Thursday, March 01, 2007

E.T., Turn Down the Heat

Whooee! Well friends an' foes, I ain't never seen a flyin' saucer so maybe I'm jest talkin' through my hat but, dang it, I don't reckon we oughta be countin' on space aliens t' save ol' Mother Earth. Paul Hellyer thinks gummints around the world been hidin' all sortsa scientific knowledge they gathered up from invaders from other worlds.

Hellyer ain't some whacked out Trekkie X-Filer. He was Canada's Defence Minister under Lester Pearson. He figgers we can solve climate change by usin' the same technology that the Martians used t' fly their space ships all the way t' Earth an' back.
OTTAWA (AFP) - A former Canadian defense minister is demanding governments worldwide disclose and use secret alien technologies obtained in alleged UFO crashes to stem climate change, a local paper said Wednesday.

"I would like to see what (alien) technology there might be that could eliminate the burning of fossil fuels within a generation ... that could be a way to save our planet," Paul Hellyer, 83, told the Ottawa Citizen.

Alien spacecrafts would have traveled vast distances to reach Earth, and so must be equipped with advanced propulsion systems or used exceptional fuels, he told the newspaper.

Now, I figger if any country like the Merkans had access t' some sorta super spaceman science, they woulda already used it t' take over the world by now. Ol' Hellyer's gettin' up there an' maybe he's been fergettin' t' take the ginseng. Or else maybe he's got secret info from when he was Defence Minister an' he's fergettin' t' keep it secret.

I like the idea o' space aliens pullin' us earthlings' fat outta the fire. I figger it'd make a dandy comic book script.



Anonymous said...

Sad to see a sick mind [I'm assuming] featured for ridicule in the news. A bit how that ex-Philly who played against the Jays in the 1993 Series, "thinks" something fairly similar.

Chimera said...

Not sick. And not alone in his thoughts and/or knowledge, either.

Among others who are on the same page with Hellyer are astronauts John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin...and former POTUS Jimmy Carter...and former PMOC Lester Pearson. Then there are people like Bob Bigelow from Bigelow Aerospace.

One of the biggest reasons more people don't "believe in" alien technologies is because an outfit called the Brookings Institute wrote a report at the behest of NASA saying that people were not yet ready for this kind of knowledge because it would upset their religious ideals and undermine the foundations of society as we know it.

That was back in 1960. That report is still being used to stifle further exploration of the possibility that off-earth civilization exist.

Intimidation by ridicule is a child's tactic. When do we grow up?

Anonymous said...

I'm certainly not disputing the possibility of other civilizations out there somewhere. In fact, considering the vastness of the universe it would be silly to assume we are alone. Our own galaxy is about 100,000 light years across - meaning of course that by travelling the speed of light it would take 100,000 years to cross it. And there are millions of other galaxies. So one can see the possibility or even probability of the existence of other civilizations - some perhaps less advanced than we, others perhaps more advanced - is quite high.

Having said all of that, and as speaking as someone who is a HUGE sci-fi buff, I have to question whether or not these beings are actually visiting us. I doubt it.

Anonymous said...


Well, of course we, er, they have advanced knowledge and just as soon as the lawyers get back with the non-disclosure agreements we, er, they will be releasing it!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Glenn would appreciate being lumped in with someone off his rocker, unless you have evidence that Glenn is senile too?

Chimera said...

Sask: Who is "off his rocker?" Or "senile?" And what makes you think so?

I take it you think that we here on earth are the only beings in the universe, but what's with the denigration of anyone who thinks there may be a chance we've got neighbors? And that they might be intelligent?

At the risk of repeating myself, intimidation by ridicule is a child's tactic!

Anonymous said...

Someone advocating that the government reveal alien technologies, [without proof of a coverup in their hands] is off their rocker. I suppose it's fine to make your position clear, that IF the government has alien technology, then it should not keep alien life a secret. But to claim that there's a coverup without holding evidence, is evidence of any number of mental problems.

I ran SETI@Home since 1999, so don't tell me I don't think there's a chance we're not alone. But there's a difference between having an opinion about alien life, and treating science fiction and possibility as science fact.

JimBobby said...

Whooee!When I posted this one up, I sorta hesitated on accounta I was thinkin' maybe I was bein' mean pokin' fun at ol' Hellyer an' maybe he was losin' it at 83. But I went ahead an' I wasn't too surprised when Sasky sed it weren't right t' poke fun an' I gotta say I was probbly wrong fer joinin' in jibin' with the Ottywa Citizen.

Now, Chimer, I believe we ain't alone in the universe but I also believe people ain't capable o' keepin' the kinda secret they'd hafta be keepin' if gummints had any hard evidence o' Klingons visitin' ol' Mother Earth. When gummints try t' suppress scientific knowledge, the truth comes out like when Dubya told them 150 scientists not t' mention global warmin'.

Sumpin' like this is too dang big t' keep a lid on it. When the Soviet Bloc fell apart, their secrets got spilled. This sorta secret would o' been one of 'em that the ol' Stasi would o' blabbed, I reckon.

If they been able t' keep it secret without any hard proof gettin' out since 1947 in Roswell, I got a dang hard time swallowin' it. I been wrong about a lot o' stuff an' maybe I'm wrong about gummints hidin' spaceships.

I figger we can do a lot fer ol' Mother Earth without any help from aliens. There's a blue-jillion things we can do t' cut down on the garbage we spew inta the atmosphere an' we already know how. We jest gotta do it.


Anonymous said...

Wonder what our immigration minister is going to say about this.

Anonymous said...

"Wonder what our immigration minister is going to say about this."

Well, I hear tell they have a call into the MIB for some assistance?

JimBobby said...

Whooee! Thankee fer chimin' in, Wendy an' Bill. Our Immigration Minister's my MP Diane Finley. I don't reckon Harpoon'd let her open her yap even if the aliens landed in front o' her constituency office.