View Full Version : Brainsturbator: SETI and Other Failures in ET Communication

Wombaticus Rex
2007-Jan-11, 01:25 AM
In our previous post, I explored DMT entities and a few of the potential problems with communicating with truly alien life. This second installment will have a lot less drugs and a lot more scienceóif youíre into that sort of thing.

In typical Brainsturbator fashion, Iím using the term ďfailureĒ less than half seriously (but Iím not kidding, either). Human failure has been the most fruitful source of human invention and innovationóthe whole source of human power is our ability to learn from mistakes, after all. From repeated error we deduce universal principles, and thus we stumble towards something resembling progress. For anyone unfamiliar with the program, SETI is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, and the history of this program is a valuable study. Is it just a big mistake, or is it a case of failure by design? Is either option nescessarily a bad thing?

I donít have an answer either way, but letís take a walk further down this weird road just the same.

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2007-Jan-12, 02:21 AM
Hard to call ANY project a failure when you've barely started it.

Four decades is NOTHING in a project like this when we've barely listened to a billionth of a percent of the stars in the cosmos....

Wombaticus Rex
2007-Jan-12, 04:36 AM
^^A point which might have even been made in the actual article.