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Avi Loeb, Chairman of Harvard Astronomy, Falling Walls Foundation, November 26, 2018
"Being a scientist is a great privilege for me to maintain curiosity in your childhood because children ask questions Do not be afraid to be wrong, "Loeb told Rob Reid of Ars Technica. "Somehow, adults lose that inner meaning when they grow up, including scientists, many of my colleagues are unwilling to take risks, do not dare to be wrong, and that's a problem, because sometimes we just do not know it We need to take the risk to make discoveries, because what I want to understand is what Oumuamua is, and for this purpose it does not matter how popular one idea is over the other It's what it is and we want to find out. "
Loeb said he does not believe that people have progressed well since Galileo's time when scientists were being persecuted because they oppose established facts about that Had pronounced universe. 19659007] "Many people believe they know the answer in advance," he said. "People still have a lot of prejudices about the outcome of science, and they want to see that answer."
"One should remain humble," he emphasized.
"The academic community has this concept of tenure in which someone has a lifelong faculty position [irrespective] about what's happening OK? As long as that person does not commit a crime, this is a great privilege." It's a privilege to share ideas Follow Where They Lead You Without Worry About what other people think: Many academic practitioners do not take advantage of this privilege: once they have reached the position of a ministry, they worry about their image and not being wrong In doing so, they reveal the purpose of their profession.The tenure process aims to give you the freedom to draw your own conclusions, so if people have a problem with this idea, they should consider another alternative interpretation of the added buoyancy of # 39; Oumuamua & # 39; submit naming names or saying things without a scientific context. "
Loeb said he believes the public would be interested in both honest debate on issues among scientists interested as well as benefit from it. He accused his fellow academics of complaining about topics of interest to the public by linking them to simplicity and plebeian attitudes that are not worth investigating.
"I say," Who cares what people say? Nature is what nature is. "I try to understand it, and when it comes to foreign civilizations, and people are very excited about it, that's great, if it's the nature of dark matter and people do not care … I want it I understand nature, and I think nature is always beautiful, the only thing that can be ugly is man-made, "Loeb said.
"One of the reasons to explore space is that you can see nature alone, but when you go to the beach, I like to go on vacation with my daughters, and you see shells on land You see, you see all kinds of shells, which come from different sources, and now and then you see plastic bottle, which came from an artificial source. "
" I think the same approach should be related to the look on and all of the interstellar objects that arrive at our door are examined for each one, even though "Oumuamua is of natural origin."
"First, we learn something about the Completeel Another process involving this strange class of objects with much greater abundance than we would have expected, but in the more interesting case, we could learn something about another civilization, and without prejudice we collect only data about the universe, "Loeb said.