Saturday, January 29, 2005

Dr. Seth Shostak Answers Your Questions About SETI

Shostak: "The other possibility is to find some evidence of 'alien engineering' -- maybe sophisticated beings on other worlds have managed to rearrange the stars in their neighborhood, or build huge, starshine-collecting solar panels that we could somehow spot from afar. Some experiments have been done to locate such massive construction projects, but it's hard to know how to look or even what to look for."

As much as I rag on Seth, I bet we'd probably get along if forced to occupy the same room. If I had the opportunity to ask Seth only one question, it would have to be: "Why does the radio SETI community automatically dismiss the UFO phenomenon as possible evidence of alien intelligence?"

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