archive: Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Probability One

Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Probability One

Brian Straight ( (no email) )
Thu, 20 May 1999 13:22:40 -0500

-----Original Message-----
From: John Willcox <willcox@voicenet.com>
To: seti@sni.net <seti@sni.net>
Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: SETI The Drake Equation - Probability One

> The point I wanted to state (after all this clumsy verbiage):
>The motivation for SETI is neither Science, nor some vague
>cosmic hand-waving philosophy. It is the culmination of all that we
>are and want to be. If it occurs to us on our world...

Wonderfully put, John!

We also learn a great deal about _ourselves_ in the search, which
is why I think seti is one of the most worthwhile things human beings
can do. The chance of success is our lifetime is not great--but
if it happens, EVERYTHING changes!

Kudos also to everyone participating in Project Argus. You guys are
the frontline in this endeavor--thanks for your guts and determination.

As a humble seti@home participant, I take my hat off to you all.

Brian
>
>Thanks for the fascinating discussion.
>John Willcox
>Project Argus Observatory FM29fx
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