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Re: Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 12:03:07 -0500
Archived: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 12:15:58 -0500
Subject: Re: Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

>From: Eustaquio Andrea Patounas<socex.ufobras.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul>
>Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:13:43 -0200
>Subject: Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

>Source: The Hindustan Times


>Washington, February 05, 2011

>Why Aliens Never Get In Touch With Us

>A team of scientists has said that no matter how much we try to
>contact extra terrestrial life, we may never get any response
>because we are going about it all wrong.

>Humans began sending messages into space, starting in 1994 with
>transmission sent using the Arecibo radio telescope to a star
>cluster 25,000 light years from Earth.

>A trio of researchers - Dimitra Atri from the University of
>Kansas, Julia DeMarines from the International Space University
>in France, and Jacob Haqq-Misra from Pennsylvania State
>University - offer an explanation for our failure to

>The team believes that as the broadcasts became more complex and
>the types of content increased, the absence of an established
>protocol "has produced unorganized or cryptic messages that
>could be difficult to interpret."

>They said that any future messaging protocol for messaging to
>extraterrestrial intelligence should account for a myriad of
>attributes, such as signal encoding, message length, and
>information content.

>The team added that post development the protocol would be
>disseminated for testing on humans around the world, cutting
>across cultural boundaries.

>"An effective message to extraterrestrials should at least be
>understandable by humans, and releasing the protocol for testing
>will allow us to improve the protocol and develop potential
>messages," Fox News quoted the authors as writing.

>"Through an interactive website, users across the world will be
>able to create and exchange messages that follow the protocol in
>order to discover the types of messages better suited for cross-
>cultural communication."

Since we have already received a reply in the same format,
perhaps the 1974 Arecibo message  _was_ understood.


SETI argued that this is not an ET message.


The arguments can be summarized as follows.

The reply was not transmitted by radio.

It says that the ETs look like us.

Odds are low that any ETs would have received our message.

It says their biochemistry is similar to ours.

It appeared in England.

We should expect more from ETs.

These arguments are based on parochial assumptions, so are
hardly conclusive.

Perhaps some ETs think that the best 'cross-cultural
communication' is via pictures in fields. Afterall, not everyone
on earth has access to the technology needed to receive a radio
message from space.


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