Profile: Gordon Lowe

Personal background
I've lived all my life in Louisville, Kentucky, and have always been interested in the night sky, and love going to the planetarium and driving country roads after dark. When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronomer or a meteorologist, but I graduated from the University of Louisville, in 1990, with a B.A. in psychology. I think the analytical nature of psychology fits in well with my interest in what's beyond Earth.

My house is in an urban area, which makes the sky a little too bright to see a lot of stars, but the major constellations, such as the Dippers, and the Belt of Orion are always visible.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I definitely believe there is life elsewhere in the cosmos, and some of it may actually be us! ~I think we may already be living simultaneously on different worlds, by virtue of parallel universes that open up when life travels backwards or forwards through time. In order for our current timeline of events to continue unaffected by interlopers, I think an alternate plane of existence is created like a big ball of string that has an infinite ability to unravel threads.

What SETI is doing, as a "listener", is great! I hope and think, that one day, that special significant signal will be found. That's when I think it will be one of the most interesting and unifying days of human existence, with the big question: What do we do now?

Personally, I think we should seek out and try to contact whoever or whatever is out there. The dangers are just as real as what the pioneers faced in the early settlement of The New World. We're just talking about another New World-- outside of Earth.

I run SETI on my computer because I trust the project, and want to help; and wouldn't it be cool if my computer crunched the "winning" numbers?!
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