A CASE FOR UFO’s

I had some feedback about my previous post regarding Michio Kaku and the UFO phenomenon, so here is something more for you to mull over.

I am going to point you to several articles, the first concerning Michio Kaku’s views on UFO’s. The first is at http://ufo.whipnet.org/xdocs/michio.kaku/index.html

An excerpt:

The probability is very high that not only do a few alien civilizations exist, but many. Kaku in his book Hyperspace compares humans as fish in a pond, only aware of the environment around them, not realizing there is a huge world outside the pond. In an article at his website Kaku had this to say in regards to Carl Sagan, another believer in alien civilizations: The late Carl Sagan once asked this question, “What does it mean for a civilization to be a million years old? We have had radio telescopes and spaceships for a few decades; our technical civilization is a few hundred years old… an advanced civilization millions of years old is as much beyond us as we are beyond a bush baby or a macaque.”

This answers the question that many debunkers have raised for years. For years they have asked why aliens don’t just announce their presence, or land in Times Square.

The reason that they will not do this is because if you are dealing with beings that are tens of thousands of years ahead of us, even millions, they would not be interested in us. Are you interested in an ant while you walk down the street?

The second is regarding a book by Leslie Kean, called UFO’s: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On The Record which can be found at http://ufosontherecord.com/

An excerpt:

In combination with her own insightful research, Kean has brought together over a dozen highly credible aviation witnesses and official investigators – including five generals and a former U.S. governor – who reveal the facts about UFOs in riveting, personal accounts written exclusively for this book. John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff to President Clinton and co-chair of President Obama’s transition team, provides a foreword. Kean offers a practical and achievable plan for US Government involvement in a step-by-step process to uncover what these unidentified objects are – and ultimately, what they may mean for all of us.

The book by Leslie Kean seems to be required reading, and Kaku seems to think so too. The video’s below are in fact radio interviews but are well worth listening to.

Michio Kaku interviews Leslie Kean re UFO’s Part 1

Michio Kaku interviews Leslie Kean re UFO’s Part 2

Michio Kaku interviews Leslie Kean re UFO’s Part 3

HOPE FOR LIFE ON EUROPA

Wired is running an article detailing the 5 planets/moons in our solar system most likely to harbour alien life forms. That doesn’t mean they’re predicting ET’s home planet (we know where that is!) but they are saying which planetoids are most likely to contain things like microbes or even plankton like creatures.

Personally I have always believed that the most likely place to find life in our galaxy is Europa. I don’t think we’re going to find anything on Mars that equates to more than a few dry old fossils. Whether they’ll be fossils of large creatures or fossils of very small organisms is anyones guess. I just don’t think there’s anything there anymore – that it is truly a dead planet.

I do think there is a very strong possibility of life locked beneath the ice of Europa however. It has long been thought that Europa hides an ocean beneath an icy crust, though we still await confirmation as to just how thick the ice is. When we know that, we can send a probe or a manned mission to drill down through the ice and try to access the ocean beneath.

How would life exist in a freezing cold ocean that lies below a crust of ice? Well, we do know that the pull of Jupiter’s gravity is constantly flexing Europa as it orbits, meaning that vital heat is generated in the movement of the crust. Jupiter is also suspected of creating tidal energy on Europa.

From the wiki for Europa:

In late 2008, it was suggested Jupiter may keep Europa’s oceans warm by generating large planetary tidal waves on the moon because of its small but non-zero obliquity. This previously unconsidered kind of tidal force generates so-called Rossby waves that travel quite slowly, at just a few kilometers per day, but can generate significant kinetic energy.

Europa could also have volcanic activity providing heat, energy and nutrients to the water. In our own oceans we have found visual evidence of life thriving around thermal vents, at depths we thought life would never exist at.

It has also been theorised that the ice covering Europa could act as an oxidizer to the ocean beneath. The fact of the matter is, these hostile environments are only hostile until you begin to consider the multitude of ways in which life could find a stronghold on them. The prospect of them being liveable habitats is unbelievable until conventional thinking is side-stepped to consider much more remote possibilities. It is a truly alien idea to us humans that life could exist without air, and with sunlight… and yet as we have seen in our ocean… this does happen. Life happens in these environs.

Life will always finds a way to overcome obstacles and survive, and if we think beyond the boundaries of our own planet, and the limitations of our world, then life could take any form and survive… and even thrive in conditions we would consider toxic and hostile.

