To find aliens, an astrobiologist wants you to change the way you think of life

As scientists explore further into the universe, the probability of finding alien life is growing.But if we want to discover aliens, we need to get over ourselves first, astrobiologist Samantha Rolfetells Inverse. Ultimately, finding extraterrestrial life requires a complete overhaul of how humans define life.Here's the problem: Our understanding of life depends a pretty narrow range of experience — the only life we know of, after all, is that observed on Earth, Rolfe says.Which begs the question: Even if we could see an alien life form, would we recognize it as one?In fact, alien life may be ...


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