Oh, noes: SETI (The search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is in danger. According to SETI@home, Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope and the source for the SETI@home data that your computer analyzes, faces massive budget cuts that will end its ability to continue the search for life beyond Earth.
We're uncertain as to the wisdom of bringing our existence to the attention of almost-certainly hostile life-forms bent on our enslavement, but we'll give SETI the benefit of the doubt and urge you to help out. It's easy, and you hardly even have to get up off your lazy buttocks.
- Click here.
- Find your congress-person
- Use the online-letter generator to urge him or shim to save this important, space-alien-finding program.
- Print it.
- Affix stamp.
- Assign address.
On a personal note, I watched E.T.: The Extraterrestrial over the weekend, and that little bugger is sure is cute. If SETI can help populate our planet with Reeces Pieces-eating aliens that are high in adorability, I'll mail two letters to my congressperson.