Wednesday, August 13, 2008


A new feature will be a new poll every quarter (I teach at a university that is on the quarter system). The poll results will be archived in this post. At the end of each quarter, I will update this post with the results. You will be able to get to this post by clicking on the "Polls" link in the "Topics categories" listing" in the blog's right sidebar.

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Archived Polls:

1. Should we purposefully beam messages to the stars? (Ended 30 November. 2008)

6 (85%)
1 (14%)
0 (0%)
Total votes: 7

2. Will we detect / discover an alien civilization in the next 20 years? (Ended 7 March 2009)

Yes, advances in technology will allow us to.
4 (50%)
No, While the technology is advancing rapidly, 20 years is too optimistic.
2 (25%)
No. There are no other civilizations to find in our section of the galaxy.
0 (0%)
No. There are no other civilizations to find anywhere.
0 (0%)
We already have (covered up by governments).
2 (25%)
Total votes: 8