Profile: FudgyBear

Personal background
[font=verdana] I am a disabled former teacher with multitudinous interests, among them being S.E.T.I. I have had at least 2 previous accounts with SETI@home which I have "lost" by not being able to remember which email address I used to register.

I was DESTINY51 in my previous incarnations. With the new program, I have decided to bring my nickname up to date, so I am FudgyBear in this incarnation.

My mother introduced me to science fiction when I had measles in the 6th grade, and I think she regretted doing so for the rest of her life. From SF, I went into layman's explanations and presentations of hard science, but was never really interested in being a scientist. I have an unending curiosity that is never satisfied, and I relate current scientific advances to the science fiction I have been reading for almost 43 years. For instance, the multidimensionality of string theory is old hat to science fiction afficionados.

I am also a football fanatic, and a baseball fan. (It's a matter of degree.) I like most sports to one degree or another, and since I became disabled, my admiration for physical ability knows no bounds.

I love to use my computer, though my knowledge of how it works is rudimentary at best. I am online a lot, and enjoy making friends all over the world. I have a blog at MSN's My Space (FudgyBear's Den), and I opinionize on all sorts of subjects, including politics. I don't have any of the bells and whistles set up yet, so if you come, you'll find a space with few embellishments. (If I can ever find my USB cords, I'll upload some digital pics, but that's in the future.)

I have an "encyclopedia" full of other interests and hobbies, but I won't go into them all here. There are just too many...[/font]
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
[font=verdana] I run SETI@home, because I firmly believe we are not alone in the universe, and I would love to have a hand in finding someone "Out There." It is one of the few ways I can contribute to the scientific knowledge that will guide us into the future.

This project is the layman's dream! You don't have to do the math, because the computer does it for you. It is a great way to "invest" in the scientific knowledge that could be Mother Earth's salvation when we finally finish raping her.

Suggestion: Please figure out a way to ascertain one's identity other than email address! It is annoying when you can't remember which one of several you used to register! [/font]
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