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Harvard Astronomer Stands By His Alien Theory

by Dugan Arnett                     April 3, 2019                     (bostonglobe.com)

• ‘Oumuamua’, a mysterious celestial object that hurtled close to the Earth in 2017, is the first known object to come here from outside the solar system. Rob Weryk, the person who initially spotted Oumuamua at the University of Hawaii, says that there isn’t “any reason to believe that it’s anything but a natural object.”

• But Professor Abraham ‘Avi’ Loeb (pictured above) of Harvard’s Center for Astrophysics noted that the object did not behave like a typical comet or asteroid. If it were a comet, Loeb said, its excess acceleration would have likely been apparent in the form of a tail of dust or gas. Also, its elongated shape is unlike any asteroid or comet observed before. Loeb said he is simply using the available data to draw an evidence-based conclusion. “Let’s put all the possibilities on the table,” Loeb said. Perhaps, Loeb reasoned, the object had been an artificial object sent from an extraterrestrial civilization. “If someone would show me clear evidence that it’s natural in origin, then I would admit it and move on,” he said.

• Loeb’s speculation has drawn the ire of the scientific community. Astrophysicists from across the country have spoken out against Loeb’s theory, painting him as a sensationalist and worse. Some think that Loeb’s assertions will damage the field’s long-term credibility. “[P]eople think that astronomers are just hunting for aliens,” said Paul M. Sutter, astrophysicist at Ohio State University. “The next time we go out to Congress or the public asking for money, there’s going to be a lot of people shaking their heads saying, ‘Oh, you guys are just nutballs.’”

• But Loeb has refused to back down, digging in his heels against what he considers unjust appraisal. His work, he insists, is not the result of some half-baked sci-fi fantasy. The researchers whose opinions Loeb does value have offered support for the idea — even if they’ve been wary of putting their names to it publicly. Loeb argues that scientific study has become far too conservative — avoiding controversial or unpopular examinations in favor of safer subjects that might earn a scientist an award or induction into a prestigious society, but are not necessarily conducive to substantial scientific advances.

• Irwin Shapiro, the former longtime director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, called Loeb “brilliant.” Stephen Hawking once dined at his home. In 2012, Loeb was named one of the 25 most influential people in space by Time Magazine.

• Loeb was raised in an Israeli farming village. He passed his days reading philosophy books and writing notes to himself. He didn’t move into the field of astrophysics until the age of 26. “The reason I’m different from my colleagues,” he said, “is because I was different from the beginning.”

• In spite of the backlash, Loeb has been happy to field calls from media outlets across the world, and is close to signing a deal for a book on ‘Oumauamua’. Seven different filmmakers have reached to him out about the possibility of doing a film.

 

Like a lot of people, Avi Loeb, the chairman of Harvard University’s renowned astronomy department, does his best thinking in the shower.

It’s where he has hatched ideas for papers on black holes and the future of the universe, and where, last year, he spent some time pondering a notion that would eventually make him — in some circles, at least — the subject of considerable ridicule.

artist’s rendering of ‘Oumuamua’

He’d been thinking about the phenomenon of ‘Oumuamua, a mysterious object that hurtled close to the Earth in 2017. It had become an instant sensation in the scientific community, the first known object from outside the solar system, and astronomers and astrophysicists had jumped to analyze and explain the anomalous object. Theories were developed. Papers were published.

Loeb had a theory, too, and late last year, he detailed it, along with co-author and postdoctoral researcher Shmuel Bialy, in an article for The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Perhaps, he reasoned, the structure had been an artificial object sent from an extraterrestrial civilization.

Almost immediately, the piece ignited the kind of firestorm rarely, if ever, seen in the buttoned-down world of modern-day astronomy.

In the months since the paper’s publication, astrophysicists from across the country have spoken out against Loeb’s theory, painting him as a sensationalist and worse. The researcher who first discovered ‘Oumuamua — Hawaiian for “messenger from afar arriving first” — via telescope has called Loeb’s suggestions “wild speculation.” Another compared Loeb’s logic to that of flat-earthers.

But even as criticism has continued to pour in, Loeb — who is short and slight and wears a near-constant half-smile — has refused to back down, digging in his heels against what he considers unjust appraisal.

He has brushed off much of the negative feedback as the jealous or prejudiced grumblings of scientists he doesn’t respect, adding that the researchers whose opinions he does value have offered support for the idea — even if they’ve been wary of putting their names to it publicly.

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Aliens ‘Already Visited’ For This Reason Explains Harvard Professor

by Freddie Jordan                  February 22, 2019                   (express.co.uk)

• The eminent professor and head of astronomy at Harvard University, Abraham ‘Avi’ Loeb (pictured above), has reiterated his position that it is “quite possible” that we have interacted with alien technology without realizing it. “[W]e often imagine what we know already,” says Loeb, “And until we develop the appropriate technology, we would not recognize it.”

• Loeb elaborated that there was nothing far-fetched about the search for alien life. “Of course, we should be open-minded.” “Many people adopt the attitude that it’s never aliens… “And this approach is similar to an ostrich putting its head in the sand.”

• “We should look for industrial pollution on the atmospheres of other planets and relics from dead civilizations out there,” says Loeb. “I call it space archaeology: basically digging into space and searching for traces of other civilizations that may not exist anymore.”

