mp4 slide show Feb 12, 2020

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In the first hour, Prof. Michael Masters discussed his theory that evolutionary trends in culture and biology may ultimately result in humans becoming the ones piloting many of the UFOs that are seen around the world-- their craft are likely the very devices that allow  our descendants to venture backward across the landscape of time. Rather than extraterrestrials, Masters has dubbed these visitors as "extratempestrials," and he suggested they could be coming back from different future time frames, which might account for their varying appearances, though they've primarily been described as humanoid. During fetal development our eyes grow out of our brain, he explained, so if the human brain continues to expand as we evolve, so will the eyes, and this might account for why the extratempestrials have such large heads and eyes. Looking at alien abductions from a paleo-anthropology perspective, he noted that it would make sense that beings from our future would be interested in testing such things as skin, fecal, semen, hair, and egg samples to learn more about us.

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In the second hour, theoretical physicist Jack Sarfatti argued that the technology behind the Tic Tac UFO (2004 incident off the USS Nimitz) is not mysterious at all- it folds space into a warp drive in such a way as to get to where and when it desires with tiny amounts of energy. Sarfatti claimed we can build our own Tic Tac-style craft quickly and that it would be in America's best interests to do so, as Russia already has a head start. Such spacecraft would render all our conventional weapons obsolete, he remarked, particularly if the warp capacity was weaponized. Sarfatti revealed he was contacted as a child in the 1950s "by what I think is the intelligence behind the Tic Tacs we're seeing today...It said it was a conscious computer aboard a spacecraft from the future." Concurring somewhat with the conclusions of Michael Masters in the first hour, he believes that many of the UFO visitors have time travel capabilities.

On November 14, 2004, the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group Eleven, including the USS Nimitz nuclear aircraft carrier were conducting a training exercise off the coast of Southern California when the Navy’s radar systems detected as many as 20 anomalous aerial vehicles. In the latter half, Rich Hoffman, a 25+ year Army Information defense contractor and founding member of SCU (Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies), discussed a recent paper his group published which examined the extreme speed, acceleration, and power outputs demonstrated by the Tic Tac UFOs. By some estimates, he reported, the craft reached speeds as high as 104,000 mph, and had a parabolic trajectory that contained as much energy each second as the detonation of a tactical nuclear weapon.

The Pentagon videos show a thermal signature rather than the object itself, he explained, and one of the UFOs traveled to the planned destination of a fighter jet, suggesting it had an awareness of the military's maneuvers. Further, Hoffman added, Navy airman Lt. Cmdr. Slaight witnessed a mirage-like effect around the anomalous object. This rippling distortion might have represented a field connected to craft's propulsion, Hoffman suggested, and he related it to radiation residue at UFO landing sites. There were also reports of UFOs exiting or entering the water, and Hoffman pondered whether the Tic Tac's field might have been causing a disturbance or pattern in the water.

At 8:50 p.m. on September 29, 2019, security guards at Arizona's Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station noticed something unusual. A half dozen mysterious drones were flying over the facility's perimeter fence.

Housing three nuclear reactors, Palo Verde is the largest power plant by net generation in the U.S., supplying electricity to an area bounded by Texas on the east and California on the west. The plant is located just 50 miles (80 km) west of the city of Phoenix whose metropolitan area is home to almost 5 million people.

The security guards described the drones as being about two feet (60 cm) in diameter, flying at an altitude of between 200 and 300 feet (60 and 90 m), having red and white lights, and having employed their spotlights as they approached the plant.

The drones flew over a series of gates, arriving at the area surrounding the reactors' concrete domes. The guards watched as the drones remained there for nearly an hour before flying off. Then, to add insult to injury, the next night at 8:51 p.m., four drones returned and stayed for an hour, only this time, they didn't need their spotlights to find their way.

Because drones are operated by remote control, it's hard to determine who was operating the drones, or what their intentions were. However, the drone flights were definitely illegal because Arizona has a law that prohibits drones from flying 500 feet (152 m) horizontally or 250 feet (76 m) vertically from any critical infrastructure. In this case, "critical infrastructure" must certainly include a nuclear power plant.

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A new type of dark matter that could strongly interact with regular matter to form large discs that would overlap galaxies like our own has been postulated by a group of researchers in the US. There is believed to be at least four times as much dark matter in the universe as there is ordinary matter. But despite its great abundance, dark matter is generally thought to very weakly interact with conventional matter, causing it to form amorphous halos around galaxies that contrast with the richly structured galactic discs themselves. The new research suggests this view may be oversimplified, arguing that a substantial minority of dark matter might in fact interact strongly, and could be detected in cosmic-ray observations.

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I fully recognise that I may be savaged for discussing parapsychology under a rubric including the word “science”.  In 1969, the Parapsychological Association, founded in 1957, was formally affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and this affiliation remains in effect to this date.  So, based on membership in the most establishment institution of science, parapsychology is science.  But is it really?

We speak of big science: I have even photographed it.  Parapsychology is small science.  There are only about 50 people in the entire world doing serious laboratory experiments in the field today, and the entire funding for parapsychology research in its first 130 years is about what present-day cancer research expends in about 43 seconds.  Some may say “What has parapsychology produced in all that time?”, but then one might ask the same of much cancer research.

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Within the next few years, the number of planets discovered in orbits around distant stars will likely reach several thousand or more. But even as our list of these newly discovered "exoplanets" grows ever-longer, the search for life beyond our solar system will likely focus much more narrowly on the relatively few of these new worlds which exhibit the most Earth-like of conditions.

For much of the scientific community, the search for alien life has long been dominated by the notion that our own planet serves as the best model of conditions best suited to the emergence of life on other worlds. And while there's an undeniable logic to seeking life in the same sort of conditions in which you already know it to be successful, there are scientists like Dirk Schulze-Makuch, an astrobiologist with the Washington State University School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Abel Mendez, a modeling expert from the University of Puerto Rico at Aricebo, who also see such a model as the product of a potentially limiting form of earthling-biased thinking.

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