SETI = Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence

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The SETI-project  has involved scientist from the whole world in the search for signs of alien civilizations in the universe.
They have done calculations on the probability for planets like our own to exist. The Drakes equation.
SETI is mainly focused on using radiotelescopes, trying to find any signs of communication between alien civilizations.
But they also spend some time on theoretical work and programming. And some work on optical laser communication.
So far they have found nothing, and perhaps you know why ?


The radio window

SETI receive and analyze only some selected frequencies, most probable of being used for communication. Because the earth's atmosphere is transparent to only a portion of the entire radio bandwidth.  And interstellar clouds of gas between the stars also blocks some frequencies from passing through. Because the molecules in the clouds absorbs radio energy. The same is true to the atmosphere of alien earth like planets.


The Drake equation

Was a first fast attempt to calculate the existence of alien civilizations with a mathematics equation.
It was mainly intended as something to show at a meeting between scientists and other people. But has since then grown in importance.

Frank Drake formulated his equation in 1960 in preparation for the Green Bank meeting. This meeting, held at Green_Bank,_West_Virginia established SETI as a scientific discipline. The historic meeting brought together leading astronomers, physicists, biologists, social scientists, and industry leaders to discuss the possibility of detecting intelligent life among the stars.

The  equation is near completely useless because of the unknown values of some of the parameters in the equation.
It won't give any exact number of alien civilizations, but has forced some progress in theoretical analysis of the matter.

Dr. Frank Drake, now Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz


The Fermi paradox

Italian physicist Enrico Fermi suggested in the 1950s that if technologically advanced civilizations are common in the universe, then they should be detectable in one way or another. (According to those who were there, Fermi either asked "Where are they?" or "Where is everybody?")
Because they should have been here long ago, already, if the equations are correct.

The Fermi paradox can be stated more completely as follows:
The size and age of the universe incline us to believe that many technologically advanced civilizations must exist. However, this belief seems logically inconsistent with our lack of observational evidence to support it. Either :
(1) the initial assumption is incorrect and technologically advanced intelligent life is much rarer than we believe, or
(2) our current observations are incomplete and we simply have not detected them yet, or
(3) our search methodologies are flawed and we are not searching for the correct indicators.


And the truth is (3)
The aliens have been here for thousands of years already, and they don't use radios.
You can't use radios to search for them if they don't use radios.
But instead they use quantum physics, and they are responsible for intuition, subconsciousness, hearing voices, demons, Gods, religion, dowsing . . .

" Early 21st century humans have no means of knowing how a superior technology is communicating or would communicate. Negative results may simply mean humans are making the wrong searches. "

The truth is that the aliens have invented a new tool for communication, and SETI is on the wrong track if they focus any work on radios.


See links for more information about SETI, the Drake equation, and the Fermi paradox.





External links about SETI

They will find nothing with their radios, trust me. So these links are waste of time. But if you are curious about what they are doing, you can read.
I suggest that they continue where the CIA left their scumwork weapon finding research.
Someone Zapped those CIA scientists to choose the appropriate name for their project,
"S T A R G A T E"
The gate to the stars and communication with extra terrestrials. But the scientists didn't understand what they were doing.

SETI = Search for Extra Terrestial Intelligence
In other words, scientists trying to find the aliens with their radiotelescopes.
The bad thing is that the aliens aren't using any radios, but instead quantum physics and zapping.
They have been here for thousands of years already, but the clever guys at SETI can't see them :-)

Also remeber that the money going to SETI will stop as soon as people realize that we should look at quantum physics instead. Perhaps we should expect resistance from the SETI radio amateurs about any talk about zapping. But they can also help by contributing to software that can be used in the zapper research.

" The Drake equation (sometimes called the Green Bank equation or the Green Bank Formula) is an equation used to estimate the number of detectable extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy. "

" The Fermi paradox is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations. "

" The radio window is the range of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation that the earth's atmosphere lets through. The wavelengths in the radio window run from about one centimeter to about eleven-meter waves. "

" Earth must prepare for close encounter with aliens, say scientists
UN should co-ordinate plans for dealing with extraterrestrials and we can't guarantee that aliens will be friendly
Evolution on alien worlds is likely to be Darwinian, which may mean extraterrestrials share our tendencies for violence and exploitation. "

Don't worry !