archiv~1.txt: Re: SETI-L: Everybody may be afraid & a Answer

Re: SETI-L: Everybody may be afraid & a Answer

Dr. H. Paul Shuch ( (no email) )
Thu, 25 Mar 1999 20:14:00 -0500

At 06:46 PM 3/25/99 -0600, mbernstein@c0t.org wrote:
>Yes, but what if there is some other fundamental type of wave that
>"aliens" broadcast with? Until Maxwell's laws, we had no ideas about
>electromagnetic waves.

Not true! Maxwell just quantified in a simple set of four equations what
was already known by Gauss, Faraday, Ampere and others.

>What about anti-matter waves? What I'm getting at
>is that people may be pouring a lot of money into something, that for one,
>is extremely limited in total spectrum when compared to the other possible
>ways of transmission.

For discussion of a closely related issue, see
<http://www.setileague.org/askdr/ftl.htm>.
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