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Friday, November 30, 2018

What on Earth is Panspermia?

Earlier this week I had a conversation with a UConn MBA student I called "Stats Guy."  During the discussion I was introduced the the term Panspermia.  Google defines this as "the theory that life on the earth originated from microorganisms or chemical precursors of life present in outer space and able to initiate life on reaching a suitable environment."  Oddly, the term came up again during my research this morning.  Twice in one week - I have to write about that.

The second mentioning of the term came up in an article about an Australian man who was accosted by two aliens.  The man, Peter, says that two beautiful but odd-looking females appeared on his bed one morning and may have sexually assaulted him.  One left behind a strand of hair which has been DNA tested and shown to have anomalies which could point to extra terrestrial origin.  I have not verified any of this information in any way but neither am I attempting to debunk it.  I will leave that to scientists.  My goal is to present the information for the public to draw their own conclusions.  More on this in future posts.

 Was Homo Sapien Planted here?

Evolution of ManSo what is Panspermia?  There is a lot of information to cover there.  It will take me several days to present my findings and my thoughts on them.  For today, I will say that the theory mostly states that there are building blocks of life floating around in space.  But some adherents to the concept touch on an idea which I have expressed to friends many times in the past.  How did we get here?

That is to say, how did Homo Sapien come to be?  Even with recent developments in the ability to trace our origins, scientists still debate how to explain the gap between modern humans and our Neanderthal predecessors.  Could there be an alien source?  In other words, was Homo Sapien planted here, either as a distinct alien species or as a hybrid of an alien species with Earth's existing humans?

The concept will sound far-fetched to some.  To me, it is fascinating and worthy of deep thought and research.  Stay tuned for more information.  In the meantime, I will treat my readers with one final artist's rendition of the UFO I saw.  Cam put the finishing touches on it, recently, and we are going to leave it as-is now.  Can you imagine being alone in the woods and this thing slowly creeps by you?


Marceau Ship




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Thursday, November 29, 2018

SpaceCams

Some scientists and many of us ordinary people want to prove the existence of aliens.  We sometimes capture still photos of UFOs or videos.  But these cameras are all Earth-based.  If we really want to prove the existence of aliens,

 Why are there so few cameras in space?

Should we not be filming everything that goes by our planet?  E-yah!

What do we have, for SpaceCams, out there?  Is there anything orbiting Earth other than street map direction services?

We have got this one which shows a live feed of Earth spinning:



It is pretty cool if you like watching clouds and water.  Thanks NASA!

Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing I can do.

Then we have the live ISS feed complete with astronaut banter.

Live ISS Feed"We're out of paper." 
"Roger that."
"I thought you were sending some up on the last supply run."
"You never put it on the list.  How am I supposed to know we were out?  Over."


Fun stuff, going on there, up there on the ISS feed.  Looks like someone snapped a whole roll of photos and forgot to take the lens cap off.  That is a joke for the old people in the audience, over 40.

Darkness,
Imprisoning me,
All that I see...

I think I will stop back later when the sun comes out.  Or maybe I will watch paint dry.  I wonder if I left the iron on, this morning.  If centrifugal force pulls things outward, why don't we fly off the Earth?

Earth Live Cam

Here is one that apparently is taken from the escape pod R2D2 and C3PO used to get off Leia's ship.  It's the Earth Live Cam 2.  Booyah!  More awful Spa music.  That reminds me, I am overdue for a massage.

Still a lot of clouds and water, in that shot.  Where are all the spaceships?

What do all three of these have in common?  They are all pointed down (if there is a down in space).  They are all basically selfies - or Earthies.  Great!  We spend billions of dollars on a space program and it is apparently used to make the world's longest selfie sticks.  Paris Hilton must be so proud.

MoonCam
Someone went through the trouble of making a list of all the cameras on the Space Station.  OK.  Which ones are pointed outwards?

We have this feed, at left, from a Japanese moon mission, complete with awful Spa music.  What is is with the Spa music in space?  Could you imagine being on a quarter million mile road trip and your co-pilot only brought one cassette tape (another old person joke) and it was Spa music?  Let me out over here.

Hubble ShotThe MoonCam is not live.  But at least it is pointed away from Earth.  We are getting warmer.  That is a nice crater over there on the left.  Reminds me of Coney Island, except with less raw sewage washing up.  I was going to say Jones Beach but I do not think you can smell cologne in space.  Can you?


The Hubble points outward.  We get some great shots from that.  But it is not live.  We only get to see the pics once a year.  It is like waiting for the next set of Pokemons to come out.  Why are you teasing us, NASA?  Show us the goods!

At the end of the day, though, it is a telescope not a Handicam.  So we are not going to get any good shots of the neighborhood around the planet.  Trying to film aliens with the Hubble would be like trying to shoot a football game one yard from the ball with the camera on full zoom.  You might see the ball but you could not really tell what is going on.

 SpaceCams

So let's recap.  We have:
  • NASA Live
  • Live ISS Feed
  • Earth Live Cam 2
  • Japanese Moon Spa
  • Hubble Dots

Astronauts went out for a walkIn June of this year (2018) a couple astronauts went out for a walk around the Space Station to install a couple cameras.  Awesome!  Now we are getting somewhere.  They spent seven hours outside, installing two cameras on the outside of the Space Station.  Wait, what?  Seven hours to install two cameras?  I knew I should have taken a Union Job.  I am assuming there was a third astronaut on standby, to sweep up, afterwards.

