Tested by humans
Snow, Tony (1999) Tested by humans. New Scientist, Volume 164 (Number 2208). p. 58. ISSN 0262-4079Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg16422085.800...
To discover whether Yvan Dutil's interstellar message (18 September, p 36), or any other message destined for the stars, is decipherable by aliens, surely it should be tested by humans first.
It would be easy to assemble a group of scientists, give them the intended message�without any information about what it is�and see if they can decode it. How scientists on Earth fare would give some idea of how well, or badly, alien scientists are likely to do. This seems an obvious test but there was no mention of it in the article. Is it done?
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Journal or Publication Title:||New Scientist|
|Publisher:||Reed Business Information Ltd.|
|Official Date:||16 October 1999|
|Number of Pages:||1|
|Page Range:||p. 58|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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