Astronomers at the SETI Institute said a steep drop in state and federal funds has forced the shutdown of the Allen Telescope Array, a powerful tool in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, an effort scientists refer to as SETI.
However, this is actually good news: aliens would only be coming here for our resources. If they can make it here, they’d be pretty advanced.
As Blondie told us in Rapture:
And you get in your car and drive real far
And you drive all night and then you see a light
And it comes right down and it lands on the ground
And out comes the man from Mars
And you try to run but he’s got a gun
And he shoots you dead and then he eats your head
And then you’re in the man from Mars
The lesson: SETI should be careful what it asks for.