Archive for the ‘UFO Religions’ Category
I saw this article today which I know will be of interest to everyone except those who still give Steven Greer the time of day: “Alien-Looking Skeleton Poses Medical Mystery.” The short article is worth reading. The best part is the absolute confirmation, via DNA (including mitochondrial DNA), that the Atacama “alien” is human. The only mystery (aside from why anyone listens to Steven Greer) is why the human corpse (a female) is so small, as scientific analysis is pointing to an age of 6 to 8 years old at death. If that analysis is correct, the corpse would of course not be a fetus as I suggested earlier. Given the anomalous nature of the specimen, I’m actually not quite ready to abandon the fetus view, but only because the anomalous nature might involve tampering with the specimen to produce anomalous results. That speculation is mine, and it is only a speculation. I simply don’t presume Greer would be honest. He has a track record in the other direction. In this case, the best that can be said is that he *knew* the specimen was anomalous, but human, and milked the public for money casting the specimen as proof of an extraterrestrial presence. In short, that would be outright, willful deception. If he didn’t know it was human, then he’s inept, or used inept researchers to put forth something to make money. So it’s either deception or incompetence.
More analysis should get to the bottom (presuming anyone in the real science community will care enough to spend the time and money on this boondoggle).
Some excerpts from the article (emphasis mine):
“While the jury is out regarding the mutations that cause the deformity, and there is a real discrepancy in how we account for the apparent age of the bones … every nucleotide I’ve been able to look at is human,” researcher Garry Nolan, professor of microbiology and immunology at Stanford School of Medicine, told LiveScience. “I’ve only scratched the surface in the analysis. But there is nothing that jumps out so far as to scream ‘nonhuman.’”
Nolan and his colleagues analyzed the specimen in the fall of 2012 with high-resolution photography, X-rays and computed tomography scans, as well as DNA sequencing. The researchers wanted to find out whether some rare disorder could explain the anomalous skeleton — for instance it had just 10 ribs as opposed to 12 in a healthy human — the age the organism died, as its size suggested a preterm fetus, stillborn or a deformed child, and whether it was human or perhaps a South American nonhuman primate.
This is what happens when you promote the work of a charlatan.
Cris Putnam has posted a list of the Top Ten Comments posted online about Steven Greer’s Sirius film. It’s worth a read, unless you’ve worshipped at Greer’s altar for his version of UFO Religion. You might have your faith damaged.
My favorite is actually #10, as it echoes what I’ve been posting here (and I’m no prophet – so how did I figure this out?):
10) Lee Speigel of The Huffington Post wrote, “In early publicity, filmmakers claimed the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the creature with an oversized alien-looking head couldn’t be medically classified. In fact, the film, which premiered Monday in Hollywood, features a scientist who concluded the little humanoid was human.”
Well, I’m sure Steven will make sure to spend all the money he makes on this fraud on his super-important free energy project . . . in Tahiti . . . or maybe Rio. He thanks you all.
Cris Putnam sent me a link to his review of Steven Greer’s film – Greer’s latest effort to cast himself as an avatar for “ET Relations.” Cris noted in the email:
It’s amazingly incoherent that Greer claims to be in contact with the ETs but at the same time the problem with the world is that government is hiding the ET technology…. If he’s telling the truth ET should just give it to him.
Uh . . . yeah. But that’s Greer. Tell everyone you’re an MD till many are convinced that makes you an authority on issues outside of medicine, make lots of noise on the web, then produce content that’s about as logical as a square bowling ball.
Thanks to Cris for the review!
A short time ago I blogged about how the “star map” drawn by Betty Hill turned out (surprise!) not to align with real astronomy. Betty used that map to tell us that her alien abductors came from Zeta Reticuli.
Turns out the map showed up recently in an unexpected (or not) place — the major motion picture that disappointed audiences across the country, Prometheus. Robbie Graham noticed the correlation and wrote about it here. I must have missed it while nodding off. Just compare Betty Hill’s hand-drawn map with the cave drawing in the movie. Hardly a coincidence. Our extraterrestrial makers (the “Engineers”) were from Zeta Reticuli.
Check out Robbie’s thoughts here.
This post appeared yesterday and was kindly brought to my attention: “An Orthodox Christian Perspective on UFOs and Close Encounters“ (ht: Phil). It’s a clear, concise overview. Two items of note: (1) I wish the author had included citations for the all the quotations in it (he does so with most of them) and (2) the take of the author is oriented only toward the occult view — the clear occult connections to UFO sightings and beliefs. I’ve of course had lots to say in that regard, but readers know that I think other options are on the table, and no one explanation provides the answer to the entirety of the UFO / Close Encounter issue. Please have a look; it’s a worthwhile piece.