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If we believe that (a) there is something blocking starlight; (b) all things emit IR, and (c) whatever this thing is doesn't emit IR, why are we so afraid to put any stock in it being unnatural (something built)? Given the lack of IR ( and isotropic nature of natural objects) + Drake Equation, wouldn't we want to make a more clear case for ET? Such a thing would surely get you your Kickstarter goal and potentially garner scientific support. Of course I understand the personal brand risk. It just seems like people are far to easy to dismiss what might be a very real possibility.