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Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 01/27/2010

Life on other planets

By David Ignatius

Is there intelligent life on other planets and, if so, would it get anywhere near the World Economic Forum? That depends, I guess, on whether we are talking about ET (who would probably prefer kids on bicycles playing monotonous tonal music) or some extraterrestrial version of Bill Gates (if that isn’t redundant).

To ruminate on this problem, and reduce my weltschmerz quotient, I wandered over to a session on “Life on other planets” after the bleak luncheon talk by George Soros. The session featured a remarkable scientist named Jill Tarter, who holds a chair at the SETI Institute (as in Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence). The basic question she posed: What if someone out there is asking (and answering) the same questions we are?

Tarter explained that even with all the work being done to capture signals that might be sent from other worlds, this work has only begun. “To get a good numerical approximation, all the SETI searching we’ve been able to do on and off for the part 50 years is equivalent to examining just one glass of water from the Earth’s oceans.”

She described the new work being done to capture signals from distant worlds with ever-more-subtle instruments, and she suggested that to get ready for the coming “close encounter” with other life forms, we start adding “Earthling” to our Facebook and MySpace profiles. You first on that one, Jill.

This is the sort of mind-bending stuff you encounter at Davos, and it’s one reason I go back each year. The brain food makes up for the sometimes-not-so-cogent “special messages” from very earthbound world leaders who attend the conference.

I asked Tarter afterwards what it would do to our human culture here on Planet Earth -- to George Soros’s broken financial markets, for example -- when the moment comes that we realize, for sure, that we are not alone in the universe. She said she wasn’t certain -- the reaction could be good or bad -- but that’s one reason we should start talking about the possibility now: to mitigate the shock when the real moment arrives.

Tarter recalled her own closest alarm. In 1998, she was certain that she was recording new and inexplicable noise in the cosmos. For more than six hours, she was convinced this was IT -- the great moment of inter-galactic connection. It turned out that it was a European spacecraft that hadn’t been coded properly in the system. But for those few hours, she said, she was “exuberant.”

By David Ignatius  | January 27, 2010; 10:57 AM ET
 
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I encourage you to watch "The Phoenix Lights", a documentary, and tell me how there is no explanation for a mile wide object passing over military airspace.
I tkeeps occuring, yet no coverage. Why?
Who knows, maybe some of the hosts at Davos?
I'm just sayin' is all.

Posted by: ripper368 | January 27, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Rather than a genuine effort to discern the truth about intelligent alien life, SETI seems more like a radio astronomers’ full employment program. Why else would that organization confine its search only to distant star systems, instead of: hailing the further study of pictures taken by astronomers at Nanjing, China of an unknown object during a July solar eclipse; urging the release of remaining government radar track data which now tend to correlate with visual object observations around Stephenville, Texas in 2008; demanding increased financing to determine the true origin of curiously similar RF-emitting objects removed from separate persons by Dr. Roger Leir, which under lab analysis show characteristics of non-naturally occurring carbon nanotubes? Jill Tarter dismisses UFOlogists with lacking hard evidence, using faked photos, and believing only what they already wanted to, but their closer-to-home efforts threaten to uncover the truth and make her organization’s efforts moot. That’s why she cannot acknowledge them or the evidence- anecdotal and tangible- that they offer.

Posted by: Keehotee | January 27, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

In the writing called "the Pearl of Great Price," written through Joseph Smith Jr., a missing portion of the Book of Moses is revealed. In it God tells Moses that worlds without number have I made and the first man on each is named Adam.

A Book of Abraham is also there. God gave him information on the planets and God's residence and the timing of the revelation of planets etc. He was to take the information to Egypt and show them.

These can be found at lds.org scriptures.
The answer to many questions that scientists are looking for are already written on earth in holy books. God has cross referenced prophets that became other religions (in error) to bring true unity and peace when we follow the word God sent and not religious leaders and writers.

http://www.divine-way.com
God has solutions to world problems we created by ignoring His wisdom.

