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Dennis Fischer <[log in to unmask]> cited a news story:
> Space News By Yoko Kubota
> updated 6:38 a.m. PT, Fri., June. 20, 2008

Seriously, how would we react if we did discover unequivocal
signals from an extraterrestrial civilization?

Me, I'd be excited, except that's a result I'd have been expecting.

It's like knowing that the nucleus of U235 does decay with a
half-life of 1E16 seconds (somewhere short of a billion years),
and watching a particular nucleus to see it happen. You know
it will. You just have no way of knowing when, and you know
the likelihood that you might be looking (for that matter still
alive) when it does happen is very small indeed.
-- 
 Helge Moulding
 mailto:[log in to unmask] Just another guy
 http://hmoulding.cjb.net/ with a weird name