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Proclaiming the new science of astroforensics

Proclaiming the new science of astroforensics

November 21, 2011 - British physicist, cosmologist and astrobiologist Paul Davies, a professor at Arizona State College, has published “Footprints of alien technologies” in Acto Astronautica, the journal of the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2005, Davies grew to become the chairman of the SETI: Article-Detection Science and Technological innovation Taskgroup of that organization. In this scientific publication, he argues that “We need to not neglect the chance that alien technologies has impacted our quick astronomical environment, even Earth alone, but probably a extremely extended time back.” He asks what traces, “if everything”, could stay of this sort of existence, and focuses on biological, geological and bodily traces.

In small, Davies is arguing that there may well be evidence of “ancient aliens” on or in the vicinity of planet Earth and he is urging his colleagues to go in search of it. Of course, Davies employs the time period “astroforensics”, rather than “ancient aliens” – some newspeak is required, if only simply because in any other case, his suggestion would never be satisfied with any openness from his academic colleagues. In general, the article is further evidence that Davies is a correct scientist: a man who tries to develop the boundaries of knowledge and scientific exploration.

In latest years, NASA has moved away from SETI as the major motor to search for intelligent life in the universe and in direction of astrobiology. As chairman of the SETI taskforce of the IAA, it is fascinating that Davies way too now argues that SETI is way too bespoke in its attempts to answer the concern of no matter whether or not there are extraterrestrial civilizations. He feels that we should expand the search, “to address footprints of alien technology in the most general perception, such as indirect evidence.” He argues that “we ought to mobilize the whole scientific community to ‘keep their eyes open’ for telltale symptoms of alien technological exercise.” In short, Davies is inviting Science to embrace the search for ancient aliens, which is really a courageous act.

However Davies is more than inclined to take into account that our Earth has been visited in the past by an extraterrestrial civilization, he also believes that it is “extremely not likely” that this contact took place “within the time period of human habitation of Earth, and is likely to have transpired hundreds of hundreds of thousands or even billions of years back.” So what Davies is at the moment suggesting, is nevertheless really diverse from the “Ancient Aliens” tips. This is remarkable, for what forty years of ancient alien investigations have shown, is that there are great indicators that we had been visited by historic aliens “within the period of time of human habitation of Earth”, and the likes of Carl Sagan, one of the wonderful proponents of SETI, agreed.

Still, the strategy which Davies suggests as to how and in which to search for “footprints” of this technologies are of interest to the “standard” ancient alien strategy: nuclear waste, big-scale mineral processing or geo-engineering, biotechnology and artifacts.

Nuclear waste that is probably from prehistoric times, of course, has been identified in certain parts of India, and connected with the chance of the best evidence for an historical ET existence. The discovery is all the far more intriguing as there are references in the Mahabharata, which relates tales of incredible warfare in the sky, and killings on planet earth happening in the quite region wherever this nuclear substance has been recognized. It is one of the topics I tackled in “The Historic Alien Concern”.

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