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Why I'm Not Giving Up On Search For ET Life

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

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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

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