue some sort of major announcement i.e. detection of a signal from another civilization - a week ahead of announcing it formally - and then (2) expect the media to sit on such amazing news - for an entire week? The next time y'all start to whip up a frenzy - out of thin air - use a little common sense before you hit [send]."

From the Search for Extraterrestrial Trailerparks Institute.


141 posted on 10/16/2006 7:50:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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(to make it easier to click)

http://www.spaceref.com/calendar/calendar.html?pid=4200

http://www.seti.org/site/pp.asp?c=ktJ2J9MMIsE&b=178899


142 posted on 10/16/2006 7:51:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Sigh...Mr. June. :)


143 posted on 10/16/2006 7:52:37 PM PDT by madison10 (Live your life in such a way that the preacher won't have to lie at your funeral.)
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To: FairOpinion

If I had to guess, I'd say this announcement (scheduled for Thursday) pertains to Mars or Saturn, or one of Saturn's moons.


144 posted on 10/16/2006 7:56:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: annie laurie

:') Not really.


145 posted on 10/16/2006 7:57:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Dhimmicrati delenda est! https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: aft_lizard

Mostly Harmless?


146 posted on 10/16/2006 8:07:28 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (If you know that i and j are the same number, you might be a nerd too.)
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To: aft_lizard

Shoot, I'm just wondering where in the hell you got the word "supposably" from.

Try "supposedly" next time.


147 posted on 10/16/2006 8:08:41 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: KarlInOhio
Now that's funny...........
148 posted on 10/16/2006 8:11:58 PM PDT by RightOnline
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Someone please define "center of the Universe." Where, exactly, is that?

Where ever Chuck Norris says it is.

149 posted on 10/16/2006 8:16:57 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SunkenCiv

Actually at the time of the original posting all it said was a Major Announcement for tommorow. Nothing about a embargo.


150 posted on 10/16/2006 8:42:18 PM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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