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  1. #1
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    SETI ponders the important question..... How do you say Hello?

    The SETI institute wants to know what to do when we receive that all important message of greetings from Aliens.
    The SETI Institute, the world's best-known organization dedicated to the search for alien life, recently unveiled plans to scan a million stars over 10 billion communication channels at its Hat Creek radio telescope facility north of Sacramento.

    Now, the private Bay Area organization has launched a companion project called Earth Speaks that asks space enthusiasts around the world to think about what we should say when, or if, we finally get that cosmic phone call.

    "Most conversations about this subject until now have been among academics," said Douglas Vakoch, who is heading up the new effort at SETI, which stands for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. "We want to really expand the discussion."

    Center director Jill Tarter, a lifelong alien hunter on whom the Ellie Arroway character from the movie "Contact" was based, said there is no simple answer. But it is vital, she said, that there be a global consensus on what we say and do before it happens.

    Based on the first few hundred suggestions collected by the Earth Speaks website, that consensus might be elusive. So far, the messages break down into a few distinct categories. Some people want to throw a block party to welcome the aliens to the neighborhood. Others, less trusting, would warn the aliens that we've got guns and know how to use them.
    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...0,500345.story

    How would you guys reply? Personally, I would start blasting "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd. That way we would show the Aliens how Mellow we are.
    up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start.

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    who knows? Waving could be a declaration of war for other species

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    how about this:

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