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Zea_mays

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Re: Progressive Yahwism
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2022, 09:08:56 pm »
If aliens are tempted to spend millions of years traveling to the Earth to examine life, that will be a major victory for the Demiurge. The transmitted messages will continue to propagate through space for millions of years (if my understanding is correct). So, even if humans become extinct, or even if Earth is destroyed by the Sun becoming a red giant, the message will still be out there, waiting to hook someone else into prolonging their species's existence...

I think the only good news is, with currently technology, the transmissions become scrambled after a certain distance/time, so they aren't just out there forever. But Westerners keep working to make the transmissions more powerful.
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Scientists to Broadcast Earth's Location to Aliens, Ignoring Stephen Hawking's Warning

Scientists have designed a radio message to be beamed into deep space that is meant to be received and, they hope, understood by an intelligent alien civilization.

The message is essentially an updated version of the famous Arecibo message, transmitted in 1974, which had the same purpose. Broadcast from the Arecibo Radio Telescope in Puerto Rico, the message consisted of 1,679 bits arranged into 73 lines of 23 characters.

The message was transmitted in binary code—ones and zeroes. Once decoded, the message forms a visual graphic consisting of a stick figure of a human as well as representations of our solar system, DNA, and the Arecibo telescope.

Now, scientists have designed a new message to improve upon the Arecibo transmission. Called the Beacon in the Galaxy (BITG) message, it contains more information about basic mathematics and science than the Arecibo message did. It is hoped that these concepts will be universally understood by life forms of at least similar intelligence to humans.
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The late physics professor Stephen Hawking expressed concern multiple times about humans calling out into the vastness of space and contacting aliens.

In 2015, Hawking appeared at an event announcing the launch of the Breakthrough Listen project, which studies radio waves in an effort to find out if any of them are artificial in origin.

Hawking showed support for efforts to find alien life by listening, but warned against actively reaching out ourselves, using humanity's own behavior as a sign that aliens won't necessarily be friendly.

"If you look at history, contact between humans and less intelligent organisms have often been disastrous from their point of view, and encounters between civilizations with advanced versus primitive technologies have gone badly for the less advanced," he said.

Hawking went on to say that aliens could be vastly more powerful than us and "may not see us as any more valuable than we see bacteria."

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Jamilah Hah is also involved in the BITG project. She thinks that the benefits of contacting aliens outweigh the potential risks.

"Thus, as long as contact is approached with a clear sign of peace, it can be assumed that the hopeful possibilities and discoveries that come alongside communication outweigh the risk."
https://www.newsweek.com/scientists-send-transmit-earth-location-aliens-stephen-hawking-warning-arecibo-1694139

We don't even need to think about how we treat bacteria. Just think about how technologically-advanced humans like Columbus (or Elon Musk or any other billionaire) treat other humans.

Greetings Earthlings, we come in search of "peace" and discovery:
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