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Michio Kaku comments UFOs and Leslie Kean's book - Aug 23, 2010

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posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 11:37 PM
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reply to post by Arbitrageur
 


I already replied to Alpha_Blue
using that same video Coast to Coast with Art Bell.




posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 11:40 PM
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Thanks, I see it now. But I also added the quotes so even people not inclined to watch the video can see what Kaku said. Not everyone watches (or even CAN watch) the videos.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:17 AM
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I've had a big problem with Michio Kaku's entire take on alternative/paranormal topics since a commercial I heard last year on an AM radio station up here in Alaska that hosts his popular radio show on Sunday mornings.

I don't remember the exact words verbatim but what he basically said was that UFO's, the paranormal, none of it is real because these topics are advocated by the very people that write the magazines about them, the books, etc.. He said if paranormal phenomenon was real it wouldn't need to be advocated to the degree it currently is in popular culture.

That's his answer to the question of whether or not these things are real?

I have a huge problem with this statement!

For starters, I talked about this in the ATS thread from the old Michio Kaku ATS interview but IMO the statement is a mega cop-out!

For alot of reasons..

The reason non-scientists are the ones having to study the phenomenon in the first place is because the real scientists out there won't touch UFO's or the paranormal with a 40 foot pole. Especially someone as notable and respected as Michio Kaku.

Then the scientists claim that there isn't any evidence to suggest the phenomenon is real which is totally and completely false.

The real reason these "non-scientists" are having to study and research UFO's and the paranormal is because noone else will do it. This means their research and evidence are not peer reviewed. They're work is mostly ignored and/or written off completely and the real evidence lacks the scientific scrutiny that is required to finally crack these mysteries.

The real reason we don't have true explanations for these mysteries is because the "scientists" out there refuse to acknowledge or otherwise study and research these phenomenon. Out of fear. Fear of losing respect among their peers, fear of losing federal grants for big research projects and fear of losing their jobs completely.

You can't write off a phenomenon as false when you haven't even studied it enough to have a valid opinion about it.

Noone within the mainstream scientific community has the right to judge UFO's and the paranormal when they haven't done the research required to form anything even resembling a valid scientific conclusion. Thus, almost everything published about the paranormal and UFO's comes from people who in many cases are average working folk like you and me.

It's so much easier for mainstream science to discredit these people and write off their research and evidence when the only real reason they're publishing said books in the first place is because the scientists won't!

So you mean to tell me that the millions and millions of these people, commercial pilots, military pilots, police officers, astronauts, cosmonauts, teachers, engineers, politicians, physicists and other military members from various backgrounds, are all either jumping to conclusions or suffering from some inexplicable form of mass delusion?

It is nonsensical, even for Michio Kaku, to base his opinions about these subjects to "advocacy".. What a lame answer!

The truth is, Michio Kaku's own theories predict the existence of extraterrestrials and UFO's when he sais, at the same time, that they don't exist.

If parallel, infinite universes are a reality (we all know this is Michio Kaku's favorite topic), then in at least one of those universes an alien civilization was able to become scientifically advanced enough to send UFO's to visit earth.

And in at least one of those universes, perhaps they even figured out a way to travel between universes altogether. Maybe The aliens are advanced humans from a parallel universe that have simply crossed over to our universe. Thus, even if planet earth was the only planet to ever evolve organisms into intelligent life, it would still be possible for aliens to visit us here in this universe.

If infinite universes really exist out there in parallel realities, every possible outcome or possibility is a reality in at least one of those universes.

-ChriS



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 08:08 AM
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Reading associated with this video:
Martin Heidegger - On the Essense of Truth (14 pp) @
filepedia.org...

New found discoveries unintelligible by previous limitations of technology and scientific method should not be seen as attacks against our sciences, but rather a need to expand our hypotheses of the sciences to account for their place in the bigger picture.

