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Scientists have listed every place aliens could be hiding?

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Every single place? Wow:

The Exotica Catalog was put together by researchers from Breakthrough Listen, a decade-long program seeking to find signs of intelligent life in the universe. It ambitiously includes “one of everything” in astronomy. Incredibly, the catalog lists over 700 distinct targets, ranging from asteroids, comets, and planets through to pulsars, galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters. The point of the catalog is to “expand the diversity of targets surveyed in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI),” according to the team’s paper, but the compendium could be leveraged for other purposes.

“In the future, it might also benefit students or members of the public who are trying to get a big-picture overview of astronomy or are trying to decide what to study,” Brian Lacki, a Breakthrough Listen researcher from the Department of Astronomy at the University of California Berkeley and first author of the paper, wrote in an email to Gizmodo. “Some of the objects on the lists were things I didn’t learn about until grad school or later, or even until we were compiling the catalog.”

George Dvorsky, “Scientists Made a List of Every Place Aliens Could Be Hiding” at Gizmodo

In that case, they can’t be smarter than us.

Paper. (open access)

4 Replies to “Scientists have listed every place aliens could be hiding?

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    EDTA says:

    Big fail. They don’t list Dyson spheres or wormholes. Incomplete. Sorry.

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    bornagain77 says:

    as to:

    Scientists Have Listed Every Place Aliens Could Be Hiding?

    They expanded their search for ET intelligence away from the traditional SETI search for ET intelligence,

    The Exotica Catalog further signifies the ongoing shift away from traditional SETI strategies, in which scientists search for “familiar” alien signatures (such as radio emissions), and the shift toward Dysonian SETI, in which scientists look for extraterrestrial technosignatures, that is, signs of alien technology: stuff like Dyson shells (a star surrounded by solar panels), industrial waste, gigantic space habitats, beacons, and things we can’t even imagine.
    A driving motivation for Lacki when compiling this catalog was the idea that some alien intelligences might be exceptionally different from us, and by consequence, we’re looking for them in the wrong places.

    As we can see, although they expanded their search for intelligence away from the traditional SETI search for ET intelligence, they still are presupposing that there is something special about intelligence that sets it completely apart from the purely physical processes of the universe.

    Yet if they accept Darwinian evolution as being true, which I assume that they do, then they are wedded to methodological naturalism in which it is held that there is really nothing special about intelligence but that intelligence itself is reducible to physical explanation.

    But if there was nothing truly unique about intelligence that sets it completely apart from the purely physical processes of the universe then, as Paul Nelson pointed out, “we’re back to physics versus physics, and there’s nothing for SETI to look for.”

    Do You Like SETI? Fine, Then Let’s Dump Methodological Naturalism – Paul Nelson – September 24, 2014
    Excerpt: some feature of “intelligence” must be irreducible to physics, because otherwise we’re back to physics versus physics, and there’s nothing for SETI to look for.
    https://evolutionnews.org/2014/09/do_you_like_set/

    As to this honest confession on their part that,

    “some alien intelligences might be exceptionally different from us, and by consequence, we’re looking for them in the wrong places.”

    LOL, you don’t say!

    Isaiah 55:8-9
    “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways,”
    declares the Lord.
    “As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

    That honest confession on their part that they ‘may’ be looking in the wrong places for Intelligence reminded me of the following,

    Here is a humorous video clip about a oh so ‘coincidental’ phone call at SETI that had a very interesting timing as to its occurrence

    Tyson: “Their (SETIs) goal is the ultimate prize in the life finding game. Someone out there we can talk to.”
    Shostak: “Nothing to do but sit here and wait for them to call.”
    (And exactly at that moment the phone rings right behind Shostak).
    Shostak: “And on cue they’ve called.”
    – quotes as stated at 11:22 minute mark – Where are the Aliens Origins Nova Neil Degrasse Tyson – video –
    https://youtu.be/t1ReViBCDOs?t=667

    I suggest that these SETI researchers look a little higher than interstellar space for Intelligence. It just might be the right place to look for “some alien intelligences (that) might be exceptionally different from us”,,,

    As a Christian who has seen a few answered prayers during my life, I find it strange that the SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) organization spends millions of dollars vainly searching for signs of extra-terrestrial life in this universe, when all anyone has to do to make solid contact with THE primary ‘extra-terrestrial intelligence’ of the entire universe is to pray with a sincere heart.
    God, who created heaven and earth, certainly does not hide from those who sincerely need and seek Him.
    I would think that personally communicating with the Creator of the universe would be a lot more exciting than not communicating with some little green men that in all realistic probability, given their premise of naturalism, do not even exist.

    God, who created heaven and earth, certainly does not hide from those who sincerely need and seek Him.

    Isaiah 45:18-19
    For thus says the Lord, who created the heavens, who is God, who formed the earth and made it, who established it, who did not create it in vain, who formed it to be inhabited: “I am the Lord, and there is no other. I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘seek me in vain’; I, the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.”

    Supplemental note,

    What the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligent Life Means for Us by Hugh Ross – March 2016
    Excerpt: In many respects, SETI research is a waste of time, money, and talent. However, these latest SETI efforts are yielding greater insights into and appreciation for just how many plans, preparations, and preliminary steps—especially the carefully orchestrated introduction of certain forms of non-intelligent life—are needed to make possible a narrow time window during which an intelligent living species can exist on a planet, and how many more plans, preparations, and carefully orchestrated steps must be taken to enable such a species to launch and sustain a high-technology civilization. No such species and civilization are possible apart from the handiwork of a super-intelligent, super-powerful, super-benevolent Creator.6 If there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, it exists thanks to the miraculous interventions of that Creator.
    http://www.salvomag.com/new/ar.....he-sky.php

    Verse:

    John 1:1-4
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

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    jawa says:

    Scientists Have Listed Every Place Aliens Could Be Hiding?

    Before or after crossing the border?

    🙂

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