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Can SETI Succeed ??   Updated 01 Jan 2006

One of our Scientific Advisory Board members, Neil Boucher, recently indicated that he thought we should also be looking at the negative aspects of the Seti program. By this, he meant that we should not be ignoring the interesting and often enlightening aspects of papers from individuals and organizations that feel strongly about why the SETI Program will fail.


Most scientific research projects tend to look at many aspects of their work and even though the participants tend to be more biased towards the success of their efforts, they need to look at the negative aspects as well. We have decided to post interesting papers and articles that lean towards the negative aspects of SETI in this section and we invite the lodgement of papers in this regard. We will vet all works submitted prior to posting on the site to ensure that they fit into the theme of the SETI discussion.



HOW TO FIND AN ALIEN. Could this be the answer??? an essay by Matthew Verey


We will not post material that is of a controversial religious, or political nature as these issues are more suited to other forums.


Incidentally, a negative result to the SETI projects around the world will not mean that the SETI project has been a failure. The advancement of knowledge through scientific research does not always turn up the expected results. A negative result still provides the researchers with data that can allow the modification of the experiment in a positive manner even though the outcome will be not the expected result.


We invite you to contribute by emailing your articles to


Thank You.


The Directors and Scientific Advisory Board members of The Seti Research & Community Development Institute Limited.