March 30, 2010
| How Should Earth Respond When Aliens Say Hello? |
By Clara Moskowitz
If mankind ever does receive a signal from extraterrestrials, one of our first decisions may be what to write back.
As director of Interstellar Message Composition at the SETI Institute, psychologist Douglas Vakoch has thought a lot about this question.
"The challenge of constructing any interstellar message is trying to anticipate what you and your recipient have in common," Vakoch said. "One thing we can guarantee is they won't be native speakers of English or Swahili or Chinese."
And the same problem applies to any incoming message to Earth.
"It's very reasonable to think that we will know there's an extraterrestrial out there, that we will have a message that is distinctly artificial, but that we won't be able to decipher it," Vakoch said.
So choosing a language and means to communicate is just as difficult as figuring out what you want to say. A language based on mathematics and scientific principles is a good idea, Vakoch said, because presumably if aliens are advanced enough to send or receive a signal across the abyss of space, then they'll have some scientific understanding.
Humankind already has some experience sending messages crafted for alien eyes. One of the most famous of these is the collection of sounds and images contained on the Voyager Golden Records, two phonograph records that were packed aboard the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft before they were launched in 1977 on trajectories that have recently taken them beyond the solar system.
"I think the richest description of ourselves that has been sent into space is the Voyager interstellar records," Vakoch said. "They include greetings in 55 languages, over a hundred pictures describing life on Earth."
The contents of the records were chosen by a committee chaired by the late Cornell University astronomer Carl Sagan. They contained recordings of natural sounds such as thunder and bird calls, as well as music from cultures around the world. But Vakoch said these messages were largely symbolic, because most scientists admit the chances of another species intercepting these spacecraft are very slim since they have barely travelled beyond the outskirts of the solar system so far in the 33 years they've been in space.
However, even if our postcards to aliens are never received, the act of crafting them may be a worthwhile exercise.
"Let's step aside from our daily concerns for a moment, and let's think about what we would want to say if our words are going to last a thousand years," Vakoch said.
An interesting aspect of the records, he pointed out, is that they emphasize the positive aspects of life on Earth, while ignoring bleaker realities such as war and environmental degradation.
"It really highlights our natural tendency in making contact in putting our best foot forward," he said. "It's the natural way to meet strangers. You don't typically tell them about all your problems on a first date."
Though this is an understandable inclination, he said that advanced extraterrestrials may find it very intriguing to hear about the problems that humans face on a day-to-day basis.
"We have a lot of problems as a species that we're struggling with," Vakoch said. "We're not sure if we're even going to survive as a species on our planet. I think a more informative message would be actually to talk about some of the challenges we face because I think that's one of the defining characteristics of our civilization."
In a recent project called "Earth Speaks," the SETI Institute solicited public suggestions about what to say in a communication to aliens.
"One of the most common messages coming in to Earth Speaks is the simple 'Help,'" Vakoch said.
Or perhaps people shouldn't bother composing a message at all. Another SETI scientist, astronomer Seth Shostak, has proposed that we just broadcast everything on the Google servers out to aliens.
"Instead of trying to think of what's fundamental, just send them a lot of data and let them sort through and find the pattern," Vakoch said. found on Space.com link below
HAPPY TO SEE THE SAME CHEM TRAILS OVER MY HOUSE NOTICED BY OTHER PEOPLE IN FAR AWAY PLACES. WHY WE JUST SHRUG OUR SHOULDERS AND WALK ON BY IS THE REAL MYSTERY. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US AND WHY ARE WE BRAIN DEAD ABOUT IT- COULD THEY BE SPRAYING DUMMY JUICE ALL OVER OUR NUMB HEADS?
March 29, 2010
Years ago I was surfing around the net and found myself in a chat room that was full of adults discussing UFO’s and aliens. I listened for a long time as a strange woman talked in a monotone slow soft voice intentionally trying to control the people listening to her in this chat room. The woman speaking tried her best to portray a mysterious air of one knowing all the secrets of the universe.
Of course this was a silly lost soul seeking attention for agenda’s of her own strange needs. Her knowledge of space and science was extremely limited. Her claim of flying around the universe was closer to a Disney ride then anything closely related to reality.
