We're Never Gotta Know When It's Aliens
some weekend reading
I have a new essay up at Aeon, about how slow and inconclusive the search for alien life, even if it’s successful, is likely to be:
Discoveries almost never arrive as we think they will, as lightning bolt eurekas. They are slow, gradual, communal. Alien life may not be something we ever ‘find’, but instead inch towards, ever closer, like a curve approaching its asymptote. For all our desire to know who’s out there, that may have to be enough.
Also, if that’s your jam, my book is on steep sale at Amazon, for $16.39 at the time of writing.
More soon, love you.