archive: RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 May 1999 19:53:35 +0100

> I imagine that any message would automatically be a
> scientific and theological
> breakthrough at once, and we'll have beaucoup time to decide
> what it means, even
> if it's just ET calling mom to say he'll be late for dinner.
> It's still
> intrigues one to think that in one instant we may have to
> reinvent our way of
> thinking.....our society.....our civilization. I'm excited!
> Joe Assenza
>

Hi Joe

there is a certain inertia associated with quick changes ... I think that a
religious message would make world wide acceptance difficult. My hope would
be that the message would be scientific and mathematical. Leave the
complexity of the society until later ...

If we sent a religious message would it have a footnote saying that it is
not the views of all the inhabitants of earth or that we have gone to war
over our beliefs?

Adrian

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