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The WP attends a meeting of prominent scientists in the hunt for intelligent extraterrestrial life:

"Murray titled the workshop 'The Significance of Negative SETI Results.' It was a rather provocative title. SETI scientists don't talk much about negative results. You can't prove a negative, they say. You can't discover the absence of the extraterrestrials, because the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

But Murray wanted them to consider that, surely, four decades of a null result should tell us something about the hypothesis that there are intelligent, communicative civilizations in space."

Why am I suddenly picturing a movie version of this not unlike Ball of Fire?

worm "Van Lear Rose," Loretta Lynn

namecheck John "Pretty Colors" Picacio


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