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Would anyone care about the discovery of Martian life?

Posted by Anonymous on March 18, 2013

… A panel discussion on this topic took place on June 24, 2012 at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute’s SETIcon II conference in Santa Clara, California. This panel, titled “Would Discovering ET Destroy Earth’s Religions?,” concluded that the resulting impact on religion from such an alien discovery is “probably not going to be as severe as we might initially think.”

In addition to this panel discussion on the topic of the extraterrestrial impact on religion, an “ETI Crisis Survey” was conducted in 2008 by Dr. Ted Peters, professor of systematic theology at both Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary and the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley California, to test the belief that, “upon confirmation of contact between Earth and an extraterrestrial civilization of intelligent beings, the long established religious traditions of Earth would confront a crisis of belief and perhaps even collapse.” AsLiveScience explains, this survey polled more than 1,300 religious individuals and found that “believers were extremely confident that the discovery of intelligent aliens wouldn’t shake their faith.”..

http://www.openminds.tv/would-anyone-care-about-the-discovery-of-martian-life-936/

If ET could show us exactly how we evolved, life on Earth from zero to now, no Adam, no Eve, would a billion people suddenly die of embarrassment? Would entire nations crumble to dust? No, people would adapt, the ego protection would kick in and today’s most ardent believers would say things like, “I, for one, always knew the Bible wasn’t *literally* true. I just liked the creation story .”

What were people’s reactions when the Earth was admitted as NOT being the center of the Universe? Heads exploded?

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Largest Habitat on Earth found: Deep Inside Oceanic Crust

Posted by Anonymous on March 15, 2013

Microbes have been found living deep inside this crust at the bottom of the sea. The

crust is several kilometers thick and covers 60 percent of the planet’s surface, making it the largest habitat on Earth

For the first time, scientists have discovered microbes living deep inside Earth’s oceanic crust — the dark volcanic rock at the bottom of the sea. This crust is several kilometers thick and covers 60% of the planet’s surface, making it the largest habitat on Earth.

The microbes inside it seem to survive largely by using hydrogen, formed when water flows through the iron-rich rock, to convert carbon dioxide into organic matter. This process, known as chemosynthesis, is distinct from photosynthesis, which uses sunlight for the same purpose.

Chemosynthesis also fuels life at other deep-sea locations such as hydrothermal vents, but those are restricted to the edges of continental plates. The oceanic crust is much bigger. If similar microbes are found throughout it, the crust “would be the first major ecosystem on Earth to run on chemical energy rather than sunlight”, says Mark Lever, an ecologist at Aarhus University in Denmark, who led the study. The results are published in Science.

“This study is highly significant in that it confirms the existence of a deep-subsurface biosphere that is populated by anaerobic microorganisms,” says Kurt Konhauser, a geomicrobiologist at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. …

“Given the large volume of sub-sea-floor crust, one can’t help but wonder how the amount of living biomass there compares to that at the Earth’s surface,” says Konhauser. …

via Life Found Deep Inside Earth’s Oceanic Crust: Scientific American.

Flash  back to Dec 2006 and this stunning discovery:

Radioactivity Feeds Microorganisms in Deep Biosphere

It’s like in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” by Jules Vernes.

Earth does not cease to reserve us surprises, in an era when we plan colonies on the Moon….

Analyzing the results of an Ocean Drilling Program on the board of the research ship “Joides Resolution”, scientists estimated that 10 to 50 % of all the biomass on the Earth is found deep below ground.

The researchers found living microorganisms in drilled cores from up to 400 meters below the sea floor; contamination was ruled out….

In the upper layers of sediment, up to 100 million microorganisms/ml were counted; deeper, in the 35 million year old sediments on the Earth’s crust, there were still 1 million microorganisms/ml.

Only the upper layers are in contact with the ocean water, so scientists were puzzled by where the energy to provide life in the depths of the sediment came from.

Taking as a basis the energy sources in the deposits that are available to the cells in the form of organic carbon compounds, it is possible to calculate that the cells could only divide every thousand years, which is not plausible with current understanding of living cells.

To solve the puzzle, the American-German team used the latest technologies from biogeochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology in analyzing a wide range of samples from the bottom of the sea.

They found a model which explains microorganisms’ survival due to the natural radioactivity deep under the sea floor. This provides energy that breaks water apart in hydrogen and oxygen.

