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  • derhexerus
    URL to an interesting post from The Daily Galaxy http://tinyurl.com/k5omnek Chris “Evolutionary selection, acting on a cosmic scale, tends to extinguish
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      URL to an interesting post from The Daily Galaxy
      http://tinyurl.com/k5omnek

      Chris

      "
      “Evolutionary selection, acting on a cosmic scale, tends to extinguish
      species which conspicuously advertise themselves and their habitats,” according
      to Adrian Kent, Centre for Quantum Computation, University of Cambridge.
      Science fiction writer and astrophysicist Dr. David Brin echoed Kent's
      thesis with his reponse to the recent Lone Signal announcement of METI
      (Messaging to Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) “beams” to the Gliese 526 solar
      system.
      In his _Brinstorming Science 2.0 blog_
      (http://www.science20.com/brinstorming/meti_should_we_be_shouting_cosmos-114283) , Brin updated his 2006 article
      on METI (aka active SETI), writing: "Recently, several groups, ranging
      from radio astronomers in Argentina and Russia all the way to the web
      advertising site Craigslist, have declared that they intend to commence
      broadcasting high-intensity Messages to ETI... or METI... an endeavor also known at
      "Active Seti." Their intention is to change the observable brightness of
      Earth civilization by many orders of magnitude, in order to attract attention
      to our planet from anyone who might be out there."
      Specifically, Brin is responding to the "Lone Signal" project that believes
      that crowd sourcing messaging to intelligent life (METI) is the ideal
      approach to establishing a stable, cohesive, and well-resourced interstellar
      beacon on Earth. Anyone with Internet access to compose and transmit messages
      to strategically targeted stellar systems. Launching June 18, 2013, Lone
      Signal’s unfettered access to the broadcasting capacity of Jamesburg Earth
      Station in Carmel, CA allows them to target the closest known stars
      suspected to harbor potentially habitable planets orbiting in their circumstellar
      habitable zones — otherwise referred to as “Goldilocks zones.”


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