290 miles northeast of San Fransisco nestled at the hills in the hat creek radio observatory is the Allen Telescope Array a project thats been in production since about 2007. It also houses one of the few spots where radio telescopes are setup to search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Also lying in the sand and blue skies is an idea that keeps the human mind at the edge of the most creative imagination, The search for other lifeforms isn’t just a vain search its an idea that every human being feels –the feeling of being alone not only on this planet but in the universe. Recently the funding has been cut for SETI (in the U.S.) not just the telescopes being built but the project itself, Now I know most people wouldn’t blink twice about this but doesn’t this bother you that this project isn’t a top priority? Instead we spend the majority of funding on defense and research which is great, Hell, duct tape came from that but at what point is enough enough. To stop the search no matter how vain it is, is to stop yearning for the ultimate and most important question a human being can ask, Are we alone in the Universe?
You can read an article titled “SETI is Dead” in Nature or register at their site online and read it online.