Radioactivity is produced by the decomposition of naturally occurring potassium, thorium and uranium isotopes.

This process can deliver sufficient energy for the microorganisms, making these communities independent from the Earth’s surface. …

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In my mind this fantastically supports the idea of microbes from outer space surviving a journey of millions of years inside comets where radioactivity (Aluminum, and/or longer lived Potassium, Thorium, Uranium) would provide energy.

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Closest Earth-like world could be 6.5 light years away

Posted by Anonymous on March 15, 2013

Any aliens on the closest Earth-like world to us may just be finding out that Pluto is no longer a fully fledged planet. A new analysis suggests that the nearest potentially habitable world is just 6.5 to 7 light years away, which means it should now be receiving radio broadcasts from 2006.

Last month, Courtney Dressing and David Charbonneau of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, announced that the nearest neighbouring Earth-like planet is probably orbiting a small, cool red dwarf star about 13 light years away.

Dressing and Charbonneau sifted through data from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope. Kepler looks for dips in starlight as planets pass in front of their host stars, as seen from Earth. The pair found 95 dim red dwarfs that host possible planets. That included three Earth-sized worlds in the habitable zone – the region around a star in which temperatures would allow liquid water to exist.

The team then estimated how many red dwarfs should have a planet between 0.5 and 1.4 times the size of the Earth orbiting in the habitable zone. Their answer: about 15 per cent. Based on the distribution of red dwarfs in the Milky Way, that suggests a potentially habitable planet is only 13 light years away.

But they used an old definition of the habitable zone, says Ravi Kopparapu of Penn

State University in University Park. The zone’s boundaries depend on the star’s temperature and how well molecules in the planet’s atmosphere absorb starlight to warm the surface. Those calculations have not been updated since 1993.

“I noticed that they were using old definitions of habitable

zones, and so they did not count all the planets that should be in the habitable zone,” says Kopparapu. In January, he and the lead author of the original 1993 paper updated the formulas for finding a star’s habitable zone. They used newer information on how Earth’s atmosphere responds to sunlight, and included new habitable zone boundaries for stars with different temperatures than the sun.

Now Kopparapu has reworked Dressing and Charbonneau’s calculations to figure out how many possible Earth-like planets they missed. He found that about half of red dwarf stars should have Earth-sized planets within the habitable zone, and the average distance to one should be between 6.5 and 7 light years. “This is a good sign for detecting extraterrestrial life,” he says. …

via Closest Earth-like world could be 6.5 light years away – space – 12 March 2013 – New Scientist.

My god, in 2007 Apple Inc CEO, Steve Jobs announces the iPhone. They don’t know yet…

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What the heck is this little alien creature?

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2013

Dr. Greer is associated with some very interesting finds. This, for example:

I’ve seen something like this before. Compare to the images of a little “alien” I posted some time before April 2007. Is this a different creature?

Consider the little insectoid creature found alive in the Southern Chilean city of Concepcion on Oct 1, 2002. The child who found it in some bushes claims it stayed alive for about eight days, and sometimes opened its eyes. “It has a relatively large head, two arms with long fingers, and two legs.” It is hard to see the legs in the pictures.

Click alien pics to enlarge them, here for story.

According to paranormalnews, Arturo Mann, a veterinarian and professor of the University of Santo Tomas said it is the creole marsupial known as “monito de monte“. If so, it would have to be a deformed one.

http://www.xenophilia.com/zb/zb0015/comparison.jpg

What if ET resembles a bug? Would our government hide it from the people and make deals to obtain technology?

Here are some better images. If it is someone’s art project, who made it? I’d like to see a close up of the eyes, teeth and fingers. To me, this one looks more fake than the one I posted, but the photos are all too blurry to really tell.

http://archive.coasttocoastam.com/timages/page/chile_alien110906b.jpg

Images courtesy of Ramón Navia-Osorio
President, of Instituto de Investigaciones Y Estudios Exobiologicos

Here’s my theory: The original is indeed a marsupial with it’s head down. The one above is a movie prop for a Beavis and Butthead movie.

