archive: RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology

Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes ( (no email) )
Fri, 21 May 1999 20:28:06 +0100

Adding more to Larry's post - add the caption "This refers to how we were
only 2000 years ago. And for the intervening time we've been fighting
amongst ourselves as to who's God is the right one since we can't seem to
make our mind's up."

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

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Klaes [mailto:lklaes@bbn.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 8:14 PM
> To: awk-h@dolwar.demon.co.uk; Seti (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: SETI The Drake Equation - Theology
>
>
> 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
> world."
>
> This is why most serious ASETI contact scenarios
> start out with basic mathematics.
>
> Larry
>
>
> 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".
> >
> >Larry
> >
> >
> >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?
> >>
> >>Cheers
> >>
> >>Adrian
> >>
> >>Adrian W Kingsley-Hughes
> >>Argus Station (currently under construction) IO73vf95
> >>SETI League VOLCOR:Cymru/Wales
> >>
> >>
> >
>