Sunday, 1 May 2011
Is there anybody out there?
No, I don't mean is there anybody out there reading this blog...In California, the Alien Telescope Array has had its funding cut by 90%. A generation ago, America believed in the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence and that tells you something about the country's confidence in the 1980s. Now it's decided that it's not worth the money - and that tells you that a certain mood of American optimism has arguably passed. These things are cyclical, so I suspect that it will be morning again in America at some point. But not for now.
Posted by Matthew Harris at 10:03