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William Shatner calls recent UFO revelations 'ridiculous'

By T.K. Randall
August 6, 2023 · Comment icon 38 comments

Shatner has some interesting views on the topic of alien life. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Super Festivals
The immortal Star Trek actor called into question the idea that aliens would travel all the way to Earth and then 'hide'.
We've heard from a lot of prominent figures involved in space, science and UFO research over the last week or two regarding the recent subcommittee hearing on UAPs and now legendary Star Trek actor William Shatner has joined the fray via an interview with NewsNation.

"You mean, some highly intelligent being goes 10,000 light years with advanced technology, arrives here and hides ?" he said, branding the idea "ridiculous".

"It doesn't make any sense. If they're going to make that journey all the way here, it just beggars the imagination that they would hide and make it, like, 'Peekaboo, I'm here, no I'm not.'"
"I mean, what could we want more than to realize that there are other life forms in the universe that have the same yearnings," he added.

"What's the universe about? What's after death? I mean, the monumental questions would abound, and they would be asking the same questions, but they're not here."

"If they were, they would make their presence known."

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Comment icon #29 Posted by astrobeing 8 months ago
There's a huge difference between "cleaned up" and "every microscopic trace of the event being removed". The second is virtually impossible.
Comment icon #30 Posted by Tatetopa 8 months ago
Even a commercial aircraft crash site gets a very thorough examination.  Pieces of the aircraft are not left, but hauled off to a hanger somewhere and reassembled to find possible crash  causes.  Even small pieces are hauled away for whatever clues they hold. Once the pieces are removed, there may still be indications in the landscape where the crash occurred, holes, broken plants, and furrows.  But generally, jet fuel or hydraulic contamination is subject to remediation.  What farmer or rancher wants his livestock or crops exposed to 500 gallons of jet fuel? If the crash is military, hol... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 8 months ago
Hi, OS. How helpful do you really think it would be to go twice the speed of light? It would still take you 50,000 years to cross the Milky Way.  We need to find the short cut, is what we need 
Comment icon #32 Posted by OverSword 8 months ago
Twice the speed of light theoretically would be th same as a thousand times the speed of light tAs far as time is concerned, no?
Comment icon #33 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps 8 months ago
It's a theoretical problem so who can say, really.  But I assume that at twice the speed of light, you could go twice as far as light in the same amount of time. C = 300 million m/s ;  2C = 600 million m/s 
Comment icon #34 Posted by OverSword 8 months ago
But in theory if you actually travel at the speed of light from your perspective no time would pass and you would seem to appear instantly at your destination. So if you travel twice the speed of light what would happen? But of course the theory is that nothing with mass can even achieve light speed according to current understanding of physics. 
Comment icon #35 Posted by astrobeing 8 months ago
Only the parts they find. In 1978 a DC-8 ran out of fuel and crashed into my city leaving a half mile line of destruction as it smashed through trees. People building a house near the crash site twenty two years later dug up fragments of the aircraft. It's impossible to remove everything.
Comment icon #36 Posted by quiXilver 8 months ago
The 'ner' should be dropped from his last name. This would more accurately reflect the character of that unfortunate little man.  
Comment icon #37 Posted by Rolci 6 months ago
So you're saying Roddenberry (as a representative of our species and our current level of intelligence) could figure out it would be a good idea, but a highly intelligent species could not do the same in millions of years. Yeah, makes sense.
Comment icon #38 Posted by Golden Duck 6 months ago
No, that is not a reasonable interpretation of what I said.  The big clue is the word "allegory".

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