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Old 12 November 2018, 10:05 PM
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It's not a claim. It's a hypothesis. There is little evidence for or against it. (There isn't very good evidence that the object was natural either.)

I don't know on what basis you may say that it's an extraordinary hypothesis or that this object is not extraordinary. The extraordinariness of the object is part of what's argued in the paper. We have no idea if alien life is extraordinary. We have good reason to expect it exists in many place around the galaxy or universe.

We simply don't know what it was and probably never will and that's OK. There are lots of hypotheses and there's no reason to put a probability on a phenomenon for which we have so little data.
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