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Re: starship-design: Battleship galactica?

In a message dated 97-10-03 09:18:20 EDT, lparker@cacaphony.net writes:

<< 2)	No races have been detected in our local region of the galaxy - we've 

But what about another galaxy?
 Therefore, since there are no inhabitants of the nearest 200 stars or so, 
 we should be able to explore them in relative safety. The only bet this 
 leaves uncovered is if we accidentally stumble on another exploration ship 
 at the fringes of our current detection range.
 BUT What if we sent out a ship and discovred a ship that cannot be detected?
What does our radars detect? Life forms? What if they're all robot? What if
the ship's outer hull prevents scanning? What about radar jamming?

 By which time we would 
 probably be well invested on fifty or so planets spread across 100 light 
 years of space. This event is so far in the future it doesn't merit 
 worrying about.
But why wait until something does happen until we react?

 Battlestar Galactica is a space opera written to entertain, 
 it has very little attention to reality or fact. Reality is too boring to 
 make good TV fare.
Unfortunately, you are right -_-;