Earths messages too boring to earn ETs replyDecember 19th, 2007 - 5:31 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 19 (ANI): The reason humans arent getting a reply from extraterrestrial beings that might exist on other planets, is because the messages were sending out are too boring.
Reaching this conclusion are two astrophysicists, who are trying to improve on their alien chat lines.
From earth, so far four messages have been sent into space, which are intended for alien listeners.
These messages have largely been made up of mathematically coded descriptions of some physics and chemistry, with some basic biology and descriptions of humans thrown in.
According to Canadian astrophysicist Yvan Dutil, those topics are very dull will not prove gripping reading to other civilisations.
He says that if a civilisation is advanced enough to understand the message, they would already know most of the messages content.
“After reading it, they will be none the wiser about us humans and our achievements. In some ways, we may have been wasting our telescope time, New Scientist quoted Dutil, as saying.
In 1999 and 2003, Dutil and fellow researcher Stephane Dumas beamed messages in a language of their own design into space. And now, they are working to compose more interesting messages.
“The question is, what is interesting to an extraterrestrial? “We think the answer is using some common ground to communicate things about humanity that will be new or different to them like social features of our society, he said.
He added that economists, physicists and sociologists are already describing those topics mathematically. (ANI)
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