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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 05:03 PM
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33. Ringing the Cosmic Dinner Bell


"Come and get it!"

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  -SHOUTING AT THE COSMOS...Or How SETI has Taken a Worrisome Turn Into Dangerous Territory Swede  Jul-15-08 11:46 PM   #0 
  - If it can be done it will be done, now or later. That's just human nature.  Skip Intro   Jul-15-08 11:55 PM   #1 
  - We are either alone,or we're not.  Swede   Jul-15-08 11:59 PM   #2 
     - Agreed. Although the odds have become huge against our being alone, until we  Peace Patriot   Jul-17-08 09:40 AM   #25 
        - Nice post. (n/t)  Nihil   Jul-18-08 03:21 AM   #30 
        - Deep existential answer.  Swede   Jul-18-08 01:17 PM   #31 
  - a one word message?  dweller   Jul-16-08 12:26 AM   #3 
  - or, put another way  glitch   Jul-16-08 12:44 AM   #4 
  - Quite frankly ...  NanceGreggs   Jul-16-08 12:45 AM   #5 
  - This is written by author David Brin, who's concerned about possible invasions.  TheWraith   Jul-16-08 12:46 AM   #6 
  - It is futile to resist the Borg. nt  rwenos   Jul-16-08 12:58 AM   #7 
  - We already radiate as much as a small star  krispos42   Jul-16-08 01:06 AM   #8 
  - Dr. Brin and Dr. Shostak dispute that  semillama   Jul-16-08 09:43 AM   #14 
     - It still worries me, though  krispos42   Jul-16-08 12:01 PM   #15 
  - Why shout? Why not just go to the UK and look up into the night sky?  Impeachment_Monkey   Jul-16-08 02:55 AM   #9 
  - ....  Q3JR4   Jul-27-08 04:02 AM   #34 
  - Heck, I'm just re-reading "Childhood's End"! Timely OP, from my point of view.  Peace Patriot   Jul-16-08 03:57 AM   #10 
  - A great book  YankeyMCC   Jul-16-08 06:57 AM   #12 
  - Heh. Try reading "The Forge Of God."  phantom power   Jul-16-08 06:40 PM   #19 
  - Question: Is the ending a happy one or a sad one? (Possible spoilers in the answer!)  Orrex   Jul-19-08 08:30 PM   #32 
  - They probably have already been here  newfie11   Jul-16-08 05:02 AM   #11 
  - I'm in favor of active SETI  Phoonzang   Jul-16-08 09:37 AM   #13 
  - I agree..nt  and-justice-for-all   Jul-17-08 05:56 AM   #24 
  - I had no idea there was such a ting as active SETI. Not sure how I feel about it  GreenPartyVoter   Jul-16-08 12:26 PM   #16 
  - The question remains - why would they bother killing us?  Indenturedebtor   Jul-16-08 12:35 PM   #17 
  - Easier and safer to eliminate us while we are young and weak.  phantom power   Jul-16-08 06:45 PM   #20 
     - But why bother? Manifest destiny may only be a human trait  Indenturedebtor   Jul-17-08 04:15 PM   #26 
        - There's no real way to know...  phantom power   Jul-17-08 06:03 PM   #27 
           - All good points indeed. I think the more likely scenario regarding their biology though is  Indenturedebtor   Jul-17-08 07:01 PM   #28 
  - Interesting idea  comrade snarky   Jul-16-08 02:02 PM   #18 
  - Good point! Hadn't thought of that one. The dinosaurs didn't have nukes.  Peace Patriot   Jul-16-08 08:37 PM   #21 
     - I agree it's likely somebody is out there  comrade snarky   Jul-16-08 11:53 PM   #22 
  - I do not think Active SETI is a bad idea...  and-justice-for-all   Jul-17-08 05:56 AM   #23 
  - "SHOUTING AT THE COSMOS?"  caraher   Jul-17-08 11:29 PM   #29 
  - Ringing the Cosmic Dinner Bell  jberryhill   Jul-20-08 05:03 PM   #33 
  - I wouldn't worry about anything, after all  Q3JR4   Jul-27-08 04:13 AM   #35 
  - The short answer is that we simply don't know, at least not yet  pokerfan   Jul-27-08 03:47 PM   #36 
     - Space-faring neocons IS a scary prospect. n/t  Wilms   Jul-28-08 01:22 AM   #37 
 

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