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Search for ET: The high-profile supporters

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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Following an appeal on the website of the Allen Telescope Array project, named after its first financial backer, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, donations from more than 2,200 supporters – known as SETIStars – meant the institute easily reached its $200,000 initial fund-raising goal.


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Personally I am quite happy to hear it. It makes me feel good that people such as Jodie Foster help to get SETI running again and hopefully point those satellites at a star and find a signal of life.


Among the contributors are Jodie Foster, the actress who played a SETI researcher in the movie "Contact"; science-fiction writer Larry Niven, creator of the "Ringworld" series of novels; and Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, who flew around the moon in 1968. "It is absolutely irresponsible of the human race not to be searching for evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence," Anders wrote in a note accompanying his contribution.


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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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Awesome. I love to hear this. And I completely agree with Anders.



posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 08:25 PM
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Its not to often you will find celebrities use their powers for good instead of evil.

I never really understood the argument by some that SETI should be shutdown because it has not produced any results. I would think the possibility of finding an ET signal / contact is 100% greater than if we didnt try at all.

On a side note the search for ET by SETI reminds me of the adage of watching a pot of water boil. It never seems to happen when you are directly looking at it. It always seems to occur the moment you turn your back.
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