“All the logical possibilities have been ruled out. Except Aliens!” Kaku says, KIC 8462852 – “As Big As The Invention of the Wheel or the Discovery of Fire or…” you gotta check this out! KIC 8462852 is an anomaly and could be the signature of an extraterrestrial civilization or it could be a dud. “All the logical possibilities have been ruled out.” says Michio Kaku. “And the Kepler telescope that detected is basically broke – if you believe in conspiracy theorist, you would say the aliens discovered it and crippled it and we can’t learn anymore,” he added. It was detected by the Kepler Spacecraft and has caught the attention of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and they are trying to learn more!
“If this pans out it could be the biggest story since the invention of the wheel or the discovery of fire—it’s on that scale,” said Dr. Michio Kaku in a phone interview with the Observer. Dr. Kaku is a professor of physics at City College of New York (CUNY), where he holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics. One of the most renowned figures in science today, Dr. Kaku co-founded the String Field Theory, has authored several New York Times best-selling books, and continues Albert Einstein’s pursuit in formulating a theory on everything.
Or it could be the biggest dud since the Loch Ness monster, and anything in between
Carl Sagan once said, ‘Remarkable claims require remarkable proof.’ So if it is a sign of an extraterrestrial, we have to be able to identify what this object is. One candidate is its evidence of a type-2 civilization. We’re a type zero; we get our energy from dead plants, oil and coal. Type 1 is planetary; they can control the weather, they can control the entire planet. Type 2 is stellar, they control stars like in Star Trek. Type 3 is galactic like in Star Wars. The energy necessary to drop starlight by 22 percent would qualify this as a type 2 civilization—that is, they can play with stars—however it’s a guess as we simply don’t know if it’s truly a signature of an extraterrestrial civilization or if it’s a wild goose chase. We don’t know.”
This of course has sparked discussion of the Fermi Paradox which attempts to explain why we are seemingly alone in the universe. Physicist Enrico Fermi believed that if alien societies exist, we would have seen some signs of them.
“Some people say if there are intelligent lifeforms out there, and I think there are, How come they don’t visit us? Why don’t they land on the White House lawn, announce their presence and give us their technology? Well, if you’re walking down a country road and you see an anthill, do you go down to the ants and say I bring you gifts, I bring you trinkets, bead, I bring you nuclear energy, take me to your ant queen? Or do we have this strange urge to step on a few of them? If aliens are so that advanced that they can land on the White House lawn, then we are like ants to them, we have nothing to offer them, so the reason that they don’t announce their existence to us is that we’re boring, they’ve seen it all. We have nothing to offer a civilization that advanced and that’s why I think they don’t visit us. We are arrogant to think that we are so interesting, extraterrestrial beings would travel thousands of light years just to visit us. So that’s why they don’t visit us, we’re just not that interesting.”