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First British astronaut: Aliens exist among us

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And, from their particulars, they could double as ghosts:

“Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it,” Dr Sharman told the Observer Magazine. “There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of forms of life.

“Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re right here right now and we simply can’t see them.”

Verity Bowman, “Aliens exist and may already be among us, says first British astronaut” at The Telegraph

It’s curious how space aliens are assigned to “science,” no matter what proposition is entertained with respect to them. Perhaps they reward sheer, blind faith.

Hat tip: Ken Francis

See also: Why DO we keep sending music to extraterrestrials? At Slate: “the artists use music as a way of conveying information, whether it’s about our aesthetic sensibilities, our technology, or our physiology—all topics that would presumably be of interest to an extraterrestrial recipient.” And, having discovered we like rock, they sent us Oumuamua, right?

Philosophy prof: Our theories steer us away from finding ET. Every so often the people searching for extraterrestrial life that just never seems to turn up need a pep talk. It often takes the form of “You know, we could be on the wrong track”.

and

Tales of an invented god: The most important characteristic of an AI cult is that its gods (Godbots?) will be created by the AI developers and not the other way around

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Sev @ 4, >Perhaps the aliens don’t have a spare spaceship they can donate to the museum. They’re probably quite expensive. But even NASA has old stuff to put on display down in Florida. Just an old alien model would be fine. ;-)EDTA
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I think that if a UFO landed near me and the captain offered me a quick tour of the galaxy I would be sorely tempted to go. The only reservation I would have is that relativistic effects might mean that when I returned after a year or so, everyone I knew would be long dead and buried.Seversky
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Some governments have released their UFO files. You should read them. And our own astronauts are on board with UFO's and E.T.s existing. As I keep saying, in an Intelligently Designed universe we would expect there to be more than just us populating it.ET
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There's always a different perhaps, which is they are not here and there's no evidence to suggest otherwise. I believe what I can see, not what I wish I could see. This is one of the reasons I'm not a Darwinist. There's no more evidence to support macro-evolution than there is aliens from space living on Earth. On a side note, I would never enter an alien craft and would gladly let others find out if humans are a delicacy.BobRyan
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Perhaps the aliens don't have a spare spaceship they can donate to the museum. They're probably quite expensive.Seversky
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As one who used to believe in aliens visiting the earth (when I was a teen), this must sound intriguing and hopeful to many. But statements like those above (along the lines of "maybe they have the technology to hide from us") stand out for how they explain the _absence_ of evidence. As such, they sound a lot like conspiracy theories, which also creatively explain a lack of evidence. All I want is an alien space ship that I can tour, perhaps housed at the Chicago Museum of Science and Technology or the Smithsonian please. Thank you.EDTA
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No blind faith required. Just the ability to accurately assess the evidence.ET
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This is what I've been suggesting for a long time as well. Maybe they're wearing personal cloaking devices and studying us from stealth observation posts as in Star Trek: Insurrection. Maybe they're humanoid and altered to look like us and they're deciding whether we're fit to survive as in The Day The Earth Stood Still. Maybe they have a base ship in the Asteroid Belt disguised to look just like all the other asteroids there. The possibilities are endless,Seversky
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