Husband and wife team Seti team since 2001. She is a retired Police Officer and he is a Network Geek! We have rescued 6 cats and 2 dogs. Currently, we have one dog and four cats and we provide a loving home that they deserve! Nothing better than waking up on a cold morning and having all those animals snuggled up with you. Support your local SPCA Shelter and help against the fight against animal cruelty! She also likes True Crime novels(and Television), and I dabble in writing Sci-Fi Short Stories, is active in his Aikido Dojo and is a satellite antenna technician to pay the bills. They both are active in living "Green" and doing their part to take care of our planet.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
It would be rather elitist to think that we were the only form of sentient life in the universe! Just the vastness of Space alone, would tend to indicate that we are not alone out there. This is not to say, however, that they are more technologically advanced then we are. Who knows, maybe there is someone out there searching the skies for US! As to transmitting a beacon. I think we should locate first. This is a delicate subject. We would LIKE to think that whoever found (and figured out) a message would be a peaceful space faring race. We do not know that this would be a fact. This again stems from our Elitist attitude that we could even communicate effectively with who, or what, ever stumbled upon our beacon. I think we need to focus on our own little world, and establish a more worldwide unity, so that we would present a unified planet, vice a bunch of splinter tribes on a water planet that are constantly flexing muscles at each other. Until that time comes, we are weak and not worth of notice. We run Seti to contribute to an underfunded, understaffed project, of which, not many people realize the potential. That, however, is a topic over a glass of single malt scotch and good cigar.