Carl Sagan’s Thoughts About Aliens and Life on Other Planets
August 15, 2020 (explica.co)
• The author of ‘Cosmos’ (1980), Dr Carl Sagan (pictured above) believed that life was not a unique condition on Earth, and that the Universe was a place brimming with life. Arguably the most popular science ‘popularizer’ in history, Sagan reasoned that, among the billions of galaxies and the immeasurable number of suns and orbiting worlds, the Earth was unlikely to be the only place that harbors life.
• Seeking extraterrestrial life was something that Sagan was passionate about until the end of his days. He based his research on objective criteria, such as the ingredients necessary for life, organic matter, and the possibilities of an extraterrestrial evolutionary development completely different from that on Earth.
• Sagan insisted, however, that the first signs of life would not arrive in a spaceship. He believed that the confirmation of extraterrestrial life would come with the discovery of alien microorganisms. Sagan was the first to point to the clouds of Venus as one of the most promising sites for extraterrestrial life. In a study published in 1967, Sagan speculated that from the biochemical composition of the Venusian clouds, it would be possible to have simple life forms floating above them.
• In a 1985 Chicago public radio interview with writer Studs Terkel, Sagan said, “It is inevitable that humans project their hopes and dreams into the cosmos” while Hollywood portrays aliens as “red creatures with claws and fangs, pointed heads and unsavory character. Steven Spielberg has taken an important step to show the possibility of benign aliens, but even in this case, aliens appear as slight variations from human beings when the evolutionary history is clear that aliens would be very different from us.”
• Sagan was the promoter of the SETI programs (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) through the use of radio telescopes to search or send signals deep into space. Sagan assumed that “if we got a message, it [couldn’t] be from someone less capable than us, because someone less capable couldn’t communicate in the least. It would have to be someone much more (technologically) advanced than us…” The scientist considered that among the rest of the civilizations of the Milky Way, ours would be one of the most backward. After all, we’d only invented the radio telescope in 1937.
• Sagan considered the union of space, organic matter and time as an almost infallible recipe for life. “There are a huge number of planets, a whole range of planetary systems around nearby stars. So there are many potential abodes for life.” “Then there’s organic matter – carbon-rich composite molecules that are essential to the kind of life – (which) we know are fantastically abundant in the Universe. We see them in asteroids, comets, on moons in the outer Solar System, and even in the dark cold spaces between the stars, so the substance of life is everywhere.”
• Sagan continued: “And then there is the time. There are millions of years for biological evolution on all these worlds (to develop) and there are many worlds much older than ours.” “So if we put together many places, a lot of organic matter and a lot of time, it seems very difficult to believe that our ridiculous little planet is the only one that is inhabited.”
• [Editor’s Note] During his lifetime, Dr Carl Sagan positioned himself as the modern scientist, maintaining a fealty to mainstream scientific principles while allowing for the possibility of intelligent extraterrestrials. The ‘scientific’ reasoning was that in universe so vast, there must be another extraterrestrial civilization out there – somewhere. But the only thing we would ever likely find would be extraterrestrial microbes… because the universe is so vast. This became the scientific approach for modern scientists and deep thinkers.
But we have recently learned that Sagan was actually a member of Majestic 12, the group of a dozen scientists, military brass and intelligence chiefs that was created during the Truman administration following the 1947 Roswell crash for the sole purpose of debunking and covering up the UFO/extraterrestrial presence. Looking at Sagan now, through this lens, gives us a better understanding of Sagan’s motives. Rather than deny that extraterrestrials exist, Sagan reformed the modern scientific viewpoint to allow that they may exist somewhere in the universe, but the chances of us ever coming across them are remote to impossible. This became the ‘enlightened’ theory that science would cling to, and still clings to today, all carefully orchestrated by the deep state MJ-12.
Under Sagan’s reformation, astronomers and scientists interested in extraterrestrials would need to focus on alien microorganisms and radio transmissions from distant stars. Microorganisms required the organic building blocks of life. So scientists ought to focus on planets having the greatest likelihood of containing these organic compounds and the explicit conditions for them to thrive, using the Earth as the template. But at the same time, Sagan adduced that intelligent life springing from similar conditions as on Earth would have nothing in common with humans. With such remote chances of finding any intelligent extraterrestrials and the possibility of not even recognizing them as intelligent beings, why pursue finding them?
Finally, Sagan promoted the continued search for extraterrestrial intelligence through the radio telescopes of SETI which began in 1960. This accomplished both instilling the idea that any intelligent civilization would be incredibly far away – beyond our ability to reach – and that nevertheless, our best and brightest minds are diligently searching for them.
These propaganda measures, which Sagan promoted, placated the public with the assurance that if there were any intelligent ETs out there, we are doing the best we can to find them. It also served the deep state’s agenda of hiding from the public the fact that the universe is absolutely teeming with intelligent extraterrestrials, many of whom the US government has been working with since at least WWII to provide the deep state government with incredibly advanced technologies that allow elite secret space programs to colonize the solar system, traverse the galaxy, and benefit from amazing technologies that offer free energy, unlimited food and resources, and an end to disease and suffering.
In short, the celebrated Carl Sagan was a master at disinformation for the deep state.
The author of ‘Cosmos’ believed that life was not a unique condition on Earth and thus imagined aliens. Carl Sagan thought of the Universe as a place brimming with life.
The most popular science popularizer in history started from a cosmic perspective to doubt that, among the billions of galaxies that exist in the observable Universe and the immeasurable number of suns and worlds that orbit around it, the Earth was the only place that harbors life.
Seeking extraterrestrial life the author of “Pale Blue Dot” (1994) was passionate about until the end of his days, but unlike ufologists and enthusiasts of the UFO phenomenon, the scientist based his research on objective criteria, such as the ingredients necessary for life, the organic matter and the possibilities of an extraterrestrial evolutionary development completely different from that of Earth.
What are aliens like according to Carl Sagan?
Despite his overwhelmed optimism about the search for extraterrestrial life, Sagan assured that the first signs of life were from Earth they would not arrive in a spaceship, nor would they be similar to Hollywood-style characterizations. Instead, he considered that the confirmation of extraterrestrial life would be much more humble, with the discovery of microorganisms.
Sagan was the first to point to the clouds of Venus as one of the most promising sites in the Solar System in the search for extraterrestrial life. In a study published in 1967, the author of ‘Cosmos’ (1980) speculated that from the biochemical composition of the Venusian clouds, it would be possible to have simple life forms floating above them.
In a 1985 Chicago public radio interview with writer Studs Terkel, Carl Sagan shared his views on the subject extensively: “It is inevitable that humans project their hopes and dreams into the cosmos: common Hollywood attempts portray aliens as red creatures with claws and fangs, pointed heads and unsavory character.”
“Steven Spielberg has taken an important step to show the possibility of benign aliens, but even in this case, aliens appear as slight variations from human beings when the evolutionary history is clear that aliens would be very different from us.”
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