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SIRIUS, a UFO Documentary (trailer)

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2013

Here is an interesting letter which indicates Greer is potentially distorting facts.  I watched the Disclosure Project with interest. I wrote to them about the Chupacabra once in case they knew anything linking them to UFOs. My over(?)active imagination considered that Disclosure might be “a clean up operation” to flush out and get rid of anyone in the military or government who might talk about secret craft they’d seen.  Just being cautious.

Greer was trained as a Transcendental Meditation teacher in 1975. [3] In 1993 Greer founded The Disclosure Project whose goal is to disclose to the public the government’s alleged knowledge of extraterrestrials.[4][5] In 1994 Greer appeared in Larry King‘s TV special The UFO Coverup?. [6] By 1995, Greer was chairman of the department of emergency medicine[3] at Caldwell Memorial Hospital[citation needed] and the head of the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) whose goal is to initiate contact with extraterrestrials.[3] He is a Doctor of Medicine.[2]

In May 2001, Greer held a press conference in D.C that featured “20 retired Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and intelligence officers” who demanded that Congress begin hearings on “secret U.S. involvement with UFOs and extraterrestrials”.[7] According to a 2002 report in the Oregon Daily Emerald, Greer has gathered 120 hours of testimony from various government officials on the topic of UFO’s, including Brigadier General Stephen Lovekin and astronaut Gordon Cooper.[4] In 2002 Greer appeared three times on the radio show Coast to Coast AM.[8]

In 2012, Greer obtained crowdfunding to produce a UFO documentary called ‘SIRIUS’ which is scheduled to premier in Los Angeles on Earth Day, April 22, 2013.

Great! One of the biggest Disclosures of our time coming up! Not only are we not alone, but we’ve had technologies for over 100 years that can free us by giving us free energy! I’m ready. Blue beam the blueprints to a few of scientists so we can build our own generators and disconnect from the power grid, then quit our jobs and all go to the beach.  ;-)

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Zombie-UFO Crash Landing: A New FEMA Exercise?

Posted by Anonymous on March 7, 2013

“Personally, I do not believe in UFOs or zombies,” said David Lory VanDerBeek, a candidate for governor of Nevada, in a recent statement on his website. Then, in what was destined to be one of the strangest statements made by a politician thus far this year, he further asserted that, “neither does anyone in the federal government,” though in his estimation, “It is quite likely that our government has a created a bio-chemical weapon that can induce zombie-like behaviors in humans and therefore assist in a mass murder event to promote global depopulation without taking the blame.”

VanDerBeek’s odd statements were in relation to an alleged “Zombie-UFO Crash Exercise” that FEMA had allegedly posted information about on their website for a short time before replacing them with a message stating that the plans were “only for coalition members.” VanDerBeek disagreed with this action, interpreting it as an instance where agencies like FEMA re required to provide transparency in order to maintain public knowledge and safety. So was FEMA out of line with their choice in witholding certain information from the public at large about such a bizarre excercise?

Bizarre “Zombie-UFO Crash” in Idaho?

VanDerBeek went after the organization, stating the following:

Because this drill is supported by federal funds paid by the taxes of the US people including the citizens of Nevada, you are required to provide the public with precise information about your activities in this drill. I expect you to respond within the week with an email with the detailed information regarding the two scenarios mentioned. I also expect the email and phone number of your immediate supervisor. Whether or not you cooperate, I will be reporting your response or lack thereof to the nation on my television show and youtube channel.

While VanDerBeek’s statements regarding the use of taxpayer dollars and general transparency about the drill and its functions are logical, a number of other statements are indeed very strange, to say the least. For one, the assertion that “It is quite likely that our government has a created a bio-chemical weapon that can induce zombie-like behaviors in humans,” is a very odd thing for a potential candidate for governor to be claiming; perhaps we can assume that the general line of thought he had been following has to do with the mysterious cannibalistic “zombie” attacks reported during the last year. Many claim that the use of dangerous bath salts as a hallucinogen have caused such random acts of violence, while more elaborate conspiracy theories suppose that the attacks result from airborne contagions that cause victims to exhibit violent, psychotic behavior.

As to VanDerBeek’s statement that no one else in the Federal Government believes in UFOs, that could easily be debated, especially when taking into consideration the work of Ufologists such as Grant Cameron, who has extensively researched the connection between US Presidents and the UFO engima.

Which is more strange: The fact that an organization like FEMA might propose such a bizarre exercise, or that a political hopeful would craft an equally bizarre argument against it?

via Zombie-UFO Crash Landing: A New FEMA Exercise? » The Gralien Report.

