RE: extraterrestrial intelligence

Tim Ikeda (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 20:50:47 -0400

Chuck writes:...
> Having said this, I wonder what drives people to search for extra-
> terrestrial intelligence. Are they that lonely?

...or curious, perhaps? They look like they're having fun.
I mean, what drives some people to turn over rocks to see
what's underneath, to dive in cold submersibles to see tube
worms at deep sea vents, to spend a winter cooped up at the
South Pole, or to stay late in the lab waiting for a protein
gel to destain? There's no accounting for taste...

- Tim Ikeda (despam address before use)