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EW: Do Scientists Want to Believe?

From: Kurt Jonach - The Electric Warrior <ewarrior_electricwarrior_com.nul>
Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2002 18:04:05 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 07:18:16 -0500
Subject: EW: Do Scientists Want to Believe?

From: The Electric Warrior (Kurt Jonach)

A handful of scientists say that UFOs and extraterrestrial
intelligence should be taken seriously, even more scientists are
secretly interested, and the American public says it's ready for
ET disclosure

Do scientists want to believe? This news item updates an
earlier Web Log.


The Electric Warrior : News November 19, 2002

ufos & extraterrestrial intelligence

image: Classic Flying Saucer

(The Electric Warrior) - Ufology is getting a boost from
scientists who argue that topics like extraterrestrial
intelligence and the famous Roswell crashed UFO case can be
studied using purely scientific methods. Cable TV's SCI FI
channel is supporting serious scientific research into the

The SCI FI channel recently sent a group of archaeologists to
conduct an in-depth study into the alleged crash of an alien
spaceship at the legendary site of Roswell, New Mexico.

"We weren't out there to bunk or debunk. We were just scientists
using scientific methods," says Bill Doleman, the principal
investigator with the University of New Mexico archaeology team.

The SCI FI channel now says they've turned up fascinating
"smoking gun" evidence about Roswell, but are keeping the
details secret until their TV program "The Roswell Crash:
Startling New Evidence" airs.


"Scientists are more closed-minded on the subject of UFOs than
the general public." says Bernard Haisch, Ph.D., director of the
California Institute for Physics and Astrophysics. "Many of them
have little or no respect for UFOlogy."

A panel of scientists recently tackled the so- called "giggle
factor" of UFOlogy at the George Washington University (GWU) in
Washington, D.C. The SCI FI channel sponsored a symposium of
speakers who argued that UFOlogy is a legitimate science and
called upon the scientific community to stop ridiculing their
search for ET.

As reported by Wired News: UFOlogists said they are serious
about finding real scientific evidence of visits to Earth by
extraterrestrials. And that evidence may be lurking just outside
the range of our current sensors.


According to one of the panelists at the GWU symposium, and
contrary to what you might think, scientists who are openly
critical about the UFO phenomenon might feel differently about
it if questioned off-the-record.

The Washington Post reports: GWU panelist Peter Sturrock, an
emeritus physicist from Stanford University, suggested that
scientists tend to give credence to UFO reports -- as long as
they are polled by secret ballot.

So if UFOs are real, then how do they achieve interstellar
travel? Theoretical science offers possibilities that involve
bending space-time or faster than light (FTL) travel. NASA
compares FTL "warp drive" to a moving sidewalk: A person walks
at one speed but travels much faster because the sidewalk moves
as well.

Einstein's general theory of relativity said that gravity is a
warping of space-time caused by matter. Scientists now speculate
that a "wormhole" could create a kind of short-cut by bending
space-time. Michio Kaku, a theoretical physicist, compared the
idea to crumpling a carpet. "Instead of walking across," said
Kaku, "you used a big hook to pull the other side of the rug
close to you. Then you just stepped over."

The science to prove or disprove these theories, let alone test
them with the necessary rigor, doesn't exist. So, maybe ET
already knows all about it? Assuming you believe in ET.


If a new Roper poll sponsored by the SCI-FI Channel is right,
then an overwhelming majority of the American public thinks ET
is out there and the Powers That Be simply aren't telling the

A national opinion poll says about two-thirds of the populace
believe the government is not telling everything it knows about
ET & UFOs. The younger you are, the more likely you'll agree.
Furthermore, most of you -- especially if you are male -- would
say that if national security isn't at risk then the truth
should be told.

For the past fifty years or so Big Media has mostly ignored the
topic and Science has been unwilling to investigate the truth,
whatever that might be. It would seem that in spite of the fact
that there is seemingly no concrete evidence in support of
extraterrestrial intelligence many people are open to the idea.

Is that the way it is? Are you ready?


A Trip as Far Away as Space-Time Will Allow

(Washington Post) - No one knows if aliens are eally blowing up
their starships over Council Bluffs. But if extraterrestrial
life forms are visiting from time to time, somewhere some
sentient beings must have figured out a way to transit
interstellar space. Discussions about unidentified flying
objects march hand in hand with the feasibility of interstellar
space travel.

Velez: GWU Symposium Photo Gallery

(Virtually Strange Network) - A photo gallery of
some of the panelists and attendees of the symposium
that was presented by the Sci-Fi Channel.

November 19, 2002
Silicon Valley, CA

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