Is SETI worth it?

I read recently that Jodie Foster, among some 2000 other private individuals has managed to further fund SETI – the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence, till the end of this year. The organisation runs a 42 dish radio telescope array called The Allen Telescope Array at Hat Creek Radio Observatory in Northern California. The telescopes scan for signals in the electro-magnetic radiation spectrum, which includes radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, ultraviolet radiation, X-rays and gamma rays. Finding an intelligible signal coming from a nearby planetary system amongst all of the normally occurring background radiation would be evidence of intelligent extra-terrestrial life.
But SETI has me a bit confused. If the primary reason for disbelief in the UFO phenomenon is the premise that light speed is too slow for interstellar travel, then why are we looking for light speed technology in our search of the heavens? What I’m asking is, is it worth looking for anomalous EM (electromagnetic) signals in space when it seems obvious a transmission using such a medium would take many light years to arrive and therefore is virtually useless as an interstellar communication medium.
If extra-terrestrial vehicles are coming here; and there is much evidence to say they are; then they must surely be using faster than light technology. This being the case then surely any communication medium they might employ would also be faster than light, if not instantaneous.

Adding weight to this argument is the fact that SETI have been searching since at least the early 1960’s. Couple this with the several UFO flaps that have happened between then and now and one has to wonder; why did SETI not find any signals when the aliens were practically in their back yard?!
Apart from the “Wow” anomaly found by OSU SETI project volunteer Jerry Ehman on August 15th 1977, SETI claim to have found nothing. As far as I’m concerned this is evidence enough that SETI are using the wrong parameters in their search. I do applaud Jodie Foster and the other people willing to put up funds to continue the search for ET, but one still has to ask; how do we justify the expense here?
Given these facts, could SETI have been a deliberate ruse engineered by those wishing to keep ET secret, or the believing public satisfied that "we’re looking into it"? It seems to be pretty easy to convince academics to disbelieve the phenomena; even the one’s working at SETI don’t believe we’ve been visited yet. Or does the program serve other purposes, after all, watching the EM spectrum for anomalous blips would not seem to be a complete waste of time, even if we do only find 1 in 50 years. Yes, on reflection I guess using the best technology we have to search the heavens for other life is all we can do. It is obviously better to search with what we have than not to search at all.

Andrew C Thursby-Pelham © 2011

SETI Search for Aliens to Continue

Is interstellar travel possible?

The primary reason given by people who don't believe in visiting extraterrestrial spacecraft is, the enormous distance between interstellar planets make it impossible. The primary logic behind this thinking is: (a)faster than light travel is not possible, therefore it would take far too long to travel the distance in any feasible time. (b)The fuel and other consumables required for such a trip, given the years it would take at near light speed, make it logistically unworkable.

However, insofar as the speed of light goes, gravity has an indeterminate speed. Experiments have shown the speed of gravity to be far in excess of light speed. If a craft can create it's own gravity, perhaps by way of focus and amplification of existing interstellar forces, then the speed of light limitation is circumvented. Furthermore, if gravity can be focussed by means of a type of lens then no fuel would be needed. And if interstellar space is a vacuum, once initial velocity is reached additional propulsion is only required to make incidental and course corrections. Creating ones own gravitational field would also cocoon the vehicle and it's occupants from inertia, and protect it from asteroids and other space rubble.
Some of the explanations put forward by disbelieving members of the scientific community are far more absurd than the proposal of extraterrestrial visitation. Examples of some well known explanations are: swamp gas, mass hallucination, lenticular clouds, ball lightning, Venus, or secret government technology. While I concede that the vast majority of UFO sightings are simple misidentification's of common phenomena such as satellites or aircraft, there are a number of encounters that one can hardly call into question. Instances of military personnel touching and photographing objects on the ground, and film of flying disks firing lazer-like beams at in-flight ICBM's are among well documented cases that stand on their own merit.
We need only look at advances made in human technology over the last couple of hundred years to realise how far we may advance over the next couple of hundred years. But progress in technology has not been the same the world over. Different cultures advance at different rates. Obviously the same would be true of civilisations spread throughout the cosmos. So why is it so difficult for bright people to accept the possibility that our planet has been visited by a more advanced civilisation? "Show me the evidence" they say, "grainy video and witness testimony is not evidence!" But there is good video, and highly credible witness testimony from people known to be beyond reproach. In some cases physical trace evidence and corroborating witness testimony has been thoroughly researched by scientists, and found to be un-attributable to known phenomena. So why the stubborn opposition?
If, as an advancing civilisation, we blindly accept the limitations we perceive, are we not placing a psychological barrier in the way of our own progress?

© A.C.Thursby-Pelham 2011


Inter-dimensional travel via harmonic resonance

Voidal Symmetry – If the template for all reality is pre ordained throughout all eternity, and the space-time continuum is a partial result of this templates multiple dimensions; then time travel is entirely possible.

Given that space-time appears to be a cohesive vibratory resonance then there must be harmonics. Ergo, other physical dimensions must exist parallel to our own. The possibility to change ones resonant frequency may allow one to enter these other dimensions.

This may be how alien occupied UFOs enter and exit our domain. Perhaps the human/alien interaction that we expect from other world visitors is not possible due to the different frequencies of our domains. For them to achieve resonant cohesion in our universe they would have to change the harmonic structure of every molecule of themselves which could lead to catastrophic consequences upon contact with certain things in our environment. Not to mention the ramifications of inter-cultural exchange.