RE: seti@home WILL NOT WORK

Rob Harris Cen-IT (
Thu, 8 Jul 1999 10:15:44 +0100

> You forget, negative results count in science too. Even if Seti@Home
> firmly establishes that all the radio noise on whatever frequencies
> they're scanning is meaningless noise, this at least gives us some firm
> lower bounds regarding the probable distribution of technological
> civilizations.
No way, they can't even draw this conclusion. They make the unbelieveable assumption that any similarly or more advanced civilisation will be using radio waves on a large scale (Like us). I'd like to know why everyone's so sure of the characteristics of entities we know squat about.


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