Tag: Oumuamua

Are We Really the Smartest Kid on the Cosmic Block?

by Abraham Loeb                 March 4, 2019                    (scientificamerican.com)

• The human species is not particularly smart. We fight among ourselves in “lose-lose” situations; we do not promote long-term solutions over short-term fixes; and we have been broadcasting our existence to the galaxy with radio waves for over a century without worrying whether about whether there are any predators or competitors in outer space.

• Mainstream scientists box themselves in under an arrogant presumption that extraterrestrials and alien artifacts do not exist, and go from there. They can only conceive of a civilization or a technology that is based upon our own environment, geology and technology. The human race as a whole suffers from the Dunning-Kruger effect, in which those with mediocre abilities insist that they’re unusually talented or smart.

• The only way that our species will mature is to get off this planet and see what’s out there. When an artefact such as Oumuamua passes through our solar system, we need to observe it with an open mind. Could it be technological debris from another civilization? We need to get past the “giggle factor” to explore the unexpected.

• We can only hope that we have not become the laughingstock of our galactic neighborhood by now. But even if we have, we can still get our act together and do better. We should find out first who is on our street by searching with our best telescopes for unusual electromagnetic flashes, industrial pollution of planetary atmospheres, artificial light or heat, artificial space debris or something completely unexpected.

[Editor’s Note]   Accolades to Harvard Professor Avi Loeb (pictured above) for breaking away from mainstream scientists’ intellectual cul-de-sac. Loeb either knows more than he’s letting on, or has great intuition about the strange cigar-shaped “asteroid”, Oumuamua, that passed through our solar system in 2017 with very unusual transit properties. In a recent ExoNews article, “Alliance War Against Deep State – Major Updates Coming”, Corey Goode recounts how he was debriefed on a U.S. Air Force secret space program mission where astronauts entered, investigated, and video recorded the ancient derelict spaceship months before it was detected moving through our solar system. Corey points out that Linda Moulton Howe has now brought forward two military men who have independent knowledge of this USAF-SSP Oumuamua mission, confirming exactly what Corey first revealed.

 

It is unclear how many intelligent civilizations have arisen in the Milky Way galaxy so far, but if some have, a pressing question comes to mind: were they or are they more intelligent than we are?

When reading the morning newspaper, it is difficult to avoid the thought that our own intelligence bar is not particularly high nor difficult to surpass. We fight among ourselves in “lose-lose” situations; we do not promote long-term solutions over short-term fixes; and we have been broadcasting our existence to the galaxy with radio waves for over a century without worrying whether about whether there are any predators or competitors in outer space. (If it’s the latter, they might have been ignoring us because we appear so incompetent.)

If other civilizations do exist, one key in becoming aware of them is whether we are intelligent enough to adequately interpret their signals or to identify a piece of their technology if it should appear in our solar system. One fact is clear: if we assign a zero prior probability for such evidence coming our way, as some scientists did in the case of ‘Oumuamua by invoking the principle “it’s never aliens,” we will indeed never find any. We will be like ostriches burying our heads in the sand.

In fact, this attitude may be one sign that our intelligence isn’t very impressive—that the human race as a whole suffers from the Dunning-Kruger effect, in which those with mediocre abilities insist that they’re unusually talented or smart.

How can our civilization mature? The same way kids do: by leaving home, going out into the neighborhood, meeting others and comparing notes with them. In other words, we can develop a balanced perspective on our current technological accomplishments by engaging in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Since our own technological development accelerates exponentially with an e-folding time of a few years, it is difficult to imagine what a much more advanced technology crafted by a civilization that had lived for a cosmic timescale—billions of such e-folding times—would look like.

As natural as this suggestion to search might seem, however it is evident that SETI faces a hostile mainstream culture in astronomy. The simple proposal to consider the possibility that ‘Oumumua is technological debris as an explanation for its unusual properties, for example was met with controversy on social media.

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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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