## ftl SETI

<jabberwocky><div class="vbmenu_control"><a href="jabberwocky:;" onClick="newWindow=window.open('','usenetCode','toolbar=no,location=no, scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,status=no,width=650,height=400'); newWindow.document.write('<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Usenet ASCII</TITLE></HEAD><BODY topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 BGCOLOR=#F1F1F1><table border=0 width=625><td bgcolor=midnightblue><font color=#F1F1F1>This Usenet message\'s original ASCII form: </font></td></tr><tr><td width=449><br><br><font face=courier><UL><PRE>Has any work been done superimposing disparate swaths of sky to look for\nidentical, simultaneous signals?\n\n</UL></PRE></font></td></tr></table></BODY><HTML>');"> <IMG SRC=/images/buttons/ip.gif BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER ALT="View this Usenet post in original ASCII form">&nbsp;&nbsp;View this Usenet post in original ASCII form </a></div><P></jabberwocky>Has any work been done superimposing disparate swaths of sky to look for
identical, simultaneous signals?

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Rick Wilson wrote: > > Has any work been done superimposing disparate swaths of sky to look for > identical, simultaneous signals? We do not allocate funds to look at things that are both interesting and possible. Why would we allocate funds to look for things that contradict extant observations? -- Uncle Al http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/ (Toxic URL! Unsafe for children and most mammals) http://www.mazepath.com/uncleal/qz.pdf



in article Buvne.1136\$IE7.496@newssvr21.news.prodigy.com, Rick Wilson at fgwilson@sbcglobal.net wrote on $06/02/2005 00:31:$ > Has any work been done superimposing disparate swaths of sky to look for > identical, simultaneous signals? so, assuming that E.T. isn't hanging just outside the Earth's atmosphere (on in our solar system), how would E.T. put transmitters spaced hundreds or thousands of lightyears of apart (in disparate swaths of the sky), and know to place them roughly equidistant from our solar system, so that the signals would arrive roughly simultaneously and not separated by hundreds of years? scanning the skies for E.T. is an intellectually defensible thing to do, but there is the justifiable limit to the amount of resources spent on the effort. with that limit, they need to put the resources into ideas that have at least an ice cube's chance in hell of fruiting. -- $r b-j$ rbj@audioimagination.com "Imagination is more important than knowledge."