UFOs & ETs

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The Alien Signal [2016] That Wasn’t

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2016/08/31/the-alien-signal-that-wasn-t

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http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aa65c9

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Fast Radio Bursts [2017]:  E.T. Is *Not* Calling Home

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/12/29/fast-radio-bursts-et-is-not-calling-home
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http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/01/09/fast-radio-bursts-update

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2018 Signal detected by amateur astronomer came from long-lost satellite,                    NASA confirms

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/02/01/signal-detected-by-amateur-astronomer-came-from-long-lost-satellite-nasa-confirms.html

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… the 1977 ‘Wow!’ Signal was a natural phenomenon from a Solar System body.

http://planetary-science.org/research/the-wow-signal/

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CIA admits: All those UFO sightings in 1950s?  ‘It was us’

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/12/30/cia-admits-all-those-ufo-sightings-in-150s-it-was-us/

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There’s no smoking gun anywhere in the 6,700 pages, which represent the ninth collection of government UFO files made public by the U.K.’s National Archives in Kew.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/21/declassified-ufo-documents-dont-prove-alien-life/?intcmp=features&intcmp=features

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The Truth Behind NASA’s Famous [1996] UFO Videos
If I thought it was an intelligent craft, I’d be the first one to speak up.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,524617,00.html?test=latestnews

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World famous UFO hunter under fire over claims his videos do NOT prove existence of extraterrestrials… by rival alien spotter

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2910071/youtuber-secureteam10-accused-of-publishing-ufo-videos-which-do-not-show-real-aliens/

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The emergence of crop circles around the world have become increasingly prevalent since the 1970s, their mysterious appearance causing many to consider them the work of UFOs.  In 1991, self-professed pranksters Doug Bower and Dave Chorley went public to claim responsibility for the trend, demonstrating their skill at making the typically ornate pattern[s] in less than an hour.”

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/01/24/ufo-enthusiasts-fascinated-sleman-crop-circle/?test=latestnews

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The Scientific Evidence:

Is there anybody out there?  Probably not…  [One] mathematical model suggests that the odds of finding new life on other Earth-like planets are [only] 0.01 per cent over four billion years.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080416110124.htm

[A much more realistic & comprehensive mathematical model can be examined  here .]

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We are alone in the universe.
Professor Brian Cox says alien life is all but impossible and humanity is ‘unique’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2809183/We-universe-Professor-Brian-Cox-says-alien-life-impossible-humanity-unique.html#ixzz3PBsnI1kZ

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The three astronomers conclude their paper by demonstrating that the probability of advanced life arising must be far more remote than what [even] they calculated.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/08/29/are-we-alone-in-the-cosmos

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Required Fine-Tuning for Unicellular Life
Required Fine-Tuning for Advanced Life
Probability Estimates for Features Required by Various Life Forms
Probability Estimates on Different Size Scales for Advanced Life Features

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2010/11/16/rtb-design-compendium-2009

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… despite the fact [SETI researchers at] UC Berkeley ha[ve] been analyzing radio signals from space [for nearly 40 consecutive years] on various telescopes, no telltale signals from an intelligent civilization have yet been found.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2008/02/08/anybody-out-there

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Does ET Have a Home?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTXHf2gDSiw&feature=player_embedded#!

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How Do We Grapple with the Idea that ET Might Not Be Out There?

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/11/how_do_we_grapp079291.html

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Space Radiation Devastated the Lives of Apollo Astronauts
New research points to serious concerns about human survival during deep space travel.

http://observer.com/2016/07/space-radiation-devastated-the-lives-of-apollo-astronauts/

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… the probability for extraterrestrial intelligent life — very conservatively from a naturalistic perspective — is much less than 10-100,024,000,532 .  In longhand notation it would be 0.00… 001 with 100,024,000,531 zeros between the decimal point and the 1.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2007/12/03/does-the-probability-for-eti-1

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A tiny, one-person (500kg) spacecraft would require 226 x 1015 joules of energy to accelerate it to just 1/10 the speed of light.  The entire United States consumes more energy than that every single day.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2016/11/12/can-we-travel-outside-our-solar-system

