Monday, January 31, 2011

January 2011 UFO wave over Moscow

A remarkable UFO wave over Moscow, Russia in early January 2011 has reportedly confirmed the predictions of an apparent regional galactic governance council that its interdimensional spacecraft would appear over Moscow Russia at that time.

On Dec. 3, 2010, the now deceased Canadian former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham publicly wrote:

“In my last ‘Reading’ with the Transcendors on Tuesday, October 13th, 2010, the Transcendors advised me of the following predictions on the Pleiadian UFO displays:

“A. There will be a major UFO display over Moscow between the end of the first part of January 2011 and the second week of January 2011.

“B. This ‘display’ will be followed by a major display over London approximately seven-days later.”

For the text of Mr. Fulham's Dec. 3, 2010 communique, please go to:

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in- ... d-ufo-wave

Three predicted ‘Council’ UFO overflights: New York and Moscow

This appearance of apparent Pleiadean UFO craft over Moscow, Russia marks the third independent occasion that inter-dimensional messages inspired by an apparent galactic governance council and predicting an overflight of Pleiadean spacecraft over a major urban area have in fact been accurately fulfilled.

Oct. 13, 2010 (New York) - The first occasion was a council prediction through Stanley A. Fulham that galactic governance council ships would appear over New York on the night of Oct. 13, 2010. In fact, UFOs did appear then and were filmed, and can be seen by clicking here.

Nov. 24, 2010 – The second occasion was a council prediction though a former NATO-Spanish intelligence agent who was contacted interdimensionally by representatives of the reported regional galactic governance council on Nov. 9, 2010 and told that the council ships would appear over Manhattan, New York City on Nov. 24, 2010.

In fact, UFOs did appear then and were filmed and can be seen by clicking here or below:

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in- ... ne-ecology

The Jan 2011 UFO sightings over Moscow, Russia

The documented sightings of apparent Pleiadean UFO galactic governance council ships that fulfill Mr. Fulham’s Dec. 3, 2010 prediction include the following:

BREAKING NEWS: Two more reports of sightings over Moscow, Russia are have coming in from Russia, and we will add additional sighting as they come in:

UFO Kremlin Moscow 09.01.2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 5Y3zDE1SBY

НЛО UFO 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhYlrShCgDE

1. UFOs in Moscow on January 12 2011 at 21 24

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 6Z5edauaKo

2. Daylight UFO in Russia (Moscow) on January 7 2011 at 17 00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv3lj0jHnV0

3. UFOs in Russia Moscow on January 7 2011 at 17 15 +Stop frames

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_zSCpeaXOk

4. Exclusive UFOs in Moscow on 10 04 2010 at 18 53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dr9OyW2 ... h_response

5. UFO in Russia (Moscow) on January 3 2011 at 21 56

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtZ1eskR ... r_embedded

6. UFO in Russia ( Moscow) January 3 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx9aDzPU ... ata_player

7. UFO (Moscow 02.01.2011).mp4
(Daytime flashing disc-shaped UFO first seen at 1:18, series of flashes starting at 1:38, disc re-appears at 1:49, again at 1:54, again at 1:59 and starts to flash rapidly, again at 2:02, at 2:43 it begins to flash very rapidly and brightly until the disc re-appears and flashes at 2:52, the disc re-appears at 2:59 and starts to flash very brightly again, finally the disc re-appears and begins to flash very brightly again until the video ends at 3:35)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7CaQTVaV7w

8. UFO Moscow Dmitrovsky highway 11.01.2011 (10:50-19:00).mpg

(Disc-shaped UFO at 1:03 & 4 UFOs & 1:09)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhYtTqDsqlk

Moscow UFO sightings further confirm ‘working hypothesis’ of galactic governance council

The existence and information about the reported council of alien civilizations as a 'working hypothesis' based on evidence presented initially by the now deceased Stanley A Fulham, and now also by the former NATO-Spanish intelligence agent as another apparent communication channels of this same regional galactic governance council.

