Budget Cuts Shutter Alien Search

American VoicesOpinionspace ISSUE 47•17 Apr 29, 2011

Due to budget cutbacks, the radio telescope arrays at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute have been shut down since Apr. 15. What do you think?

  • “I'm sure if the aliens showed up right now and saw we had a means to contact them but had to shut it off because of money troubles they'd totally applaud our fiscal discipline.”

    Wanda Daniels –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The 15th! Everybody knows that April 16th is Contact Earth Day among the Andromeda Tribes.”

    Danny Fuqua –
    Heavy Forger

  • “Listen up, you heartless, program-slashing Republicans: You've just made a small, pasty, and physically weak group of enemies.”

    Len Watson –
    Unemployed