She also claimed to have about 50 odd aliens whom she visited by way of a portal in her bedroom closet. She had adorable drawings of the cutest little cuddly little alien fellows of all different kinds on her profile. She added a lovely touch of having them dressed in cute little monk style robes or sweet little outfits that really tied her ridiculous story together with a true flare.
The thing that caught my attention the most was not the silliness of this lost woman but the group of adults who sat listening to her hanging on every single childish word as fact.
I wondered why it never occurred to any of them that it was highly unlikely that 50 different alien species would all be visiting her by way of her bedroom closet . I found it strange that not one person questioned the idea that the aliens were able to walk around our planet’s atmosphere and survive much less be dressed in robes and overall jeans! I think about my visit to that chat room with a shake of my head and a smile.
Maybe we all have gotten our brains dummy juiced by way of Hollywood concerning our concept of what aliens would look like. Typically most people think of them as the grays with large dark almond shaped eyes, or little green men. There are other forms that seem to be popular including reptilians, bug looking aliens and tall blond fair skinned visitors.
The truth is the possibilities in this universe are endless as to what other life forms may look like. I know there are billions and billions of galaxies in our universe each with millions of stars. Each star may have planets or solar systems which may contain millions of civilizations of all kinds of living beings.
There might be other intelligent life forms that may be like us. This of course would require many things to be like our chemical and DNA makeup. We are a carbon based life system. Chances are there may be others.
This is where we seem to lose our thinking. Chances are they are not carbon based but something else and are not DNA by design but QNA or something completely unknown to our structure.
Let’s think about a solar system like Sirius which a very hot star making it impossible for humans to exist. It would however be a place that maybe silicon based beings could evolve and advance. They could survive in an environment we could not.
They also would be beings made from the same material our computers have developed from. Could beings like that be more machine like with less biological material to worry about in their harsh chemical life base? Could those who visit us be closer to our computers then to us? Could that be why we are being walked towards an era of technology where we constantly have cell phones to our heads or walk mindlessly texting throughout our days? Maybe it is no accident we are addicted to our gadgets, our computers and our Televisions. It does give me pause and reason to turn off from the technology grid and tune in to my own humanity. I am not ready to become a walking living programmed machine.
What if our universal neighbors live on a gaseous planet? Could they be large cloud like thinking floating jelly fish type creatures absorbing what they need from their atmosphere and communicating via telepathy?
I can imagine beings of other planets being fish like, bug like or even pure energy without any specific form. I would imagine most beings would have some type of form to hold a brain type structure and many with appendages to build or function. I also realize that they may have two or more brains and many appendages. There also could be those who have mastered the ability to use their brains or thought to move objects and have no need for any type of arms or legs at all. They may be floating brains of energy that simply think life and it happens.
The point is that we need to include science and be realistic when thinking about and preparing for other life forms in our universe. To constantly think they have to resemble us to some degree is just typical egotistical human thinking. They may look somewhat like us and they may not look like us at all.
Aliens most likely would not be able to cope with our climate and planet’s atmosphere just as we cannot simply walk out on Mars surface or for that matter our own Moon. I would think that protective suits or covering would most likely be needed by visiting alien species. I would not be surprised if the grays are exactly that- aliens in protective suits.
Someday we will understand much more about the universe we live in. I think the best thing we can do is keep our minds open and our options wide concerning whom or what shares this universe with us.
Along with the difference in structure, chemical makeup and body design of other life forms we must understand that they also will have different life views. Things we consider important may not be of any consideration to an alien. Things we find offensive or cruel may be common place and normal to a life form with little or no knowledge of the ways of humans.
It would be foolish for us to make our assumptions of life out there by way of life here. The only thing we can be sure of is that we have no idea what is past our own backyard. Once we grasp that fact and understand it is impossible for us to be alone we can begin to slowly reach towards the stars and all those who share this big amazing universe with us.
Be careful out there and keep looking up.
♥ Copyright © 2008- 2010 Chris Holly all Rights Reserved
Chris Holly’s Paranormal World- http://endlessjrny.blogspot.com/
Scientists operating the Cassini spacecraft in its orbit around Saturn have discovered that one of the planet's moons looks remarkably like the hungry 1980s video game icon Pac-Man.
Cassini took this thermal image of the surface of Mimas and produced a map which looks just like the video game character.
The probe measures temperature differences across the object's surface and scientists believe the variations are probably related to the diversity of textures in surface materials.
