Remember the astronomer who thought that space detritus Oumuamua might be an extraterrestrial lightsail? He’s back:
Harvard professor Avi Loeb thinks humans should be on the hunt for signs of alien life and alien death.
During a recent presentation at the The Humans to Mars Summit, Loeb argued that the discovery of a dead alien civilization could serve as a sort of cautionary tale for humanity, letting us know what not to do if we want to survive.
“The idea is we may learn something in the process,” he said. “We may learn to better behave with each other, not to initiate a nuclear war, or to monitor our planet and make sure that it’s habitable for as long as we can make it habitable.”
Loeb calls this process of looking for evidence of dead alien civilizations “space archaeology.” Kristin Hauser, “Harvard Prof: Finding Dead Alien Civilizations Could Save Humans” at Futurism
Okay, prof. Now that you mention it, dead aliens sound scarier than live ones, though just why is unclear.
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