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NASA thinks we can find another Earth in another nearby star… [but] Crossing the cosmic void will require superfast spacecraft, far more advanced than anything built today… [and] propulsion technologies that could [at least conceivably] get an astronaut from here to Alpha Centauri in less than 50 years [don’t even yet exist]… To get there in a human lifetime [which means no one who goes can return], a rocket would have to travel at least 3,000 times faster than current propellants… can thrust.  [And there aren’t any habitable planets orbiting Alpha Centauri anyway.  The closest knownhabitableexpolanet so far is several human lifetimes away.]…  Radiation shielding — perhaps [extremely heavy lead or similar material] — would be needed to protect the crew [during several generations worth of transit time]…  Even a [single] microscopic [i.e. undetectable] dust particle traveling at 50 percent of the speed of light relative to a spacecraft [which would  be similar to the required speed of the spacecraft relative to Earth] could [no, would] cause a cataclysmic impact…  [H]ow do you manage all the disagreements, personality conflicts, simple claustrophobia [and a variety of other psychological pathologies] that are [already scientifically verified as] bound to erupt during a [multiple-lifetimes] long journey?…  Why not just send a robot?  [Because a] mission to another star cannot rely on controllers back home.  A desperate message from Alpha Centauri would take 4.4 years to reach Earth, and our response would take another 4.4 years to return.  [And that’s to a star system that contains no habitable planets.]  If the spacecraft is run by a robot, it would need a level of autonomy that        [far, far exceeds current robotechnologies].”

http://discovermagazine.com/2003/aug/cover

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Cosmic rays may prevent long-haul space travel

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn7753-cosmic-rays-may-prevent-long-haul-space-travel/

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Space travel may be harmful to the brain, study suggests
Prolonged cosmic radiation exposure could hasten Alzheimer’s

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121231180632.htm

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Beings Not Made for Space

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/28/science/bodies-not-made-for-space.html

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… less than 1 percent of our galaxy stars [are] candidates [for life].   These candidate limits for possible habitability are for microbes only . For plants and animals to possibly exist on a planet the ultraviolet habitable zone is much narrower and there is much less possibility of overlap with the liquid water habitable zone.  The constraints are even more confining yet for advanced life and especially so for advanced life maintaining a high-technology civilization.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/12/27/overlap-of-habitable-zones-gets-much-smaller

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… the Sun stands alone among all the stars that astronomers have identified…
in possessing all the stellar features that advanced life requires.”

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/04/17/our-sun-is-still-the-one-and-only

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Why Earth Is Unique [as of 2008]

http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,377942,00.html

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Did Aliens Put a Wow Signal in Our DNA?  Hardly.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/08/24/did-aliens-put-a-wow-signal-in-our-dna

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Observed Exoplanets:

The vast majority of exoplanets currently classified as habitable…  no longer can be classified as habitable.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/07/04/electric-wind-becomes-9th-habitable-zone

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Of the 3,547 planets discovered so far, only one resides in all nine known habitable zones — Earth.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/did-god-create-any-other-planets-for-life-hugh-ross-looks-at-the-scientific-evidence-171640/

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… a large fraction of the giant-planet candidate systems with chromospheric emission stronger than the Sun are not giant-planet systems, but false positives.

http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8205/830/1/L7

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… any possible life on solar system bodies besides Earth is limited (at best) to extremely radiation-resistant or subsurface microbes… [and] stellar flares seriously challenge the possible habitability of extrasolar planets and moons.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/11/13/flares-challenge-habitability-of-bodies-beyond-earth

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The three astronomers have added to the ever-accumulating evidence that [our] solar system is unique and special in its exquisite design features that enable it to sustain advanced life on one of its planets.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2017/12/11/more-evidence-for-rare-solar-system-doctrine

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Don’t Let Mars Fool You.  Those Exoplanets Have To Teem with Life!

Just Don’t Ask Us For Evidence

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2013/11/dont_let_mars_f078731.html

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Mars rover Curiosity found methane in one of its core drills but methane one of the simplest ‘organic’ molecules and the methane detected by Curiosity likely comes from abiotic gas-water-chemical reactions.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/06/08/did-curiosity-find-evidence-of-life-on-mars

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Gliese 581g: A Black Eye for Believers in Habitable Earth-like Exoplanets

http://www.evolutionnews.org/2014/07/gliese_581g_a_b2087691.html

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Just because exoplanets could have habitable environments, that does not mean that life evolved there.”

http://www.space.com/20161-alien-life-rare-universe.html

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The Search For Water:

Too Much Water Is Bad for Life!
We can draw several conclusions from all of these studies.  The first is that for planets in the liquid water habitable zone, globally extensive, very deep oceans will be the norm.   The second is that planets with globally extensive, very deep oceans are poor candidates for the origin and survival of unicellular life and are not candidates at all for more advanced life.  Third, a planet like Earth that is neither water rich nor totally desiccated is a totally unexpected outcome.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/11/08/too-much-water-is-bad-for-life!

