Thought experiment: The aliens have landed, what would you do?

“A smaller ship has just landed in the middle of the continental United states and just sits there on the ground.”

I would buy even more popcorn than i bought anyway, for that Trump and “America First” show. And would have even more laughs than because of the Trump and America First running gag show. When the US behaves like it behaves always and everywhere, shooting first and asking questions later, maybe, if still able too. And the aliens show “gods own army” what superior and advanced weapons and warfare are…




MIT researchers: Lasers could send bat signal to aliens

Astronomers and other researchers have been making a concerted effort to search the cosmos for alien intelligence for decades now. But what about putting on a porch light for any alien astronomers who might be performing the same search from the other side of the galaxy?

We spend tax dollars on dumber things, at least this has the potential for some fun.

A new study out of MIT proposes using a high-powered laser to send a signal into space that could stand out from the massive energy of our sun and basically announce “we’re here!” to anyone who might happen to be looking.

Instead of fishing for contact with a life form we determine to have a low threat value, they’re saying F it, throw a net and hope we catch something.

“If we were to successfully close a handshake and start to communicate, we could flash a message, at a data rate of about a few hundred bits per second, which would get there in just a few years,” Clark said.

“One day we might receive a signal from a planet like this, but we should be wary of answering back,” Hawking said in the 2016 CuriosityStream series Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places. “Meeting an advanced civilization could be like Native Americans encountering Columbus. That didn’t turn out so well.”

CNET

I’m all for it, whatever happens, it would be exciting.

Time to add some flavor to the furture.




Where might we find aliens? Ice moons, methane oceans, and the red planet

MICHELLE THALLER: So, Stephanie, you ask a great question: How likely is it that we’re going to find life on a planet outside the Earth in your lifetime, say in the next 40 or 50 years? And, of course, this is something that nobody can answer exactly. “We don’t know,” that’s the answer. But I think it’s very likely indeed. Now, when I say life, there’s a lot of ways you can take that word. I’m not really talking about civilizations or spaceships or things like that; I think it’s much more likely that we’re going to find microbes, simple life—but to me, that would be really, really exciting. There are several places in our own solar system right now that we think might be good environments for life. And, as I said before, we haven’t found proof of life yet, but we found some very, very interesting things. For example, on Mars—Mars has an atmosphere that’s much thinner than the Earth’s, but it is still there; we think there might even be water underneath the surface of Mars. And recently we’ve detected organic molecules, which are sort of the building blocks of our chemistry, on Mars as well. It’s possible that the surface of Mars itself is not a very good place for life, but maybe underneath, meters under the soil in the rock you could find bacteria. And there a lot of analogs to this on Earth, similar things on Earth. We find bacteria that can exist a mile under the Earth, we find these things in gold mines very, very deep under the Earth. You break open the rocks and there’s actually bacteria living in the rocks very far down into the Earth.

There are other places in the outer solar system that we think are great environments for life, too. There are moons of Jupiter and Saturn that we know have liquid water oceans. For example, Europa is a moon of Jupiter and we know that Europa has vast reservoirs of liquid water that are protected by a shell of ice. In fact, this one moon of Jupiter, Europa, actually has far more liquid water on it than Earth does. And there are some suggestions that there might be interesting chemistry as well. There’s also a moon of Saturn called Enceladus. And the same thing applies: There’s liquid water under ice. And in the case of Enceladus, you actually have cracks in the ice that the water is flying out of and turning into ice crystals. We actually flew our Cassini spacecraft through these jets coming out of Enceladus and we detected organic molecules, so we know that there is warm salt water, there’s interesting chemistry—it’s a great place to go looking for life. And there’s another moon of Saturn too, called Titan, which is very different from that; it has an atmosphere. We actually think that there are lakes of methane, not water but actually liquid methane on the surface. And below that, there’s probably liquid water underneath. So you have liquid water, you have organics, you have an atmosphere—maybe that would be a great place to go looking for some microbes.

