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Originally posted by amantine
That's a bet you can't lose. We can never explore the entire universe, so it's impossible to falsify the hypothesis that there is intelligent life somewhere in the universe. It is a bet without consequences.
A better bet would be: "Human civilization will find unrefutable evidence of an alien intelligence within this century." This can simply be falsified by not finding evidence within this century. I would like to see how many are willing to bet their life in this bet.