What Would It Take to Imagine a Truly Alien Alien?

PHOTO-ILLUSTRATION: WIRED STAFF; GETTY IMAGES Science fiction illustrates the perspective-bending challenge of conjuring intelligent life that’s radically different from humans. This story is adapted from The Possibility of Life: Science, Imagination, and Our Quest for Kinship in the Cosmos, by Jaime Green. Thomas Nagel’s essay “What Is It Like to Be a Bat?” unfortunately does not endeavor to answer its titular question. (As a friend put it, it should actually be called “We Will Never Know What It’s Like to Be a Bat, Alas.”) But Nagel is not even interested in questions of batness. His project is to interrogate “the mind–body … Continue reading What Would It Take to Imagine a Truly Alien Alien?


An alien-made artefact or just interstellar debris? What ʻOumuamua says about how science works when data is scarce by Matthew Bothwell is the public astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of The Invisible Universe: Why There’s More to Reality than Meets the Eye (forthcoming 2021). Edited by Sally Davies There’s an iconic moment, filmed in the shadow of the Very Large Array in New Mexico, that many people who visit this giant telescope try to duplicate. A young astronomer sits cross-legged on the bonnet of her car, the towering line of radio dishes vanishing … Continue reading Contact

Aliens are a mirror to humanity

Aliens symbolize the best and worst of humanity. When we dream of aliens, we are pondering our future selves. by Marcelo Gleiser  Scientists explored the possibility of extraterrestrial life long before aliens became a fascination in popular culture. Aliens serve as a mirror to our species. They represent the creativity and promise — as well as the destruction and terror — of being human. Our conception of aliens can teach us about our fragility and the need to grow up as a species if we are to avoid one of the dystopian scenarios of our human-made alien tales. Few topics … Continue reading Aliens are a mirror to humanity

Harvard’s Avi Loeb more sure than ever we were visited by alien spacecraft

The renowned scientist made waves claiming the interstellar object Oumuamua might be extraterrestrial. Now he’s doubling down. by Eric Mack Professor Avi Loeb has had a pioneering career in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. He’s authored hundreds of academic papers on topics like black holes and the early days of the universe, collaborated on projects with the legendary Stephen Hawking and helmed Harvard’s astronomy department for almost a decade, longer than anyone in the department’s history.  But despite an impressive resume that runs deep inside some of the world’s most revered institutions, Loeb has found himself at odds with the mainstream of science … Continue reading Harvard’s Avi Loeb more sure than ever we were visited by alien spacecraft

Why do smart people lie about alien encounters?

An Israeli Defense Minister joins a cadre of politically respectable people with specious claims of meeting E.T. By MATTHEW ROZSA – KEITH A. SPENCER Astronomers, astrophysicists, and nonprofits like the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute have been scouring the skies for signs of intelligent life for decades, and have thus far come up blank. Every year, thousands of stories of supposed alien abduction or interstellar communication emerge from citizens around the world, though just about all of them are dismissed by the scientific community outright for lack of evidence. Yet while most stories of alien abduction emerge from those who are either mentally ill or desirous of … Continue reading Why do smart people lie about alien encounters?

Are the aliens us? UFOs may be piloted by time-traveling humans, book argues

By Leonard David  The great distances covered by visiting “aliens” may be ones of time rather than space, a recent book argues. Unidentified flying objects (UFOs) have captured the public’s attention over the decades. As exoplanet detection is on the rise, why not consider that star-hopping visitors from afar might be buzzing through our friendly skies by taking an interstellar off-ramp to Earth? On the other hand, could those piloting UFOs be us — our future progeny that have mastered the landscape of time and space? Perhaps those reports of people coming into contact with strange beings represent our distant human descendants, returning from the … Continue reading Are the aliens us? UFOs may be piloted by time-traveling humans, book argues

The terraforming of planet Earth, and the planned annihilation of humankind: Dave Hodges interviews Mike Adams

by: Mike Adams (Natural News) Based on the urgency of the revelations that are now undeniable, I’ve decided to go public with information that shows Earth is being terraformed and prepared for a “post-human era.” At the same time, humanity is being mass-poisoned, indoctrinated and driven to cultural suicide. This is all part of the planned genocide of human beings and the occupation of planet Earth by non-human biologicals which need a colder planet, a collapse of plant life, dimmed sunlight and lower oxygen concentrations in the lower atmosphere. (These are all goals of the so-called “climate change” narrative being pushed by Earth’s globalists, … Continue reading The terraforming of planet Earth, and the planned annihilation of humankind: Dave Hodges interviews Mike Adams


New Mexico Solar Observatory Shut Down And Evacuated By Armed FBI For ‘National Security’ Reasons Six MORE Solar Observatories Worldwide Were Also SHUT DOWN And Evacuated At Same Time! The Elite Know Something Is Happening And They Are Hiding Whatever It Is From The World Now Look At These Stunning Video And Photo Stories About The Sudden FBI Military Grade Shutdown And Evacuation Of At Least Seven Solar Observatories Worldwide FBI Says The NM Observatory Was Shut Down And EVACUATED For ‘National Security’ What Could That Mean? What Is Being HIDDEN From The World? Indiana Woman’s Photos Show Enormous Disc … Continue reading WHAT THE FUCK ?

I Don’t Believe in Aliens Anymore

COLIN BRALEY / REUTERS Humanity must learn to find meaning without relying on gods or extraterrestrials. by MICHAEL W. CLUNE Ever since the Renaissance, the sciences have dealt human beings a steady stream of humiliations. The Copernican revolution dismantled the idea that humanity stood at the center of the universe. A cascade of discoveries from the late-18th to the early-20th century showed that humanity was a lot less significant than some had imagined. The revelation of the geological timescale stacked millions and billions of years atop our little cultural narratives, crumbling all of human history to dust. The revelation that … Continue reading I Don’t Believe in Aliens Anymore