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Alien hypothesis for the uneducated
john-4316 from Thailand
10 October 2007
I watched this episode and could not believe the lack of common sense
used in making this documentary which was an obvious attempt to
discredit the idea of alien intelligence possibly visiting the earth.
The show "Alien Contact," put forth the following difficulties in
visiting our planet as near insurmountable.
The difficulties are numbered my thought while watching the show is in
1. Gravity their planet may be smaller and have less gravity could not
walk on earth. (Gravity applies to anything that has a mass rest
assured any planet with or without aliens will have gravity. NS did not
say anything about what would happen if gravity on their planet was
stronger therefore making it easier for them to move about on earth).
2. An alien ship may just burn up in Earth's Atmosphere upon entry.
(They have traveled halfway across the galaxy to visit the earth, built
an interstellar spacecraft and not slow down when they come into our
atmosphere and burn up. What kind of sense does that make? We can be
sure of 2 things, 1 The Alien planet will have an atmosphere of some
sort very unlikely they have evolved in a vacuum . 2 If they can travel
hundreds or thousands of light years we can safely assume they are
smart enough to slow down or have a shield of some sort).
3. Bacterial Organisms, will kill the aliens when they land. (This is a
possibility, once again bacteria are very common life forms and found
everywhere on Earth. It's possible that fossil bacteria have been found
on a meteorite which fell in Antarctica. No doubt Aliens will have
bacteria on their planet as well. Unless of course their world is
sterile and they have never encountered bacteria which is highly
4. Aliens would not know how to communicate with us on earth. (I don't
know what an Alien world would be like, perhaps they only have 1
language. Aliens may not even use language and use only thought to
communicate or music is another possibility. If an Alien will make an
attempt to communicate with us I am sure we can work something out;
that is if the Alien even wants to communicate with us. One common
language we will have is physics, after all they did come in a
spacecraft of some sort.)
5. Oxygen may be lethal to Aliens. (This is very true, any scuba diver
will tell you that past 100 meters depth oxygen is poisonous. Whatever
their atmosphere is does not logic dictate that they would know enough
to have testing equipment and spacesuits if required)?
NS put forth the premise "If Alien technology is a Million years ahead
of ours." Well if Alien technology is 1 million years ahead of ours and
have worked out interstellar travel, would it be safe to assume that
they have some knowledge of basic physics and the obstacles put forth
by Naked Science are an obvious attempt to discredit the idea of alien
visitors possibly visiting the earth. Once again they made the
reference to the "Roswell Incident" the 1947 crashed of a supposed UFO
in New Mexico. The US Government said it was a weather balloon. In 1995
the US Government said it was not a weather balloon but a radio balloon
called Mogal. NS skeptic says yes the government lied and now told the
truth. The problem I have with this is: That an Army Major in US Army
Air Corp Intelligence cannot tell the difference between a balloon
(Weather or Radio) and an aircraft / spacecraft of some sort? This is
patently ridiculous. Obviously Naked Science does not think much of the
intelligence of those watching the programs they produce.
The only reason that I gave this show a 3 was because of the
theoretical physicist and the information he provided on warped space
was interesting and correct.
NS has the opportunity to show groundbreaking views and insights into
science. Instead the people that produced this show for some reason
intended to serve as debunker's of Alien visitation using science
without any logic or common sense to prove their point. From now on any
NS show I happen see will be viewed with great skepticism. Obviously
the show is geared for the uneducated that do not have any common sense
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