At any rate, at least now we have some cameras in space, pointing at... hold on... I am receiving a transmission...  They are pointed at the Space Station?

Are you f$#@!ing kidding me!

More selfies?  How many egomaniacs do we have at NASA?  Just buy yourself another mirror and point the cameras outward!

SpaceCamsSheesh!  Even the visors on the helmets have mirrors on them so the astronauts can see themselves.  Get over yourselves, NASA, and show us some spaceships.

I am mostly joking, of course.  Mostly.  I appreciate what NASA does.  I just do not understand why they do some of the things they do.  Fortunately, it looks like things are heading in the right direction.  There is a company which specializes in making SpaceCams.  For only a few million bucks you can pick up one of these 3 megapixel bad boys (at right) and slap it on a satellite.  Or you can sign up for a 2 year cellular phone contract and get a 13 megapixel camera phone for free.


Facepalm Gif




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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Earth Show

Last week I wrote an article suggesting that to aliens we may be puppies in a box, or perhaps snakes in a box.  In either case, they would want us contained so we do not get out of the box.  Whether it is because we are too dumb or immature or because we are too dangerous, they would want us contained.  Would this be forever?  It may depend on how well we take to our training.

If we are more like the puppies, there is a chance we could be trained to stay in our yard, our solar system, and to walk nicely on a leash when we are allowed out into the rest of the galaxy.  I had a dog when I was a kid, who would never leave our yard unless we opened the car door.  You could not get him out of the car until you took him for a ride.  But let him out in the yard and he would not step one foot into the neighbors' yards.  I had another dog when I was in college who would wander around town visiting my friends, if she got out.  She would bark at their doors, they would let her in, she would sit on the couch and watch TV, maybe have a beer and some chips, and then move on to visit the next friend's house.  I swear I am not making this up.  I would get reports from all over town from people saying something like, "She came in and sat down and I thought you'd be right behind her.  But half an hour later I realized you weren't there."

Unscripted Life

Unscripted Life
There is a chance we can be contained.  But how?  And more importantly, why?  There could be another reason they would want us contained.  Maybe our ratings are too high.  I am reminded of the movie The Truman Show, where Jim Carrey plays a character who unknowingly grows up on a reality TV show.  The show is about him and everyone except him is an actor but he does not know it.  His entire world is a movie set contained in a dome.

Could this be our existence?  It would have to be a pretty big dome.  That is, if it was a physical structure.  It could be some kind of projection.  But we have telescopes which can see far beyond the edges of our solar system.  We have sent probes out to the edges of the system.  Would they not pierce the veil and expose the fraud?  Maybe.  If a containment system was built by a civilization which has had millions of years to design, build, and perfect such a system, there is a chance they have gotten that all figured out and have developed the technology to make it work.

One hundred years ago, most people would not have been able to comprehend the little things we do every day with Broadband, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, etc., via our smartphones.  We had no foundation to imagine these things - if we had, they would have been invented one hundred years ago.  Imagine working on developing technology for millions of years.  We cannot imagine it.  If we could, someone would build it and make a lot of money.

If this were the case, would all of humanity be the stars of a reality show?  It would be the longest running show in the history of the galaxy.  Beginning at the time of Homo Sapien's creation, people from across the galaxy have watched us grow up from cavemen to farmers to a post-industrial society.  They have watched our loves and losses, our wars and our triumphs.  Perhaps there are even product placements on our planet that we have never noticed.  Drink Stonehenge Beer!  Stonehenge, the beer of the Earthlings!

The Earth Show
There are people who suffer from delusions that they are being watched on cameras all the time.  This is aptly named the Truman Show Delusion or TSD.  It is real medical diagnosis.  But what if these people are not crazy.  Or, what if they are crazy and they are also right.  It could be both.  Aliens could be watching our every movement right now.  A lot of books have been written about this over the years.  I am thinking I should read a few of them.  South Park even did an episode about the subject where a satellite dish has been inserted by aliens into Cartman's butt so that aliens can watch the people of Earth.  The hijinks ensue.

Zoo Hypothesis

This is all part of a broader concept called the Zoo Hypothesis.  I'll visit this more, over the coming weeks and months.  It may be the most plausible explanation for the Marceau Paradox - they don't want the show to end.

Truman Show Delusion





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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Faster than the Speed of Light?

It is always interesting to speak with other high-minded people who are comfortable talking openly about UFOs.  There seems to be two basic camps of these people, one which comes from an adherence to the Scientific Method and one which comes from a belief in the Paranormal.  Me, I am from the former group; it is hard for me to buy into something simply on faith.  An idea has to be explainable, either with some scientific reasoning or a conclusion derived from a logical series of steps which can be verified and repeated.  However, both groups have their own insights and contributions to the conversation and I enjoy speaking with anyone who is interested in the topic.  I tune out when the conversation veers over to Bigfoot and The Loch Ness Monster, but alien abduction?  You have my attention.

