High Strangeness: Die, Disclosure, Die!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Die, Disclosure, Die!

You have no doubt heard the bombshell announcement that top SETI scientists made before Congress today that aliens exist and could be discovered in 20 years. It's pretty cool news, and you can read about it here. 

Of course, the first thing I thought when I heard the amazing news was that a lot of "Disclosure" fans are going to be mighty disappointed about this. My God, they only have a twenty year window! If the government doesn't fess up to knowing about aliens visiting the earth by May, 2034, the Disclosure folks are going to have some serious egg on their faces.

Then I read the small print... We will discover alien life within 20 years "depending on the financing." There's always a catch, isn't there? The Second Coming could happen tomorrow, depending on the financing. Armageddon could take place next week, depending on the financing.

You know what this means: the Disclosure crowd will be doing anything and everything they  possibly can for the next two decades to make sure there is not enough funding for the SETI Institute to continue its search. That might not be easy, however. According to my friends at Wikipedia...
...Funding for SETI Institute programs comes from a variety of sources. Contrary to popular belief, and their Form 990, no government funds are allocated for its SETI searches[citation needed] – these are financed entirely by private contributions. Other astrobiology research at the SETI Institute may be funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, or other grants and donations.[1] TeamSETI is the SETI Institute’s worldwide membership and support organization.
So you see, the Disclosure folks have their work cut out for them. Of course, they do have a very powerful, if unlikely, ally:

"Pope Francis Talks About Aliens; Says He Would Welcome Martians to Receive Baptism"

Epic struggle-wise, it never hurts to have this guy on your side.
Does anyone else see this shaping up to be the battle royale of the 21st Century? I mean, Pope Francis is practically daring the aliens to go to church on Sunday, and if the aliens fall for the Pope's ploy, what can the SETI eggheads do?

So, either the SETI Institute discovers alien life by May, 2034, or the governments of the world pop the Institute's balloon and reveal that they have been dealing with aliens all along. It's a race to the finish, and it's anyone's guess who will win!

This is fun! 

(And no fair donating to the SETI Institute!)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope the Pope isn't holding his breath for having extraterrestrials take baptism! I think he might be in for a shock. ET might tell him just how the universe really works.

Mark OC said...

Hahaha, yea, the Pope might have to rethink a few things....

Rococo Beamship said...

It could turn into a tourist draw. Come to Earth, get baptized and get a free St. Christopher medal for your saucer. Charge the Martian spectators extra on some excuse. Earth people will shell out just to see Martians.

Never underestimate the economic power of a kitschy tourist trap.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully any Martian wouldn't be so stupid...