Profile: O-Dog

Personal background
Hi, eveybody. Say hi to my favorite niece Sarah and my favorite dog Bruno I'm a 25 year old guy from Phoenix, Arizona. It's reputed to be the sunniest, clearest city in the world. Unfortunately, the light pollution is horrendous. The only Milky Way I can find is located near the register of one of thirty 24 hour mini-marts within a mile radius of my home. Anyway, enough ranting. I enjoy music, mountain biking, and learning about the universe we inhabit. I also enjoy simply thinking about how incredibly large and diverse the universe is. The possibilities are endless; it really blows my mind.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think, most assuredly, extraterrestrial life does exist. Our galaxy alone is so vast it is beyond human comprehension. The thought of all that space being without other intelligent life horrifies me for some reason. I think though, that the likelihood of humans discovering extraterrestial life in our lifetime is slim for exactly the same reason I gave above-the sheer size of space. The benefits of such a discovery far outweigh the possible dangers. We might gain a sense of belonging to something larger than ourselves and some much needed perspective. It seems like we, as humans, tend to squabble over petty things. I think we should send a beacon for others saying that we're here(or were here), we're looking for others, and an invitation to swing on by if they're ever in the neighborhood. I run SETI because it really seems like a wothwhile effort to make. Who knows...maybe I'll be one of the co-discoverers...Yeah, and back to work on my perpetual motion machine...bye
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