 Stats Guy

Last night I spoke with someone from the Scientific Method group.  Good guy.  We were connected through a dean at UConn.  A few weeks ago I reached out to my Stats professor (who is now a dean) to see if he wanted to collaborate on a small project.  I want to have someone use statistics to prove a point that I want to write about.  The dean suggested this would be good work for a current MBA student he knew.  It was.

I will not print the student's name, just yet, because I did not ask his permission to do so and it is 5:30 in the morning right now.  I will call him the Stats Guy, for now.  Stats Guy, it turns out, is an aerospace engineer - a rocket scientist.  Having formerly been a software engineer, I have a lot of really smart friends.  It is always a joy to speak with them because I find there is an extra overdrive gear in my brain that I rarely get to use.  It kicks in when I talk to some of my old Techie buddies.  I think this was the first time I ever had a conversation with a rocket scientist.  Same kind of thing.  Pretty cool stuff.

We must have spoken for close to an hour.  That is unusual (but in a good way), considering it was our first conversation.  A lot of it was about how high-speed space travel might work.  When I suggested that the ship I saw may have traveled faster than the speed of light because it shot off in a streak of light he gave me a really detailed layman's explanation of Relativity.  He said that based on our current understanding of science it is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light.

I countered with the question, what if there was a vessel that was capable of traveling at the speed of light and it was so long that it could contain another vessel which could travel at the speed of light.  Sounds impossible, based on our current understanding of science and on what is possible for humans to build within a reasonable amount of time, but what is a reasonable amount of time?  And what is impossible?  Thirty years ago someone would have laughed at you if you told them that some day, in our lifetimes, you would be able to carry a phone in your pocket, take pictures with it, and play video games on it.  Oh, and it will contain a more powerful computer than the fastest mainframe and have more memory than a warehouse full of storage devices.  Food for thought.

I gave Stats Guy a brief explanation of the Marceau Ship (below), pass the salt, and then moved on to other topics.  Here is an updated image of it, by the way.  My brother in-law Cameron did a fantastic job of capturing what I saw, just from my description of it.  The guy should be a police sketch artist.

The Marceau Ship a.k.a. The Gagetown UFO


The lights, up front, are still not quite right but it more or less captures what Mike (the other witness) and I saw.

Stats Guy had his own sighting.  He said it was just a light in the sky but it was moving erratically - he should know, he is an aerospace engineer.  I think that is what most UFOs are, some light(s) in the sky which do not move the way planes and helicopters should.  It is quite possible they are alien spaceships but you cannot say for sure if it is just a light.  So we call them UFOs.  Mine was definitely not UFO, it was an alien spaceship.  It looked just like the image above.

Stats Guy wondered why these ships might need lights.  I agreed that they probably would have some advanced form of Night Vision, Radar, X-Rays, or a technology we cannot even imagine.  Why would they need lights?  Maybe someone spilled coffee on the leather seats and they needed to turn on the dome light, I said.  The driver was like, "I just had those cleaned!"

We also talked about how these ships should have some type of cloaking device.  I told him about my friend's mom who saw a ship over New Jersey and how she could see through it but still see its outline.  So yeah, they've got that.

After telling Stats Guy what I wanted him to provide for me, he brought up a related concept called Panspermia, something I will have to add to my list of topics to explore here.  We concluded the conversation with a brief discussion of Neil deGrasse Tyson, who is speaking in Hartford next week.  I would love to hear what he has to say but it does not work out, schedule-wise.

So I think Stats Guy is going to put some info together for me - should be good.  Stay tuned for more and please share this blog with others who are interested in Science or Space or who are just smart people who enjoy discussing ideas rather than people.




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Monday, November 26, 2018

Dolphin Contact

I spent the past couple weeks introducing other people's ideas on why aliens either are not visiting us, which is the Fermi Paradox, or why they are here but are hiding, the Marceau Paradox.  I will do more on that soon.  But first I have been eager to introduce my own suggestion, one which I have not read about elsewhere, at least not the way I am presenting it, and I cannot wait any longer.  My concept is called Dolphin Contact.

Dolphin Contact
Dolphin Contact is where aliens are trying to reach out, they just have not figured out how.  I call it Dolphin Contact because alien visits remind me so much of humans visiting dolphins.  Here are but a few similarities:


  • Alien Ship Behavior
    • Alien ships mysteriously appear from nowhere, float around above us, and then shoot off at unbelievable speed, to unknown places.
    • To dolphins, human ships mysteriously come from nowhere, float around above them, and then shoot off at unbelievable speeds, to unknown places.
  • Alien Ship Types
    • Alien ships come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are tiny and highly maneuverable, some are of massive proportions which boggle the human mind.
    • Human ships come in all shapes and sizes.  Some are tiny and highly maneuverable speed boats, some cargo ships or air craft carriers are of massive proportions which would boggle the dolphin mind.
  • Alien Abductions
    • People have reported being taken aboard alien spaceships.  They are subjected to medical tests and procedures and then returned to their homes.  Sometimes the same people are revisited multiple times.
    • Humans sometimes capture a dolphin and run medical tests on it and then release it back to the wild.  It does not seem to be a common practice to place tracking devices in/on dolphins but I was able to find one story about a dolphin with a tracking device so it has happened.  This dolphin will be monitored and may be captured again in the future, for further study.  Others are not tracked with devices but scientists will spend time with the same pod and try to get to know them.
  • Alien Behavior
    • Aliens have not demonstrated much aggression towards humans, albeit some abductees have reported mistreatment.
    • For the most part, humans do not want to hurt dolphins.  We do not hunt and eat them.  We try to protect them.  Occasionally we may harm one but by and large do try not to.