Since Stanley A. Fulham had accelerating pancreatic cancer in Nov. 2010, what seems to have occurred is that this interdimensional source stating it is representing the galactic governance council is now coming through other individuals with new information and predicted, confirmed UFO sightings.

The essence of the council's message is that in an extraordinary meeting around Jan 2010 (Earth time), members of the council met and determined to set aside the law of non-intervention, as it made a factual determination that the ecology of the Earth was on the verge of collapse and beyond the capability of human technology to forestall collapse and species extinction.

A leading atmospheric scientist, member of the U.N. IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made the same evaluation of the Earth's ecology as on the verge of collapse to this reporter five years ago in an interview.

Accordingly, the council indicated it had made a decision to intervene with advanced technology (probably Pleiadean) by 2015 (if not before) and clean the atmosphere of the Earth. The council is also seeking to make a world speech explaining their ecological plan in 2014 (if not before). Both Mr. Fulham and the NATO-Spanish intelligence officer mentioned that their interdimensional sources indicated large-scale social, financial, governmental, etc changes would take place on the planet 2011-14.

From the available evidence, it would seem that the galactic governance council has the ability to identify and create credible sources for further information and updates (should all of this scenario be in fact true and authentic).

I would note the Mr. Fulham's book Challenges of Change is the product of 10 years of research and interaction with a council-connected source, and contains a blueprint of the council plan 2010-2015.

The Moscow UFO sightings and the USA-Russia ‘Conspiracy of Silence’

The January 2011 apparent galactic governance UFO sightings over Moscow Russia undescore an apparent determination by the ET council to break the USA-Russia ‘conspiracy of silence’ around the extraterrestrial presence and the dire danger that the Earth’s ecology and our Earthling human survival may be in, should this information be correct.

In his last communiqué on Dec. 3, 2010 before his untimely death, Stanley A. Fulham emphasized that breaking the conspiracy of silence by the U.S. and Russia on the extraterrestrial presence was a major goal of the galactic governance council.

Mr. Fulham wrote, “The UFO ‘intervention process’ will have a major impact on the U.S. and Russian governments. This will be the catalyst that will break the ‘conspiracy of silence.’

The NATO-Spanish intelligence agent also stated that he was told the galactic governance council would be sending communications to the U.S. government in December 2010 urging them to join in the extraterrestrial intervention and ecology-cleaning process.

London or Paris UFO sightings in mid-Jan 2011?

According to Stanley A. Fulham’s Dec. 3, 2010 communiqué, the next wave of predicted Pleiadean UFO regional galactic governance council overflight “‘display’ will be followed by a major display over London approximately seven-days later.”

A close associate of the now deceased Mr. Fulham on Jan. 12, 2011 sent the following advisory to this reporter Alfred Lambremont Webre:

“Stan mentioned he wasn't exactly sure for the longest time if the next event was going to be London or Paris, but after much deliberation, finally settled on London.

“He was hoping to have another reading with the Transcendors to try to "fine tune" a more exact date and place, but was too weak and ill.

“I thought I should mention that to someone in advance, just in case it turns out to be Paris, and the time frame is a bit off.”

Asking the key question

Is the 'Galactic Governance Council' - as demonstrated by the Fulham and Spanish NATO intelligence officer, and the 3 independent UFO sightings - a 'False Flag Operation," a Psyops, disinformation, random UFO sightings, or is this what it appears to be - an intervention by a galactic governance authority?

The above is a fair question that has been raised and continues to be raised about the Oct. 13, 2010 New York UFO sightings, Nov. 24, 2010 New York UFO sightings, and now the early Jan. 2011 Moscow, Russia UFO sightings.

Let us examine the various key aspects of the galactic governance authority intervention hypothesis to date.

