Weird Science: ET, Pick Up the Phone


Is there any intelligent life out there?
Is there any life out there at all?
The Center for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at the SETI Institute in Californiahas been looking for life beyond Earth for decades. Dr. Jill Tarter has been head of the Project Phoenix for ten years investigating nearby star systems using telescopes in Australia, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico. She is head of the Allen Telescope Array project that is a large group of telescopes that will eventually have 350 antennas dedicated to SETI. Humans have wondered since ancient civilizations whether other life was beyond our planet. NASA was started by the United States to explore and possibly gain resources from space travel and has been funded for space research of all types. BBC has a video of an interview with Jill Tarter who talks about her life-long search for any signs of life among the stars.
And is it any coincidence that a famous Egyptian pharaoh was named Seti?
Mummy of Seti I

Hopefully the life we may someday find is more intelligent than can be found here …
BBC photo
Climate, global-warming mongers are at it again because of Greenland’s ice sheet glacier is melting again, still. The Ilulissat glacier contains approximately 10% of the world’s fresh water and once again global-warming idiots blame it on humans, when in fact this particular phenomenon has been going on for about 10,000 years – even a period when it was warmed than it is today. The Earth has undergone many changes over its long history. Ancient Roman cities are now under water because of the change of the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea, while others, such as Ephesus has an ancient dock sitting on dry land with the sea about two kilometers from the dock – because of silting from a river pouring into the Mediterranean Sea. And the Mediterranean Sea itself once never existed and when it was formed it was because of melting glaciers and other circumstances. The Great Lakes here in America was formed by receding glaciers, gouging deeply and then when melted forming the large freshwater lakes we see today. 
Town of Ilulissat, Greenland; BBC photo
The Ilulissat fjord is doing just that, named after a nearby townin Greenland. In 2010, the town’s population was 4,546, the third-largest settlement. You can see a panoramic view at Wikipediaentry.
One thing that many agree, the sea level is going to rise sometime in the next century at the rate glaciers are melting, but how much is not known. It is a natural phenomenon that has occurred throughout our planet’s history – long before so-called greenhouse gases produced by humans (which has been reduced drastically with no known effect).
According to the BBC report:
Two and a half million years ago it was covered in forest and heath
The ice is three kilometers deep and is hundreds of years old. So it will not disappear any time soon.
Of course, the “sky-is-falling” “Greenies” can’t be told anything different. 
 
And since I mentioned Wikipedia, they are in the BBC news as well, as Daniel Nasaw reported …
ClueBot NG, as the bot is known, resides on a computer from which it sallies forth into the vast encyclopaedia to detect and clean up vandalism almost as soon as it occurs. It is one of several hundred bots patrolling Wikipedia at any given time. Its role in repairing the Supreme Court article illustrates how bots have quietly become an indispensable – if virtually invisible – part of the Wikipedia project. . . . English Wikipedia alone surpassed four million articles this month. It contains an estimated 2.5 billion words, equivalent to millions of pages, and it is 50 times larger than the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Wikipedia is maintained across all languages by tens of thousands of editors – about 77,000 of whom make more than five edits a month. But the project is so vast, and its maintenance so labour-intensive that it defies the capability of its human administrators and editors to keep it in order. That is where the bots come in. . . . The bots do make mistakes, however, if they encounter a new circumstance their programming cannot account for. ClueBot NG, the anti-vandalism bot, has a small rate of false positives – edits it mistakes for vandalism, but which are in fact legitimate. . . . Since Wikipedia closely tracks edits, however, mistakes can be repaired almost as quickly as they happened, administrators say.
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