From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 06:47:46 -0400 Archived: Wed, 04 Jul 2012 06:47:46 -0400 Subject: Why I'm Not Giving Up On Search For ET Life Source: DelawareOnLine.Com http://tinyurl.com/79kx6um Jul 2, 2012 Why I'm Not Giving Up On The Search For Extraterrestrial Life by Jill Tarter When you've spent your career chasing the ultimate, change- everything cosmic brass ring, how do you retire without feeling disappointed? I've been asked that question, or some variation, dozens of times in the past month, and I've answered it the same way I have over my many decades as a research scientist searching for extraterrestrial intelligence. I'm not disappointed. I understand how little searching we've done so far, and I'm excited about how much we will do in the future. Now it is time for me to shift from looking for extraterrestrial intelligence to looking for intelligent benefactors to help support that quest. I've done this before, but now I have to do it with gusto. Now I'm retired. The existence of life beyond Earth is an ancient human concern. Over the years, however, attempts to understand humanity's place in the cosmos through science often got hijacked by wishful thinking or fabricated tales. Of particular note, the New York Sun hoaxed its eager readers in 1835 with stories about a splendid civilization of moon-men that had supposedly been revealed by observations made with a 20-foot optical telescope in South Africa. Percival Lowell opened the 20th century with a popular, but false, interpretation of canals built by thirsty Martians to save their planet. But things got more serious in 1959, with the [More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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