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1) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1703574)
Posted 21 Jul 2015 by Profile Contact
S. Hawking said to listen for ET, but make no attempt to let him know we're here. Look what happened to our cousins -- Neanderthals, CroMagnon ,

Yes, Hawking did say that. But Carl Sagan already made it clear many years before that if they are out there, they will already know we are here. We can't hide what we have been broadcasting.
Might as well try to level the playing field by finding out if they are there and get ourselves ready.
Hopefully we will not be foolishly aggressive in the future as we have been in the past. Same will apply to them also I think.
The odds seem to be stacked against cooler heads, but still it is better to know and prepare.
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1703537)
Posted 20 Jul 2015 by Profile Contact
Prof Stephen Hawking backs venture to listen for aliens

Large! All hail Stephen Hawking!
Thank you WinterKnight for instigating my latest happy dance.
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1556520)
Posted 14 Aug 2014 by Profile Contact
Data suggests our galaxy has 40 billion planets with potential for life

Those in Academia don't need to be polishing unsavory items such as this.

Agreed! And yet the point is made.
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1556499)
Posted 14 Aug 2014 by Profile Contact
Well. Yes. The truth is hard for many politicians for many reasons. Since exactly when has the absolute truth produced your next paycheck?
Yep, there is a lot that the politicians don’t wanna do. We get the government we deserve.
With people like Seth Shostak on our side, we thankfully deserve even more!
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1521679)
Posted 27 May 2014 by Profile Contact
An interview with Carl during the making of NOVA's "Time Travel."

He butts heads with Stephen Hawking a bit here.
Although I would agree with Hawking that time travel into the past is impossible, Sagan makes me feel slightly silly for thinking that.
6) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1516835)
Posted 16 May 2014 by Profile Contact
Hi Byron.
I think I could listen to that page all day :)
It's by Vangelis.
I have a CD with that song on it.
7) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1515323)
Posted 13 May 2014 by Profile Contact
I'm sure this has been posted before. Everywhere. It has almost 9 million views.
But it's the first time i've heard this. And it included Steven Hawking! Someone else i should have mentioned as an influence on me. It made my day. Thanks.
I'm waiting for YOUR Carl story. I'll try to be patient.
8) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1514894)
Posted 12 May 2014 by Profile Contact
Well, speakin of Nick...
Frank Drake and Nick Sagan Meet Again
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Farley Mowat, go in peace old friend.... (Message 1514804)
Posted 11 May 2014 by Profile Contact
Love this man. I've never seen him lose a debate or any argument he put forth.
Everyone in his presence cowered to his intellect.

In a recent brilliant interview with George Stroumboulopoulos:

How can you not love this hard smoking, hard drinking, lovable womanizer :)
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1514643)
Posted 11 May 2014 by Profile Contact
anniet wrote:
I was watching the episode where he was visiting a school and handing out pictures of planets and stars etc. He said to them that each and every one of them were a part of the milky way.

Farley Mowat once said "I feel terribly naked and isolated as a human being, feeling my species is going to die out through its own efforts. But if you can somehow learn to feel that you're not isolated, that we're part of a whole stream of life, then it's not so frightening. It ceases to be important whether we disappear as a species."

I've re-watched the DVD's a few times and always notice something i haven't previously. The last episode of the series always makes me feel very positive about us and life in general.

Lynn wrote:
I remember Nick, from Are We Alone?, which aired on Science, Channel.

Thanks. I will try hard to find it and watch.
I do remember seeing his name on writing credits for several Star Trek Next Gen and Voyager episodes. It brought - brings - big smiles to my face, as does that pic.
11) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1514287)
Posted 10 May 2014 by Profile Contact
James Sotherden wrote:
The wife and I have been watching the new version. We like it. Neal does pay homage to Carl. I think its just as good and would say Carl would like it.

My wife and I also. I agree with every word of what you say here.

Gordon Lowe wrote:
It must've been pretty cool to work on those Voyager Golden Records like he and Ann did. They fell in love during that project.

"the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet." Nicely done and nicely stated, Carl.
And I will admit that I have had a bit of a crush on Ann for a long time.

celttooth wrote:
Sagan was also very worried about climate problems that could be caused by man....

