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Searching Mars for Signs of Early Earthlike Life

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

Carl Sagan made a point of saying that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." If life ever existed on Mars, evidence of its presence may be signaled by a distinctive magnetic signature as a definitive test for Martia...

McGrew on Evidence

Academics / Philosophy : Dangerous Idea

This has some discussion of Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence.

An open-minded, skeptical look at the success of “zero suicides”: Any evidence beyond the rhetoric?

Academics / Neuroscience : PLOS: Mind the Brain

Claims are spreading across the social and conventional media that a goal of zero suicides can be achieved by radically re-organizing resources in health systems and communities. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. ...

Claim: Meteorite discovered with signs of life in it

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That?

This looks to be a huge story, the first evidence of extraterrestrial life, if it holds up. I would remind readers that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence“. This needs to be confirmed by others in the science commu...

McGrew on ECREE

Academics / Philosophy : Dangerous Idea

Extraordinary Claims and Extraordinary EvidenceAnother common slogan, also popularized by Sagan, is that Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Much depends, of course, on what counts as extraordinary, both in a claim ...


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