 Why Can't Aliens Communicate With Us?     

Conversations with dolphins
I could go on.  So what?  Here is where this all ties in to the Marceau Paradox.  Dolphins speak to each other.  At least we think they do.  We have not been able to figure out their strange clicking and chirping sounds.  Perhaps aliens are unable to figure out our strange clicking and chirping sounds.  This is not to say that aliens are not intelligent.  Humans are supposedly more intelligent than dolphins but we cannot figure out how to speak to them.  Even if we could, dolphins are silly and simplistic - try to sit one down and have a conversation with it.  Aliens who can get from there to here are likely more intelligent than us, or at the very least they know more than we do, but that does not mean they have the ability to communicate with us.  Even if they could, they may view it as trying to have a serious discussion with a dolphin.

How could that be?  Humans all over the world have language and it is all pretty much the same, right?  We make up nouns to name the things around us, we make up adjectives to describe those things in more detail, we make up verbs to describe how we interact with things.  We have different words for all those nouns, adjectives, and verbs in every language and we put the words together differently, but at the end of the day we talk about interacting with things in our environment.

Bad TranslationsBut there are indeed differences.  I am not a linguist but I have watched more than a few foreign films, over the years.  Some are translated so well that after a while you forget that you are reading subtitles.  The word choices are beautiful and poetic.  Other times, you wonder if the people translating even spoke English.  This is especially true of Martial Arts films.  You will see someone's lips moving for ten seconds but only see one or two words on the screen, or vice versa, there three words on the screen but the actor's lips move for ten seconds.  What are they even talking about?

Most languages have some words which do not easily translate into other languages.  Most people know an Italian American who has said, "There's a word for it in Italian..."  Think of the movie Goodfellas.  In the scene after Billy Batts is killed and the guys are all sitting around the table eating with Tommy's mom, the mom tells a story about a man whose wife runs around on him.

One dog goes one way and the other goes the otherAt the end she laughs and says "In Italian is sounds much nicer."  Tommy throws in one Italian word which explains the whole thing, "cornuto" or content.  Jimmy asks what it means and Tommy explains, "He's content to be a jerk.  He doesn't care who knows it."  That's a lot of words to explain one word and still, if you look up cornuto it does not even scratch the surface about what the word means.

Perhaps a better example is all the Yiddish words which have made their way into the English language.  Sometimes there is no better way to express what you are thinking or feeling about something than to throw in a Yiddish word because one Yiddish word can replace dozens of English words.  In Yiddish, nothing is as it seems.  The words and phrases which have made it into the English vernacular or often idioms which require further interpretation.  A favorite is the expression, gai kaken oifen yam.  It literally means, "Go sh!t in the ocean."  But why would you tell someone to do that?  It really means, "beat it, scram, get out of here."

My grandfather used to use the shortened, gai kaken, which he translated as "Go to the bathroom and relieve yourself."  But that is not what he meant.  He was more or less trying to say, "You don't know what you're talking about."  Another way of saying that is, "You're full of sh!t."  Therefore, you should gai kaken.

It is these idiomatic expressions, euphemisms, and poor translations which likely make human communication difficult to decipher for aliens - that along with the strange sounds we make with our vocal chords which aliens may not be physically able to replicate.

So here we are, going about our lives in our environment, aliens flying around above us.  Someday they will crack the code and figure out how to broadcast a message to all of humanity.  Until then, it will be like trying to have conversations with dolphins.

I will write more on this concept in future articles.





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Thursday, November 22, 2018

A Thanksgiving Story about Aliens

Updated at Stardate 72357.4


They are extractor-builders who live on a remote, oceanic planet in the Sol System. They do not use argent.  They resist contact with the outside world — and have been known to fire missiles at outsiders who approach their atmosphere.
Primitive Earth DwellingsThey are the Earthlings, one of the last remaining groups to reject contact with the outside galaxy.
And they may have killed an Epurian traveler.
The man, described in local media as either an adventure tourist or a Biaviian missionary, was killed by tribesmen on Planet Earth, Sol police said Wednesday. As of this reporting, they were still trying to recover his body. A homicide case is pending.
Earth is Beautiful and Inviting but hostile to outsiders
Planet Earth is the third planet in Sol, a remote system located in Orion's Arm, about two-thirds of the way out from the center of the galaxy. The Sol government restricts tourist travel to some of the planets.
They are protected by Galactic Law. Uploading video of them is illegal.
Survival Galactic, which advocates for tribal groups' rights, urges outsiders to respect the wishes of the Earthlings to not be contacted. "If not, the entire tribe could be wiped out by diseases to which they have no immunity," it says.
Hostile Earth Tribesmen
An aerial photo of Earth, taken by the Sol Coast Guard before this incident, shows two tribesmen flying toward the camera in what appear to be small fighter ships.
The man reportedly set off in a dinghy five days ago. He was eager to make contact with these hostile Earth tribesmen and had visited the system five times in the past.
As soon as he entered the atmosphere, he faced a flurry of missiles.
His ship was reportedly spotted a day later.
This has happened before. In the 55200's, the Earthlings killed two Epurian travelers when their ship broke loose and mistakenly crash landed near Roswell, New Mexico.

