Meet Avi Loeb, the Harvard astronomer who is known for lecturing his students about aliens life and ‘Oumuamua.’
Before the whole alien invasion theory last year, Avi Loeb always taught what he calls cosmic modesty. In other words, he believes we are stupid to assume we are alone in the universe.
But, his theories do not come without backlash. Imagine for a second that you are calculating algorithms to support a claim of an alien spacecraft. Yes, it sounds absurd, but Avi Loeb is convinced.
In 2017, astronomers in Hawaii stumbled across an interstellar object by the name of Oumuamua. But, Loeb’s 30 years of professorship coupled with hundreds of thousands of publications, he didn’t seem so crazy.
When asked about the discovery, Loeb stated:
“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua” — pronounced Oh-mooah-mooah — “is a lightsail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment.”
But Paul M. Sutter, an astrophysicist at Ohio State University begs to differ. He tweeted:
“Oumuamua is not an alien spaceship, and the authors of the paper insult honest scientific inquiry to even suggest it.”
Ethan Siegal, a theoretical astrophysicist stated that it was a “shocking example of sensationalist, ill-motivated science.” Meanwhile, Katie Mack, an astrophysicist at North Carolina State University claimed that Loeb was trolling for publicity. When speaking with the Verge, she noted, “Sometimes you write a paper about something that you don’t believe to be true at all, just for the purpose of putting out there,”
But, Avi Loeb doesn’t give a fuck!
And it all boils down to this: most scientists are stupid. They believe ‘Oumuamua’ is a fast-moving rock. But, he is standing his ground. He doesn’t give two fucks!
“Many people expected once there would be this publicity, I would back down. If someone shows me evidence to the contrary, I will immediately back down. It changes your perception of reality, just knowing that we’re not alone. We are fighting on borders, on resources. . . . It would make us feel part of planet Earth as a civilization rather than individual countries voting on Brexit.”
But what do you all think? Are aliens actually among us? If so, what can we do? Please comment below and for more culture and breaking news, keep it locked to hypefresh.co!