Re: Why Would Aliens Hide?

Robert J. Bradbury (
Tue, 23 Nov 1999 05:06:57 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 20 Nov 1999 wrote:

> Do we have any evidence, such as extremely odd star formations; that might
> indicate intelligence?

Constellations? :-?

> A hexagon of stars, might prove to be more efficient
> mathematically, in moving mater, energy, and information then a randon
> scattering; as we appear to have currently.

True, for the most efficient structure, you would proabably want something like a buckyball. But you have to keep in mind that these are large gravitational masses so everything has to be "orbiting" or it collapses. I'm unsure whether there are any theories or examples of optimal 3-D structures where all of the verticies are in motion.

> Unless we gain positve evidence,
> Fermi and Tipler are right. We have met 'intelligent-life' and they is us.

Distinctly possible, but saying it doesn't explain *why* that is the case.

I'll post a note in the next day or two on a review of the dark matter problem that discusses some of the real observations and stretching being done by the theoretical physicists.