So some people say that’s not very exciting; we’re not going to find aliens in the sense of spaceships and Klingons and any science fiction you want. I, for one, though, I’m going to be very excited when we find any evidence of life outside the Earth. I actually have a bottle of champagne chilling because I think it could happen almost any day when some of our rovers or some of our satellites around other planets come back with really interesting data. Think about the questions we can answer: Does life, even if it’s at a bacterial level, even if it’s just a tiny little bit of life, does it have DNA? Is it similar to us? Is it different from us? We finally have the next example of how life can form and how life can evolve, and our view of the universe will never be the same again. And my bet is that’s going to happen in the next 50 years.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/bigthink/main/~3/4QrrLDDVk7k/where-when-will-we-find-aliens




Did Aliens Build The Pyramids? This Study May Answer The Question Once And For All

For thousands of years, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt has fascinated humans from around the globe. As the oldest and sole remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, there are many theories as to how these pyramids were constructed. The question most people ask is whether aliens or humans did it.

For years, conspiracy theorists have peddled a claim that human beings could not have possibly built these magnificent structures on their own. They must have had help from above, and they aren’t talking about a deity.

That’s right, many people believe that aliens built the pyramids or at least helped humans do it.

But scientists and archaeologists have repeatedly debunked these theories over the years, and one study, in particular, puts the question to rest once and for all.

University of Amsterdam Physics Professor Daniel Bonn and his team successfully duplicated the way ancient Egyptians moved massive stones from a quarry to the site where the pyramids now stand after researchers found a painting dating back to 1900 B.C. on the wall of a tomb showing over 100 men moving a massive statue using ropes and sledge.

It turns out that the men simply poured a certain amount of water on the sand to make moving heavy objects such as statues and stones across the desert possible.

“Egyptologists thought it was a purely ceremonial act,” Bonn told Live Science. “The question was: Why did they do it?”

They did it because dry sand just clumps up and creates too much drag to pull objects across. But using water helps connect the grains of sand to turn it into a more solid surface.

“If you use dry sand, it won’t work as well, but if the sand is too wet, it won’t work either,” Bonn explained. “There’s an optimum stiffness. It turns out that wetting Egyptian desert sand can reduce the friction by quite a bit, which implies you need only half of the people to pull a sledge on wet sand, compared to dry sand.”

So, the ancient Egyptians were clearly intelligent enough to construct the pyramids and did not use nearly as many laborers to do the job as most people think.

Here’s the video featuring the painting and the experiment via YouTube.

A University of Chicago and Harvard archaeologist Mark Lehner agrees.

After viewing the painting himself and spending years among the Egyptian people and studying their history, he can’t fathom taking their monumental achievement away from them and giving it to alien beings that we don’t even know actually exist.

“I first went to Egypt in 1972 and ended up living there 13 years,” he told PBS. I was imbued with ideas of Atlantis and Edgar Cayce and so on. So I went over, starting from that point of view, but everything I saw told me, day by day, year by year, that they were very human and the marks of humanity are everywhere on them.”

Indeed, from tool markings on the stones to the same quarries where stones are still being cut out in much the same way today to paintings showing exactly how the Egyptians moved the stone and built structures, the evidence that humans built the pyramids is too much to ignore.

“Everything that I have found convinces me more and more that indeed it is this society that built the Sphinx and the Pyramids,” Lehner continued. “Every time I go back to Giza my respect increases for those people and that society, that they could do it. You see, to me, it’s even more fascinating that they did this. And that by doing this they contributed something to the human career and its overall development. Rather than just copping out and saying, ‘There’s no way they could have done this.’ I think that denigrates the people whose evidence we actually find.”

“One of the most compelling pieces of evidence we have is graffiti on ancient stone monuments in places that they didn’t mean to be shown,” he explained, referring to the painting showing laborers moving a statue on a sledge. “Like on foundations when we dig down below the floor level, up in the relieving chambers above the King’s chamber in the Great Pyramid, and in many monuments of the Old Kingdom—temples, other pyramids.”

Lehner even conducted his own experiment, not a miniature experiment like Bonn’s, but with real people and real stones using a real wooden sledge. Only this time, they moved the sledge on wooden rollers, another technique that could have been used.

The results prove that people can move heavy stones efficiently over a distance, thus confirming Bonn’s experiment.

In addition, the Egyptians also used barges to transport stones via rivers and canals and all of these methods and more were likely used to construct the pyramids.

For instance, a man in Michigan built his own Stonehenge by himself using simple techniques, moving and raising stone blocks that weigh anywhere from hundreds of pounds to several tons. The Egyptians could have done the same, but with more manpower.

Lehner also decried the theories that anyone else must have built the pyramids and explained that people who make such suggestions feel lost.

