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Old 11-18-17, 09:40 AM
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Hre's some more on the numbskulls who want to sing a chorus of Kumbaya in our neighborhood of the galaxy:

Humans just tried to contact intelligent aliens.

On Oct. 16, 17, and 18 a team of musicians and scientists sent a message to aliens. They sent the message via radio waves and transmitted it 9 different times. This helps ensure that all the information reaches its destination

What's in the message?

Thirty-three musical pieces, each 10 seconds long, a tutorial on how humans keep time, and when we will be listening for a response.

The message is headed for a nearby exoplanet named GJ 273b. GJ 273b is what astronomers call a "Super Earth". It's slightly more massive than Earth and is within its star's habitable zone. GJ 273b is a good candidate for alien life.

First off what if they hate our tunes? That alone could touch off an interstellar war. But from a serious standpoint we don't know enough about our galactic neighborhood to be sending message out. This is the height of irresponsibility. It could be that in our neck of the galaxy we are the only intelligent race and the rest is a sterile wasteland. On the hand we could be living in a nightmare Hobbesion jungle of civilizations eating each other. We just don't know and as folks have said on this thread: "You don't shout out in the Jungle".
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