Promoting numerous SETI strategies

Larry Klaes (
Fri, 05 Nov 1999 17:23:22 -0500

Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:18:34 EST
Subject: Re: SETI-L: "Web-mediated SETI": Alien threat. To:, CC:,, X-Mailer: Claris Emailer v2.0

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Yvan Dutil said:

>>>My opinion is this is only A drop in the ocean, Allen Tough think is it THE

Paul Shuch said:

>>No, I don't think Allen really believes that at all (how about let's ask
>him?) It is my understanding that Allen believes this to be the one drop
>that he is able to contribute. Others of us contribute other drops. If
>enough drops are contributed to the SETI enterprise, we'll end up with a
>real ocean, and *somebody* is likely to succeed, some day.

Allen Tough responds:

Paul is quite correct. The whole point of my "Array of Search Strategies" paper was to encourage six different strategies, ranging from radio/optical seti to searching for physical traces of a probe. My own strategy is to bring together 60 SETI/Contact people to issue an invitation to ETI on the web, but I am glad other people pursue other strategies. The paper was presented at the SETI session in Amsterdam last month, and can be read at:


Allen Tough
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