“This was as great as it comes in terms of art and sculpture and building ships from any place on the planet, in the whole repertoire of ancient cultures,” he said. “Why is there such a need to look for yet another culture, to say, “No, it wasn’t these people, it was some civilization that’s lost, even older. To some extent, I think we feel the need to look for a lost civilization on time’s other horizon because we feel lost in our civilization.”

Yet another Great Pyramid expert, Director General of the Giza site Zahi Hawass, concurs.

“We are lucky because we found this whole evidence of the workmen who built the Pyramids,” he said. “We found the artisans. Mark found the bakery, and we found this settlement of the camp, and hieroglyphic inscriptions of the Overseer of the Site of the Pyramid, the Overseer of the West Side of the Pyramid. We found the craftsmen, the man who makes the statue of the Overseer of the Craftsmen, the Inspector of Building Tombs, Director of Building Tombs—I’m telling you all the titles. We found 25 unique new titles connected with these people.”

When asked who built the pyramids, Hawass definitively responded.

“It was the Egyptians who built the Pyramids. The Great Pyramid is dated with all the evidence, I’m telling you now, to 4,600 years, the reign of Khufu. They are not people from a lost civilization. They are not from outer space. They are Egyptian, and their skeletons are here and were examined by scholars and doctors. The race of all the people we found are completely supporting that they are Egyptians.”

The idea that humans were incapable of building these great structures and that we must have had divine help or help from aliens is insulting. Ancient peoples had various techniques for cutting stone and moving it, and also were able to harness manpower in a way that is largely unheard of in today’s modern world. While modern peoples have been able to replace manpower with machines, thus making construction possible with just a small team of people, building such structures like the pyramids required tens of thousands of people using what many today would consider primitive tools and techniques.

But the fact remains that they did build the pyramids, and the human race should be proud of that achievement and learn from it. Because it’s not just Egyptian history. It’s human history. And aliens had nothing to do with it.

Featured Image: Wikimedia




George Van Tassel 1964 Interview on Aliens, Ufos and Time Travel

Time travel would be a massive task if it could be done. Scientifically it’s possible to travel forward in time (we’re all doing so right now). But I think going backwards is impossible.

Now if you wanted to go back, you’d surely have to not only account for ‘time’ but what time measures. Movement.

Earth now is not in the same location it was on this day 200 years ago. Something Doctor Who’s TARDIS addresses by moving in both time and space.

We’re not just going around the sun in a circle, we’re moving in a spiral as the sun moves through the galaxy.

So how most people imagine time travel to work, if you drove your delorean back in time, or forward, when you materialize there’s a very good chance you’d reappear in the void of space.

I’d love for time travel to be a thing, be it from aliens or human ingenuity. But I just feel it’s just not possible because as I said earlier, time is not really a thing, it’s just a measurement of things moving, rotating etc.
A way to make sense of something.

Not to mention I could not see how you could travel back in time without creating a paradox or butterfly effect, even if you took the utmost care not to change anything. Because your mere presence would be changing things if only moving a few particles and atoms in space.

Oh well will watch the clip regardless, always good to look back at history and how humans viewed such things in the past minus the knowledge and tech we have now.




What do you think of evil aliens and their possible agenda?

If evil aliens exist (and they aren’t just evil people with or without physical bodies, or misunderstood) then it’s likely that either they aren’t evil , as they could wipe us out in hours with the tech they must have to get here …

or

they are using us as cattle.

I guess there could be cosmic rules in place and other scenarios undreamt of, but it’s likely that they are either indifferent, hard to understand but benevolent, or “evil” and using us for some reason. Using the word “evil” is problematic as who knows what moral construct a sentient alien might have? What’s bad and evil for humans might be right and lovely for some alien… right?

I have to say, if it’s some scenario that confirms Christianity or the like, I will be surprised. Very, very surprised.

Not to say inter-dimensional things like demons are impossible, just that if the specific dogma of any particular religion turns out to the THE correct one, I would be flabbergasted. No offense intended, but … c’mon.




(Video) Elon Musk Smokes Marijuana During Interview; Speaks About Aliens, The Matrix, AI, and the Future

Guess what? We are probably living in a massive, simulated universe created by an advanced Alien Civilization, according to Elon Musk.

Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk, believes it is very likely that we will live in one of many simulated universes created by a more advanced extraterrestrial civilization, as he expressed this Friday in a long conversation of more than two and a half hours with American comedian Joe Rogan, with who drank whiskey and even smoked a joint of marijuana mixed with tobacco.

