I'm 48, married, living in Omaha, Nebraska with a keen interest in astronomy and the sciences. I joined SETI@home with the hope of making a difference by belonging to this group scientific effort. Plus, it would be cool to be the one to recieve a signal from OUT THERE, and finally resolve the Fermi Paradox.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I think it's highly egocentrical to think that of all the stars and planets in this vast Universe, only ours has intelligent(?) life on it. What I find extremely interesting is why we haven't found others by now. What does this say about our methodology? Are we looking in the right frequencies? Or should we be taking a different approach to the search for intelligence? Maybe we need to be looking at x-rays or neutrinos instead of radio waves.