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Re: starship-design: Go Starwisps

In a message dated 6/29/97 9:30:51 PM, stk@sunherald.infi.net (kyle) wrote:

>L. Parker wrote:
>Lee Parker wrote:
>> 1)      There are no nearby star travelling civilizations (possible)
>> 2)      There are no star travelling civilizations (unlikely)
>> 3)      Star travelling civilizations don't travel at near relativistic
>>         velocities
>> 4)      There is no life out there...
>I have an addition: 
>5) The starfaring civilizations use gravity distortion FTL (like I
>propose), which would produce little or no radiation. Then again, the
>gamma ray bursters...
>Kyle Mcallister

This leads back to the bigger SETI problem.  If their were any star traveling
civilizations; and if they went out, colonized/explored, and set out for the
next stars.  If the average 'wavefrount' of their exploreres moved at 1/10th
light speed.  They could cross the galaxy in a million years.  Given they
should have had billions of years to get here, and even slight
biocontamination should leave noticable traces (their arn't any) then where
the hell is everybody?!