Space Quote: Keeping an Open Mind

Image (Credit): An artist’s rendering of ‘Oumuamua. (European Southern Observatory / Science Photo Library)

“Human history is very often driven by a group of people feeling superior to another group of people. If we find that we are not the smartest kid on the cosmic block, it will give us a different perspective. All the differences between humans will become irrelevant.”

-Harvard University Professor Avi Loeb quoted in the Independent discussing his search for extraterrestrial life and his new effort called The Galileo Project. His book,  Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, on the the mysterious object ‘Oumuamua that visited our solar system has caused quite a stir.