March 28, 2010
Scientists discover moral compass in the brain which can be controlled by magnets
The moral compass, technically named the right temporal-parietal junction, lies just behind the right ear in the brain
Scientists have discovered a real-life 'moral compass' in the brain that controls how we judge other people's behavior.
The region, which lies just behind the right ear, becomes more active when we think about other people's misdemeanors or good works.
In an extraordinary experiment, researchers were able to use powerful magnets to disrupt this area of the brain and make people temporarily less moral.
The study highlights how our sense of right and wrong isn't just based on upbringing, religion or philosophy - but by the biology of our brains.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1262074/Scientists-discover-moral-compass-brain-controlled-magnets.html#ixzz0jc0Sv0AW
News flash: Jesus was five-foot-eight, quite swarthy, not blond and looked nothing like James Caviezel or Willem Dafoe.
Jesus was not movie-star handsome, nor even handsome at all. And he certainly didn't have blue eyes.
Behold the "real" face of Jesus.
This startling image was painstakingly "lifted" from the Shroud of Turin and reconstructed by computer for the History Channel special, "The Real Face of Jesus," which airs next week.
How did they do it?
Jesus' real face was "recreated" by taking the encoded information and the blood on the shroud and then transforming it into a 3D image, Ray Downing, president of Studio Macbeth, told The Post.
We 'lifted' the blood and isolated it [on the computer]," he said, 'so that would sit 'in air' [on a transparent background]."
Since the Shroud of Turin was wrapped around and not simply draped on the body, the blood was transferred to the cloth as it was wound, and therefore did not align with the places on the face from which it originated.
And what about the rest of the brownish image that appears on the cloth?
Popular theory has it that the image was created when body oils oxygenated on the cloth where it touched the body.
Downing disagrees. "That is a hypothesis that no one has ever tried to disprove and it is easily disproved," he says.
March 27, 2010
Disclose.tv UFO, Authorities investigate Strange Object in Sky Video
3-19-10 ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND
I am a local photographer in Annapolis and I was doing a night shot on the practice fields of St John’s College at 9:16pm, the witness stated. I was using a Nikon D700 with a 70-200mm 2.8 professional lens mounted on a tripod. I didn’t open the files to view the images until a few days later. When I enhanced the dark areas around the buildings, I noticed 9 light blue orbs with a corona like halo around them. They appeared to be in loose formation, banking to the right and departing the area. Several of the objects had a slight maroon hue to them. Ken Pfeifer MUFON New Jersey.
March 26, 2010
We think we die and rot into the ground, and thus must squeeze everything in before it's too late. If life -- yours, mine -- is a just a one-time deal, then we're as likely to be screwed as pampered. But experiments suggest this view of the world may be wrong.
The results of quantum physics confirm that observations can't be predicted absolutely. Instead, there's a range of possible observations each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation, the "many-worlds" interpretation, states that there are an infinite number of universes (the "multiverse"). Everything that can possibly happen occurs in some universe. The old mechanical -- "we're just a bunch of atoms" −- view of life loses its grip in these scenarios.
Biocentrism extends this idea, suggesting that life is a flowering and adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. Although our individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the "me'' feeling is just energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn't go away at death. One of the surest principles of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard ball matrix but in the inescapable life matrix. Life has a non-linear dimensionality −- it's like a perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multiverse.
read entire article @
Universe Has Billions More Stars Than Thought
Counting all of those twinkling lights in the night sky just got a lot harder.
- Astronomers could have miscounted the number of galaxies in the universe.
- Old, distant galaxies are often missed because their light may be obstructed.
- The discovery could add powerfully to knowledge about the timeline by which stars and then galaxies formed.
VIEWING THIS VIDEO MAKES ME THINK IT COULD BE LIKELY THAT MANY OF THE CROP CIRCLES ARE BEING MADE VIA SATELLITES OF SOME SORT OR FROM SPACE BY SOMEONE OR SOMETHING!
WILD MAN COULD MAKE RETURN!
NEANDERTHALS and other extinct creatures could be brought back to life by DNA technology.
The ancient man-like species died out 25,000 years ago.
New Scientist magazine says they are among ten beasts most likely to be recreated using genetic information from specimens found in Siberia.
Others are sabre-toothed tigers, woolly rhinos and the giant sloth.
The magazine said: "The prospect is exciting."