1. Technology of ET false flag operations

There are multiple ongoing studies of planned ET false flag operations. This reporter Alfred Lambremont Webre has listed the various psyops technologies necessary for a en extraterrestrial false flag operation, in the style of another 9/11.

You can study these at the link below:

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in- ... t-festival

In the absence of any other factors, and taking each of the the Oct. 13, 2010 New York UFO sightings, Nov. 24, 2010 New York UFO sightings, and now the early Jan. 2011 Moscow, Russia UFO sightings, a case could be made that each of these could be either random UFO sightings or an ET false flag operation, and not be part of an intentional, interdimensional intervention by an intelligent civilization that so announced itself beforehand.

But there are other factors to consider, notably the professional expertise of Stanley A. Fulham regarding extraterrestrial UFOs as a life-long NORAD officer who directed the NORAD radar that tracked ET UFOS across and around the North American continent.

2. The professional UFO expertise of NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham and his 10 years interdimensional communication with the 'galactic governance council'

NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham was exceptionally capable in being to recognize and track extraterrestrial UFO craft. As a lifelong NORAD officer, he recounts having routinely tracked extraterrestrial UFOs over North America. From the perspective of a hypothetical regional galactic governance council, Mr. Fulham was probably an ideal contact, as he possessed the highest professional credentials in the recognition of extraterrestrial UFO craft.

Stanley A. Fulham spent 10 years in study and interdimensional communication around the issue of the regional galactic governance council, its members, functions, and operations. That knowledge was passed onto us in a substantial, serious book.

Thus far, this reporter Alfred Lambremont Webe has addressed the substantive implications of a ecological extraterrestrial intervention in 2014-25, as posited by the 'galactic governance authority' hypothesis.

3. A full study of the 'galactic governance council' hypothesis requires a rigorous study of what the 'galactic governance council' has communicated with regard to the pending ecological collapse on Earth and its planned intervention.

Dr. Michael Salla & analysis by omission

Dr. Michael E. Salla of the Exopolitics Institute New Service has stated that "In this reporter’s [D. Salla's] opinion , it is premature to declare Fulham’s prediction has been confirmed. Especially so if the goal was to break a US-Russian “conspiracy of silence.”

http://news.exopoliticsinstitute.org/in ... chives/856

Yet, Dr. Salla does not bother to take into account that Jan 2011 UFO reports are continuing to arrive from Moscow. These are listed above in this article as they arrive.

Nor does Dr. Salla's premature evaluation make any mention of the UFO wave in Russia in December 2010 (see below).

Dr. Salla's dismissal of the Jan. 2011 UFO wave over Moscow as a 3rd independent confirmation of the 'galactic governance council', Russia as 'premature' is a clear example of Dr. Salla's mode of analysis by deliberate omission.

By omitting any historical context of the galactic governance council's actions toward Russia and the substance of Mr. Fulham's 10 years work with the ET council and its plans for Russia and the U.S., Dr. Salla subtly denudes the Jan. 2011 UFO sightings over Moscow, Russia of any meaningful interpretive context, and this this reporter Alfred Lambremont Webre's analysis of its rigorous adherence to context.

Dr. Salla, for example omits mention of the giant pyramidal UFO craft parked over the Kremlin in Moscow Russia on Nov. 9, 2009 as part of a deliberate approach by a intelligent civilization, most plausibly the intelligence behind the 'galactic governance council' to put pressure on Russia. At least one responsible research source has suggested that telepathic meetings occurred with Kremlin leaders and the galactic governance council representatives present in the craft at that stage.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstop ... emlin.html

http://www.examiner.com/exopolitics-in- ... ina-lights

This same analytical tactic of analysis by omission occurred when Dr. Salla published his now infamous analysis dismissing the photographic evidence of life on Mars as documented by the NASA Mars rover Spirit by researcher Andrew D. Basiago.

http://www.exopolitics.org/Exo-Comment-83.htm

This reporter Alfred Lambremont Webre has the honor to serve as Chairman of the Mars Anomaly Research Society (MARS) that sponsors the analytical papers regarding the evidence for multiple species of humanoids, animals, structures, and statues on the surface of Mars. Dr. Michael Salla in a similar analysis by omission sought to discredit these findings after he was approached by this reporter and Mr. Basiago in bona fides.

http://www.projectmars.net

It is a legitimate public question as to cui bono, in whose interests Dr. Michael Salla's employment of the tactic of analysis by omission in both the cases of Life on Mars and the Regional Galactic Governance Council hypothesis is.