Science at its heart is concerned with finding the truth of what is -- which by its own virtue attempts to leap over our constantly developing subjective hypotheses of the world around us -- calling our discoveries the actual true objective states. In this process, science is forced to take on the appearance that its method is conscious to all the possible phenomena, even those beyond the current potential of our microscopes, methods and exposure of the universes beyond our grasp. When science claims what is the actual objective state of the infinite, science is no longer understood as just a hypothesis created by the knowledge that presupposes the design of its own system. A system that is created by and limited to the current lens and methods of science at the time and is also considered the guidelines for proving what is possible or true. When science is used to claim things as the ultimate possibility of the objective, it conceals the new scientific breakthroughs and discoveries outside of its own limitations and sometimes goes as far as discrediting its possibility prior to investigating the biggest breakthrough's of this century. What a method reveals is important, but what is concealed by our scientific limitations should always be kept in mind when attempting to define the ultimate possible truth of the world around us. History has shown us that time and time again, new discoveries unthought-of by previous principles of science, have created the need for new hypotheses and expansions of scientific methods to account for what our old technology and scientific hypotheses couldn't.

I'd like to clarify however that these tendencies are usually found at a certain level of scientific development which typically includes professors at educating level. They end up limiting their concern with discoveries only existing within the current hypotheses of science -- which claim to reveal everything as objective. This dismisses new verifiable discoveries which require expansions to our current theories, as impossible, or pseudo science. The professors can even feel as if they need not even test out these new discoveries for the sheer fact that their minds potential for conceptualizing what's possible is still limited to the subjective hypotheses based on our current lenses and methods. New ideas that may seem completely alien to a current approach indeed may become the standard of tomorrow


With the frenzy of UFO sightings that turn out to be airplanes, choppers, clouds, weather balloons, camera artifacts et al, and with a bevy of pseudo-scientist and New Agers who sit and kundilini (levitate) and tell us they are remote viewing and using astral projections having conversations with Aliens telepathically, I can only say thank the deities that there are "THE PHYSICISTS" I sooner go with the physicist than the QUACKS that are out there trying to sell their magical elixirs to all the sheeple.

In the end it is the scientific report perfomed by scientist to determine
whether or not the photo, video or whatever evidence is presented, is
indeed a UFO, meaning unidentified, unless they identify said evidence as
a craft not of this earth!





[edit on 25-8-2010 by KIZZZY]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 08:11 AM
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Originally posted by BlasteR
So you mean to tell me that the millions and millions of these people, commercial pilots, military pilots, police officers, astronauts, cosmonauts, teachers, engineers, politicians, physicists and other military members from various backgrounds, are all either jumping to conclusions or suffering from some inexplicable form of mass delusion?
-ChriS


Thanks for your thoughtful post, Chris. You would be an even more effective arguer for the cause if you worked a little harder to understand what 'skeptics' are trying to say about what UFO reports mean. Your post revealed a sad over-simplistic and inaccurate representation of it.

May I humbly suggest this view of one 'sympathetic skeptic':

The Black Box Approach To UFO Perceptions
www.debunker.com...

more at www.jamesoberg.com...


...and one (of many) reasons why 'UFO reports' can be vitally important to study and understand:
www.msnbc.msn.com...

[edit on 25-8-2010 by JimOberg]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 08:47 AM
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Originally posted by spacevisitor
I am really a bit surprised that Michio Kaku comes forward with such remarks in public now, quite remarkable and important in my opinion.
I admire him as a man in his position for doing that.


Well, yes and no.

It's true that top scientists must consider what they say publicly, since they risk getting flogged for endorsing controversial theories.

I mean, who wants to end up like John Mack or James Watson?

Then again, Kaku is a string theorist, with one foot in the real world and the other in quantum physics.

Those who are familiar with quantum physics know that the world is not the Newtonian sandbox science imagined up until the 20th century,

There are a lot of things out in the Universe a lot stranger than the possibility of extraterrestial visitation,

Consider spooky-action-at-a-distance, wormholes, multiverses and the possibility of teleportation and time travel, and you might actually reach the same conclusion as Enrico Fermi; they should be visiting us, so where are they?

Add to the fact that Kaku likes fame, and that his book sales logically peak every time he's on Coast to Coast show talking science vs UFOs,

I'm not so sure he's sticking his chin out, he might even be playing it safe.



[edit on 25-8-2010 by Heliocentric]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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Good to have someone as experienced as Jim Oberg contributing to a forum that has such a silly title as 'Aliens and Ufos'. Might just as well be 'Tomatoes and ufos'. For while aliens come from science fiction, as NASA historian Steven Dick has shown in his Life on Other Worlds, ufos, now renamed uaps because they don't fly, remain a challenge to science, as Dick himself acknowledges in the same book.