The preceding story is obviously a fake.  However, it is based on a true news story I read this morning about a missionary who was the victim of a North Sentinel Island killing, according to NPR.  I copied and pasted the actual NPR story into this blog and changed the place names and a few other minor details.

The story is food for thought today, on American Thanksgiving, a day when we give thanks for the wondrous bounty we have in The United States and pay homage to the Native People who helped some of the first European settlers to survive in what was then a harsh, inhospitable environment.

There would be no Thanksgiving if the Wampanoag had shot at the Pilgrims, stepping foot on their shores.  Instead, we might be celebrating a quite different holiday - the mind runs wild with possibilities.

What if, like the Wampanoag, we put out the Welcome Mat for alien settlers?  Would they celebrate with us hundreds of years from now?  Given how things turned out for the Indians, I am thinking the aliens would be the only ones celebrating.  Perhaps they would even begin putting up protectionist barriers to further settlement by other aliens.   Earth First!

This post was not meant to bash anyone or anything.  I just saw some interesting parallels between the story of aliens from the US visiting North Sentinel and aliens from Outer Space visiting Earth and it seemed relevant to today's holiday celebrating aliens from Europe colonizing The New World.


Not necessarily an alien Thanksgiving




Happy Alien Thanksgiving, everyone!  Be thankful for all you have.




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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Snakes in a box

Following up from yesterday, suppose we are indeed just puppies in a box.  In other words, we are being observed by a far superior civilization which knows how to get from there (wherever that is) to here.  They likely could obliterate all life on our planet.  But they do not.  They want us alive.  Perhaps they even care about us.  Is "love" too strong a word?  Do aliens love us?

Do you love a puppy, the moment you pick it up?  It helps that the puppy wants to climb all over you and lick your face.

Do aliens love us?
I doubt we would want to do the same with an alien.  So it may not be love at first sight for either party.  What about other pets?

Do you love a tarantula the moment you bring it home from the pet shop?  Maybe a bad example.  Giant hairy spiders are abominable.

Do you love a talking parrot, the moment you take it home from the animal smugglers?

How about an iguana or some other large lizard?  My nephew gave one of my sons a bearded dragon.  It stinks and it does not do anything - just sits there on a rock, sunning itself.  I do not get it.  But my son likes taking care of it so I tolerate the filthy thing.

Do our alien overlords think of us as big pains in the butt?  Is there a Dad Alien who says to his son, "Fine, you can keep the Earthlings, but I'm NOT cleaning the planet."  Maybe he adds, "And you're going to start doing some chores, around the galaxy, to earn the money to pay their vet bills."

Don't pick me upThe thing about most lizards, though, is they are pretty innocuous.  A bearded dragon will not bite your finger off.  Even if it were to nip at you, its venom is not deadly to humans, though it is poisonous.

Humans are potentially deadly to aliens.  Pick me up and I may just punch or kick you.  I may bite you.  I may have a knife and cut you.  I may have a gun and shoot you.  I may smack you with my giant bone, a la Luke Skywalker to the Rancor.  I do not like to be picked up.

 Are Humans an Invasive Species?

Maybe we are more like the tarantulas, after all.  Or snakes.  Earth is like a box of snakes.  We are OK, as long as we stay in the Planet Earth box.  Once we get out, we will crawl into the air ducts and infest other areas of the solar system.  We will find our way outside and populate other areas of the galaxy.  We will be considered an invasive species which disturbs the gentle balance of the interstellar ecosystem.

Are Humans an Invasive Species?Burmese Pythons were once thought to be harmless pets, by snake-lovers in Florida.  After Hurricane Andrew (and some irresponsible owners) liberated some of these beasts in the early 1990's, the pythons quickly established themselves in the hot, swampy Everglades and began devouring everything they could fit in their mouths.  It's now estimated there may be hundreds of thousands of Burmese Pythons in Florida.

We humans could do the same if we get out of our planet.  For now, we are contained not just by gravity but by our inability to create rockets capable of getting from here to there.  Once we develop the technology to travel at the speed of light, like alien aircraft surely can, then we pose the risk of becoming an invasive species.  We only need one hot, swampy planet to begin propagating and within 100 years (the blink of an eye, geologically) we will have produced thousands of us, devouring everything we can fit in our mouths, and worse, burning everything we can touch a match to.

 Aliens do not want to make contact

Humans burning things

It is likely that this is why UFOs are often seen but aliens do not want to make contact.  We are cute or interesting to watch, from outside our Terra-rium but they do not want us to learn their ways and then get out and become an invasive species.


What do you think?  Does this sound plausible or is it the wackiest thing you have ever heard of?  Post your comments below.




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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Puppies in a Box

Humans are puppies in a box
Say you had a box of puppies.  Once in a while you peer over the edge to look at your cute, playful puppies.  Sometimes you try to pet one.  It may be hand-shy and try to hide.  But the others swarm your hand. 

