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April 19, 2006

We believe in ET, not ID

We believe in ET, not ID

The tweedy academics of America have joined my battle to stop a creationist takeover of outer space

http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/comment/story/0,,1755594,00.html

Seth Shostak Tuesday April 18, 2006 The Guardian

For me, the battle over teaching creationism in US schools has become achingly personal. Groups seeking to oust the theory of evolution from biology class - or at least hint to students that Darwin's ideas are suspect - are invoking my research to support their crusade. I work with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti), an effort to find sentient beings in space by using massively large antennas to troll for alien radio signals. Any technologically adroit society will be capable of broadcasting to listeners light years away. If there's cosmic company in our galaxy, a radio antenna might just be the way to find it.


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