Ramin Skibba

Science Writer, San Diego

Ramin Skibba is the space writer at Wired magazine. Previously an astrophysicist, his science writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Slate, Scientific American and Nature, among others. He is based in San Diego.

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To find aliens, we must think of life as we don’t know it

Ramin Skibba

Glad to see multiple people responding that a discovery of alien life would give them hope. I feel the same way. Such an event could have the power to encourage humans to think of themselves as part of the same world and to think of the big picture and the long term more. But who knows, maybe the effect wouldn’t last?

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