Right. In 1960 he made a name for himself among astronomers by calculating that Venus was a victim of runaway greenhouse effect.
His actual calculations were very crude and not accurate - it was 1960! - but the greenhouse effect has been discussed ever since and was eventually applied to Earth. The US government just days ago finally admitted that global warming is real and something to be very worried about. We should have listened to his warnings a very long time ago. Many are still in denial and accuse scientists of being fear mongers and bullies.

Wow eh?
12) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Carl Sagan (Message 1513921)
Posted 9 May 2014 by Profile Contact
Has there been a thread devoted to Carl Sagan Yet?
Byron Leigh Hatch, maybe you can confirm or deny...

Carl changed my life when i was a young teenager and first watched 'Cosmos' on the small tube.
Not to the extent of Neil deGrasse Tyson, but still changed my life.

I will forever think of Issac Asimov as the Grand Master of Science Fiction and the reason i really got excited about the sciences in the first place, but Carl validated that for me.
I also don't wanna diminish Arthur C. Clarke's contribution to my life (or Seti@Home), but this thread is for Carl Sagan!

For some reason i was thinking about one of the many times i saw Carl on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and stumbled upon this awesome compilation of Carl's wisdom.

I'm hoping others here can hit me with more Carl awesomeness.

13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : SETI@home in the News (Message 1408179)
Posted 27 Aug 2013 by Profile Contact
His channel is filled with the most interesting facts. Vsauce
And this is a well done relevant offering.
Jul 12, 2013 - Are We Ready For Aliens?
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Music Video Thread [5] (Message 998366)
Posted 24 May 2010 by Profile Contact
Here's another fine tune. Not much to do with Morocco though.

It doesn't get much better than Sweet Child In Time.

Recorded Live in Copenhagen. 1972.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : The Music Video Thread [5] (Message 998360)
Posted 24 May 2010 by Profile Contact
msattler wrote:
I am looking for a song...

'I haven't seen Morocco for a while'
With some excellent guitar work.

Sounds like Jackson Browne, but tastes a bit like James Taylor.
And it was a live version.
Any clues?

Something Fine
16) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Richard Wright passes on....... (Message 810877)
Posted 22 Sep 2008 by Profile Contact
I'm lucky enough to tune this in on the stereo out of Oshawa, Ontario (94.9 FM) but he's also streamed live on the net:

Click to listen!
17) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Richard Wright passes on....... (Message 810876)
Posted 22 Sep 2008 by Profile Contact
On Thursday, September 18, 2008, I heard this brilliant Richard Wright Tribute on the radio:

Tribute to Richard Wright

David Marsden wrote:
Conf: The NEWS
From: Marsden
Date: September 21, 2008 01:04 AM

I rarely post any of the mixes from my show, however the e-mail demands and requests are at an all time high to hear it again.

Since the days before Dark Side Of The Moon I have always been a major Pink Floyd fan. And indeed, had the great pleasure to chat with each of them many times and to introduce them at several major concerts.

Pink Floyd will never appear together in concert again. For me, I think that may be best. It would be nearly impossible for them to live up to the enormous expectations of the fans.

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have been able to see Pink Floyd live about 7 times in various cities.


18) Message boards : Cafe SETI : RIP Dogbytes (Message 701377)
Posted 19 Jan 2008 by Profile Contact
On 21 December, 2007 a light went out.

What else can I say...I'm going to miss him.

This hits me hard.
I only knew him as Dogbytes.
He was too beautiful to describe.
19) Message boards : Technical News : Into the Long Weekend (Aug 31 2007) (Message 633092)
Posted 3 Sep 2007 by Profile Contact
Seems real good right now ... Let's crunch!
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY™ (Message 631720)
Posted 2 Sep 2007 by Profile Contact


On Sept. 1, 2007, Earth passed through an ancient stream of debris laid down 2000+ years ago by Comet Kiess, sparking a brief but pretty display of Aurigid meteors.

Chris Peterson video-recorded this spectacular fireball

Alan Dyer snapped this picture of an Aurigid at sunrise.

The growing Aurigids Photo Gallery

Click here to see and hear an Aurigid fireball recorded just before daybreak on Sept. 1st.

Congratulations to Peter Jenniskens of the SETI Institute and colleagues who predicted this morning's Aurigid meteor shower. It materialized right on time in a sharp peak shortly before 1130 UT or 4:30 am PDT, Saturday, Sept. 1st.

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