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http://www.mercurynews.com/science/c...nclick_check=1

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The timing couldn't be worse, say SETI scientists. After millenniums of musings, this spring astronomers announced that 1,235 new possible planets had been observed by Kepler, a telescope on a space satellite. They predict that dozens of these planets will be Earth-sized -- and some will be in the "habitable zone," where the temperatures are just right for liquid water, a prerequisite of life as we know it.

"There is a huge irony," said SETI Director Jill Tartar, "that a time when we discover so many planets to look at, we don't have the operating funds to liste
Absolutely terrible timing.
Let's hope E.T accepts collect calls.
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No more SETI@home...
    
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post #3 of 13
Wait is that facility the only one that searches for signals?
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Well this sucks.
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What a bunch of crap.

Space exploration and investigation should be one of Humanity's priorities.
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How else do you think life began on this planet? Meteors hit the earth carrying amino acids and other building blocks of life, and that's how it all started.
There are plenty of supportable theories that don't deal with extraterrestrial origins.

Primal soup -> basic organization via clay crystals -> selection pressure -> evolution
    
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What does this mean for seti@home? I thought it used data from arecibo as well.
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Things like this are occurring and yet, most of what the news covers are the new worthless problems Lindsay Lohan is involved in.

Throw in some Charlie Sheen babble and you've got a slurpee of poop that the masses consume everyday.

But, we're guilty of the same, people on this planet are raping, murdering, and doing everything else imaginable to each other everyday but we're sitting on a forum wondering what new toys we can acquire to make polygons run faster, I'm guilty of it too.

My entire thought process is so confused right now that if I didn't put up a road block every now and then I'd die of a headache or sheer thought.

But I can't hate it, people are different, but I think the very concept of that and freedom is now being used to such an extent it's now an excuse to remain ignorant about anything that you conveniently need to be.

I don't even know how to put most of my complex thoughts into any form of language/communication that exists on this planet, even if I did there's no real way to be sure that the very thought I'm experiencing is the same as someone else, no matter how it's described, it's just the limitations of the way we communicate, it just needs to advance. Meaning you can show someone a rock and you agree that's what the thought means, but it's an incomprehensible attempt to do that without some type of common point of reference.

I don't even know where I'm going with this post, just talking I guess.
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Oh I don't know, because that's how we learn almost EVERYTHING about the universe?

Are there any other projects dedicated to a similar purpose?

They only need 2.5 million per year. That could be handled by donations.
Where do i donate?

Im already looking, but i bet some people would like to know where they can, if they can.

...if they are the best of humanity.
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Wait is that facility the only one that searches for signals?
I think the VLA(NM) had part of it's time booked for SETI research at some point.


I wouldn't be surprised if the facility receives funding for harder science initiatives.
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