There are arguments for all of the worlds listed in the Wired piece, and they’re all fair arguments. My bet is on Europa though. And if there is life there, you can also bet that it will be far more alien and unreal to us than anything we could have imagined.

You can read the article at Wired HERE

And you can read the wiki for Europa, HERE

FOUR INVENTIONS THAT COULD HAVE CHANGED THE WORLD

Great reading at friedpost.com about the four inventions that could have potentially changed the world. These being Time Travel, 100% Efficient Solar Cells, a Water-Fuelled Car, and real Teleportation technology.

Here is an excerpt:

During the last century there were claims of some mysterious experiments in which time travel happened and the most popular is the Philadelphia Experiment that was intended to make invisible a US destroyer ship. The ship was called USS Eldridge and on July 22nd, 1943, the destroyer escort became almost invisible and some people at the scene claimed that a “greenish fog” appeared instead. These claims were strengthened by the fact that some crew members experienced serious nausea after the experiment.
Well, the US Navy didn’t stop here with the experiments and on October 23rd, the USS Eldridge totally disappeared from the surface of the sea. Afterwards, the ship was spotted at US naval base in Norfolk, Virginia, then after a few moments it was spotted once again in Philadelphia and it appeared to be an accidental case of teleportation.
As if this wasn’t strange enough, Al Bielek and Duncan Cameron, claimed that they leapt into “hyperspace” from Philadelphia to Norfolk and they “woke up” at a US Air Force Station in Montauk Point, Long Island in the year of 1983. The two members of the crew also said that they met with John von Neumann there, however, von Neumann died in 1957. We don’t know what to say about that, but people at the scene said that the crew members who were part of the experiment suffered from severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia.
In order to make it a little more weird, a member of the crew called Jacob L. Murray disappeared. Other bad things happened with the Philadelphia Experiment as five members of the crew were fused to the metal deck or on the bulkhead as some “special spots” caught fire. Although, the US Navy stopped the tests immediately, it seems like the Philadelphia Experiment was continued with the Montauk Project which consisted of a series paranormal experiments led by the US Government.

Allegedly, there were many experiments conducted at the Montauk Air Force Station that were destined to provide the US Navy and Army with “psychological warfare” technologies which also included time travel. Although it was regarded as a conspiracy theory, the first reports of the Montauk Project appeared in the early 1980s.
These rumors were based on Carl Allen’s testimony who said that the Philadelphia Experiment did happen. It seems like Carl Allen was mentally unstable therefore some people believed him and some didn’t. His story was nourished by others who claimed that the Philadelphia Experiment aka Project Rainbow was continued by researchers from the original experiment.
They started the work at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, and they called it the Phoenix Project. After a while, they moved to another place in Montauk, New York, as the researchers needed more space and a more advanced radar dish. Although they didn’t try to replicate the Philadelphia Experiment, their main goal was to develop a gun that would cause severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia. Well, we don’t know very much about the results of the Montauk Project, but some reports say that it was finished in 1987 and that the Montauk Point is not opened for public due to environmental contamination.

I wonder which four inventions I would pick as potentially world-changing. Perhaps cold fusion technology? Quantum computing? But the four choices in the piece I think are good choices

You can read the whole thing by clicking HERE

and visit friedpost.com for further reading.

Thanks to Richard for the link.

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THE BIZARRE WORLD OF ANIMAL SEX (via The Guardian)

This article from the Guardian, which you can read HERE is really quite entertaining.

A highlight:

Natural it may be, but animal reproduction can be a mighty strange business. Barnacles, for instance, have a penis 30 times their body length. Male snakes have a forked organ, allowing them to dodge the female’s tail and penetrate from either direction. Hedgehogs plug their partner’s vagina with excess sperm to stop anyone else’s getting a look in. Blue fairy wrens have testicles 25% their body weight. The female hyena picks and dumps her male as she sees fit, and has even evolved genitalia that look like a male’s

Enjoy!

THE AI OPPONENT

This article via Esquire, which you can read HERE about an AI computer, called ‘Watson’, created specifically to be a contestant on the US show Jeopardy!

To me, whilst this is a very clever step forward in the creation of AI, it is a step forward in perhaps the wrong direction. Although there could be a lot of uses for this type of intuitive AI, I think that what we all yearn for really is something you can have a chat with. But then Hal9000 could talk, and it didn’t exactly make him a nice fellow to be around did it?