The SETI project and other efforts to contact or listen for messages from extraterrestrial life were once funded by our government. Should the government support this endeavor?
Is this search for intelligent life a scientific mission?
What was your answer to the Drake Equation based on the values you used to calculate N, the number of advanced civilizations in our galaxy that are attempting to contact us?
Finally, comment on how you think the news would be received that contact is established with some other intelligence?
What would be the reactions of you, your neighbors, and the citizens of the U.S.?