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Evidence For Alien Visits To Earth?

From: Giuliano Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 19:15:36 +0200
Archived: Fri, 17 Jun 2011 14:32:35 -0400
Subject: Evidence For Alien Visits To Earth?


Source: National Public Radio

http://tinyurl.com/3k8hm6z

June 9, 2011

I Want To Believe, But Where's The Evidence For Alien Visits To Earth?
Categories: Science and Culture
by Marcelo Gleiser

Photo: Looking for signs of life.

Prompted by the Mars "structure" YouTube video posted on The
Two-Way blog the other day, I couldn't resist bringing back a
classic, the alien autopsy video.

You will watch, no doubt with your mouth agape, the autopsy of
an alien corpse recovered from the remains of his (hers?)
spaceship, crashed (shot down?) in Roswell in 1947. You can read
a short story on the autopsy here.

The video portrays the exact reversal of what so many abductees
say happens to them: the surgical bed, the doctors performing
tests, the gruesome nature of the whole thing. (In fact, if you
are a sensitive viewer, be advised. It gets gross after about 3
minutes, or so.)

Too bad that Ray Santilli, the video producer responsible for
the footage, admitted that the video was a hoax. (Although he
did say some frames were original, you know, just to keep
believers believing...)

So, the question is: Why do millions of people believe in such
nonsense?

As fans of the X-Files know, it's summed up in the poster
hanging on FBI agent Fox Mulder's wall: "I want to believe."

If we were to use current technology to fly to Alpha Centauri
4.4 light years away, the closest star to the sun (Proxima
Centauri is a bit closer, but is a red-dwarf.), it would take
over 100,000 years to get there. The distances are astonishing
and wormholes, as far as we can tell, aren't opening up in space
just yet.

There are many arguments against alien visitation and I will
take this up again soon. But just for starters, apart from the
technological difficulties of interstellar travel (what do we
know, right? "They" could have found much faster ways to move
about), there is also a complete absence of convincing evidence.

Sorry, but the video was a hoax and there is no conspiracy of
scientists hiding the truth from an unsuspecting public. Who
more than a scientist - who has devoted his/her life to the
study of the universe and of life - would love to have
conclusive evidence of intelligent life elsewhere? That would be
truly amazing!

The fact is that no radio signals, no sample of alien
technology, no truly real sighting of a UFO that couldn't be
explained with far simpler arguments involving atmospheric
disturbances, weather balloons or just plain aircraft in funny
visibility conditions, have been registered.

Perhaps it's time we simply accepted the fact that even if we
are not alone in our galaxy or the universe (absence of evidence
is not evidence of absence, as Carl Sagan liked to remind us),
for all practical purposes our cosmic isolation amounts to us
being alone.

This doesn't make us less important, but, as I elaborate in my
book A Tear at the Edge of Creation, if we are rare, and so is
our planet, we should rise up and do all we can to preserve and
celebrate what we have. We should stop looking for advanced
alien creatures to save us from our mess (or to destroy us for
what we've got) and take care of our own legacy to the planet
and to the next generations.



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