Re: Probality one for SETI contact?

Dr. H. Paul Shuch (
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:42:17 -0400

At 12:58 PM 7/26/99 -0400, Ron Blue wrote:
>If the average position on an advanced civilization is one thousand light
>years sending radio signals that we can detect, what would the mean and
>standard deviation in time for locating that source using the current
>>seti@home approach?

I don't think one can do any statistical analysis (even computing means and
variances) with a sample size of zero.
H. Paul Shuch, Ph.D., CFII, FBIS
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