Based on some recent feedback, I’m tempted to pose a question to the cyberverse:
- What differences do you see, if any, between SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Astrobiology (study of locations and potential biochemistry of extraterrestrial life), and UFOlogy (study of UFOs)?
I ask this as a general point of discussion because some have expressed concern that working toward a preconceived methodology for xenoarchaeology, like I’ve been working on, will confuse Astrobiology, SETI, and the more pseudoscientific UFOlogy in the public mind.
So, what do you think? Just how different is your perception of SETI, Astrobiology, and UFOlogy? How legitimate a scientific pursuit are each? How illegitimate?
Clearly, all three concepts are related. Without Astrobiology, SETI and UFOlogy cannot logically exist. UFOlogy implies “ETI,” but it makes some pretty incredible assumptions that in my mind remove it from the realm of hard science, or even speculative science, for that matter.
So, have at it. Comments welcome.