The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Monday, April 09, 2007

An Ur-universe produces UFOs?

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David Benford, professor of plasma physics and astrophysics at the University of California, Irvine, presents an interesting hypothesis in “What We Believe But Cannot Prove” edited by John Brockman [Harper Perennial, NY, 2006, Page 226].

Professor Benford’s suggestion is that evolution may have created a panoply of universes, with intelligence, and “Our universe may have arisen from selection for intelligences that can make fresh universes…and [an] Ur-universe that had intelligence could make others,” thus selection would be amenable to forming new life, and “Once life-forms realized this, they could make smart universes” whereby if that “did occur, then we are an inevitable consequence of the universe mirroring intelligences who came before, in some earlier universe…”

Now if we take Mac Tonnies’ Earth-centric notion of crypto-terrestrials and rework it with Dr. Benford’s Ur-universe of intelligences that may have ordained life here and/or pre-existed on (or about) this planet, we might have a working hypothesis for the presence of UFOs, an hypothesis that doesn’t rankle the scientific community or those who don’t see any tangible evidence for Tonnies’ parallel civilization.

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