archive: Re: SETI RE:Being classed as a nut and the big bang question.

Re: SETI RE:Being classed as a nut and the big bang question.

Noel C. Welstead ( (no email) )
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 17:10:41 +1000

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Dear SETIzens,

Just a thought on the revelation to other people that you are a SETI Member
looking for Aliens.

I always tell them that we are just looking for other people just like us, that
inhabit a planet like ours
in orbit around another star. We are not looking for UFOs just other civilizations
like us, that possess
radio technology just like us and maybe we can detect their presence using radio
telescopes. Unfortunately
we can't travel to distant stars and look for signs of their existence. The only
other way is to use Radio Telescopes
and listen for their presence in the only way we can , over the radio. When
explorers went to sea in sailing ships
they didn't know what they would find, but that did not stop them looking. SETI is
just an extension of this same
ideal, the search for the unknown. After all, we are here and life has filled
every ecological niche that planet earth
has to offer. This means that life is pre-programmed to fill these niches wherever
they exist. If there were only a few
species here on Earth than you would think that life was really rare. The fact
that we are now finding extra solar
planets , a likely abode for other lifer forms, means that we now have a place to
train our telescopes to see if we
can detect the "distant thrum of alien transmitters". Eventually we will be
successful with this endeavour.
All it takes is time.

Big Bang.

The universe is apparently rotating. Light from distant obects that has been
travelling for billions of years has
been noticed to be circularly polarised. One explanation for this is that the
universe has rotated a few times since the light was emitted from it's source. If
this is in fact correct then, the singularity that spawned the big bang must have
been rotating as well. If you had a singularity containing the mass of the
universe spinning at the speed of light then this might just overcome the
gavitational field of the black hole and allow it to suddenly inflate again, with
a new universe
to boot. Maybe we are all inside the event horizon of the universe and that the
outer boundaries will never reveal themselves to us because thay are on the
otherside of the horizon, with no way for us to look outside??
Just a thought!!!!!

Noel Welstead
Brisbane Australia.
SETI Research Centre.

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Dear SETIzens,

Just a thought on the revelation to other people that you are a SETIMember looking for Aliens.

I always tell them that we are just looking for other people just likeus, that inhabit a planet like ours
in orbit around another star. We are not looking for UFOs just othercivilizations like us, that possess
radio technology just like us and maybe we can detect their presenceusing radio telescopes. Unfortunately
we can't travel to distant stars and look for signs of their existence.The only other way is to use Radio Telescopes
and listen for their presence in the only way we can , over the radio.When explorers went to sea in sailing ships
they didn't know what they would find, but that did not stop them looking.SETI is just an extension of this same
ideal, the search for the unknown. After all, we are here and lifehas filled every ecological niche that planet earth
has to offer. This means that life is pre-programmed to fill theseniches wherever they exist. If there were only a few
species here on Earth than you would think that life was really rare.The fact that we are now finding extra solar
planets , a likely abode for other lifer forms, means that we now havea place to train our telescopes to see if we
can detect the "distant thrum of alien transmitters". Eventually wewill be successful with this endeavour.
All it takes is time.

Big Bang.

The universe is apparently rotating. Light from distant obects thathas been travelling for billions of years has
been noticed to be circularly polarised. One explanation for this isthat the universe has rotated a few times since the light was emitted fromit's source. If this is in fact correct then, the singularity that spawnedthe big bang must have been rotating as well. If you had a singularitycontaining the mass of the universe spinning at the speed of light thenthis might just overcome the gavitational field of the black hole and allowit to suddenly inflate again, with a new universe
to boot. Maybe we are all inside the event horizon of the universeand that the outer boundaries will never reveal themselves to us becausethay are on the otherside of the horizon, with no way for us to look outside??
Just a thought!!!!!
 

Noel Welstead
Brisbane Australia.
SETI Research Centre.
 
 
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