"Remember Carl Sagan? That obnoxious fuck was a champion bullshit artist.
To be honest, I'm surprised SETI is still in business. My planet has already proven there's no intelligent life on Earth.
" Damn, I've put hundreds of hours of compute-time through BOINC too.Hey, i didn't say that I didn't like the guy. He was certainly likeable. But that sum'bitch could shovel it far beyond the ability of ordinary hoo-mons. ;-)@RudeJohn said:"Remember Carl Sagan? That obnoxious fuck was a champion bullshit artist."Well, you live up to your name at least.
This is yet another sad event in a long list of sad events since the last Apollo missions. Where might we be today if we kept pushing the edge of our space knowledge. Would we be on the moon today with a large base? Would we be launching rockets from the moon for Mars with an actual plan to setting foot on there? I will forever be sad and angered that we let politics destroy the space age.
And to all that hippy crap about having more important things is a load of shit. We won't ever fix the problems on Earth until we develop the tech needed to explore the stars and we won't do that by sitting here.
When we're talking about economics, me and you buying video games, and SETI paying for equipment, employees and services to detect aliens aren't really the same thing. Still, even if I agree that perhaps it's time they closed their doors, I am a little sad to see them go.
Properly sad news. Any time that any area of science is chosen to be ignored, we make a bad decision for our planet. If you had any idea how little funding goes into things like SETI and NASA from the government, you would spit-take all over your keyboard.