extraterrestrial life

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extraterrestrial life

(eks-tră-tĕ-ress -tree-ăl) See exobiology; SETI.
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In 2013, one poll showed that nearly half of all Americans (48 percent) believe UFOs may be a sign of extraterrestrial visitation; another found that 10 percent of Americans claim to have actually witnessed an actual UFO; and yet another showed that 2.9 million Americans believe they had actually been abducted by aliens.
Rebecca believes that “It is time for us to complement our commitment to the analysis of UFO sightings and craft with an examination of the influences and possible activation of consciousness via extraterrestrial visitation.
Sanders (emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts), "The Philosophy Of Science Fiction Film" focuses upon science fiction films in terms of their philosophical implications and issues including 'Engimas of Identity and Agency'; 'Extraterrestrial Visitation, Time Travel, and Artificial Intelligence; and Brave Newer World: Science Fiction Futurism.
Using stronger evidence he also dismisses other suggested solutions such as a great railroad or newspaper hoax or extraterrestrial visitation. Busby gives more credence to the theory of a secret government project and cover-up.
There are some lovely poetic moments -- Ed finding neighborhood teenager Birdy (Scarlett Johansson, much grown since "The Horse Whisperer" and very good) quietly playing Beethoven on a grand piano on the mezzanine during a department store Christmas party, humorous haircut montages (the Coens got the idea for this film from a haircut poster on the set of "The Hudsucker Proxy") and a succession of dome and disc motifs that playfully link images of imprisonment, physical peril and, of all things, extraterrestrial visitation.
And the process lead to her spiritual awakening and a deeper involvement in premonitions, dreams, extraterrestrial visitations, and much more--all documented in her autobiography "Star Sister: How I Changed My Name, Grew Wings, and Learned to Trust Intuition".
Chris tests the hypothesis that, of all the UFO sightings reported, say in one year, at least some of them are true extraterrestrial visitations. Starting with the assumption that one visitation per year is the real thing he uses the Drake equation to determine how many technical civilizations there might be in our Galaxy.
Jung (1978) suggested sightings of UFOs (unidentified flying objects) and UFO occupants are analogous to visits from angels that were reported in prior times; in both angelic and extraterrestrial visitations, a more advanced being from a distant place often brings a message to humans.

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