Remarks by UFO researchers on the Jan. 2011 Moscow UFO sightings

One veteran UFO researcher who is familiar with the Oct. 13, 2010 UFO sightings over New York and the Jan. 2011 UFO sightings over Moscow, Russia stated about Dr. Michael Salla's UFO analysis of the Moscow UFO sightings,

"He [Dr. Michael Salla] seems to forget it is winter in Moscow and unlike Hawaii, people don't sit around outside in their shorts watching sunsets, and where most of the media is still state-controlled and not free, and where the city is an armed military fortress and demonstrably quite hostile to an alien presence.

"Just how many good videos were there and still are coming out of Moscow? A dozen or more by now. If they don't measure up to what Dr. Salla's pre-conceived notions of what they should be like, let him go there and film for himself. How many good videos were there from NYC? None as far as I could tell, but thousands of eyewitnesses. The eyewitnesses, in the case of Moscow, can be more or less determined by the YouTube video hits, and they are in the many more thousands.

"Apparently, Dr. Salla is becoming more and more like those who want a piece of a UFO handed to them, personally."

In response to a critics of the Jan. 2011 Moscow, Russia UFO sightings, ranging from Boris of Exopolitics Germany who claims the Moscow UFOs may be helicopters to other who claim that Mr. Fulham may have been the subject of a MILAB operation, one Canadian UFO researcher close to the Stanley A. Fulham case sent this reporter the following statement.

"Boris [of Exopolitics Germany] is not alone, but the "Red Moscow helicopter" bunch on this thread, and in other assorted and sundry places on the Internet, don't realize just how asinine they come across to others.

"It's amazing how many times and on so many dates Boris' "helicopters" are flying around at night above a major city hovering and performing maneuvers, and in some instances appearing to appear and disappear as in and out of nowhere. Have you ever seen so many helicopters doing all this at night, ever? Have you ever seen a helicopter that looks even vaguely similar to a ball of light that changes colours and pulsates? And where is the noise of the rotors? Has Boris ever been outside at night in the winter? You can hear a pin drop from miles away in the dead of winter. No, its up to Boris to get down off his soap box claiming victory he debunked the videos because the videographer is simply ignoring his helicopter nonsense as anyone with any common sense would.

"The videographer is performing a public service; who is Boris to demand further proof? The videos are on the Internet and the videographer is well-known and respected in the Russian UFO community. Who is Boris to call the videographer and his videos a fraud. And who is he to judge what is "weak" having spent all of -- oh, maybe 15 minutes -- investigating the case, when the videographer is out there night after night actually doing actual worthwhile and valuable field work.

"Can Boris, being the amateur armchair Internet sleuth he is, find just one video of a helicopter that even remotely looks like and does the same things the UFOs are doing in the video? Just one? He makes demands on you to prove they are Extraterrestrial Vehicles, because he knows you can't, but neither can Boris prove they are helicopters. The standard of proof for someone living in Moscow who sees the videos on the Internet, and who saw the event from a closer perspective is to simply say they were there, and saw they were helicopters, and the videographer's credibility is gone. Poof! Up in smoke! Has this happened? No! Because they weren't helicopters, "Red Moscow helicopter" bunch.