March 25, 2010
Chile: Luminous Entity Spreads Panic Among Bus Passengers
Source: La Estrella de Iquique
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010
Chile: Luminous Entity Spread Panic Among Bus Passengers
[Liliana Núñez Orellana has kindly provided us with this follow-up on the alleged post-earthquake CE-3 witnessed by bus passengers in the vicinity of Iquique - SC]
The sighting of a luminous being on the shore of the region of Tarapacá caused panic among passengers of an intercity bus from Iquique to Santiago de Chile.
The brush with the paranormal took place at 5 a.m. on March 1st 2010, when the passenger bus made a stop along Route A-1, linking from Iquique to Tocopila near the Vicente Mena Beach, between Punta Gruesa and Chucumata.
At that point, one of the female passengers began mumbling in h er sleep: “They’re there, outside, there’re here,” creating expectation among her fellow bus passengers. She was wakened by one of her traveling companions. Once awake, the woman reacted as she looked outside the bus, seeing a fluorescent cylindrical structure in the sea. She began screaming and and causing alarm among the other passengers.
Collective panic gripped the passengers at this point, who after a few seconds “claimed having seen a top-shaped spacecraft emerging from the sea”, according to researcher Raul Rivera.
When everyone inside the bus calmed down and endeavored to photograph the luminous structures with their cellphones, the consternation and screams made an encore. “A being standing approximately 3 meters tall, thin and with impressive flashes of light, began walking toward the highway,” explained Rivera, stating that the case is being rigorously investigated in Santiago.
Once in Santiago, the experiencers went their separate ways, “making the investigation a difficult undertaking,” according to Enrique Silva, one of the two persons in charge of the process. He says that until now “only eight eyewitness accounts exist – a paltry sum, considering that an inter-city bus generally transports between 30 and 40 passengers.”
The identities of these eight witnesses is being kept in complete secrecy while future eyewitness accounts are sought, and the investigation can truly be finalized.
One of the open issues of this sighting is that neither the bus driver nor his assistant can be found. This has only served to stoke expectations, as some witnesses claim that the driver’s assistant took photos and videos of the encounter.
“There are key witnesses to the case. We cannot say who they are, nor the company to which the bus belongs. I can only say that something happened, as the e yewitness accounts are in agreement. I can say that a strange phenomenon occurred at that site,” Silva states explicitly.
The rigorous nature of the investigation is not only due to the sighting’s complexity or the difficulties involved in finding the final location of the passengers. The researcher in charge of the study adds that “there is an armed organization involved with the sighting, not as the source of the phenomenon, but as key witnesses. Therefore, the information involved, and the investigative process, must be handled with great care.” Silva explains that “we should have results this week or early next week.”
found @ http://inexplicata.blogspot.com/
The Space Age Car Which swerves away from danger by 'talking' to other vehicles
March 24, 2010
I have a wonderful friend who is a scientist. He is a brilliant man who is one of our countries best physicists. I learn from my friend constantly and love to talk with him on everything from vacation spots to UFO’s.
Recently I was talking to my friend. We were discussing our families and the weather including the odd behavior of Mother Nature this year. Out of the blue my friend said to me, “I think there are just too many things about UFO’s,aliens in fact all the unknown subjects that do not make sense to me. I think that many things going on are far more sinister and frightening then we could ever imagine.”
I had no idea what he was talking about. I asked him what he thought was sinister and frightening?
I will admit that this friend often talks to me about things I do not fully understand but this time I really had no idea where he was going with this. I told him if he was going to drop a bomb like that one he needed to explain to me what he was talking about. My friend explained to me his thoughts;
“What if our very existence, our everyday life, is a false reality provided for us by a alternate dimensional, an alien group or humans from another era that control us through our governments. What if it is not the worlds governments denial of what is going on with these subjects, but the governments trying to protect us from who or what really is running the show.
What if we are like a big Disney land. The surface is a fabulous place to bring the kids and have a great vacation; however the underground working of the park is a dark mechanical greasy horror being worked by people you would never want near your kids or family? On the surface it is one thing. The truth underneath, however, is a completely different story. “
I thought for a moment about this awful idea. I tried to think up a reason this would not be true. The only thing I came up with was war. I asked him if this was so why would they allow all the war and conflict to take place on the earth’s surface if we are all controlled. Why would they allow that to go on?” My friend said, “Maybe they are the haunted house areas of this planets purpose. Maybe it is for comic relief or a way to weed out the weak among us or a test we failed once before that we are being given another whack at.” That idea made me feel extremely uneasy.