But Jim Oberg is wrong to criticise Kaku and Kean on the 5% (or 2% or whatever) cutoff for 'genuine' ufos. In studies like Hynek et al's Night Siege and the two superb, massive SOBEPS reports on the Belgian wave, by Profs Meessen, Brenig et al. (one thousand pages in professorial French), which focus on cases within the 5%, we find hundreds of witnesses describing what appear to be unmanned, or rather unaliened, surveillance craft of a design and performance far beyond current human capabilities. And these witness reports are backed by two crucial pieces of hard evidence; the Bob Pozzuoli videotape, of a craft of this kind that Al Hibbs of JPL could not identify (Night Siege, p 123) and the Petit Rechain transparency, analysed in great detail (in French) by the physicist Professor Meessen.

So if we look at the 5%, we do see something quite different from the misidentifications responsible for the 95%. Until Jim Oberg or others can provide a mundane explanation for the Hudson Valley and Belgian waves, and the Pozzuoli and Petit Rechain imagery, logic forces us to conclude that Kaku is right and Jim Oberg is wrong. And in the meantime Jim clearly has a lot of French homework to do.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 10:57 AM
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Originally posted by Lowneck
And in the meantime Jim clearly has a lot of French homework to do.


C'est bon! J'aime beaucoup de travailler avec les francaises.

But this raises the question: why push the US gummint to spend money on it when other countries are already doing the work?

Some sort of 'UFO gap' we need to close?

Why?

Meanwhile, I have no problem being called 'wrong' when reasons are given. Lay on, MacDuff!



[edit on 25-8-2010 by JimOberg]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by kyle43
Wow, a Kaku interview that deals with UFO's

AND

Kepler conference this week? How can people not agree that something is about to be disclosed...

This is what I'm thinking. I think that Kaku's interview about UFO and the NASA's announcement go hand-in-hand. They coordinated their announcements. I feel that disclosure is very near.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by Heliocentric

Originally posted by spacevisitor
I am really a bit surprised that Michio Kaku comes forward with such remarks in public now, quite remarkable and important in my opinion.
I admire him as a man in his position for doing that.


Well, yes and no.

It's true that top scientists must consider what they say publicly, since they risk getting flogged for endorsing controversial theories.

I mean, who wants to end up like John Mack or James Watson?


For scientists or whomever coming forward by saying that UFOs or UAPs are real holds no risks whatsoever, but when scientists or whomever coming forward by saying that UFOs or UAPs are real and definitely connected with extraterrestrial beings it will become a whole other ballgame.

Regarding the case of John Mack I thought that that was sadly enough a tragic accident.


Originally posted by Heliocentric
There are a lot of things out in the Universe a lot stranger than the possibility of extraterrestial visitation,

Consider spooky-action-at-a-distance, wormholes, multiverses and the possibility of teleportation and time travel, and you might actually reach the same conclusion as Enrico Fermi; they should be visiting us, so where are they?


I cannot imagine what could be a lot stranger than the possibility/reality of extraterrestrial visitation?

And despite all those things you mention there I can never come to the same conclusion as Enrico Fermi anymore because I am alreay convinced that they are visiting us.



Originally posted by Heliocentric

Add to the fact that Kaku likes fame, and that his book sales logically peak every time he's on Coast to Coast show talking science vs UFOs,


I see no problem in liking fame and that Kaku's book sales peak after a Coast to Coast show.


Originally posted by Heliocentric

I'm not so sure he's sticking his chin out, he might even be playing it safe.


In my opinion he's sticking his chin out but playing it safe at the same time.




[edit on 25/8/10 by spacevisitor]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:41 PM
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"“The world, it appears, is much bigger, much stranger, and far more complicated than most of us can imagine.” Colm Kelleher."

This is a rewording of the British scientist Haldane's comment, in the 1930s,

"I suspect that the universe is not only queerer than we imagine, it's queerer than we CAN imagine"

I like that quote, it underscores the value of increasing our capacity to more wildly imagine, which this site encourages. Excelsior!

ADD:

The quotation is also given as "queerer than we SUPPOSE..."

www.phy.duke.edu...


[edit on 25-8-2010 by JimOberg]



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 01:56 PM
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Originally posted by Arbitrageur

This whole idea about people panicking and what not didn't ever made sense to me . Even if few fundamentals jump out of the window, who cares ?
I agree with you, maybe a couple of nuts will panic but I don't think society as a whole will panic just because we got an alien signal on the Allen Telescope array, or any other kind of peaceful contact.

