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The CIA agent who made startling claims about aliens

Alright, we've got climate change, war in Ukraine, extreme economic disparity between the wealthy and the poor, sociopolitical tension between all sides, and, uh ... aliens. Like, actual extraterrestrial biological beings piloting actual flying saucers.

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    The CIA Agent Who Made Startling Claims About Aliens - Grunge

    The CIA Agent Who Made Startling Claims About Aliens - Grunge

    Alright, we've got climate change, war in Ukraine, extreme economic disparity between the wealthy and the poor, sociopolitical tension between all sides, and, uh ... aliens. Like, actual extraterrestrial biological beings piloting actual flying saucers. If anyone's ever watched "The X-Files" and felt sympathetic for abductees whom no one believed, or seen footage of a UFO convention where a whistleblower claims to have seen alien craft in government hangars, or just wondered how the crashed 1947 Roswell, New Mexico craft could have been — wait for it — "a weather balloon," well, now's your chance to gloat. As retired CIA officer John Ramirez says: Aliens are real, aliens are here, and come 2027 something big is going to happen.

    Aliens Might Look A Lot Like Humans. Here's Why

    Aliens Might Look A Lot Like Humans. Here's Why

    Sometimes "Star Trek" fans find themselves in the position where they have to defend all of the series' various rubber-headed aliens. Science-savvy folks naturally think, "There's got to be a huge variety of life in the cosmos. It's hubris and nonsense to think that alien intelligence would be bipedal humanoids. How would we even know life if we found it?" Fair point. Even the good folks over at PBS Spacetime did an episode about the possibility of life composed of one-dimensional cosmic superstrings living in the cores of stars. As the phrase goes, the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence.

    Everything We Know About The History Of The Universe

    Everything We Know About The History Of The Universe

    Since its launch in 2021, NASA's Webb Telescope has delivered spectacular images, including the deepest image ever taken of the Universe. As noted by Science, the fine details seen by Webb include a galaxy 13.1 billion years old. Objects this distant may not be visually impressive, appearing in images as little more than fuzzy reddish blobs (nearby galaxies look much more impressive), but they can offer a fascinating glimpse into a time when the entire Universe was still young.

    The Story Behind Albert Einstein's UFO Letter

    The Story Behind Albert Einstein's UFO Letter

    1952 was a big year for UFOs or flying saucers, as the press liked to call them. In the first six months of the year, there were more than 16,000 mentions of UFOs in nearly 150 newspapers across the U.S., according to "The Autonomy of History: Truth and Method from Erasmus to Gibbon." The year before, the popular Hollywood film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" came out, cashing in on the growing hysteria around outer space aliens, garnering rave reviews and a Golden Globe, per TCM, and ushering in a slew of other UFO-themed films.

    Scientists Have Interesting Thoughts About What Aliens May Look Like

    Scientists Have Interesting Thoughts About What Aliens May Look Like

    So aliens, right? They're gangly predators who sprout tentacles from their skulls, and each tentacle has like 20 gnashing mouths on it. Or they're giant protoplasmic space blobs color-shifting in the sun as they hurtle spaceship-less to Earth to coat the planet in cosmic goo. Or you know, they're basically humans but with pointy ears, severe eyebrows, and a tendency to say, "Live long and prosper." The point is: aliens take the shape of human fears and dreams. They also reflect a storyteller's narrative goals in literature, films, TV, etc. So rather than use fiction to envision alien life, we should turn to real researchers.

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