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The Starchild Skull: Alien or Hydrocephalic Child?

Posted by Anonymous on February 28, 2013

The starchild skullThe “Starchild skull”, a real enough skull, is claimed to be physical evidence for a dead alien (or alien/human hybrid) right here on earth. Unfortunately, like so many of these objects that are supposed to derive from elsewhere in the cosmos, it is treated as private property and access to it for testing is tightly controlled. No independent scientific reports on it have ever been published and there are suspicions that data that demonstrates that it is human has been suppressed. Yet it has a very vocal community of supporters who tout it as proof of extraterrestrial contact (or a variety of other equally outlandish claims). The problems with the skull go way beyond simple data collection, analysis and interpretation: there are important ethical issues about the way in which the remains of a child – whether are human or alien – are being used for commercial gain…

The skull is supposed to have been discovered in the 1930s by an American girl from El Paso (Texas, USA) in an abandoned mine near Copper Canyon in Mexico, about 160 km south-west of Chihuahua. According to its current “owners”, the discovered died in the early 1990s and it did not come into their possession until 1998, so information about its discovery is third hand, at best (it should be obvious that the discoverer cannot have given an account directly to its current “owners” after her death). Nevertheless, it is said to have been discovered with the complete skeleton of an adult that lay exposed on the floor of the mine. The skeleton to which this skull belongs was covered by a small mound of earth, leaving only an arm and hand projecting from it; the child’s hand was clutching the upper arm of the adult. Although the girl tried to recover both skeletons, a flash flood washed away most of the remains and all she could take home were the two skulls.

The skulls were given to Ray and Melanie Young in 1998; Melanie is a neonatal nurse and was convinced that the shape of the child’s skull could no be the result of ordinary human deformities. To try to find out more about it, they approached the author Lloyd Pye, although it is not clear why they sought his assistance in examining the skulls rather than an archaeologist or palaeopathologist. He had published Everything you know is wrong, book 1: human origins in 1997, which promotes the ideas of Zechariah Sitchin about the alien origins of humanity, using tendentiously wrong translations of Sumerian texts as his principal evidence. This makes the choice of Lloyd Pye as someone to research the remains look as if the Youngs had already formed an idea about the nature of the child’s skull. Pye and the Youngs founded The Starchild Project early in 1999, when Lloyd Pye became the “caretaker” of the child’s skull. Since then, all access to the remains has been controlled by Pye who, by 2010, had engaged the services of his own geneticist for reasons that will become apparent. The Project has promoted the skull, principally to UFO and New Age groups, among which the term “star child” is used to refer to alleged human/alien hybrids or to “the next stage in human evolution”.

What about the “strange red fibers interwoven inside the actual bone matter of the skull”?

Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews says:

The red fibres, from the photographs that Lloyd Pye has made available, do not appear to be “interwoven inside the actual bone matter of the skull”; any fool can see that they are on the cut surfaces in the photographs, not embedded in the bone in any way. They run across the tops of the grooves made by the cutting tool. They look for all the world like bits of partly degraded cloth that have become attached to the bone and worked inside the cancellous holes; my guess is that it’s the remains of whatever the skull was wrapped in when it was smuggled, illegally, into the United States. I don’t mention them because they are irrelevant surface contamination!

The eye sockets are exactly what one might expect from a child with progeria. If, as you say the <sarcasm>highly reliable</sarcasm> Huffington Post’s “Weird News” section claims that two laboratories have aged the skull as adult, please let me know that names of the laboratories and the authors of their reports. My suspicion is that the Huffington Post is simply regurgitating a press release by Lloyd Pye.

Read the rest: http://www.badarchaeology.com/?page_id=1417

Alien, or child with hydrocephalus?

…. If a child suffered from untreated hydrocephalus until age four or five, their skull would display distortions in almost every feature. All of the proper bones, prominences, holes, and sutures would be present, as they are in the Starchild skull, but they would be deformed and displaced. This is exactly what we find in the Starchild skull. Hydrocephalus builds up over time, so a child with this disorder could survive several years, and if untreated (today hydrocephalus is treatable with surgery to drain the fluid) would probably die at several years of age. The resulting large bulbous head would be vaguely reminiscent of the typical image of a gray alien.