• Loeb points to ‘Oumuamua’, the thin, cigar-shaped entity that briefly shot through our solar system in 2017 as an example. No one can currently explain the reason for its trajectory towards the center of the galaxy, nor its lack of gaseous emissions.

[Editor’s Note]   Professor Loeb might begin his “space archaeology” right here on Earth. Corey Goode has stated that there are intact alien spaceships lying on the ground surface of Antarctica underneath two miles of ice, as well as the remnants of an alien civilization that inhabited the continent around 12,000 years ago. Also, Linda Moulton Howe has recently brought forth a former Navy Seal she calls Spartan 1, and a former Marine she calls Spartan 2, who have independently confirmed that the melting Antarctic ice has revealed a 62-acre-wide, octagonal-shaped granite structure that serves as a passageway going through the two miles of ice to a base located at the ground surface, also accessible by submarine, which they say has a mechanical doorway, automatic lighting inside, and hieroglyphic writings on the walls. These men also corroborate Corey Goode’s report that the US Air Force’s secret space program landed a research craft on the Oumuamua asteroid, bored a hole into it, and entered it only to find that it was actually a derelict extraterrestrial spaceship. See Dr. Michael Salla’s recent article on this amazing discovery, Navy Insiders Corroborate Secret Antarctic Space Fleet & Mission to Oumuamua.

 

Professor Avi Loeb, who is head of astronomy at Harvard University, reiterated that it is indeed “quite possible” that we have interacted with alien technology without realising. Professor Loeb made the astonishing revelation this week to Express.co.uk. He explained: “It’s quite possible that we did detect some traces of other civilisations but haven’t recognised them.

“The reason is we often imagine what we know already – what we have developed ourselves.

“And until we develop the appropriate technology, we would not recognise it out there in the sky.”

                          Oumuamua

The esteemed astronomer elaborated that there was nothing far fetched about the search for alien life.

He said: “Of course, we should be open-minded and not dismiss the opportunity to look at the sky.

“Many people adopt the attitude that it’s never aliens.

“And this approach is similar to an ostrich putting its head in the sand and  not even looking through the telescope to search for it.

“I think we should be open-minded. We should look for industrial pollution on the atmospheres of other planets and relics from dead civilisations out there.

“I call it space archaeology: basically digging into space and searching for traces of other civilisations that may not exist anymore.”

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Extraterrestrials May Be Cyborgs – Top Scientist Admits

by Anders Anglesey                    February 18, 2019                   (dailystar.co.uk)

• Theoretical physicist, Dr Michio Kaku, 72, believes traditional ideas of extraterrestrials may not be what mankind eventually encounters. Dr Kaku says people have been conditioned to think of extraterrestrials looking like Captain Kirk, ignoring their huge technological advancements. Therefore, the aliens that we will ‘eventually’ meet will be cyborgs – part biological, part machine. We just need a greater imagination.

• On the other hand, Harvard astronomer, Avi Loeb, 57, says, “I do not view the possibility of a technological (advanced) civilization as speculative, for two reasons. The first is that we exist. And the second is that at least a quarter of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy have a planet like Earth, with surface conditions that are very similar to Earth, and the chemistry of life as we know it could develop.” “[T]here are tens of billions of stars in the Milky Way. It is quite likely we are not alone.”

[Editor’s Note]  This article draws the line between the mainstream scientists who peddle wild speculation, and those, like Abraham ‘Avi’ Loeb, who base his theories on demonstrable facts, such as the flight properties of the cigar-shaped Oumuamua ‘asteroid’ indicating that it might actually be a spacecraft. (see Dr Salla’s article on ‘insider’s’ take on Oumuamua here) It appears that Dr Michio Kaku’s primary function is to throw any ridiculous notion out there to keep the Deep State’s disinformation campaign flowing, along with a dash of imminent fear, in order to scare and confuse people with regard to the extraterrestrial presence so that the general public doesn’t have a clue as to what is truly going on. Kaku has to know that extraterrestrials have been visiting the Earth. But he’d rather ‘use his imagination’ to come up with killer robots – this week. It’s all part of the ongoing cover-up. Well done Dr Kaku. But your time is running out. Full disclosure will reveal you for what you are.

 

The theoretical physicist, 72, believes traditional imaginings of extraterrestrials may not be what mankind eventually encounters.

                  Dr Michio Kaku

He argued that biological bodies are too limited for advanced species and that, instead, aliens could be found to have cybernetic features.

Dr Kaku said people had been conditioned to think of extraterrestrials in a certain way, ignoring their huge advancements in technology.

Speaking to Coast to Coast AM, Dr Kaku added: “I would have loved it if Hollywood had some imagination.

“I think one day when we actually meet aliens from outer space, they will not be totally biological, they may be part cyborg, part biological.

            Abraham ‘Avi’ Loeb

“We’re so brainwashed into thinking they must look like Captain Kirk, right, that we neglect the fact that if they are that advanced, then they realise there are limitations to a biological body.

“They may be part cybernetic and not totally biological so I think we are missing the boat there.”

It comes as a Harvard astronomer admitted he believes aliens exist in space.

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