Seth Shostak…you are my new hero. What an event on Monday night! There was an incredible blend of science and humanity represented, as we continue to search for an answer to the question: “Are We Alone?”
40 years of the scientific search has been fruitless so far, but that does not daunt the hopes of our crowd last night. Almost everyone believed life exists out there, though not everyone was convinced we’ll find something considering we’ve only been broadcasting for 200 years. In either case, the search remains important as this seems to poke at a fundamental curiosity most of us share.
SETI is currently 100% privately funded. If you’d like to learn more about contributing to SETI, check out TeamSETI’s page for more info. Beyond sustaining the search, there are many fantastic perks including signed copies of Seth’s Book, Confessions of an Alien Hunter.
KQED/Nova Clip we watched to begin the evening:
Podcast of the Event: