archive: RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 May 1999 19:47:16 +0100

> something important to Seti. If and when we receive a signal,
> what might it
> consist of? A religious message might be the content. It is

It's possible - but then again all bets in this arena are a-priori. A
religious message is likely to be ambiguous.

We've not fared well on earth trying to promote one religion over another -
an advanced civilization is likely to have been burned internally just as we
have and think twice about it.

Imagine if we sent a greeting with religious content tomorrow. How many
people would it upset?

Cheers

Adrian

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales