archive: Re: SETI Fwd: Scientist: Reason for Optimism in ET Search

Re: SETI Fwd: Scientist: Reason for Optimism in ET Search

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 Aug 1998 22:03:03 -0400

At 21:24 08/21/1998 EDT, MarcusJohn@aol.com wrote:
>
>By the way Paul, do you know Nathan Cohen?

Yes, indeed. Chip Cohen is a ham, a onetime Arecibo observer,a member of
the SETIQuest editorial board, a top notch antenna designer, and an all
around good guy. He is also an outspoken critic of our approach! His
quote below (from that article) hints at why, and includes Project Argus:

> "The amazing thing is not that we've
>> found nothing so far, but that we're not doing the receive effort the
right
>> way."

Given that "the right way" is one which yields positive results, and that
we've barely begun, I think Chip's judgement is a bit premature.
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