Re: "Web-mediated SETI": Dr. Allen Tough Replies

Dr. H. Paul Shuch (
Sat, 30 Oct 1999 05:47:01 -0500

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>> Claude J. Bauer <> said:
>> >Are there really scientists who believe that ET monitors the Web
>> >and would respond to an invitation posted there? Frankly, I find that a
>> >little bizarre...
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>> The simple answer is, "Yes, 60 of them". Check out their credentials at
>> _______________________________________
>> Allen Tough

As one of the sixty, let me add:

Bizarre? Perhaps. No, I don't "believe" anything; I merely hope. I'm not so sure that ETI monotors the web. In fact, I find it highly unlikely that such signals could be decoded, and interpreted, even if monotored. But I could be wrong! Dr. Tough's 'Invitation to ETI' is a cheap and painless way to attempt contact. If I'm wrong, and we don't make the attempt, I'll feel pretty foolish...

More important than the message content to ETI is that Allen's effort is a profound message of optimism to our fellow Earthlings. In that light, how can we not support it?

H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, FBIS
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