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Avi Loeb on finding evidence of alien life

By T.K. Randall
August 5, 2021 · Comment icon 3 comments

Astrophysicist Avi Loeb is heading up the Galileo Project. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Aloeb
Astrophysicist Avi Loeb has long advocated in favor of scientific investigation into the UFO phenomenon.
Harvard University's Avi Loeb is a name that has become increasingly familiar in recent years thanks to his involvement in efforts to find verifiable evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.

His latest endeavour - the Galileo Project - aims to look for alien technosignatures - evidence of sophisticated extraterrestrial technology far out in space.

In a recent interview with Arun Rath of Boston's GBH Radio, he provided additional insight into this, as well as the recently released Pentagon report on unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs).

"So if we examine new data on the sky and find a mundane explanation to all these UAP - unidentified aerial phenomena - so be it," he said. "We learn something new."

"There must be some exotic phenomena taking place in our atmosphere. The only way we don't learn something new is if we say: business as usual, let's ignore it and we ridicule anyone that tries to suggest that we should get more evidence."

On the topic of the Pentagon's UFO report, he added:

"Well, unfortunately, the data that was released to the public is not of high-enough quality. You know, it was obtained in a jittery camera that was in the cockpit of a fighter jet. And that's not the kind of data you can use for a scientific investigation because you don't have full control over your experimental setup. And in science, you cannot rely on eyewitness testimonies."

"What you need is instruments that the record quantitative data that you analyze, and that's what we plan to get. Rather than rely on past testimonies or past reports that do not stand up to the scrutiny of modern science, let's just get the data and figure it out."

Source: wgbh.org | Comments (3)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by ChrLzs 1 year ago
To quote Mr Loeb... Yes.  Like sprites, f'rinstance?  Science already looks, HARD, at any phenomena that is properly recorded - what is the issue? Like sprites, again?  Done.  What else exactly is properly recorded and needs investigation?  Indeed, what sort of idiot investigates when they know they don't have ANY good data? We DON'T ignore it.  We HAVE looked at that stuff that is even vaguely 'worthy'.  And found what, Avi?  You tell us.. I'm sorry, but WHAT?  Can I have an example of that? So Avi agrees with my point above... That wasn't a "jittery camera", it was a camera not designed for ... [More]
Comment icon #2 Posted by Dejarma 1 year ago
yep...for an Astrophysicist to come out with this kinda stuff is quite worrying IMO... Avi, go grab a story, any ufo/ alien encounter claim & examine it- because as far as data goes that's all there is to examine= stories! it gets tedious having to explain the bleeding obvious to some...it's even worse when you feel the need to explain the bleeding obvious to an Astrophysicist. Or could this be Avi's attempt at getting a seat on the good ol' money earning ufo/ alien band waggon? Hmm we will see 
Comment icon #3 Posted by ChrLzs 1 year ago
I'm guessing Avi might be the kinda guy who Googles himself to see what reaction he gets..  Avi, why not join up?  Be brave!  It's a well-moderated forum, with an unusually balanced clientele ..  - I (and I'm sure others here) would enjoy a logical debate on the entire topic.   Added:  It's not uncommon for media reports to leave out context or twist the words of innocent interviewees... so if we are getting the wrong impression, it would be a good place to set the record straight.. Also, Avi, you could tell us what follows next - what will you be doing towards your stated goals? 

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