Talk:Wow! signal

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The conclusion?[edit]

If SETI actually did find what it was looking for, it might never recognise it, or understand it! -MacRùsgail (talk) 15:06, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm not certain what you are suggesting be done with the article. Should we include context describing how a sapience-encoded message can be identified even when the source is completely foreign? A reference to Hofstadter's "Godel Escher Bach" might be useful if this idea is not clear. TricksterWolf (talk) 04:17, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
Methinks that Mac is speculating.
I'd like to add a comment that the Arecibo message was sent only once. But that would be OR. Kortoso (talk) 16:41, 11 September 2014 (UTC)