RE: extraterrestrial intelligence

Vandergraaf, Chuck (
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 10:35:46 -0400

Jonathan, You wrote: "Vast amounts of money? SETI programs I
understand are chronically under funded and often ridiculed."

May well be; I don't have the figures but I would define
"underfunding" as the difference between the dollars you want and the
dollars you get. To me, programs like SETI are such a long shot that it
approaches pouring tax dollars into a black hole. Not that I am against
research (it's my livelihood) but the risk/benefit ratio seems to me pretty

Chuck Vandergraaf
Pinawa, MB