Profile: SFU Business - Andrew Flostrand

Personal background
I'm a friendly young fella with a curious nature who by chance has control of a large pool of computers.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
Aliens, hmm. Well, I would start by talking about what I believe that they are not. Visitors from far off worlds do not, and have never stopped cars in the Arizona desert or West Virginia mountains. They do not have almond shaped grey heads on human bodies. They don't poke around in people's bottoms, implant transmitters in people's heads, mutilate cows, or spiral around on wheat fields. They didn't build the Pyramids, or Atlantis. They don't have a base in the Bermuda triangle. What I would predict is that somewhere in the observable universe, other independently evolved technology using life is producing electromagnetic signals that can be detected here on Earth if we have the means to recognize it for what it is. I would not expect that we would be of much interest to such life, but with the oxygen rich atmosphere proving life here for the past 400 million years, and the intense radio noise that Earth has been making for over 50 years, there's no chance that they would miss us.
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