I am 35 years old, married with twin girls and a cocker spaniel named nugget. I enjoy music, star gazing, reading and being in nature.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I believe that extraterrestrial life does exist. I believe that it thrives on many planets in our galaxy and beyond.
I also believe that select individuals have discovered our neighbors already and have been aware of their existence for many centuries. This belief is not based on any personal investigation or merely on some whimsical wishful fantasy that I desire to embrace. Due to the information that I have been exposed to in my life so far concerning this matter, I have come to understand that the conditions which make it possible for life to form do indeed exist on other worlds. The only logical outcome of such favorable conditions would be that life must therefore exist, whatever the form. I understand that this is a simplistic explanation and lacks any scientific reasoning that would suggest a viable cogent theory. I suppose I can only say simply that I believe it is so.
As far as the possible benefits and dangers of such a discovery. The implications of such a discovery would be overwhelming to the inhabitants of Earth as a whole. There are many who cheerfully await official word that the possibility of this has manifested itself into reality. Others live in fear of the day that this will be so. The media and entertainment industry are most powerful entities which play on the emotions of people. This may be for the good of us or not, I cannot say for sure. We have been slowly conditioned over the last 50 years of the possibility of et life, with the information valve slowly being opened for our consumption. Once we have ingested this data, we are observed naturally for our opinions and expression which we graciously submit. Take a look at the peoples reaction to the war of the worlds program transmitted so many years ago. This was a story of course of a race of beings that were malevolent from our first encounter which of course raised panic and hysteria to some. The reaction to this radio broadcast is a perfect example of the type of reaction people would even today exhibit.