QUOTE (GravityWaves @ Mar 29 2006, 04:30 PM)
I'm all for listening for space signals but I'm not sure we should be pro-active giving away our position
what kind of a childish dork wrote this message ' Killallhumans 'http://www.cosmicconnexion.com/visu.php?la...age=564&debut=0
'Le human-race is a parasite'
Thank you Mr.French Person for sending such a warm message to the stars
This is more of a publicity stunt than a serious attempt at Active SETI.
While the particular "message" you cite is certainly juvenile and crude, I really
would not concern myself with it causing an interstellar invasion, and not just
because ETI probably would not understand French, English, or any other human
language outside of mathematics.
At best, this stunt might make an ETI aware of us as an artificial signal, but
its jumble of messages will likely be unintelligible to them. And recall that we
have been braodcasting our presence into the galaxy since the advent of
radio, television, and radar. Most of those signals already have many light
years on the Corot stunt.