I'm just your standard-issue sentient carbon-based multicellular bipedal eukaryotic heterotroph, one of over seven billion on this little blue ball. Nothing to see here, folks.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
"If it's just us, it seems like an awful waste of space."
I run SETI@Home to carry the torch that Carl lit for so many, and I will keep doing so as long as the opportunity is there. Perhaps we'll never find that elusive beacon in the sky that tells us undeniably that we are not alone, but that we have the chance to is enough for me. As a man who considers himself of a scientific mindset, I must accept that the hypothesis of the book "Rare Earth" was compellingly presented and convincing. We may be the only intelligent species in our galaxy. We should preserve this rarity by acting like it. But the search must still continue, as one confirmed signal can overturn a thousand hypotheses, no matter how compelling.