Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to Socialism or regression into Barbarism.
- Rosa Luxemburg, "Junius Pamphlet" 1916

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The eye closes

Well, that's that.

I can't help but feel like the shut down of the Allen array is a particularly significant step back from humanity's abortive steps into the heavens. It was a more significant resource for SETI than even the (much more famous and photogenic) Very Large Array. It seems to me that failing to provide even the relative pittance required to keep a radio telescope array turned on is indicative of the rot at the core of our society; greed before curiosity, exploitation before exploration.

This sucks.

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