Posted by: MarieDevine | January 27, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

"I asked Tarter afterwards what it would do to our human culture here on Planet Earth -- to George Soros’s broken financial markets, for example -- when the moment comes that we realize, for sure, that we are not alone in the universe."

Life on other planets is not relevant to George Soros; but the word of God is. It is becoming increasingly evident that we are destroying ourselves with the employment lifestyle. The reward God promised of a garden paradise lifestyle need not wait until after death or after Christ returns or whatever theology one believes. The garden paradise lifestyle is the only sustainable development that can save us from destroying ourselves.

Even our wars, immigration, energy crisis, disease, and social and security needs are all solved when we choose a garden paradise lifestyle.

Jesus said, What does it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul? or What will a man give for his own soul? It is my hope that the George Soros and Bill Gates of this world will see their riches as rewards of time going the wrong way and will turn to a garden paradise lifestyle with their families and find the true riches of life. Until they do, they will be the blind leading the blind and both shall be in utter darkness.

http://www.divine-way.com
God has solutions to world problems we created by ignoring His wisdom.

Posted by: MarieDevine | January 27, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh, yeah, for sure....there are still untapped markets on Mars for Chinese flat screen TVs, New York junk bond dealers, CDOs, sub-prime mortgages, Goldman Sachs, Chinese solar enery panel, Saudi oil, Afghan drugs.....Al Qaeda, may be?

It is also the best way to escape the crumbling infrastructure (education, roads, social security, health insurance, devalued pensions......).

Posted by: ordak100 | January 28, 2010 4:52 AM | Report abuse

Keehotee writes:
"Jill Tarter dismisses UFOlogists with lacking hard evidence, using faked photos, and believing only what they already wanted to, but their closer-to-home efforts threaten to uncover the truth and make her organization’s efforts moot. That’s why she cannot acknowledge them .."

Mainly it is because her scientific peers would demand she be cut off from any funding if she expressed any interest. They are paranoid about looking like idiots
which they define to be anyone with an interest in these things not wholly aligned to their perspective. In fact, they are like sharks that devour inquiring minds that stray too far from orthodoxy.

Posted by: AnotherContrarian | January 28, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

AnotherContrarian wrote:

Mainly it is because her scientific peers would demand she be cut off from any funding if she expressed any interest. They are paranoid about looking like idiots which they define to be anyone with an interest in these things not wholly aligned to their perspective. In fact, they are like sharks that devour inquiring minds that stray too far from orthodoxy.
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That begs the question of WHY, if they are genuinely motivated to learn if we are not alone, those peers demonize other serious research that could potentially yield an answer locally, not many light years distant. My main suspicion is that their rice bowl is at stake, but based on reports of unmistakable threats to desist received by some witnesses and researchers, it may also be personal safety and “official” acceptability. It’s not very threatening if aliens are discovered WAY out there…

Posted by: Keehotee | January 28, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps one day mankind will evolve beyond the diaper stage, but until that happens, I have to wonder why WOULD an advanced species want to visit Earth?

To bring home our secrets on the safe handling of spent nuclear fuel? Copy our ability to end war and foster cooperation between the world's religions? Maybe they approve of the enlightened way in which we govern ourselves.

Or maybe they really like NASCAR, the movie "Earth Girls are Easy" and want to crush empty beer cans on their oversized foreheads...

Posted by: EdenSprings | January 31, 2010 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Life on other planets?
Yes off course.
Can't you remember?

Can you recall what you did yesterday, last week, last year or your 1. year birth day?
Can you recall anything from the day of your birth?

Must humans can't or won't.
But does that means that it didn't happened?
No, it just means that they can't or won't recall it.

Can you recall anything from the time before your birth?
Many humans can. Most humans won't

Now, are the humans who can and do recall their past lifes, insane, stupid or lying?
You wouldn't know. Unless your where there yourself.

