January 5, 2005 | David F. Coppedge

SETI Has News

…no, not a discovery of an alien civilization, just better hardware.  Seth Shostak listed for Space.com some of the improvements in technology and search strategies that should speed up and narrow down the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence by orders of magnitude.  “Of course, it would be nice to say, ‘well, we detected three Type II civilizations last week, but they weren’t especially interesting,’ and sometimes I do this for effect,” he quipped.  “But of course it’s not true, and until it is, some people assume that there’s nothing new with SETI.”

It’s the Type III civilizations that are the interesting ones (see II Corinthians 12).

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