They may bite you, but it does not hurt much.  It hurts a little because puppies have sharp teeth.  But you know it is just little puppy bites which will not do much damage.  You can let them bite your hand if you want or you can pull it away when they try.  You might even play a game where you  hold your hand over a puppy's head, tempting him to bite you and then petting him when he tries.

When you get bored of the game you pull your hand out of the box and leave so quickly the puppy does not know what happened.  The puppies are sad the hand did not stay.



Now, suppose Planet Earth is our cardboard box and humans are puppies in a box.  Once in a while, an alien spaceship comes by to check us out.  We are so darned cute, after all (word).  The aliens like to see us play Civilization.  They do not call it that.  They do not have a name for what we do every day.  After all, we are just puppies in a box, frolicking, play-fighting, eating whatever is thrown in the box.

Sometimes the aliens fly into our box, like in the video above.  We are surprised to see them.  Not everyone notices them but those who do are in two groups.  Some are hand-shy and try to hide.  Others chase after the aliens, either to make contact or to engage them in battle.  The aliens may even think this is a game and they play Cat and Mouse, knowing all the while that our fighter jets cannot hurt them much - we are just puppies to them.

When they get bored of this game they leave, in a streak of light.  We are left wondering where they went.  We are sad they did not stay.

 We Will Make Great Pets

Humans are puppies in a boxSometimes a puppy will get its front paws up on the edge of the box.  You gently push him back down.  But you know that sooner or later your puppies will outgrow the box and they will begin to jump out.  That is OK because you never expected they would stay there forever.  Puppies grow into dogs and dogs, at some point, become mature enough to train.  Mankind is maturing (perhaps) and we may be starting to jump out of the box, with manned spaceflight.  Our owners will be wanting to train us soon.

What do you train your puppies to do first?  We can skip past house training because we taught ourselves already - although a puppy does not know that house training is a thing until you introduce it so maybe there is a house training that we have not imagined.

Will Aliens Treat Us Well?What is next?  Usually, you will want to teach your puppy to walk on a leash or stay in the yard.  Initially they have some trouble with this concept.  They pull on the leash until they choke themselves.  They try to run out in the street the moment they get out the door.  Eventually, the puppy will come back home because that is where the food is - that is, if it does not get killed by a car or a fox or an angry, maniacal neighbor first.  When humans go to Mars, we will be back.  Hopefully.  But soon we will wander farther.

How will we react when aliens try to put a leash on us?  Will we pull at the leash until we choke ourselves or will we accept that they are our masters?  It probably depends on how they treat us.  Will they love and care for us?  Will they teach us tricks we would not have figured out on our own and then reward us for learning and performing?  Will they punish us when we disobey?  How severe will the punishment be?

 Will Aliens Treat Us Well?

Humans are like pit bulls.  Most pit bull owners will say these dogs are sweethearts.  They are "a big mush."  And most are.  Some pit bulls are vicious killers who will destroy you.  It depends on how you treat them.  We are the same, to an alien.

Instead of a leash, some people will fence in their yard so their dogs cannot get out.  Usually that works.  Sometimes the dog learns that he can dig under the fence or jump over it.  Maybe he finds a weak spot and he charges through.  Is there a fence around our solar system?  Is that why we do not see or hear any other life out there?  What will happen when we hit the fence?  What will happen when we try to cross it?

Sometimes, instead of fencing in the yard, people will get invisible fencing.  They will put a shock collar on their dog.  They may feel bad when the dog gets a slight shock but the dog soon learns to stay away from the edge of the yard.  They go to the edge and bark at passers-by but they do not cross over the invisible barrier.  When will humans get our shock collars?  Could we already be wearing them?  Most dogs probably do not associate their collars with the shock.  If they did, they would take them off.  If you put a collar on the dog when it is a puppy, a collar is just something it wears all the time.  Are we wearing collars which could shock us?  Are we wearing collars which do not shock us but could easily be replaced with shock collars?

We will make great pets

Your dog is your best friend.  As long as a dog knows its place, you get along great.  Eventually, you take your dog for rides in the car.  You take him on vacation with you.  You let him play with your friends' dogs.

What is our place?  Will the Masters of the Universe (for lack of a better term) take us out of the yard and let us interact with other kept societies?  I hope they remember to take off the shock collar first.




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Monday, November 19, 2018

Aliens against Eating Tasty Animals

Today I'm going to continue with the recent theme of my take on the Fermi Paradox which I call The Marceau Paradox or why are they hiding from us?

One reason may be that we are too grotesque and frightening.  I do not mean necessarily in appearance, although it is possible that to an alien our concept of beauty is as frightening as the aliens of science fiction are to us.

Frightening Alien Creatures
Frightening Alien Creatures

By grotesque I mean more related to our habits.  Specifically, our habit of eating other animals.  Make no mistake, I am an omnivore and I love meat.  I also believe it is an essential part of the diet.  But even the most devout carnivore has to admit it is a barbaric practice.  We kill other animals, strip them of their hides, and dismember them.  We then put their dissected body parts out on display in markets for sweet and caring parents to serve up to their children.

