Friday, May 23, 2014

Congress Discusses Intlelligent Life In The Universe

Dan Wirthimer and Lamar Smith. 
The House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology held hearings on May 21, 2014 to discuss life on Exoplanets, intelligent life in the universe and to a lesser extent UFOs. 


Dr. Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute

A congressional committee convened on May 21, 2014 and discussed extraterrestrial life on other worlds and in a back door way, UFOs, and such fringe topics as the ancient alien theory. Two key members of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) were on Capitol Hill to discuss the SETI mission and the current state of the scientific search for life elsewhere in the universe before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. 

Senior Astronomer for SETI, Dr. Seth Shostak was joined by Dan Wertimer, the director of SETI Research at the University of California, Berkeley, to discuss technical details on SETI’s research, funding problems, scenarios in which extraterrestrial life might be discovered, and a good dose of flying saucer popular culture which Shostak has come to describe as, “the giggle factor.”
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