Does the fictional aspect of "Contact" provide non fictional facts?

Aug 24, 2020
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Of course Iam refering to the movie that was based on the Carl Sagan novel.

The concepts from this film may actually prove that we are the only intelligent beings in the Milky Way Galaxy, and possibly Andromeda and Triangulum as well.

It's all about those radio signals. Now, we have had radio signals that have been reported on recently in the form of FRB's and the WOW signals. But so far there have not been any decernable patterns with these signals so far.

But keep in mind, these signals are coming from galaxys that are billions of light years away. Now in my mind this proves something.

Any intelligent life form on our level or higher most certainly would have the ability to transmit radio signals.

And if these signals were comeing from inside the Milky Way, or a nearby galaxy, we would have received them by now! Just like the signal from Vega in "Contact".

There would be no doubt. Every single astronomy grade receiver of incoming radio waves from space would be on the exact same page, because these signals do not have that far to travel. And these radio tones would be transmitted in a clear and dicernable patterns, like prime numbers in "Contact". But this has not happend.

What this proves to me is that intelligent life like ourselves is extremly rare, let alone higher than us. Who knows, mabey the closest intelligent life to us is in the billions of light years.

But based on the statistics of the total number of stars and galaxys, we are not alone!

Now the nature of other intelligent life in the universe is pedictable because it doesn't matter where you are in the universe, everyone has to play by the same rules. Those rules are....

The periodic table of the éléments.

Yes, hydrogen is the most abundant élément in the universe, and no matter where you are in the universe, these same éléments on our table apply to them as well. So their lifeforms are probably organised in the same way as ours. Mammals, reptiles, birds, and fish.

So in conclusion, at SETI, there are two fundamental ideas about what lifeforms from outer space look like.

1) They look just like us, and ressemble everything we know about Earth.

2) The other side of the. conversation contends that they look completely alien to us, and they will look like nothing we are expecting.
 
Why is it assumed that any intelligent species would want to broadcast its presence?

Why would an intelligent species have to be at approximately our level?
They might be so far in advance that they would not want to contact primitive radio users?

Also, when it comes to broadcasting prime numbers, what is to say that the aliens have ten digits and hence have their maths on base ten?

Cat :)
 
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Contact did steal the Martian subway system . Looks like it is calibrated in for New Jersey.

That is why humans can't have advanced stuff.
 

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