The authors virtually ignore this mundane explanation, and dismiss it on unsound grounds. They also go to great lengths to interpret the skull in line with their clearly preferred hypothesis. They therefore demonstrate the central feature of pseudoscience.

What about their confident prediction that DNA testing will prove the child was alien? Well, a DNA sample was taken from the skull, and was subjected to DNA probes designed to detect sequences of DNA which are unique to humans (performed by Dr. David Sweet, Director of the Bureau of Legal Dentistry at the University of British Columbia). The Starchild skull DNA was found to contain both an X and a Y chromosome. This is conclusive evidence that the child was not only human (and male), but both of his parents must have been human as well, for each must have contributed one of the human sex chromosomes.

In view of such evidence, Pye and Bean can reasonably be expected to abandon their alien hypothesis, if they were genuine scientists. However, their website continues to support an alien interpretation of the Starchild, and this is what they have to say about the DNA evidence:

“Another ‘far out’ concept that must be considered is the reasonable assumption that an alien-human hybrid could have both human DNA and alien ‘genetic’ instructions melded in its/his/her makeup, with both sets of instructions being active and complimentary and cooperative. In addition, both might be constructed in entirely different ways, with DNA being the basis of human genetic structure and ??? (silicone base, nanotechnology, etc.) being the basis of alien structure. Taking that a step further, both DNA and ??? could be present as full sets–the entirety of human DNA and the entirety of the alien ‘genetic’ code, whatever it would be- to have both sets available for reference and/or repair.”

Pye and Bean have performed the classic pseudoscientific maneuver of retreating in the face of disconfirming evidence to a more bizarre and untestable version of their desired hypothesis. If a full compliment of human DNA is present, then all tests for humanity will be positive. The unknown alien component may likewise never be detectable. Pye and Bean have now insulated themselves from ever having to abandon their desired hypothesis. …

via The Starchild Project: Anatomy of a Pseudoscience -NEJS vol3 issue1.

http://xenophilius.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/hydrocephalus3.jpgImage: Baby with Hydrocephalus

Babies may also develop hydrocephalus when they are born. The two common causes of this are a bleed in the brain or an infection that goes into the brain. Babies that develop hydrocephalus often develop a large head, the soft spot becomes hard and bulges, the veins in the head stand out, and the eyes drop down and you can’t see them much. – link

Paranormal researcher Lloyd Pye, the owner of the skull, says he obtained the skull from Ray and Melanie Young of El Paso, Texas, in February 1999. … Pye claims that the skull is the hybrid offspring of an extraterrestrial and a human female.[3] ….

Neurologist Steven Novella of Yale University Medical School says the cranium exhibits all of the characteristics of a child who has died as a result of congenital hydrocephalus, and the cranial deformations were the result of accumulations of cerebrospinal fluid within the skull.[4][3]

via http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starchild_skull

 Hydrocephalus can be congenital, when the condition exists at birth e.g. Spina Bifida, craniosynostosis syndromes etc, or acquired, when it occurs as the result of a head trauma, infection such as Meningitis, tumors or cysts after birth.

There are 4 types of hydrocephalus:

1) Noncommunicating or Obstructive hydrocephalus

There is an obstruction in the flow of CSF within the normal pathway.

2) Communicating or Non-obstructive hydrocephalus

There is no block in the flow of CSF, but the CSF is not absorbed properly back into the bloodstream.

3) Normal pressure hydrocephalus

Usually occurs in older age groups and is due to a lack of properly functioning brain structures.

4) Secondary hydrocephalus

Usually results from an infection (such as meningitis) or a severe head injury.

Sorry for the horrific photo, but it is important to see if you believe the Starchild skull is alien. This, along with the human DNA seems like good evidence that hydrocephaly is a realistic explanation that could result in an “alien looking” skull.

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Above, left, the skeleton shown by the Estevanovics in 2004. And at right, photo taken by Alexandre Araújo in 1995 of a piece that was part of the Estácio de Lima Anthropological Museum, in the building of the Nina Rodrigues Legal Medicine Institute in Salvador.

