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Dr. Mark Hall

None of the other scientists really want Mark Hall on their team. In large part this is due to the fact that Mark Hall is the only practicing surgeon amongst them. Although every team member is a medical doctor, the others' careers are more focused on research and development. Thus, initially, the others take Dr. Hall less seriously. To compound this problem, Mark refuses to take the Wildfire Project very seriously. When Dr. Leavitt first recruits him, Mark refuses to take an interest in the periodic updates Leavitt offers him about the project's status. Mark is a practical man who does not believe the earth will ever be invaded by any alien life forms. He finds the Wildfire Project amusing, which irritates his sponsor, Dr. Leavitt. Perhaps for this reason, Leavitt does not bother to explain The Odd Man Hypothesis to Mark. When Mark Hall is...

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