Tuesday, 5 May 2015

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Ascension Earth 2012

  • Desperately Seeking Extraterrestrials ~ Fermi's Paradox Turns 65 ~ Part 1
  • CRACKING THE CODE OF LIFE ~ Our First Glimpses Into the Human Instruction Manual ~ A Must See NOVA Presentation
  • Water may have been abundant a short billion years after Big Bang
  • Mystery Disappearance ~ Missing Environmentalist's dog Kimnik found alive in High Arctic
  • The Earth Day Meteor Shower
  • Numerology, Near Death Experiences & the Paranormal on Coast To Coast Radio with George Noory
  • Can Two-Star Systems Like Tatooine’s Exist?
  • The Incredible Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
  • Bigger than Baalbek ~ The amazing megaliths of the Ural Mountains
Posted: 04 May 2015 08:52 PM PDT

Excerpt from huffingtonpost.com

65 years ago, in 1950, while having lunch with colleagues Edward Teller and Herbert York, Nobel physicist Enrico Fermi suddenly blurted out, "Where is everybody?" His question is now known as Fermi's paradox.

Fermi's line of reasoning was the following: (a) Most likely there are numerous (maybe millions) of other technological civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy alone; (b) if a society is less advanced than us by even a few decades, they would not be technological, so any other technological civilization is, almost certainly, many thousands or millions of years more advanced; (d) within a million years or so (an eye-blink in cosmic time) after becoming technological, a society could have explored or even colonized most of the Milky Way; (e) so why don't we see evidence of the existence of even a single extraterrestrial civilization?

Clearly the question of whether other civilizations exist is one of the most important questions of modern science. And a discovery of such life, say by analysis of microwave data, would certainly rank as among the most significant and far-reaching of all scientific developments. For one thing, it would lend credence to the suggestion by some eminent scientists, such as Freeman Dyson, that the universe is primed for intelligent life.

But after 50 years of searching, the bottom line is that nothing has been found. If there are indeed numerous technological civilizations in the Milky Way, why have we not been able to detect any signals or other evidence of their existence? Why are they making it so hard for us to find them? In Fermi's parlance, "Where are they?"

Proposed solutions to Fermi's paradox

Numerous scientists have examined Fermi's paradox and have proposed solutions. Here is a brief listing of some of the proposed solutions, and common rejoinders [Webb2002, pg. 27-231]: 
  1. They are under strict orders not to disclose their existence. Rejoinder: This explanation falls prey to the inescapable fact that it just takes one small group in one extraterrestrial society to dissent and break the pact of silence. Given our experience with human society, it seems utterly impossible to think that a ban of this sort could be imposed, without a single exception over millions of years, on a vast extraterrestrial civilization dispersed over multiple stars and planets.
  2. They exist, but are too far away. Rejoinder: Such arguments typically ignore the potential of rapidly advancing technology. For example, once a civilization is sufficiently advanced, it could send "von Neumann probes" to distant stars, which could scout out suitable planets, land, and then construct additional copies of themselves, using the latest software beamed from the home planet. Simulations of this scheme indicate that a single society could explore (via its probes) the entire Milky Way galaxy within at most a few million years, which is a tiny fraction of the galaxy's lifetime. Communication can similarly be greatly facilitated by futuristic, but entirely feasible, high-tech means.
  3. They exist, but have lost interest in interstellar communication and/or exploration. Rejoinder: Given that Darwinian evolution, which is widely believed to be the mechanism guiding the development of biology everywhere in the universe, strongly favors organisms that explore and expand their dominion, it is hardly credible that each and every individual, in each and every distant civilization forever lacks interest in space exploration, or (as in item #1 above) that a galactic society is 100% effective, over many millions of years, in enforcing a ban against those who wish to communicate or explore.
  4. They are calling, but we do not yet recognize the signal. Rejoinder: While most agree that the SETI project still has much searching to do, this explanation doesn't apply to signals that are sent with the express purpose of communicating to a newly technological society, in a form that this society could easily recognize. Indeed, the current SETI project program assumes that the remote civilization is making some effort to signal its existence using technology we can detect. And as with item #1, it is hard to see how a galactic society could forever enforce, without any exceptions, a global ban on such targeted communications.
  5. Civilizations like us invariably self-destruct. Rejoinder: This contingency is already figured into the Drake equation in the L term (the average length of a civilization). In any event, from human experience we have survived at least 100 years of technological adolescence, and have not yet destroyed ourselves in a nuclear or biological apocalypse. Global warming presents a major challenge at the present time, and has recently been explicitly suggested as a negative solution to Fermi's paradox. But we now understand the situation fairly well and are rapidly developing affordable green technologies, leading some, including Al Gore, to change their minds and be cautiously optimistic. Additional, more exotic, technologies are in the works, and at least some of them may bear fruit. In any event, within a decade or two human civilization will spread to the Moon and to Mars, and then its long-term existence will be largely impervious to calamities on Earth.
  6. Earth is a unique planet with characteristics fostering a long-lived biological regime leading to intelligent life. Rejoinder: The latest studies, in particular the detections of extrasolar planets, point in the opposite direction, namely that environments like ours appear to be quite common.
  7. WE ARE ALONE, at least within  our home in the Milky Way galaxy. Rejoinder: This hypothesis flies in the face of the "principle of mediocrity," namely the presumption, dominant since the time of Copernicus, that there is nothing special about Earth or human society. This may be a philosophically satisfying answer to some, but scientifically speaking it is rather disquieting.
The great filterSome writers have suggested that there is a great filter that explains the eerie silence -- some major barrier to a society becoming sufficiently advanced to explore the Milky Way. Possibilities here range from the hypothesis that it might be extraordinarily unlikely for life to begin at all, or that the jump from prokaryote to eukaryote cells is similarly unlikely, or that our combination of planetary dynamics and plate tectonics is exceedingly unlikely, or, as suggested above, that civilizations like ours invariably self-destruct, or that some future calamity, such as a huge gamma-ray burst from a nearby star, invariably ends societies like ours before they can explore the cosmos.One disquieting aspect of this line of thinking is that it then follows that either (a) we are first such technological society, since the great filter is behind us, or else (b) we are in deep trouble, since the great filter, possibly a great catastrophe, is still ahead of us. Along this line, Nick Bostrom, among others, hopes that the search for extraterrestrial life, either on Mars or on an extrasolar planet, comes up empty-handed, because if life were found, either ancient or present-day, this would reduce the number of possible candidates for the great filter being behind us, and it would increase the likelihood that the great filter still lies ahead of us.
With every new research finding of extrasolar planets in the habitable zone, or of potential life-friendly environments within the solar system, the mystery of Fermi's paradox deepens. Indeed, "Where is everybody?" has emerged as one of the most intriguing scientific questions of our time. There is no easy answer.
We will continue this discussion in a subsequent blog. Stay tuned!
Posted: 04 May 2015 08:52 PM PDT

