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.
You've got to wonder what would motivate creatures from other worlds to suffer a journey of hundreds of trillions of miles to visit our planet? Why bother? I've been asked this question at least a half-dozen times by Hollywood writers, and the best answer I can muster is "I don't know."
Extraterrestrial life may be showing up in some obvious places. No, this is not about hairless aliens that have come to Earth in saucer-shaped craft, but less sophisticated life just next door.
“It is not science fiction, but a reasonable approach with the right amount of boldness to be both fascinating and realistic
It would be imprudent to ignore Stephen Hawking's words of caution. However, I believe we have little to fear. In all likelihood, the aspirations, longings, griefs, joys, anxieties, fears, failures, and foibles of the aliens from space are much like our own.
Following a debate centered on warding off a space alien invasion, how the government can expand Walmart's business and a potential international plot to destroy lakefront real estate, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill banning the United Nation's sustainability plan Monday afternoon.
Most citizens claimed they would not mind a minor alien invasion, because they expect these otherworldly beings to be friendly
DENVER (AP) -- Denver residents have jettisoned a plan to officially track space aliens. Peckman contends opponents greatly
There is a sense of urgency at Sen. Barack Obama's headquarters in a steel-and-glass office tower in downtown Chicago. The