When do your memory starts and ends?
Is your memory physical? Does it have mass? Does it exist in space and time? Can you point at it, reach out with your hands and touch your memories?

A lot of questions. But in the answers you find the truth about; that your are, who you are and where you are. What you are, you detemine yourself.

Find these answers first, and go on from there.
Do not only recall you present existence. Go further and deaper into your memories.
It's in there somewhere. It happened. You where there. And you recorded it all.
Don't believe for second, or choose to believe, that your records are destroyed and lost forever.

Recall your whole track, back to the beginning. And even before the beginning.
There you have the reason and cause to it all. In the beginning you find the creation of it all.

If you choose to excuse or distance yourself from the cause and creation of it all, by creating an entity as the cause of it all and name this entity GOD. You are welcome.
Must humans actually do so. It's off course much easier to do so (hide in the crowd), than to recall their own whole track of memories. So much pain, loss, faliures, destructions and misemotions. And who wants to confront and take responsibility for that?

The truth is very simple. And that's properly the most difficult to comprehend and accept.
You are the cause and creator, mostly running away from your responsibility.
Why? To create an effect. To play a game. That's why.

Posted by: kristiankkl | January 31, 2010 9:52 AM | Report abuse

It's amazing that SETI is still operating since they have found no signs of ET life. I don't get it, doesn't there sponsors expect results? If they are not finding any ET signals using this technology, why keep using it?

This is an obvious and blatant cover up, who needs SETI when millions of people are video recording a mixture of real ET crafts and the Military Industrial Complex's ARV's that have been back engineered.

Interesting how the Military will not confirm or deny but the Catholic Church comes out and announces that ET's can exist but it should not change the belief in God.

This shows the "Self Preservation" and "Power" the establishments are trying to keep. It's nice to see that millions of people are catching on to this cover up.

Who needs disclosure from any Government or Establishment when you've see one for yourself.

It's obvious the Trans National Governments know that disclosure is close, but they'll make up more propaganda and lies to maintain power and control.

Wake up sleepy heads.


Posted by: TheInfamousOne | January 31, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

SETI is a front organization mandated to provide no evedence of UFO or any other alien life form.

Come on David start being a reporter insted of a lacky for the system.

Do some home work and then report the truth about UFO's and the alien presence on earth.

Posted by: jetdrive | January 31, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Jetdrive's post. The purpose of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is to report no finding of Extraterrestrial life. In reality, contact has already occurred. The scope of this contact is constantly expanding, and thousands of individuals and groups have been personally contacted by Extraterrestrial peoples. Slicing through all the disinformation on the web is a real chore. Here are some reliable, informative links for those wishing to explore further.

This is an excerpt from a recent Disclosure Project e-mail blast, concerning this article:

“In spite of the fact that SETI's radio telescopes are antiquated technology to the ETs - the equivalent of ancient humans sending out smoke signals and expecting them to be detected by our cell phones - in fact, SETI has actually detected signals from other civilizations, and has covered up that data! A SETI insider revealed this fact to Dr. Steven Greer, and Dr. Greer broke that news in an interview with Art Bell on Coast-to-Coast AM a few years ago, though he came under heavy criticism because he refused to identify his reliable source, to whom he promised anonymity.”

I’d like to direct interested readers to CSETI (The Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence): http://www.cseti.org/

“ CSETI is committed to the thoughtful long-term development of bilateral ETI-Human communication and exchange, and open public education on the subject. We regard this endeavor as the most important scientific and educational project of the next thousand years and invite you to join us.”

If you’re looking for the very best textual evidence, please visit The Disclosure Project website. Here is an excerpt directly from their webpage: http://www.disclosureproject.org/

“The Disclosure Project is a nonprofit research project working to fully disclose the facts about UFOs, extraterrestrial intelligence, and classified advanced energy and propulsion systems. We have over 400 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses testifying to their direct, personal, first hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret.”

Posted by: Michael_Allen | February 1, 2010 4:20 AM | Report abuse

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