What you can't call Loeb is a crank. …
What you can't call Loeb is a crank.
Harvard's top astronomer says an alien ship may be among us - and he doesn't care what his colleagues think
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Before he started the whole alien spaceship thing last year, the chairman of Harvard University's astronomy department was known for public lectures on modesty. Personal modesty, which Avi Loeb said he learned growing up on a farm. And what Loeb calls "cosmic modesty" - the idea that it's arrogant to assume we are alone in the universe, or even a particularly special species.