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  • abbr. search for extraterrestrial intelligence

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  • Acronym of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

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  • SETI is short for the "Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence."

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  • Criteria for detecting intelligent design are employed in SETI, cryptology, forensic science, etc.

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  • SETI is looking for electromagnetic wave patterns that it is believed originate from life forms analogous to humans.

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  • Similarly, in SETI, we search for the signatures of technology-as-we-know-it, specifically, communication technology, as we assume that any signals we detect will be deliberate.

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  • KB: What does "intelligent" mean in "SETI" aiguy: Unlike ID, SETI doesn't try to explain anything by using that word.

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  • No, in SETI minds aren't implied by signals; minds are implied by brains, which are implied by the encephalization quotients predicted by SETI researchers using evolutionary theory.

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  • KB: It would seem to me that SETI is no more scientific than looking for a designer's signatures in genomes. aiguy: SETI is looking for extra-terrestrial life forms … (And by the way, SETI is not a theory).

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  • It would seem to me that SETI is no more scientific than looking for a designer's signatures in genomes.

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  • What does "intelligent" mean in "SETI" If it merely means something "other than astrophysical processes", how does that clarify anything?

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  • May 23rd, 2008 at 10: 52 pm aiguy: No, in SETI minds aren't implied by signals; minds are implied by brains, which are implied by the encephalization quotients predicted by SETI researchers using evolutionary theory.

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