archive: RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

Larry Klaes ( )
Fri, 21 May 1999 15:14:18 -0400

To add to my own post - along with the image of a
human nailed to two pieces of wood, imagine adding
the explanation: "This is how we once treated a being
who declared he came to visit us from a more advanced

This is why most serious ASETI contact scenarios
start out with basic mathematics.


At 02:54 PM 05/21/1999 -0400, Larry Klaes wrote:

>Imagine an image of Christ nailed on the cross being
>sent to an ETI with the words "This is the primary
>symbol of one of the major human religions of Earth".
>At 07:47 PM 05/21/1999 +0100, Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes wrote:
>>> 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?
>>Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
>>Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
>>SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales