Aliens Are Here, And Nobody Cares: Our Waning Capacity for Wonder

Addie Page
A Different Page
Published in
5 min readAug 2, 2023

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Did you hear that aliens are real now? Because I almost didn’t.

For context: I’m a (mostly) sane, middle-aged mom with two fancy degrees and zero tin foil hats. A few years ago, when the news published those Air Force videos of UAPs (the “we swear we’re not bonkers” rebranding of UFOs), I made the rational assumption that they were probably just…

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Addie Page
A Different Page

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