I think what it would take to make us panic in general would be for a fleet of motherships to surround the Earth like in Independence day and start blasting major cities into piles of rubble. But in that situation disclosure isn't a question and the panic may be justified!

My theory...
If an alien presence did arrive tomorrow, any country with a nuclear weapon will fire at them. Especially the governments in which are directly run by fundamentalist religious groups. People who suffer from mental illness will either try killing people, commit suicide, or go into a deep psychosis stupor. Anyone who cannot handle stress or anxiety (normal folks who are compulsive) will also behave in a 'fight or flight' manner. You are looking at a good 90% of the world population reacting in a negative manner.

United States and other countries will most likely hit 'Defcon I'; thus, they will prepare for mass panic and potential war.

Our first contact will most likely be with a hostile species, which is seeking to stake claim on our natural resources.

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posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by JimOberg
"“The world, it appears, is much bigger, much stranger, and far more complicated than most of us can imagine.” Colm Kelleher."

This is a rewording of the British scientist Haldane's comment, in the 1930s,

"I suspect that the universe is not only queerer than we imagine, it's queerer than we CAN imagine"


You are right, and he also said;


I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine.


en.wikiquote.org...


He died in 1964 so I suppose he did experience due the years how right he was with his saying back then.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 03:24 PM
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Originally posted by spacevisitor
He died in 1964 so I suppose he did experience due the years how right he was with his saying back then.


His biggest surprise was that Stalin didn't turn out to be the God-King he believed in during the Soviet years.... For all his imagination, he was a rabid stalinist, and apologist or denier of all his crimes. Sad -- such vision and such blindness under one skull.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by Lowneck
But Jim Oberg is wrong to criticise Kaku and Kean on the 5% (or 2% or whatever) cutoff for 'genuine' ufos. In studies like Hynek et al's Night Siege and the two superb, massive SOBEPS reports on the Belgian wave, by Profs Meessen, Brenig et al. (one thousand pages in professorial French)
Isn't that the same SOBEPs report where SOBEPS eventually admitted they were wrong (meaning Jim Oberg is right?). Here is the documentary on that case which says SOBEPs admitted they were wrong about the radar returns representing real objects:

The UFO files documentary starts at about 1 minute into this video:


The revelation about the bad radar data is at 8m20s and continues at the beginning of the next part:



And this is relevant to Leslie Kean's claim that when you have a radar return, it means there's something real there, obviously she couldn't be more wrong as this case shows!!!!



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by Tryptych
Leslie Kean on Colbert (August 23, 2010)



Highly interesting.


When Colbert does a segment on it, it's time to listen up!



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
It is the reports from pilots and military peeps, I have always found most interesting. These people are paid and trained to identify the sky and whats in it and should have a better idea than most what constitutes a UFO.

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I'm not impressed by "military peeps" at all as observers of the night sky or the daytime sky. I've been an amateur astronomer for forty years & have never seen anything I couldn't identify. I still believe UFOs exist, but observations of them are extremely rare.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 06:07 PM
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Two more things:

1) I've never been a fan of the 'Ant Analogy' - for several reasons. Firstly, are ants capable of humor, sarcasm, love, highly complex thinking and strategy? Are they loooking for intelligent (or, the meaning of) life, themselves? (obviously, this list could go on and on)

Next, while it may be true that any advanced civilization capable of reaching us (if not already here) would be as advanced (or more) to us that we are to ants, at least we are likely to have more in common with an advanced civ - I think of this as a logorhythmic scale, if that makes sense.

Finally, if you subscribe to the ancient astronaut theory (which I do, it makes more sense than evolution or creation, imho), then we'll be a LOT closer to them than ants to us.

2) Alien or not, at least people have to acknowledge that the 5% represents 1000s upon 1000s of reports, of 'technological entities', performing manuevers and speeds that are absolutely impossible by anything we know of, it will be time for our governments/militaries to start admitting that we do in fact have a LOT of supressed technology, including renewable energy. Can't have both ways, asses!



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 06:26 PM
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I think Leslie is well aware that the radar data was inconclusive, the Belgian general himself admitted it at Leslie's National Press Club event a couple of years ago.

But he also said the flap lasted a year and generated hundreds of reports, plus the photograph.



posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 06:28 PM
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So...you've decided to buy the book then?

Now that's what i call making your mind up, seven times!




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