“It was a child with hydrocephalus, palatine fissure and curved feet. The interesting thing is that the piece started to deteriorate, as the embalming process was not so efficient. It was already decomposing when it was removed from exhibition. It was around this time [1995] that I photographed it. Then, in another visit to the museum in 1998, I was told that the child with hydrocephalus was ‘discarded’ because it was heavily damaged”, Araújo wrote us. …

oth ufologists and the media, as well as the Estevanovics, conceded that the case was possibly a series of malformations, but often contradicted themselves claiming there was evidence to the contrary and insistently suggesting that it could be an alien. Our denials of such irresponsible speculations were condemned as “close-minded” and as even evidence of laziness and the inertia of orthodox science.

We emphasized how “the reasonable and ethical thing to do would be to analyze the skeleton, sure, but public statements must deny any sort of speculation. The chances and moral consequences in case this involves the careless exploitation of human suffering far surpasses the remote possibility that this could be something else.”

Such considerations fell in deaf ears around here. You can read how a local UFO magazine publicized the case in English worldwide here: Skeleton In Brazilian Museum Might Be Alien.

Examples of human deformities are not seldom preserved and shown in museums to medical students and sometimes to the general public for educational purposes. But the educational purposes of exhibiting this skeleton to children, with insistent claims that it’s mysterious and could even be alien are more than questionable.

We contacted Wellington Estevanovic and confronted him with this new information. Estevanovic denied emphatically having ever claimed that the skeleton was extraterrestrial, said he still doesn’t know where it came from, and blamed the ufologists for exploiting the case.

Fact is, all those who claim these remains belonged to an alien being are incurring in a crime according to Brazilian law: vilifying a corpse.

The image of the decomposing child, with ears, hair and half-open eyes must haunt all those who would rather believe it was a blue smurf alien without ears. Not only this poor child died prematurely, some people put their own beliefs first and are not afraid to claim he or she was not human.

It is our hope that the non-blue, real face will end all the inconsequential speculations about it. Sadly, this is not the only case of its kind. The most famous worldwide is the “Starchild skull”, but Mexican researcher Luis Ruiz Noguez points lots of others here (in Spanish).

Not even children alive are safe from such insensitive craziness. As Noguez writes, “among all photos of alleged aliens, the worst are those that present children with several kinds of deformities.”

via http://forgetomori.com/2009/skepticism/alien-skeleton-case-solved/

At this point you might conclude that Pye is despicably exploiting the remains of an unfortunate human child, but take a look at his rebuttal:

Explanations

Potential explanations for the skull’s unusual features include the use of cradle boarding on a hydrocephalic child,[8] brachycephaly, Crouzon syndrome,[9] congenital hydrocephalus, or potentially progeria.[citation needed]

All of these deformities and many others have been investigated as possible explanations for the Starchild Skull, and none of them match the attributes of the skull (The Starchild Project, 2010b).

Cradleboarding and all other artificial deformation techniques leave evidence on the surface of the skull bone, and no such evidence is present on the surface of the Starchild Skull. Thus, Dr. Robinson (2004) concluded that “the extreme flattening of the skull was caused by its natural growth pattern and is not artificial.”

Hydrocephaly (also called “congenital hydrocephalus”) is a condition where excess cerebrospinal fluid in the cranium causes internal pressure that pushes outward against the skull, expanding any unfused sutures to give the skull an “inflated” shape (MedicineNet, 2010).

According to Dr. Bachynsky and Dr. Robinson (cited in Robinson, 2004) the sutures in the Starchild Skull were unfused and healthy at the time of death, with no expansion present at the suture lines. Thus, the Starchild’s unusual shape could not have been caused by internal pressure or the sutures would be expanded. Dr. Bachynsky specifically ruled out hydrocephaly in his examination of the skull (Robinson, 2004).

Brachycephaly simply means a skull that is abnormally wide, and is a possible symptom of multiple illnesses, deformities, and disorders. Therefore, it isn’t any kind of explanation for morphology; it is only an observation of a physical trait (Kelly, 2010).

Crouzon Syndrome is a condition where symptoms include the complete premature fusion (obliteration) of two or more cranial sutures (Matusiak & Szybejko-Machaj, 2010). In 2003 Dr. Bachynsky, a radiological expert, concluded unequivocally that there was no abnormal or premature fusion of any of the Starchild Skull’s sutures (as cited in Robinson, 2004). Therefore, Crouzon Syndrome is impossible as an explanation. Progeria (also called Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome) is a fatal condition that causes the appearance of premature aging in children (Progeria Research Foundation, 2010).

