UFOs. Some of us occasionally see them. We don’t know what they are. We’ve only ever seen them in the sky, floating in the darkness of the night sky, almost taunting us in ways unimaginable. What are these things, and why do we have so many accounts of people seeing them? In his new book, Identified Flying Objects: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Approach to the UFO Phenomenon, Dr. Michael P. Masters argues that UFOs are not piloted by aliens. Interested, yet?
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In his book, Masters “examines the premise that extraterrestrials may instead be our distant human descendants, using the anthropological tool of time travel to visit and study us in their own hominid evolutionary past.”
His new book goes into the detail of how it’s much more unlikely for aliens to know where we are in a universe as large as ours (looking past the Milky Way galaxy, here). In fact, Masters states that the aliens that we think are piloting these UFOs could very well be humans! He reasons this:
“We know we’re here. We know humans exist. We know that we’ve had a long evolutionary history on this planet. And we know our technology is going to be more advanced in the future. I think the simplest explanation, innately, is that it is us. I’m just trying to offer what is likely the most parsimonious (resourceful) explanation.”
That is pretty wild. Though it does make sense. Human technology has come so far in just 100 years. Around 100 years ago, things like automobiles were beginning to develop, radios were rolling out, and even the television was being worked on. Now we have flat screen TVs with flexible displays, smartphones with artificial intelligence software, right in our pockets, or even smart fridges. Who’s to say that in another 1000 years, we won’t have personal aircraft capable of time travel?
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Also, what are the odds that an alien race has found humans on Earth and spying on us for years upon years? What would they have to gain from just observing us so much? If these aliens are in fact humans from the future, then it would make sense if these future humans are just observing a more primitive version of themselves (speaking in relation to time, of course).
This is all written in theory, but the arguments Masters presents are really interesting. If you’re interested in his book, check out the Amazon link above!
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