"And with regard to the deleted video, Boris is claiming it is "weak" because its not there any more. I saw the video. So did you. I saw the disc. So did you. No longer being on-line actually bolsters the case for its authenticity, just the opposite of what Boris is trying to deceive others into believing. So just who is the one spreading disinformation? You and I know.

"As for Stan Fulham's possibly being "subject to psychological warfare with MILAB's and psychotronic weapon systems," as Anonymous 11 states [in the comments section of this article], statements so far detached from reality as that, don't actually deserve a response."

A Canadian researcher

A powerful context to the Jan 2011 UFO sightings over Moscow Russia is provided by the Dec. 2010 UFO sightings in Russia.

Are the UFOs appearing in Russia skies in Dec. 2010 Fulham’s predicted UFO wave?

Russian Television (RT) is now reporting UFOs beginning to appear over the skies of Russia and has released a video and news article confirming these sighting.

Former NORAD officer Stanley A. Fulham released a statement just prior to his recent death from pancreatic cancer that stated that a regional galactic governance council would begin more frequent UFO appearances in 2011, starting with “a major UFO display over Moscow between the end of the first part of January 2011 and the second week of January 2011.”

Query: Is this wave of UFO sightings now beginning over Russia part of the UFO wave predicted by Stanley A. Fulham in his final statement?

The galactic governance council, whose predicted October 13, 2010 UFO sightings over New York in fact occurred, has announced its intention via dimensional communications to both Stanley A. Fulham and a former NATO-Spanish intelligence officer to intervene in Earth’s public affairs and begin to clean the earth’s ecology to avoid its permanent collapse

Russian Television (RT): December 29, 2010

You can watch the video embedded in the article above to view a Russian Television report on the December 2010 UFO wave in Russia:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx7_Gou2 ... r_embedded

RT also reported the following on December 29, 2010:

UFOs begin to frequent Russian skies in December

"In early December UFOs began to frequent the skies of the capital of the republic of Kalmykia, located in southern Russia. Every ten days the residents of Elista seen UFOs of unknown nature in different parts of the city.

"Latest information on this phenomenon appeared on 22 December when witnesses observed this type of flying objects in different parts of Elista. So some citizens say they have seen in the sky two concentric circles spinning in opposite directions. Others speak of a triangular object radiating light.

"Scientists can not give a rational explanation for these phenomena. For example, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Kalmykia, Mijaliáyev Badme does not rule out the possibility of the existence of an alien civilization, but also sees no clear evidence of the existence in the appearance of UFOs in Elista sky.

"Meanwhile, the ufologists say that UFOs appear in other parts of Russia."

Stanley A. Fulham’s December 3, 2010 statement

On December 3, 2010, Stanley A. Fulham published the following statement on his website:

(NEW) December 3, 2010: NEW JANUARY 2011 UFO DISPLAY PREDICTIONS

"I had advised my readers and UFOlogist supporters I would notify them by e-mail on the next major UFO display in their ‘intervention process’ with mankind which started in their major display over New York on 13th October 2010. The prediction, documented in my book Challenges of Change (Third printing in March, 2010) stated that “that there would be a major display over our principal cities” on that date.

"There was a great deal of speculation about this change in the Transcendors prediction. In late September 2010 I asked the Transcendors about this significant change. They replied: “The Pleiadians are much more aware of the consciousness of mankind than you are—after all they have been observing you for millions of years. They came to the conclusion that mankind (generally speaking) is not prepared for a massive display of their UFOs over our principal cities. They would regard it as a hostile intervention—a prelude to invasion. Accordingly, the Alien Council decided about three-weeks before their ‘display’ they would focus on one of our principal cities, New York. It is recognized worldwide as our most cosmopolitan city with a population not likely to be overwhelmed by the sight of UFOs; however, the ‘display’ date of 13 October 2010 would remain. There were other major UFO sightings on that date all over the world. But the Transcendors caution that they were not part of the Council’s principal focus over New York. The New York display is simply the beginning of the Alien’s “intervention process.”

