Friday, August 5, 2022

Has The Fermi Paradox Been Solved?

Where Are All The Aliens?


Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi's name is associated with the paradox because of a casual conversation in the summer of 1950 with fellow physicists Edward Teller, Herbert York, and Emil Konopinski. While walking to lunch, the men discussed recent UFO reports and the possibility of faster-than-light travel. The conversation moved on to other topics until during lunch Fermi blurted out, "But where is everybody?"

The Fermi paradox is the conflict between the lack of clear, obvious evidence for intelligent extraterrestrial life and the incredibly high estimates for their existence.

The Fermi Paradox Revisited and Resolved?

In February 2020, four distinguished astrophysicists —Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, Adam Frank, Jason Wright, Caleb Scharf— suggested that Earth may have remained unvisited by space-faring civilizations all the while existing in a galaxy of interstellar civilizations seeded by moving stars that spread alien life, offering a solution to the perplexing Fermi paradox. They concluded that a planet-hopping civilization could populate the Milky Way in as little as 650,000 years.

“It’s possible that the Milky Way is partially settled, or intermittently so; maybe explorers visited us in the past, but we don’t remember, and they died out,” says Jonathan Carroll-Nellenback, an astronomer at the University of Rochester and his collaborators in a 2019 study that suggests it wouldn’t take as long as thought for a space-faring civilization to planet-hop across the galaxy, because the orbits of stars can help distribute life, offering a new solution to the Fermi paradox. “The solar system may well be amid other settled systems; it’s just been unvisited for millions of years.”

Very long times between close-enough encounters with other habitable worlds

In an email to The Daily Galaxy, Carroll-Nellenback expanded on his conjecture that our solar system may have been unvisited for millions of years:

“If the nearest settled star system is currently out of range of our best technology (and future technology) – then we may have to wait for the movement of the stars themselves to bring other star systems closer. This can lead to very long times between close-enough encounters with other habitable worlds… approaching millions of years (or longer depending on assumptions about future technology and abundance of suitable planets).

“So the fact that we haven’t apparently been visited/settled in as far back as we can tell (10 Myr) doesn’t mean that we are necessarily alone in the galaxy – or that we have never been settled… It may just be that settlements are short-lived – and happen very infrequently because the rate of settlement is tied to the motion of the stars themselves. The density of systems (and presumably the density of systems that are suitable for settlements) increases as one moves inward in galactic radius – or in globular clusters – and in those regions – nearby settle-able systems may always be in the range – so one does not have to wait for stellar motions (or millions of years) between encounters.”

Or, as Seth Shostak, an astronomer at the SETI Institute thinks the Fermi Paradox is likely to be explained by something more complex than distance and time, that is, perception: “The click beetles in my backyard don’t notice that they’re surrounded by intelligent beings — namely my neighbors and me, but we’re here, nonetheless.”

“The sun has been around the center of the Milky Way 50 times,” noted Carroll-Nellenback and his collaborators Jason Wright at Penn State, Adam Frank of Rochester and Caleb Scharf of Columbia University. “Stellar motions alone would get you the spread of life on time scales much shorter than the age of the galaxy.”

According to research by Carroll-Nellenback and his colleagues, reported Rebecca Boyle for Quanta, their simulations show that natural variability will mean that some galaxies will be settled, but often not — solving Fermi’s quandary with a solution that avoids assumptions about the intent and motivation of any exo-civilization seeking to settle other planetary systems.

The team calculated the speed of an advancing settlement via probes of finite velocity and range to determine if the galaxy can become inhabited by space-faring civilizations on timescales shorter than its age. They included the effect of stellar motions on the long-term behavior of the settlement front which adds a diffusive component to its advance.

Humans must, therefore, be the only technological civilization in the galaxy.

Their models showed that the Milky Way can be readily ‘filled-in’ with settled stellar systems under conservative assumptions about interstellar spacecraft velocities and launch rates. We then consider the question of the galactic steady-state achieved in terms of the fraction of settled planets. They calculated a range of parameters for which the galaxy supports a population of interstellar space-faring civilizations even though some potential star systems are uninhabited.