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Posted: 04 May 2015 08:41 PM PDT

Excerpt from thespacereporter.com 

The formation of water vapor after the Big Bang was constrained by the lack of oxygen; it and other elements heavier than hydrogen and helium were created only later on, in the death throes of the first generation of massive stars. Oxygen created by the demises of early stars was swept out in to space by the explosions of supernovae and stellar winds, eventually joining with hydrogen to form water.

This process created islands of gas replete with heavy elements, such as oxygen; these regions were more bereft of oxygen than gaseous regions in the modern Milky Way galaxy. However, a new study by Tel Aviv University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has determined that, in certain islands, water vapor might have been as plentiful as it is today, only a billion years after the Big Bang.

According to a CfA statement, the researchers looked at whether water could form in the primordial molecular clouds, which were deficient in oxygen. Their analysis indicated that large quantities of water could form at around 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Water molecules would have been shattered by ultraviolet light emitted by stars; however, after hundreds of millions of years, an equilibrium between water creation and destruction would be reached.

“We looked at the chemistry within young molecular clouds containing a thousand times less oxygen than our Sun. To our surprise, we found we can get as much water vapor as we see in our own galaxy,” said astrophysicist Avi Loeb of CfA.

The new study has been accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal and is accessible online.

Posted: 04 May 2015 08:35 PM PDT
Environmentalists Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo

A dog travelling with two Dutch environmental researchers presumed drowned in Nunavut has been found alive, according to the research organization that organized their trip.
Marc Cornelissen and Philip de Roo were on a two-month scientific study of ice thickness north of Resolute Bay when they disappeared. An RCMP search and rescue effort was called off Thursday, with police saying the men likely drowned.

RCMP spokeswoman Yvonne Niego said the territory's protection services stop at search and rescue, and recovery options for the pair's gear and dog were a "grey area," casting the fate of the animal, strapped to a sled in the High Arctic, into question.
Kimnik was found walking in the bitter cold after 4 days without food

However, the Cold Facts organization was able to organize a helicopter crew to rescue the dog, which belongs to the local wildlife ranger in Resolute Bay. She was called "Kimnik" on the skiers' blog, likely referring to "qimmiq," the Inuktitut word for Inuit sled dog, its breed.

The dog, referred to as Kimnik on the skiers' blog, belongs to the local wildlife officer in Resolute Bay, and was recovered following a helicopter rescue organized by Cold Facts. (Coldfacts.org)
Tabitha Mullin, the dog's owner, says she was happy to have her dog back.

"I was surprised at how good of shape he's in after four days of not eating," she says.

Cold Facts representatives say they are coming to terms with the loss of their colleagues, who "gave their lives for addressing climate change issues ... and serving science," said Marielle Feenstra, who is with the organization.

"It's tough times for all of us," she said.

Explorer Matty McNair, who lives in Iqaluit, hosted the researchers before they headed to Resolute Bay, says she's in "total shock" at the news of their disappearance and presumed drowning.

"I've known Marc [Cornelissen] for a long time," she says. "We were on the ice going to the North Pole at the same time.

"You know, we've lost two really wonderful, excellent polar explorers. I'm really sad about that."
Cold Facts says the dog was hungry, but doing well.

Efforts now focus on trying to recover the bodies of the researchers to help give closure to their families.

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Farewell from Ascension Earth!

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…And there you have it! This was the end of our discussion about the Mars mission, but I have remained in touch with Chad. At this point, I hope to be able to convince him to do a video or TV interview, but of course, there will be more than a few obstacles to overcome, the main one being that he may currently be in some danger if he goes public.

Furthermore, there is always the barrier of peoples' understandable skepticism.

As I said in the beginning, I cannot verify this story for anyone, nor is my intent to convince anyone of its veracity. My goal is only to help him get his story heard, because if this story IS true, the people of this planet are being lied to on a grand scale, and perhaps this will eventually help the UFO Disclosure Movement. It's time for the lies to be uncovered, and time for the truth -- whatever that may be -- to be known once and for all.

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