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Thought for the month
"There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen" Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. 1870 – 1924
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Monday 3 August 2015
ET the hunt continues
I have no special insights or beliefs as to whether extra-terrestrial intelligence resides somewhere out in the infinite universe. The Fermi Paradox, if intelligent life exists elsewhere then why do we see no evidence of it, seems to me to have merit. Last month saw the announcement of significant funding for project Breakthrough Listen, a comprehensive hunt for alien communications. Radio telescopes at Green Bank in West Virginia, the Parkes Observatory in Australia, and the Lick Observatory's optical telescope in San Jose, California, will scan stars in the Milky Way and a hundred other galaxies. Perhaps the general public consensus is one of expected failure. Suggesting a reading of Greek Myths, especially Pandora’s Box may seem irrelevant. However, as well as putting effort into looking for life beyond earth, I trust that some thought is being given on how to deal with a successful result.