Born in Washington, D.C., grew up in suburban Maryland. I'm in my 50's and work in an earth science archival collection in the Rocky Mountain West. Both my husband and I are intrigued and excited by the Seti project. I hope it can be a model for utilizing idle computer time for other mega-projects, such as analyzing data in medical research. A couple years ago I took up woodworking, am now enrolled in a woodworking degree program at a local community college, and am involved in a local/national nonprofit women's woodworking organization; my interest is in making furniture.
Working with wood touches my heart and soul. As I've grown older I keep finding a more spiritual side to such things as woodworking, and also in the great unknowns at the other end of the scale - the universe. With all we're realizing we don't know about life here on earth, how can anyone laugh at the possibility of intelligence "out there"? At work a recent request has involved data possibly showing the presence of man at a site in Mexico 250,000 years ago!!!!!!! If this is anywhere near being accurate, how can there not be more than we know elsewhere!!!!!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Why seti@home? why not!! What a great opportunity to participate in a great exploration!! What a great resource to utilize - idle computer time!!! Folks on earth have already sent a message into space - the Voyager spacecraft. I would hope that such messages would be sent periodically, as we finally accept that all life and history is not Euro-centric, and not earth-centered.