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Results to date provide no basis to conclude intelligent aliens don’t exist. Andrew Masterson reports.

Concluding that the search for intelligent life in the universe, known as SETI, has failed is not supported by current evidence, according to a trio of astrophysicists from the Pennsylvania State University in the US.

In a paper lodged on the Cornell University pre-print platform, ArXiv, Jason Wright, Shubham Kanodia and Emily Lubar set out to put the current failure of SETI programs into a mathematically rigorous context.

As one of my few heroes, Stan Friedman, says "Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence." To read more, click here.