Time to take SETI seriously, claim top astronomers, according to BBC News 15 February 2020.
SETI is the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, a project which began in the 1980s but has not produced any positive results. According to Anthony Beasley, director of US National Radio Astronomy Observatory claims it is “time for Seti to come in from the cold and be properly integrated to all other areas of astronomy”.
The UK’s Astronomer Royal, Professor Lord Rees agrees, and claims the government should contribute funds to SETI. He commented: “I’d feel far more confident arguing the case for Seti than for a particle accelerator. Seti searches are surely worthwhile, despite the heavy odds against success, because the stakes are so high.”
Editorial Comment: Even if the British government declines to give funds to this project, it ss already well funded by Humanistic Russian venture capitalist Yuri Milner following promotion of the project by the late anti-Christian Stephen Hawking. See our report: 100 Million Down the Black Hole here, and our comments on Stephen Hawking here.
For our comments on extra-terrestrials see the question: Is there life in outer space? Would it matter theologically if they found some? Answer by John Mackay and Diane Eager here.
Evidence News vol. 20, No. 3
4 March 2020
Creation Research Australia