The results point to ways in which Earth might remain unvisited in the midst of an inhabited galaxy, breaking the link between astrophysicist Michael Hart’s famous calculation that a single space-faring species could populate the galaxy within a few million years, and maybe even as quickly as 650,000 years and their absence, given the relative ease with which they should spread, which means they must not exist and that humans must, therefore, be the only technological civilization in the galaxy.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Burden Of Proof Regarding UFOs Has Shifted

UFOs Are Real, Aliens Are Real and The Burden of Proof Has Shifted To The Government

Over the last few decades, people would randomly see UFOs and they would have to make a case to their family, friends and the authorities that they were telling the truth. Now so many unimpeachable military, government and civilian witnesses have come forward with so much empirical evidence the burden of proof has shifted to the American government and more specifically the top brass at the Pentagon. The burden of proof regarding UFOs / UAPs is no longer about their existence, now the questions become, what are they, where are they from and who or what is actually in them or controlling them? 

This great conversation between Joe Rogan and physicist Michio Kaju is well worth your time. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Full Congressional Hearing On UFOs With Intelligent Analysis - Disclosure

Full Congressional Hearings on UFOs / UAPs May 17, 2022 - UFO Disclosure Has Officially Started

This may not be the disclosure that the world wanted but it is the best we can hope for right now. Look at it this way, it is at the very least a slow and calculated start.

At 6 a.m ET Tuesday, May 17 2022, the US House Intelligence Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee shed some light on UFOs -- more formally known as unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAP -- with an open hearing.

Among those that presented information on these elusive objects was Ronald Moultrie, Undersecretary of Defense for intelligence and security, and Scott Bray, Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence. 

Keep in mind this is the first formal hearing of which there will be many in the upcoming years. This hearing really set the stage and laid out the ground rules for future hearings. 

Here is Richard Dolans's take on the hearing - it is well worth watching.


Here is another take on the hearings from Coulthart and Zabel on Need To Know. 

Here is UFO Documentary Filmmaker Jeremy Corbell's very interesting take on the Hearing.


Friday, April 8, 2022

Government Documents Show UFO Encounters Result In Injury, Death and Pregnancy

 

Injuries following reported UFO sightings likely caused by 'advanced technology': Former Pentagon official

The former director of a Pentagon unit that studied UFOs called the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program said that recently declassified reports showing a connection between sightings and burns, paralysis and brain damage is likely the result of contact with "advanced technology."

"I think it's fair to say at this point … [that] this is probably not some sort of adversarial technology we're dealing with," Luis "Lue" Elizondo said Wednesday on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."


Elizondo likened the biological damage apparently connected to UFO encounters to getting too close to the engine of an airplane.

"If I'm in the cockpit or … in the aircraft, there's no real threat. But if I stand behind the engine when the engine is firing up, chances are I'm going to get burned, I'm going to lose my hearing. There are medical consequences," he said.

"The question is, is it deliberate? Is it a product of the technology or is it a product of something else? And we think right now and again, let me just preface preliminarily speaking, it's probably just a consequence of the advanced technology."

Elizondo cautioned that the UFO sightings listed in the reports were not just "grandma saw some lights in the backyard."

"These are military eyewitnesses, in some cases, their fighter pilots or their security personnel that have come up close and personal with a … UFO," he told host Tucker Carlson

"This isn't pseudoscience," he said. "I was part of the program. I ran the program for a better part of eight years on this topic, it is absolutely real."

The former director said that it is because of "pressure" from Congress and the media that the reports were declassified.

"Finally, our government is beginning to become more transparent about this topic and tell the truth about this topic … I wasn't at liberty to have [this] conversation [years ago]."

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Stunning Interview With Bob Lazar Who Back Engineered Alien Technology

It makes no difference what you might think of Joe Rogan, this stunning interview with Bob Lazar is well worth your time. He is a physicist who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and also worked on reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology at a site called S-4 near the Area 51 Groom Lake operating location.

Jeremy Corbell is a contemporary artist and documentary filmmaker. Watch the documentary "Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers" now streaming on Netflix.

Educating Humanity has followed Lazar's long and complex career and he appears to be genuine on all fronts. 


Area 51, secret U.S. Air Force military installation located at Groom Lake in southern Nevada. It is administered by Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. The installation has been the focus of numerous conspiracies involving extraterrestrial life, though its only confirmed use is as a flight testing facility.
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