It is probable that intelligent extraterrestrial life exists and the aliens are already “looking at us in the face” in a form that is beyond human perception, supports Queen Elizabeth’s astronomer.
Lord Martin Rees, an astronomer of the royal family and president of Britain’s Royal Society, said it is very likely that we have not yet seen aliens in space or on Earth simply because intelligent extraterrestrial life is beyond our understanding.
He made these statements after the first international conference on the possible existence of extraterrestrial life with the title of “The detection of extraterrestrial life and the consequences for science and society“, organized by the scientific academy of the country.
“Perhaps they are watching us and we just do not recognize it. The problem is that we are searching for something looking a lot like us, thinking that intelligent extraterrestrial life forms at least have similar math and technology,” said the scientist.
“I suspect that there may be life and intelligence in forms we cannot even imagine. Just like a chimpanzee is not able to understand quantum physics, there may exist aspects of reality that are beyond the perception abilities of our brains,” he added.
However, the American scientist Frank Drake, a leading “alien hunter” in the world and co-founder of the program SETI, aimed at the search for extraterrestrial signals, argued that the “digital revolution” of recent decades makes humanity invisible to aliens, as well as dramatically reducing the emission of radio signals from Earth to space.
Today, the Earth is surrounded by a “shell” at the distance of 50 light-years, which comes from emissions of older analog televisions, radios, and radars.
But despite the signals that have spread enough to have reached many nearby star systems, they disappear quickly because the newer digital technology leaves almost imperceptible earthy “traces” in space.
Drake believes that digital modern TV signals would look more like “noise” to any alien observers if intelligent extraterrestrial life exists.
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