"In my last ‘Reading’ with the Transcendors on Tuesday, October 13th, 2010, the Transcendors advised me of the following predictions on the Pleiadian UFO displays:

"A. There will be a major UFO display over Moscow between the end of the first part of January 2011 and the second week of January 2011.

"B. This ‘display’ will be followed by a major display over London approximately seven-days later.

"C. Interventions will then accelerate, not so much over our cities, but dispersed over our continents with sightings increasing in duration. The intent of these interventions is to increase mankind’s acceptance of the alien phenomena, so that hopefully, we will be prepared to accept a face-to-face encounter and communicate, perhaps as early as next year (2011).

"D. Objective—a dramatic introduction of the alien reality—an appearance at the United Nations.

"The Alien ‘intervention process’ will provide a philosophical challenge to mankind as nothing else has ever done. It will challenge our most fundamental beliefs. Did Christ teach to this extraterrestrial world? Are they aware of Allah and his hatred for the heathens and infidels (which, of course, must include the aliens—they also have souls!). Do they have any religions?—or spiritualism?

"The UFO ‘intervention process’ will have a major impact on the U.S. and Russian governments. This will be the catalyst that will break the “conspiracy of silence.”

"UFOlogists can then divert their focus to the challenges the new alien technologies will bring to mankind.

"Due to my declining health, this may be my last writing on this subject. In the meantime, I wish all my readers and ‘UFOlogist’ supporters the very best in their future work."


- Stanley A. Fulham, December 3rd, 2010

Extraterrestrial intervention, acclimatization and UFO wave phenomena

The December 2010 UFO wave phenomena that occured in Russia does reasonably appear to be related to the extraterrestrial acclimitization process set out in dimensional communications from the regional galactic governance council, as published by Stanley A. Fulham in his book Challenges of Change and in his Dec. 3, 2010 statement.

Two paragraphs in Stanley Fulham’s Dec. 3, 2010 statement appear particularly relevant in this regard:

Impact of UFO intervention - “The UFO ‘intervention process’ will have a major impact on the U.S. and Russian governments. This will be the catalyst that will break the ‘conspiracy of silence.’”

And

Interventions accelerate over continents - “Interventions will then accelerate, not so much over our cities, but dispersed over our continents with sightings increasing in duration. The intent of these interventions is to increase mankind’s acceptance of the alien phenomena, so that hopefully, we will be prepared to accept a face-to-face encounter and communicate, perhaps as early as next year (2011).”

It seems reasonable that the December 2010 UFO wave over Russia – if the Russian government is a prime target of the regional galactiv governance authority in breaking ‘the conspiracy of silence’ by Russia and the U.S. over the extraterrestrial presence, and its intent to save the Earth’s ecology – is part of the new UFO waves predicted by Stanley A. Fulham prior to his untimely death from pancreatic cancer.


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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Will Planet Earth Have ‘Two Suns’ By 2012?

The scientific community is divided whether the possibility of having two suns–the second being the star Betelgeuse–in 2012 is indeed possible. Located 640 light years away, Betelgeuse is a dying star as it lose mass very rapidly. Once it dies and go supernova, it would produce a light so blinding it would be visible in our sky as a second sun, much like the planet Tatooine in the movie “Star Wars.” If the “apparition of a second sun” indeed would happen in 2012, the supernova would have happened about 640 years ago.

The speculation was first printed on an Australian news site, as stated by Dr. Brad Carter, a senior lecturer of physics in University of Southern Queensland. The story has since picked up by various prominent websites such as Huffington Post, CNN, and Time.

Other astronomers such as Phil Plait of Discover magazine contend that we will never know when Betelgeuse blows up. It could happen in a hundred thousand years from now or perhaps even not at all. And if it will indeed become a supernova, its distance from Earth makes it unlikely to produce a light as bright as our sun.
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iPhone 5 to Feature “Wave and Pay” