Graduated in production management from Syracuse University, New York and received an MBA in Finance from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Had the fortunate experience to have worked and lived on all continents (except Australia). Retired in June 2002 and spending time trying to develop an amateurâ€™s understanding of quantum mechanics (notably string theories & particle entanglement) and astrophysics including SETI.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
The increasing discoveries of extra solar planets have dampened my scepticism of the existence of ETI. However, I am very concerned that SETI is in for a long wait. I am convinced that ETI exists but the radio signals we are detecting date back in age significantly due to the limited speed of light which implies that at the time of their emission there would not have been sufficient time for ETI to have developed. If ETI exists then they probably would have about the same existence span as humankind due to the evolutionary process roughly of 4 billion years (some could argue that ETI could have a much shorter evolution period.)
Maybe an answer can be found through the use of "particle entanglement" or "variable speed of light" theories that now are developing but unfortunately it will be a long time coming. Although I will continue to participate in SETI@home I remain very sceptical, not on existence of ETI but on the current approach of analysing radio signals.