Could we be a huge experiment, or a form of entertainment? Are we a huge laboratory? Are we living false realities controlled by a master group we have no knowledge of? Are we being used by our own kind who somehow advanced to a point where they control our existence from afar and we are pawns in a game we know nothing about? Extremely strange concepts that fit into an extremely strange list of unknowns.
What if we are being visited by our own species who survived a catastrophic event long ago who have been trying to restart this planet and the human race? What if the people of today were seeded from people of long ago who now far advanced watches us and nudge us to survive where they once failed. What if what happened to them will happen again and they are the ones trying to keep the species alive and well. What if those who walked before us lost the ability to live on the surface of the earth and linger below? Could we be looking outward to those who visit, take and experiment on us when all along we should have been looking inward?
Could the healthy humans who live on the surface of our planet today be needed by humans from the past who lost the ability to survive in today’s climate?
I have no idea what the answers are. It does seem however we are lost to the answers of the unknown. We seem fearful of the truth of what was or what could be. I learned long ago to keep my mind open as I do know that one day we will understand the answers to so many of these confusing questions.
I am sure life has existed in this universe for a very long time. I think we need to consider all possibilities when the questions concerning life in the cosmos are examined. We are new to the game of developing intelligent life in this universe. Realizing what a new life form we really are compared to the age of space and time around us makes me understand that we understand little and have miles to go before we can comprehend the truth.
I can only wonder what the answers may be when my friend questions -what may lurk below?
I am left with many questions about this planet and the universe around us. As it stands most of it falls into the unknown. I learned long ago that many of the paranormal events reported are real. I know other beings exist. I just wish I knew the who, what and where of it all. I will continue to seek the answers to these questions. If we keep our minds open and look at all possibilities one day we may have our answers.
Take nothing for granted. Realize there may be many different answers to all these difficult questions. If we combine our minds and fight our fears we will one day understand all that seems so mysterious to us now. Remember before all else always be careful out there, pay attention to your surroundings, and keep looking up!
♥ Copyright © 2008- 2010 Chris Holly all Rights Reserved
Chris Holly’s Paranormal World- http://endlessjrny.blogspot.com/
March 23, 2010
Emerging from the gloom these spectacular skull reconstructions tell mankind's story of evolution. Gathering bone fragments from across the globe, scientists have created these images of what man looked like millions of years ago. Paleoanthropologists used sophisticated research methods to form the 27 model heads.
see the full photo line up of the skulls - see what you think
Bees in more trouble than ever after bad winter
TODAY - March 24, 2010
I read that on the net....I wonder if the chemtrail spraying is adding to the problem?
Scientists have identified a previously unknown type of ancient human through analysis of DNA from a finger bone unearthed in a Siberian cave.
The extinct "hominin" (human like creature) lived in Central Asia between 48,000 and 30,000 years ago.
An international team has sequenced genetic material from the fossil showing that it is distinct from that of Neanderthals and modern humans.
read the entire article at BBC .com UKhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8583254.stm
The Easter Bunny Bulks Up for his Day!
March 22, 2010
Add plumbing to the mysterious arts of the ancient Maya, investigators report. In a Journal of Archaeological Science study, anthropologist Kirk French and civil engineer Christopher Duffy of Penn State report on a conduit designed to deliver pressurized water to Palenque, an urban center in southern Mexico, more than 1,400 years ago.
"The ancient Maya are renowned as great builders, but are rarely regarded as great engineers. Their constructions, though often big and impressive, are generally considered unsophisticated," say the study authors. However, they add, "(m)any Maya centers exhibit sophisticated facilities that captured, routed, stored, or otherwise manipulated water for various purposes.".......
Excavations reveal the 217-foot-long, spring-fed "Piedras Bolas" aqueduct underneath Palenque was designed to narrow at its end, producing a high-pressure fountain. It's the first example of deliberately-engineered hydraulic pressure in the New World, prior to the arrival of the conquistadors in the 1,500's. Now eroded, the conduit dates from 250 A.D. to 600 A.D.................
found on Imaginative Worlds link below or click post title
Now That's What You Call Big Ball's !
read full article at Science Daily link below