Sunday, September 27, 2009

Is Anyone Out There?

The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) began two years after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite. Two physicists published a paper detailing the ease of sending certain radio waves to the stars. Since that time numerous organizations around the world have launched SETI projects. The object, of course, is to find signals that have some characteristic that indicates they were produced by intelligent life. (An example would be a repeated transmission of the value of pi.) SETI organizations are searching for some indication that we are not alone in the universe – that someone else is out there.
I, too would like to know if someone out there in cyberspace is reading my blog. I have received comments from three people, all members of the same family, indicating that they are checking my writings. But if you read my blog, and have not commented on anything, I would like to hear from you. Here are a few possible comments you could make:

1.)    I find your blog very helpful. Whenever I can’t sleep, I log on and read your message for the day. After five minutes I can barely stay awake long enough to get back to bed.
2.)    I read your blog every day. I find your comments so laughable that I keep smiling for the rest of the day. I understand there is some talk about having me committed.
3.)    I read your blog every day. I find your comments so stupid that I am grouchy for the rest of the day. As a result I am in line for a promotion. I am a collection agent for the IRS.
4.)    You are not alone. While I don’t agree with everything you say, I enjoy getting a different viewpoint.
5.)    Make up your own.

Please click on the “comment” button at the bottom of each day’s blog, and follow the instructions. Just write Comment 1, Comment 2, etc. and continue to the end. You can either sign your name, sign a fictitious name, or remain anonymous.
Don’t be bashful.
By the way, if you want to argue about anything I write, great – I’m all for it.

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