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Waterworld Planets Are Acidic, Primordial Earth Was Not

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2018/05/14/waterworld-planets-are-acidic-primordial-earth-was-not

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… the presence of liquid water on a planet’s surface does not guarantee the existence of life.  Consequently, astronomers seek other signatures indicative of life.  The detection of free oxygen in the atmosphere represents one [possible] biosignature.” 

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2013/09/03/signatures-of-life-on-an-exoplanet

[However…]

… the detection of free oxygen in the atmosphere of a planet [cannot] be considered an unambiguous signature for the existence of life.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2009/12/07/is-oxygen-a-signature-for-life

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Habitability:

What Does “Habitable” Mean?

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/tnrtb/2014/05/19/exoplanets-what-does-habitable-mean

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Does Life Need to Be Carbon-Based?  Science Says: Absolutely.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/impact-events/read/impact-events/2016/10/28/does-life-need-to-be-carbon-based

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The team’s research adds one more factor to the several hundred factors that already exist that must be fine-tuned to an extraordinary degree for a planet to be truly habitable.

http://reasons.org/explore/blogs/todays-new-reason-to-believe/read/todays-new-reason-to-believe/2016/09/12/ionic-strength-and-planetary-habitability

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Siegel may not have been aware of the phosphorous problem when he wrote his article, ‘The Drake Equation Is Broken; Here’s How To Fix It.’  But he certainly should have known about the origin-of life-problem.  His failure to account for the former is a reasonable mistake, but his failure to account for the latter is not.

https://evolutionnews.org/2018/04/updating-the-drake-equation/

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A Biblical Perspective on UFOs:

A Theistic Explanation for Why We Can’t Find Any Extraterrestrials

https://pjmedia.com/faith/2017/09/09/theistic-explanation-cant-find-extraterrestrials/

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[While] the common view among opinion makers today seems to be that Christians should worry about discovery of an advanced ETI [extraterrestrial intelligence]…                It appears that Christians have enough theological resources to account for the existence of ETI [should it ever be found].

http://www.equip.org/articles/would-extraterrestrial-intelligent-life-spell-doom-for-christianity/

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… while the vast majority of UFOs have natural explanations (possibly 99%), RUFOs [Residual UFOs] consistently defy a natural explanation.  RUFO-related phenomena strike an objective person as being real, but not physical, being deceptive in nature, and possibly malevolent in intent.  Also, a biblical case can be made that RUFOs reflect a demonic influence.  One should be cautious, however, about drawing any hard and fast conclusions about UFO phenomena.

http://old.reasons.org/buzz-ufos [Cannot locate updated URL.  Please assist.]

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[UFO] contactees may, at times, be experiencing real contact with an objective reality, but, Christian theology… has condemned the various occult practices common to contacteeism…  Unlike much of the modern mindset that denies the realm of the demonic (malevolent supernatural beings subservient to Satan), the informed Bible-believing Christian is fully aware of the reality of Satan and his fallen angelic hosts (Job 1:6-12; Ezek. 28: 11-19; Matt. 4:1-11; John 8:44; 2 Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:11-12; James 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6)…  Since [occultic] channels allow [“alien” spiritual] entities to effectively take over their minds and bodies, [self-identifying contactees] are susceptive to being, and in some cases may in fact be, demon-possessed (Matt. 4:24; 9:32-34; 12:22-24; Mark 3:7-12; Luke 11:14-26).

http://old.reasons.org/articles/alien-encounters-fail-the-test

[Cannot locate updated URL.  Please assist.]

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Ancient Aliens Debunked is a 3 hour refutation of the theories proposed on the History Channel series Ancient Aliens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuZmhb5yrsI

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Some have suggested the 887 giant heads currently documented on the 63-square mile in the middle of the Pacific Ocean were built by stranded extraterrestrials… [but] Ethnologist Jared Diamond believes the gigantic carvings were dragged on wooden sledges, a technique successfully tested by UCLA archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg.”

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/21/did-easter-island-statues-walk-or-rock-and-roll/?intcmp=features

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Jodie Foster may have seen proof of alien lands in the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film Contact, but the real life astronomer the filmmakers based their sci-fi odyssey on didn’t find so much as a tentacle.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/22/alien-hunter-retires-after-35-year-quest-for-et/?test=latestnews

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Seeing Sprites: Researchers Catch Glimpses of Electromagnetic Bursts High in Earth’s Atmosphere

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120814144839.htm

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