Dr. Paul Davies: Critique – Part 1
By Neil Gould.
This article discloses a dark reality behind mainstream science that misrepresents to humanity, so called changes of attitudes towards the reality of intelligent life in the universe. The true agenda is to seek confirmation of ET life, unintelligent life, which includes microbes and viruses. Mankind does not read the small print. The article focuses on scientific hero, Dr Paul Davies, a contributor to recent conferences hosted by the Royal Society and the Vatican. Recently interviewed by a popular radio show it becomes clear that the mindset of Dr Davies is nailed to the existing imposed and skewered worldview dominated by the politics of ontology. The credentials of Davies are presented, but so are his views on intelligent life in the universe. Davies debunks ET visitations, abductions and UFOs but prescribes processes, which include multidisciplinary studies on the phenomenon, and dares to ask people to keep an open mind whilst being skeptical.Â A conundrum is it not?
Early this year there was immense excitement amongst Exopoliticians:Â
Â â€œThe Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of SciencesÂ had organized a 5 day conferences involving physicists and Astrobiologists on subjects as varied as how life might have begun on Earth; what newly found microbes living in harsh places on our planet might tell us about possible life on others; and how life forms might be detected in our solar system, or how their bio-signatures might be found on and around the many distant exoplanets.â€
Â There was further elation at the announcement by the Royal Society that they too would be holding a 2-day conference on extra terrestrial life.
Â â€œA line-up of world-leading astronomers, biologists and astrophysicists including SETI founder Dr Frank Drake, principal investigator for the British Beagle 2 Mars lander project Professor Colin Pillinger and Director of the BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science Professor Paul Davies, will be discussing manâ€™s search for extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and societyâ€.
Â Professor Paul DaviesÂ a British-born theoretical physicist, cosmologist, Astrobiologist and best-selling author.
â€œHe is Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. Daviesâ€™s research interests are focused on the â€œbig questionsâ€ of existence, ranging from the origin of the universe to the origin of life, and include the nature of time, the search for life in the universe and foundational questions in quantum mechanics. In astrobiology, he was a forerunner of the theory that life on Earth may have come from Mars.â€
Listeners to his interview on Coast to Coast radio,Â were treated to a typical case of â€œblindfolds and earplugsâ€ by a self centered scientist who chose to ignore the overwhelming qualitative evidence on ET life already in the public domain. [The evidence will be discussed in Part 2 of this article]. Dr Davies made it clear that Astrobiology is the search for life beyond earth, distinguishing itself from SETI; the search for intelligent life beyond earth. Despite SETI 50 yrs of eerie silence Davies gives them a pat on the back and believes we should extend the search for ET beyond looking through telescopes because the clues might be very subtle. Davies advocates that we should look for any signature or technological footprint of technology that shows up such as beacons and possible ET probes.
On this topic of Fermiâ€™s paradox and ET beacons, here is what Davies had to say in the Astronomy Now magazine :
â€œWhat I think is a big lacuna in the search so far is that beacons have not been actively searched for. It is much more probable that we would pick up a multidirectional beacon than random messages between civilizations or domestic radio traffic or anything deliberately directed at us. All those scenarios donâ€™t stack up, but beacons do. [..]There really has been no systematic search for them, and yet we have the technology to do that.â€
Davies described Hawkins recent remarksÂ as Foolish; â€œThere is no way of knowing if there is intelligent life out there. On the claim that aliens want to come here to use the resources of the planet, they could have taken them billions of years agoâ€. When asked by a caller about those who believe they saw UFOs or had been abducted Paul Davies reply was; â€œLittle green men and flying saucers belong in the realm of fairy storiesâ€. In defense Davies explained that he knew Alan Hynek, who for 20 yrs assessed thousands of reports, some of which he personally had been able to account for. Davies went on by saying, â€œMost alien abduction is explained by sleep paralysis, sleep disordersâ€ and he has had personal experience of this himself. He was keen to place his peg into the sand and stated unequivocally that â€œthe lights in the sky are weather phenomenonâ€ and that these reports tell us more about ourselves as humans than anything else.
Davies was asked about artifacts left behind by ET civilizations. â€œWe cannot find any historic relics from the last 100 million years. The surface of our earth is restless, tectonic activity, glaciations, and erosion impact by asteroidsâ€. When pressed on the emergence Sumerian civilization with the associated ET intervention [as seen on the 5000 year old Sumerian Seals and Cuneiform tablets], a civilization with knowledge of the planets, Davies quashed any speculation of Ets arriving 400,000 years ago as he would be astonished that it would happen within this period which in astronomical terms is to close to the present. â€œWhy would they come especially when the human civilization is just beginning? Too much of a coincidenceâ€
Â The arrogance of Dr Davies continued in two messages to his audience; the first being that scientists must draw from a list of all the scientific disciplines and the second message was that Scientists should always be open minded but also skeptic; but never close our minds that one day the evidence might be forthcoming!Â
This mindset ensures humanity never sees the light of day whilst drowning in their own smog, addicted to fossil fuels and never being allowed to grasp the essence of a universe teaming with beneficial intelligent life which in all probability are responsible for the seeding of life in the universe; Is Davies a typical example of the gatekeepers that Hawking sought the human race to circumvent? In Part 2Â of this article I present to Dr Davies the Exopolitical Prescriptions that will lead mainstream Astrobiologists, anthropologists, CosmologistsÂ and physicists into the new paradigm; arguably the most important juncture ever, for mankind.
Neil Gould is a Member of the Board of Directors