Skip to comments.We may not have found aliens yet because we’ve barely begun looking
Posted on 10/09/2018 1:18:27 AM PDT by LibWhacker
A new calculation compares the effort so far to exploring a hot tubsworth of Earths oceans
With no luck so far in a six-decade search for signals from aliens, youd be forgiven for thinking, Where is everyone?
A new calculation shows that if space is an ocean, weve barely dipped in a toe. The volume of observable space combed so far for E.T. is comparable to searching the volume of a large hot tub for evidence of fish in Earths oceans, astronomer Jason Wright at Penn State and colleagues say in a paper posted online September 19 at arXiv.org.
If you looked at a random hot tubs worth of water in the ocean, you wouldnt always expect a fish, Wright says.
(Excerpt) Read more at sciencenews.org ...
"But I am not really willing to accept your premise, because it may well be that the means of communications they have are of a kind that we do not know how to receive, and that they would not have the means of communicating with sufficiently powerful radio or optical signals. That is something which, technologically, is too difficult for them but they would have some other means we would not recognize." -- Thomas J. Gold, 'Communication with Extraterrestial Intelligence' (Sagan, ed)
"To consider the Earth as the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field of millet, only one grain will grow." -- Metrodorus, 4th c BC Greek philosopher
"Heaven and earth are large, yet in the whole of space they are but as a small grain of rice. How unreasonable it would be to suppose that, besides the heaven and earth which we can see, there are no other heavens and no other earths." -- Teng Mu, 13th c AD Chinese philosopher
In before the psychics! In before the sourballs vs the world!
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wanna find some real live aliens from another galaxy ?
the next time there’s a mob of lunatic liberal protesters you can take your pick.
“Our whole solar system could be one tiny atom in the fingernail of some giant being.”
Larry Kroger, 1962
Substitute the word “God”.
Can I buy some pot from you?
Looking for aliens in all the wrong places...
Exactly. The whole alien thing is a substitute religion.
If we see stars, then there are no alien civilizations.
Why the rush to find aliens? We say “hi” and the little 12 year old alien laughs when he zaps us to oblivion.
Nice, thx! Haven’t watched it all yet, but will when I get up later.
Any aliens within 100 light years has heard our radio and TV transmissions and wants nothing to do with us.
Wishing & hoping it’s so does not make it true. Speculation cannot turn lead into gold or create life among the myriad stars.
I've noticed researchers and scientists using it a lot these days.
Because Grant Money.
The odds for intelligent life are tremendously small. In fact the odds for abiogenesis may also be tremendously small.
For now, the evidence indicates we are the only life in the Universe, and thus very special. And in that sense, we are at the center of the Universe.
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