(Don't you dare leave. Read it now.)
Him: "The current research estimates that there are at least 361 intelligent civilisations in our Galaxy and possibly as many as 38,000." Now that's a nice precise guesstimate, lol
Elisa: very. scientific even.
Him: And I had thought they had yet to find any exoplanet that actually could support life...
Elisa: They should have just said they'd narrowed it down exactly to "sum numberz of peoplez".
Him: "While researchers often come up with overall estimates... 'It's a process of quantifying our ignorance.' "
Him: Ömg, I need to be paid for making ignorant guesses too! *
Elisa: I need to be paid for finding scientific-y-sounding explanations for not having a clue.
Him: "It's a process of quantifying our ignorance." Now that's a good quote. Hey, I have an idea! Let's pool all our ignorance together and make some wild guesses! Anyone up for that?
Elisa: Hey, we're all scientists, let's release an official-sounding statement about not having any idea!
So yeah... anyone wanting to offer me such a job, please feel free to contact me.
* Umläuts äre funny. They're cäused by wäcky Euröpeän keyböärds.
PS. It pained me to do that. I feel an uncontrollable urge to apply Finnish pronunciation to the above sentence.