*Because any distinguishable intelligible signal is attenuated to noise when it traverses a few light years in distance. IIRC, LC once posted a limit of 10 light years is sufficient for dissipation. If so, SETI is a waste of time and energy. AG* > As Enrico Fermi famously asked, where is everybody? > > > Maybe we're the first, after all somebody has to be, or maybe some > catastrophe always happens to a civilization whenever it gets much beyond > the point we're at now. > > John K Clark > > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.