But don’t worry, the idea of us living in a universe isn’t the result of whiskey and marihuana kicking in, in fact, it’s a theory that has been around for quite some time now.

There are many scientists who believe that the universe we live in could actually be a massive simulation, a huge software, and we all live in a Matrix-kind of environment.

Musk has said on numerous occasions that there is a possibility we might be part of a massive alien simulation.

According to Musk, considering that the universe is about 13,800 million years old, it is feasible to think that a technologically advanced civilization could have created a set of “different simulations” which, he assures, we can call “reality” or “multiverse”.

And when you think about it, it actually makes sense.

“If you assume any rate of improvement at all, then games will be indistinguishable from reality, or civilization will end. One of those two things will occur,” Musk said.

“Therefore, we are most likely in a simulation, because we exist.”

“I think most likely — this is just about probability — there are many, many simulations,” he added. “You might as well call them a reality, or you could call them multiverse.”

Elon Musk on Podcast Image Credit

Musk has developed his Alien Simulation rather well, and he seems to understand it better than other scientists who have pondered about such a possibility.

According to Musk, the “substrate” from which these simulations would emerge would be very boring compared to the invented universes themselves, and he gave as an example the realities invented by humans in video games and movies, which he described as “distillation[s] of what’s interesting about life.”

“Why would you make a simulation that’s boring? You’d make a simulation that’s way more interesting than base reality,” Musk said, citing the video games and movies that humanity makes, which are “distillation[s] of what’s interesting about life.”

Some highlights that I found very interesting! (timestamps are approx.) 9:00 Elon: “I am an alien” 👽 25:00 Neural link will be amazing! Oh and… 2:13:51 Musk hits the blunt!

Different universes, different simulations

Musk supports the theory that an advanced alien civilization could have created thousands of “false” universes under their control.

If so, according to the proponents of this theory, it would be very difficult for the inhabitants of that simulation to be aware of it, since any evidence they could discover would probably have been prearranged and adhered to by their creators.

In other words, if we are living in an advanced, massive, cosmic-scale simulation, there’s probably little we can do to corroborate the theory. We might never know if we are living in a simulation, or if everything that is happening around us, is in fact real.

But in addition to speaking about Whiskey, Marijuana, and a universe simulated by advanced alien civilizations, in the interview, Musk and Rogan addressed other issues such as the creation of a tunnel system to reduce traffic in large cities, unregulated and uncontrollable artificial intelligence, as well as the possibility for humanity to explore other worlds in the future.

Musk also spoke about Tesla and expressed the need for human beings to stop using fossil fuels due to its negative impact on the environment, a practice he called “the dumbest experiment in the history of mankind.”

“We should not do this,” he told Rogan. “We know that sustainable energy is the endpoint. So why are we doing this experiment? It’s an insane experiment. It’s the dumbest experiment in human history.”

You can watch the entire thing on The Joe Rogan Experience’s YouTube page.




Antarctic anomoly – Base? Aliens?

I came across this video and took some shots of it using google earth pro. Not sure what it is and the before and after pictures are odd as well.

A Youtuber by the name Florida Maquis posted the video (bottom of this page). A Youtuber by the name of Clint Steel posted a comment on one of Maquis videos with a link to the youtube page for conspiracy depot, which is where the original notice came from.

Not sure what to make of it and not sure if this was already posted. If it was my bad.
**Having issues uploading several screen caps**

The coordinates are – 75° 0’46.98″S 0° 4’52.710″E

Here is the area in question from 1999 using google earth pro. Not much to see but some shadows.

Here is the area in question from 2016 using google earth pro.

Some closeups of the 2016 photo-
Overview with identifiers-

Now the weird part. Images are from Google Earth Pro from 2013 –

Video source –

edit on 1-9-2018 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)




Apollo 15 Astronaut Says Humans Are Descendants Of Ancient Aliens

If I had to lay down money in Vegas on how the human race was started, I’m probably laying it on the Ancient Alien hypothesis.

In order of what I feel like would have been the most likely:

1) Ancient Alien Hypothesis
2) Evolution

99) Creationism

Now, I’m not sure exactly what the “Ancient Alien Hypothesis” would entail; probes with DNA, actual breeding with Ancient man, a complete reengineering of Ancient man. Take you pick.

I’m just saying that the massive increase in brain size of human beings is unaccounted for and the only thing I can think of that naturally could enhance that would be psychedelics, which may as well be from another planet.