Saturday, September 8, 2007

Arecibo Funding In Jeopardy

It's built into a huge hole in the ground in Puerto Rico.

It was once used to beam a radio message to a distant star cluster.

It's the only instrument on Earth that can tell with some precision whether or not any particular asteroid is scheduled to land on Sixth and Vine one of these days.

And the S.O.B.'s at the National Science Foundation are about to cut off its funding.

Oh what foresight and vision we have.

We'll spend sickening amounts on psychotic wars, but we won't pay a pittance to make sure we don't get clobbered by a rock the size of Poughkeepsie.

Carl Sagan must be rolling over in his grave.

Will we never learn? ...

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