Flipping through my husband, 37’s Scientific American, this quote popped out at me (I don’t think it was trying to hurt me . . . just overly excited):
“We could be sitting in the midst of a “Galaxy-Wide Web’ of alien chatter, which to us would appear like noise.” — Grant Hallman Huntsville, Ontario
SETI — not a very good acronym for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence — is trying to discover an extraterrestrial civilization outside our solar system — right this very minute — by listening with all their might for non-natural radio emissions. So far their findings are zilch.
But now, we find out that Grant Hallman of Huntsville Ontario,whose credentials are that his letter to the editor was published in Scientific American — thinks that aliens could be chattering away at us right this very minute– blabbing all kinds of juicy secrets, but to us humans it sounds like just your regular, ordinary, household noise, see.
Well thanks a heap Grant! Like we weren’t confused enough already!
Frankly, I think the only reason the Scientists at Seti haven’t heard any alien messages is because — just between you, me and the aliens — I don’t think Scientists, as a whole, are very good listeners.
I mean have you ever seen a scientist on the Science Channel listening? I haven’t. They’re always blubbering on about how we are all made of star stuff (they just can’t get over it!) or blathering about black holes (They’re Black! They’re Holes! They’re Black Holes!) or whining about how the sun’s going to burn out someday. (The sun’s going to burn out someday! And they just can’t wait!)
So now we find out, according to Grant’s letter to the editor of Scientific American, the aliens have been talking to us all this time through “noise” and we didn’t even notice it. LOL!
All we have to do now is figure out what the aliens are trying to tell us by virtue of random noises such as horns blaring, kitties meowing and balloons popping, and we’ll be just that much further ahead as a civilization as a whole!
Plus, it will give the Science Channel something new to talk about.
Until next time . . . I love you