Best image of a cannibalIf you came from a society which has transcended the need to consume meat or even moreso, from a society which has always been vegetarian and has collectively never considered eating another animal, we would be considered savage barbarians.  They would think of us the same way we think of cannibals.

Phagophobia

Imagine you are an anthropologist or a missionary in the 1700's and you stumble upon a tribe of technologically primitive people.  The natives are kind and hospitable enough but you notice smoke-cured human body parts hanging from trees.   You would probably be both scared and revolted, at the same time.  Phagophobia, the fear of being eaten, is one of the most frightening feelings one can experience.  Unlike fear of the dark, for example, it is also one of the most avoidable.  If you do not like the dark, you cannot stop nighttime from coming.  If you do not want to be eaten, just avoid creatures that might eat you.  Pretty simple.

Could that be what aliens are doing to us?  Are they avoiding us?  Are aliens afraid we will eat them?  Perhaps they see us eating cows, pigs, and chickens and they consider these animals to be our fellow Earthlings.  If all life on Earth is lumped into one type of creature then we might appear to be cannibals, to outsiders.

I am not suggesting that aliens are incapable of distinguishing between species or classes of animals.  As I always say, "anyone who can get from there to here..."  They know.  But that does not mean they perceive the same distinctions between all of us Earthlings.  I know there is a difference between evergreens and deciduous trees, each of which can be broken down into many species.  Do I care about those distinctions when I am hiking through the woods?  Not much.  I just enjoy all the trees.  I know there as a difference between sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks.  Do I care, when I am standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon, taking in the view?  No.  Looks like a lot of pretty rocks, to me.

Grand Canyon

To people from other planets, humans and other creatures of Earth may all be simply Earthlings.  When they see Earthlings eating each other, they may be repulsed and frightened.  Surely they could neutralize us with weapons, more advanced than ours.  Likewise, we could take out any predator on Earth which may want to eat us.  But that does not make it any less scary to come face to face with a lion.  A lion may not want to eat you.  It may be friendly.  But do you really want to take that chance?  You have seen what lions are capable of.  Do you want to try to make friends with a lion?

I am not ready to give up steak dinners or BBQ Chicken.  But I wonder if that is what it would take in order for aliens to make contact with us.  Would mankind consider it worth the sacrifice?




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Friday, November 16, 2018

Are we too violent for Aliens?

What is the Future of Humanity?

I saw a great TV show when I was younger.  I think I was in my early to mid 20's.  I cannot remember the name of the show.  It was not on long and probably did not get great ratings.  It must have been a Twilight Zone type of show which featured different characters in different situations every week.

The episode I am thinking of illustrates a world where a "Mom" computer has helped to create a Utopia.  People no longer have to work because robots, controlled by Mom, do everything for us.  With nothing else to do, people across the globe have been conditioned to sit on the couch, put on a pair of Virtual Reality glasses, and grab a game controller.  This permits them to live out their greatest fantasies without ever getting off the couch.

The thing about this society which makes it more Dystopian than Utopian is that the video games the people play are against each other, using real weapons.  So if you are playing an opponent on the other side of town, you will be controlling a real robotic death machine which goes to the other player's house and destroys him in real life.  Mom presumably has the dead player's house renovated, since everything in the show looked perfect.

After many years of this, all human life on the planet has been extinguished with the exception of one boy and one girl.  In addition to the real life war games, people are not procreating because the fantasy world is more fun and interesting than real life.  Mom realizes that in order for her to really do her job, which is to protect and promote humanity, she must somehow get these last two people to put down their game controllers and mate.

Could this be us in the future?  It is possible.  The show was aired at the dawn of the internet, a decade before we even had smart phones.  Imagine what future undreamed-of technology will enable us to do.  The bigger question is, is this what happened to other advanced societies on other planets which evolved before we did?

The premise has been suggested in a Wikipedia article about the Fermi Paradox.  The reason many academics hate Wikipedia is because, as in this case, you may not know who wrote it and there may be insufficient proof.  The passage cites one article titled Where Are They? by Nick Bostrom at the Future of Humanity Institute.  I do not think Bostrom's article is even purporting that the scenario I outlined is even likely, although he does list many other reasons why we have not been contacted.

But supposed, for a moment, that this happened out there on some planet millions of light years from here.  Suppose it happened on many planets.  That would certainly explain why some civilizations which evolved millions of years before we did, are not visiting us.  It does not explain why others have nor why they have chosen to keep quiet.

Earth creatures are violent by natureSticking with the we-shall-destroy-ourselves theme of the day, one reason aliens may be observing us but not contacting us is because we are so violent.  Out of the nearly 200 countries in the world, only a couple dozen countries have no military.  At nearly any given point in time, there is a war somewhere and the frequency of war is growing.  The US has been at war with Afghanistan for nearly two decades.

Are we too violent for aliens?  

If we cannot stop fighting with each other, why should any external civilization believe we will be nice to them?  If you saw two wild animals fighting, would you tap one of them on the shoulder and say, "Pardon me, but I'd like to establish diplomatic relations with your species."

What you might want to do is take a few steps back and watch the fight.  We do it all the time, whether it is watching animals fight on TV, or Boxing, MMA, or Wrestling.  People love to watch a good fight.  Dial that fight up to war status and it gets even more attention.  People who would never watch two men beat each other up in a boxing ring will watch two armies fight on cable news, or even a movie about two armies fighting, in the theater.