In Progeria, bones can become thinner and weaker, and premature fusion of sutures can cause abnormal skull shape, which in turn gives the lower face and eyes an unusual appearance (Medline Plus, 2010). One of the primary symptoms of Progeria is open fontanelles on the top of the head, the “soft spot” on a baby’s head (UM Medical, 2010). This condition is not present in the Starchild Skull (Robinson, 2003). … Progeria does not remove the inion, change the location of the optic foramens, change the shape of the hardest sections of bone while leaving the weak sutures untouched, or increase the collagen content of bone (UM Medical, 2010), all features of the Starchild Skull (Pye 2010b). The only symptom that Progeria has in common with the Starchild Skull is “micrognathia,” an abnormally small jaw (UM Medical, 2010), leaving all of the other unusual features of the Starchild unexplained, and making Progeria a thoroughly incorrect diagnosis.

Crouzon Syndrome has nothing to do with Hydrocephaly, apart from both resulting in deformities of the skull. Crouzon can occur at the same time as Hydrocephaly, but that is not typical. When Pye says, “the sutures in the Starchild Skull were unfused and healthy at the time of death” that is to be expected and would occur in a child with Hydrocephaly without Crouzon Syndrome.

The skull bones begin to grow together when children are about 2 or 3 years old, but the process is not fully complete until adulthood. – link

The key assertion that there was, “no expansion present at the suture lines” is hard to understand. The skull bones begin to grow together at 2 or 3 years old and the Star Child skull was determined to be from an individual 4.5 to 5 years old, so you would expect the sutures to be closing or closed, even with internal pressure. Over the years, the skull adapts.

Anyway, the Coronal suture is clearly still separated in this photo of the star child skull, so how can he claim that there is expansion at the suture lines?

starchildskull4

Absent further convincing details from an expert who can tell me that a 5-year-old with hydrocephaly would have bigger gaps in the suture lines than this, I’m back in the camp that believes this is despicable exploitation.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not out to disprove aliens have visited the earth. I think they have, but due to the vast distances and radiation hazards in space, I believe they have come in billions of microscopic ships. I side with the theory of panspermia, that life on earth was seeded by microbes from space. Evidence for this includes the facts that bacteria can live in space, can survive radiation, and can hibernate for 250 million of years then revive when conditions are right. They could travel in comets where there is food, water and heat from radioactive aluminum.  I think we are all the offspring of aliens.

Some say the formation of the solar system was triggered by shock waves that emanated from the explosion of a nearby supernova. The supernova injected radioactive material such as Aluminium-26 into the primordial solar system and some became incorporated in the comets.

Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe together with Drs Janaki Wickramasinghe and Max Wallis claim that the heat emitted from radioactivity warms initially frozen material of comets to produce subsurface oceans that persist in a liquid condition for a million years.

Professor Wickramasinghe says, “These calculations, which are more exhaustive than any done before, leaves little doubt that a large fraction of the 100 billion comets in our solar system did indeed have liquid interiors in the past.

link

Bottom line, I believe this is an alien skull… and so is yours.

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Brandon’s Roswell claims new to Gates

Posted by Anonymous on February 9, 2013

Retired CIA director/Defense Secretary Robert Gates declined to directly challenge the Roswell UFO story told last summer by former Agency colleague Chase Brandon.

“I have a lot of respect for Chase,” Gates said during a brief press conference prior to his scheduled talk at a Town Hall Forum in Sarasota today. “I’ve known Chase, as a martial arts instructor for the Agency, or was. So I’m not going to question Chase. I’m just telling you what I said.”

But what Gates said, moments earlier, appeared to be a sharp repudiation of a story that went viral seven months ago during the 65th anniversary of the alleged UFO crash in New Mexico. Because if Brandon is correct, it would mean one the most powerful men in government has been denied access to what would surely qualify as the most profound national security challenge in American history.

In 2012, Brandon — the CIA’s retired Hollywood liaison with 35 years of distinguished service — told Coast-to-Coast AM and The Huffington Post that he’d once discovered, inside the Agency’s Historical Intelligence Collection, a box confirming the 1947 crash and recovery of spacecraft near Roswell, complete with official government documents and photos. “It was not a damn weather balloon — it was what it was billed as when people first reported it,” Brandon insisted. “It was a craft that clearly did not come from this planet, it crashed, and I don’t doubt for a second that the use of the word ‘remains’ and ‘cadavers’ was exactly what people were talking about.”

