The UFO report won’t change minds. But maybe it should

Just in case there is extraterrestrial life, perhaps we should have a little more cognitive humility about the unknown

13 June 2021 - 17:49 By Stephen L Carter

Those of us who’ve dreamed of extraterrestrial life since sci-fi-drenched childhoods are awaiting the US federal government’s forthcoming report on UFOs. And yet the report is unlikely to change any minds.

Which makes the controversy over unidentified flying objects a lot like everything else these days — and a good candidate to teach us a thing or two about the value of cognitive humility...

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