PaddyPower Bookmaker accepts bets on recognizing the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations. The bet will be paid after the US President officially announces the existence of intelligent life on other planets.
bookmakers give 1.7 odds that this will happen in 2020 or later. Bets that extraterrestrial civilization will be discovered in the current or next year are taken with odds of 41.0 and 34.0 respectively. The probability of discovering of extraterrestrial life in 2019 is estimated as 26.0 odds by bookmakers.
Let’s remind, in 2015 NASA scientists said that intelligent life beyond the Earth will be found in the following 10-20 years. Thus, during the expert discussion dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, Dr. Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientific adviser, said that convincing signs of alien life will be found within a decade, and, scientists will have clear evidence of its existence in 20-30 years.
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