Brandon said he stumbled across the file accidently, during the mid-1990s, when President Clinton was attempting to locate information on Roswell. The CIA responded with a press release: “Our historians have found nothing in the Agency’s holdings to corroborate Mr. Brandon’s specific claims.” But Brandon has not recanted his remarks.

Backstage at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday morning, Gates said he hadn’t heard about Brandon’s claims. When presented with those verbatim assertions, Gates remained poker-faced. But he didn’t challenge Brandon head-on, either.

“I’ll respond in this way,” he said. “As director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense, I think I have had every security clearance that there is available in the United States government. I first joined the government 46 years ago and I have never seen one shred of evidence or one report of any kind of UFO or remains or cadavers or anything.”

De Void: Is there a way to reconcile that story?

Gates (quickly): “No.”

Chase Brandon did not respond to a query for comment. …

via Brandon’s Roswell claims new to Gates | De Void.

Brandon may have seen exactly what he claimed, but what he saw may have been one of many disinformation tools.  Inside the Agency’s Historical Intelligence Collection there could be many fake props created for use as evidence for fake stories. Wouldn’t that be a fun tour to take?

 

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Don’t go to Mars if you aren’t prepared to find something …. unsettling

Posted by Anonymous on February 7, 2013

http://www.marsanomalyresearch.com/evidence-reports/2006/102/2-102-skull-closer-views.jpg

2-102-skull-closer-views.jpg (JPEG Image, 726 × 570 pixels).

http://marsrover.nasa.gov/gallery/all/2/p/513/2P171912249EFFAAL4P2425L7M1.HTML: Spirit Sol 513 Panoramic Camera images that contain the “humanoid skull” evidence.

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Another Weird Shiny Thing on Mars

Posted by Anonymous on February 7, 2013

A closeup of the shiny protuberance. Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems. Image editing by  2di7 & titanio44 on Flickr.3-D anaglyph from the right and left Mastcam from Curiosity showing the metal-looking protuberance. Credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems. Anaglyph by The Curiosity Mars rover has found some strange-looking little things on Mars – you’ve likely heard of the Mars ‘flower,’ the piece of benign plastic from the rover itself, and other bright flecks of granules in the Martian soil. Now the rover has imaged a small metallic-looking protuberance on a rock. Visible in the image above (the green lines point to it), the protuberance appears to have a high albedo and even projects a shadow on the rock below. The image was taken with the right Mastcam on Curiosity on Sol 173 — January 30, 2013 here on Earth — (see the original raw image here), and was pointed out to us by Elisabetta Bonora, an image editing enthusiast from Italy.

“The corresponding image from the left Mastcam is not there,” said Bonora via email, “which is a real shame because this would allow us to make an anaglyph.”

UPDATE: Since yesterday when we posted this, the left Mastcam image is now available, and so Bonora has put a 3-D view of this little metal-looking thingy. After seeing this anaglyph, it is even more perplexing! Make sure you view it with the red/green 3-D glasses:

As Bonora pointed out, the protuberance seems different than the rock on which it sits – it could be composed of material more resistant to erosion than the rest and similar material could be within the rock, or it could be something that is “grown” on the rock.

However, it looks fairly smooth, and in fact it is not covered by dust as is the case for metal surfaces that tend to clean easily.

But “small” is the operative word here, as the little protuberance is probably about 0.5 cm tall, or even smaller.

Whatever it is, the weird little shiny thing is interesting, and we hope to have more details about it soon from one of the rover scientists.

See all the raw rover images on the MSL website, and more images on Bonora’s Flickr page.

via Another Weird Shiny Thing on Mars.

Another zoomed-in view of the shiny protuberance. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems. Image via 2di7 & titanio44 on Flickr.

Looks like a muppet lizard with preying mantis eyes on a hammer head shark head to me.

Green lines point to a shiny protuberance on rock imaged by the Curiosity rover on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems. Image processing 2di7 & titanio44 on Flickr.

Look at the above photo and also notice the rock that looks like a round vase or vertebra in the lower right. Interesting. Now try to find where the above photo is in the larger photo below:

It took me a while… answer: far right, half way down the photo.

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