Seti not Yeti, as scientists admit to no results still in their search for intelligent aliens, reports Richard A. Kerr, Science, vol. 303, p1133, 20 February 2004.

“It was a good try, the best of its kind ever, but the Phoenix Project came up empty.’We found nothing,’ says radio astronomer Frank Drake, founder of the modern search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).”

Drake and his colleagues have searched more than seven hundred sun-like stars since 1960. Their next step is taking shape on California’s Mount Lassen with the construction of three new antennas funded by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, with a gift of $11.5 million. Final aim is 350 new antennas.

“You can expect the speed of reconnaissance will double every 18 months,” says senior astronomer Seth Shostak. “Within the next two decades we’ll check out not a few thousand, but a few million new stars. If the galaxy is populated by only ten thousand advanced civilisations, success is a few decades down the road.”

SETI physicist Paul Horowitz of Harvard, says “there’s got to be life in the galaxy”.

Editorial Comment: Their faith in evolution, and its implication that life will happen wherever natural circumstances permit is causing Paul Allen to give his multi-million dollar tithe to this belief. How many more millions will be wasted until men learn that life will only be where the Creator put it, and all the physical and revealed evidence indicate planet earth is it. (see Genesis 1 and 2).

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