We learn this as young children on the school yard.  The moment a fight breaks out a crowd of kids will encircle the ones fighting and begin cheering them on.  People of all ages love a good fight.

If we ever want our visitors to reach out to us and establish a line of communication we may have to first stop trying to kill each other.  Note, I am not advocating any political agenda.  I am just stating the obvious which is that people are violent, we are highly militarized, we war with each other, and this may make us appear too wild and violent to outside observers - too risky of a proposition.  For now they are going to stay in their Land Rovers and observe the wild animals from afar.

That is it for this week.  I will continue exploring the possibilities of Why are they hiding from us next week.  Have a great weekend!




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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Don't you ever listen?

Ever since the days of Marconi and Tesla we have been scanning the skies for signs of life, elsewhere.  Both men suggested we could send and receive messages to "Martians" using radio.  People across the US got involved in the search when, in 1924, Mars and Earth came physically closer to each other than they would come for the next 80 years.  For three strange days days in August of that year people all over the country turned off their radios for five minutes, every hour.  Meanwhile, about two miles above Earth's surface, scientists on board a blimp watched for signs of life using a "radio-camera."  They did not find anything.

Can Aliens Pick Up Our Radio Waves?

A couple weeks ago I wrote an article suggesting that maybe we are being visited now more than ever because aliens have picked up our radio waves.  So why have we not picked up theirs?

Fox Television Viewing PositionsSurely, a civilization with the ability to travel here from many light years away would have radio receivers of some type.  If they had FM radios like we do and they picked up one of our Pop stations, what would they think?  I am guessing the first response would be, "Turn that crap down!"

I do not know if aliens listen to music on the radio.  But it is inconceivable that they would not be aware of radio waves.  With that in mind, they would have to have noticed our broadcasts.  Why have we not found theirs?

Why Don't We Pick Up Alien Radio Waves?

The reason we are not able to detect alien civilizations via radio waves coming from outer space is simple.  We are too far away.  Assuming other civilizations broadcast information via radio, they would have to be within about a quarter light year away from us in order for us to pick up their stations, with any clarity.  That is a limitation of radio broadcasting.  At least that is a limitation of our ability to broadcast and receive radio waves on this planet, with our current technology.

The Klingon ChannelMaybe on other planets people have ways to send stronger signals or receive weaker signals.  Maybe they are watching I Love Lucy or The Honeymooners right at this moment.  You would think they would respond with something equally witless and entertaining.  Perhaps they have and we are just not able to pick it up.  We need to improve our reception technology.  But then there is already so much garbage on TV, do we really need another station?  Most Americans do not even watch the BBC.  How many would watch The Klingon Channel?

If someone on another planet were to send a point to point transmission, however, it could be received by us from places over a hundred light years away.  The question then would be, what type of message would it be and would we be able to decode it?  It is unlikely that it would be in English, French, Mandarin, or any of the other "major languages" of our planet.  It would more likely be something digital, like the way we transmit information over the internet.  Would we, first be able to recognize that this signal is an attempt to communicate, and second be able to decipher it?  Not so sure.

Satellites scanning for radio waves

Regardless, it is being worked on.  Right now, people at SETI in the US and other organizations around the world, are scanning the skies, looking for any signs of life.  Using large arrays of radio telescopes and sophisticated decoding equipment, scientists are working day and night to find them.  So far, very few results have been reported from this in terms of making actual contact.

Just a pic of Johnny Depp
It is possible aliens are trying to communicate with us now via radio waves but we do not recognize these transmissions.  You have got to think this would frustrate these people.

Imagine if you saw your favorite actor at the supermarket and you waved at him from across the produce section and he did not wave back.  You might think, oh, he did not see me.  I will wave harder.  Still, he does not wave back.  Then you wave more furiously and shout, "Johnny!  Hey Johnny!  Big fan!"  But still he does not acknowledge you.  You would probably just give up and say to yourself, that guy is an a-hole.  He saw me.  Jerk!

In all likelihood, this is how some aliens are feeling.  They are here.  You would think they would say something, right?  What kind of creep hangs out on your front porch and does not try to introduce himself.  You would call the cops.  They have to know that.  So surely they must be trying to communicate - ringing the doorbell, so to speak.

Space Noise

Arecibo
So are we.  Kind of.  In 1974 scientists blasted out the most power message ever or since, from the Arecibo facility in Puerto Rico.  It became known as the Arecibo Message.  I could have come up with that name.

One big message and the Universe was supposed to get it.  It is like when your spouse calls and says you never filled out your kid's permission slip for the field trip.  How could  you have missed it?  It was in the pile of junk mail that has been sitting under a magazine, for a week.  It was mentioned the moment you walked in the door three days ago.  That message went something like, "The kids have been acting like maniacs, the dog is sick, I've got something on the stove, my sister bought a sweater, there's a permission slip in the mail, my mom is coming tomorrow, my car is making a noise."

Don't you ever listen???

They are probably communicating.  We are definitely listening.  We have tried communicating, kind of.  I do not think we are all on the same wavelength, so to speak.  We need to take a step back and reassess our efforts.


At any rate...



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