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http://space.com/news/070202_alien_contact.html... Michael Michaud is the author of a newly published exceptional book, "Contact with Alien Civilizations – Our Hopes and Fears about Encountering Extraterrestrials" (Copernicus Books). He suggests that the “prime question” is straightforward: Should we simply be watchers and listeners from our outpost in the universe, or should we actively seek contact by sending out messages, proclaiming our presence?
...Is it time for the U.S. Congress to re-look at the ET encounter business - given the increasing rates of extra solar planetary detection? [continued]