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Mainstream science says UFO encounters should be studied more seriously (from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 04:58 AM
For years mainstream science has all but rejected the notion of extraterrestrial visitation of the earth out of hnd. However In a recent submission to the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society (JBIS) a group of amercan scientists are using well accepted theories to intimate that the idea may be more science than science fiction. Is this the beginning of mainstream research into the possibility of exrta-terrestrial contact? Only time will tell.
Decades ago, it was physicist Enrico Fermi who pondered the issue of extraterrestrial civilizations with fellow theorists over lunch, generating the famous quip: "Where are they?" That question later became central to debates about the cosmological census count of other star folk and possible extraterrestrial (ET) visitors from afar.

Fermi’s brooding on the topic was later labeled "Fermi’s paradox". It is a well-traveled tale from the 1950’s when the scientist broached the subject in discussions with colleagues in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Thoughts regarding the probability of earthlike planets, the rise of highly advanced civilizations "out there", and interstellar travel -- these remain fodder for trying to respond to Fermi’s paradox even today.

Now a team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there.

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Should the question of alien visittion of the earth truly be seriously studdied by mainstream science it can only mean good things for tose of us with open minds. I for one will wait with baited breath to see how this is recieved by the general scientific community.


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