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Avi Loeb about Oumuamua: “Nature does not produce such things.”

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Maybe some of us (yer news writer, for one) have been unkind to Avi Loeb, the Harvard astronomer who continues to insist that space debris Oumuamua is an extraterrestrial lightsail.

Anyway, at 29:06 in this vid, Loeb says “nature does not produce such things.”

We’re told Loeb is using a design filter like design theorist William Dembski’s explanatory filter. Interesting use of design detection.

Anyway, Loeb has a book coming out, in which he makes his case:

Obviously, if you believe that there are many extraterrestrials out there, it makes much more sense to believe that the universe is fine-tuned for life than that it is all just a big cosmic accident.

Are we being too hard on the guy?

See also: Harvard Astronomer: Aliens Visited In 2017! Now A Book!

3 Replies to “Avi Loeb about Oumuamua: “Nature does not produce such things.”

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    martin_r says:

    get this, from NBCNEWS:

    “A former Israeli space security chief has sent eyebrows shooting heavenward by saying that earthlings have been in contact with extraterrestrials from a “galactic federation.”

    “”The Unidentified Flying Objects have asked not to publish that they are here, humanity is not ready yet,” Haim Eshed, former head of Israel’s Defense Ministry’s space directorate”

    “”There is an agreement between the U.S. government and the aliens. They signed a contract with us to do experiments here,” he said.”

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/weird-news/former-israeli-space-security-chief-says-extraterrestrials-exist-trump-knows-n1250333

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    I wasn’t hard on the guy. I don’t have an ideological or doctrinal position against the the possible existence of extraterrestrials that would lead me to ridicule someone for no reason other than he said something I disagreed with on religious grounds.

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    mike1962 says:

    They signed a contract with us to do experiments here

    Who would enforce such a contract? Hehehe. Hehehehehe. Sounds like bullsh*t to me.

    (I have no problem with the existence of aliens, should they exist. But, so far, not persuaded that they exist.)

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