Sunday, August 24, 2014

Searching for "the fountain of perpetual funding"

By Donald Sensing

In Gerard Vanderleun's sardonic phrasing, that seems to be pretty much all that NASA is about now.

What else is SETI for, really? Finding the little green men? Maybe the real question is not whether we are alone in the universe as it is whether we simply are first.

And this makes a lot of sense, too.

But as for NASA, having given up sending actual sentient beings into space (unless the Russians play taxi), they claim they will find them elsewhere. But what are they really doing?

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