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I know most people here do Folding, but came across this and thought people might be interested.

"Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope and the source for the SETI@home data that your computer analyzes, faces massive budget cuts that will end its ability to continue the search for life beyond Earth. The decision to ensure full funding currently rests upon votes in Congress on Senate Bill S. 2862 and House Resolution H.R. 3737. These bills desperately need more support"

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Two things.. One, I can spend my cycles looking for cures to disease, or to look for ET. I know which one seems better spent to me.

Secondly, I am against arbitrary government funding using taxpayer money for this kind of stuff - NASA and the like ought to be privatised. I'm not sure how the forum rules look upon politics but signing petitions about bills.. Don't know. I'm not going to be signing that anyway, it goes against my principles.
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The Arecibo radio telescope is used for many other things besides SETI's mission. NASA has nothing to do with it.

Edit: Also, space exploration and science is vitally important to national defense. Fully privatizing it would be a bad idea.
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