Re: extraterrestrial intelligence

Tim Ikeda (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 00:03:20 -0400

Moorad (in drag) writes [...]

> The following article indicates that scientists believe they can detect
> extraterrestrial intelligence by merely using mechanical devices, viz.
> antennas. I ask you, isn't detector-man more capable of detecting
> intelligence than mere machines? [...]

Yes. But man can't scan 1000 channels/sec for 24 hours a day looking
for electromagnetic signals indicating intelligence. (My wife's opinion
to the contrary... Cable TV converters simply don't switch that fast)

- Tim Ikeda (despam address before use)