Dr Nathalie Cabrol, the new leader of the SETI Institute’s Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe, says that humans might be too stupid to understand aliens contacting us right now.
What if Aliens are already contacting us and we are too stupid to understand the signals? This issue has been raised by the new leader for the search of Alien life at the SETI institute. Dr Nathalie Cabrol thinks that we could miss alien signals because they might be too advanced for us to even notice.
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In an interview with the DailyMail, Dr Cabrol said: "See how much progress we have made in the past 100 years. If there is a civilization out there that is only 1,000 years older than we are, who knows what type of technology, or what type of process, they’ve put into communicating with others. We’re just scratching the surface here. We’re looking at the universe from our own standpoint. We tend to ask questions in the way we do. But what kind of thought process an alien civilization may have, we really don’t know."
SETI's methods to find alien life in space are based on detecting optical and radio signals. Advanced aliens could be using very different methods to try to find aliens.
Cabrol is hopeful that we will find simple alien organisms close to Earth and a replica of our planet in another galaxy in our lifetime. This kind of optimism necessary to be the top alien hunter at SETI.
Dr Nathalie Cabrol has been appointed the leader of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute in August. Cabrol has been with SETI since 1998. She is an astrobiologist specializing in planetary science.
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The center is named after famous American scientist and author Carl Sagan, who died in 1996. HE published more than 600 scientific papers and popular articles and was author, co-author, or editor of more than 20 books. In his work he pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Sagan became world-famous for his popular science books and for the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which he narrated and co-wrote.