Profile: Jos Dekloe


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Hi, I am Jos de Kloe living in Zaltbommel, The Netherlands, born in 1968,
working as researcher at the Royal Meteorological Institute in De Bilt,
The Netherlands.
My main hobby is genealogy, I especially research my own name,
de Kloe/du Clou(x), my mothers name Naaijen and my wifes name van Veeren.
As a result of this I have become very interested in the village history
of Andel, Noord Brabant, The Netherlands, since both the de Kloe and the
Naaijen family have lived there.
I am researching the complete population (before 1750) of this village
and the history of the village. Anyone who finds that one of his ancestors
originated in this village may contact me, and I'll check my files to
see if I can help.

My homepage: http://www.geocities.com/jos.geo/homepage/index.htm

Jos.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I am convinced that we are not alone, and that somewere in the universe
at some time other intelligent life existed. (although you could doubt
the level of intelligence of our own species, whatching the violent
nature of part of the world population).
The chances that we will find extraterrestrial life are extremely small
I think.
Species more advanced then we are will surely be very carefull with
the transmissions they use, making sure not to attract unwanted attention.
For the same reason I do not think it is a good idea to install a beacon so
that others might find us. If others exist, they might be hostile, so
just listening seems the best choice for the moment.

It would be extremely interesting to know if other intelligent life exists,
that is the reason that I participate. We might learn a great deal
from such an encounter, if we are carefull enough to survive it.

If we would detect a signal coming from not too far away, I think a (robot)
spacemission should be sent to observe the source more closely. Such a mission
might be the only way to detect alien civilisations if they are carefull
with their transmissions. Therefore I think we should try visit neighbouring
stars, even if no signals have been detected.
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