Thursday, May 8, 2008

"A widespread and popular impression of SETI is that it's a worldwide enterprise. Well, it's not, and there's something modestly puzzling in that."

Read Seth's latest essay, Why Don't They Do SETI?, and find the possible answers to why SETI research seems to be an American endeavor.

This essay is also available on SETI Thursday at SPACE.com.

5 comments:

radio01 said...

Interesting article. Don't forget we also spend more money than other countries looking for "illegal aliens." We have an obsession with aliens ;)

Anonymous said...

well an alien by any other word must still be an alien.

Anonymous said...

Yes, and we have an obsession with roses too.

navyvet said...

Maybe they all support SETI - as long as someone else is paying for it.

Somehow the US is populated with people who know that if you want something done, you're going to have to do it yourself.

Anonymous said...

What do any of you think of the Stephenville, Texas sighting(s) on January 8, 2008?