Why hasn't ET phoned Earth? Maybe aliens are waiting for the exact right moment.

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Perhaps "ET" is/has been already here on Earth inside our brains as constructs of religious beliefs, superstitions, "gut feelings", ghosts, memories, etc. I.E.: Randomly placed there by Evolution as a survival mechanism. Could it be that looking for "ET" is as simple as looking in a mirror. As least the distance would not be as far as the stars and "traversed" much quicker than requiring the speed of light. ....... Of course, government and private funding for "ET in the Stars" has unanticipated benefits; no complaint there.
 
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Perhaps we are the Sentinelese islanders of our solar neighbourhood. Considered to violent to approach or contact.
 
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Looking for the "exact right moment" to send or receive, just when the exoplanet is transiting--are they taking into account how far away that planet is, and how long it would take a signal to cover the distance, and where, in its orbit, the planet will be, when the signal actually gets there?
 
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Also, wouldn't the residents of such a planet need to know where we are in order to calculate that point in their orbit? And by extension, wouldn't they have to be intentionally trying to communicate with us specifically, as opposed to "searching" for someone capable of receiving their message? I suppose they could be continuously broadcasting in the direction facing away from their star. But to have that capability would require a huge amount of communication equipment, not to mention continuous power to said global network. If their society is similar to our own, they may face the same setbacks we on earth have to contend with. And as we know from our own history, humans can't get along with each other long enough to make a concerted effort toward any common goal, let alone such a huge undertaking as an interstellar communications network. Not to say it isn't possible. Especially for a race older than humanity. But then again, who's to say that even a more advanced civilization than ours are really that much different than us? Then again, most of our outbound signals have been entertainment related. Maybe they know exactly where we are, but the crap we're sending out isn't worth their effort to answer us.
 
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In my overly cynical opinion, ET just doesn't exist either due to the extreme distances and the expansion of space or most likely, evolutionary reality. Basically, IMO, ET is a chimera of our primate brains for a "Deus Ex Machina" hopefully leading us into a better "utopian world". Sadly, we, nasty, little, carnivore, tribal apes with nuclear weapons need all the hope we can muster to blunt the self-inflicted grim realities of our existence.
 
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A new search for alien signals focuses on planetary transits, when exoplanets pass right in front of their suns.

Why hasn't ET phoned Earth? Maybe aliens are waiting for the exact right moment. : Read more
ET could have a method of communication completely "alien" to us, and perhaps many times faster than light. Or, in another scenario, they are here, have been here for perhaps as long or longer than we, and simply think we have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation!