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Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Is Active SETI Really Dangerous?

John W. Traphagan | Posted 03.02.2017 | Science
John W. Traphagan

Perhaps a more important question is not about the risks of transmitting, but the dangers in receiving. Many in the SETI community have shown commitment to the belief that a technologically advanced civilization will be altruistic, despite the lack of evidence supporting that assumption. Therefore it is assumed there are no significant risks with listening quietly.

Active SETI and the Perils of Isolationism

John W. Traphagan | Posted 12.14.2016 | Science
John W. Traphagan

What do we do? Do we hide our heads in the sand and hope nasty, advanced ETs never notice us? There actually is precedent in human diplomatic history for this approach -- it's called isolationism

Is Our Galaxy Filled With Alien Space Probes?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.21.2013 | Science

Ever wonder if aliens have been spying on us? You're not alone. In a provocative new paper, a pair of astrophysicists consider the possibility that in...

Lee Speigel

ET, Are You Home? Scientists Search 86 Planets For Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 09.12.2011 | Weird News

As scientists suggest they're close to discovering the first habitable planet beyond our own, 86 individual planets are now being scanned for signs of...