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Sometimes reality is stranger than fiction as the old adage goes. Scientists at Penn State studying a distant star called KIC 8462852 have released a new study postulating that based on the light it is emitting, an alien race may have constructed a massive device to that harnesses the power of the star. The theory is that the aliens have constructed a shell or semi-shell (a swarm in the jargon of the study) around the star and are siphoning off its power slowly over time. If this sounds like something out of an episode of Star Trek, then you are not far off.
The device being described is called a Dyson Sphere or a Dyson Swarm depending on the particulars of the construction. It’s named after physicist Freeman Dyson who described the concept in a 1960 study.
Oddly enough, we got flying saucers because of a journalist's error. ... Kenneth Arnold hadn't reported seeing flying saucers. In a memoir of the incident for the First International UFO Congress in 1977 Arnold revealed the flying saucer label arose because of a "great deal of misunderstanding" on the part of the reporter who wrote the story up for the United Press. Bill Bequette asked him how the objects flew and Arnold answered that, "Well, they flew erratic, like a saucer if you skip it across the water." The intent of the metaphor was to describe the motion of the objects not their shape. Arnold stated the objects "were not circular." A look at the drawing he did for his report to the Air Force shortly after the incident confirms the truth of that statement.
originally posted by: klassless
Scientists Suggest Aliens Are Harnessing Energy From This Star
By Michael McDonald - Aug 12, 2016, 5:02 PM CDT
Now, we have scientists talking out of their heads about a subject that they have no evidence for and they're guessing what "aliens" are involved in. NOTHING to support their comments, unlike real scientists that work with real evidence so that they can reach a factual conclusion. I hate reading that kind of non-scientific crap. It's okay to theorize 'cause the theories could result in solid data. The Drake Equation is one of those worthless theories. You start with 1, us, and wind up with more than when the only evidence is for 1.
How do you feel about this story and my negative opinion which in the long run doesn't amount to a hill of beans?
Once you're invoking arbitrary advanced aliens doing something with technology far beyond ours then there isn't very much that can't be explained. We don't really want to resort to that until we exhaust all of the natural explanations we can think of.
Not only is reality sometimes stranger than fiction it is just as unbelievable. I find this story utterly ridiculous. How can anyone in their right mind accept this out-of-this-world concept? An idea was proposed in 1960 and now, 56 years later, the "aliens" are using that idea! That's similar to "Bequette's Error":