English’s Michael Clune examines the idea of aliens for The Atlantic

Michael Clune, professor in the Department of English, penned an article considering how humanity has come to rely on the notion that aliens—specifically intelligent life forms—exist.

In the piece, titled “I don’t believe in aliens anymore” and published in The Atlantic, Clune highlighted recent evidence suggesting the existence of intelligent alien life is very unlikely, using this research to criticize literary and philosophical dependence on aliens’ existence.

Read the piece on The Atlantic.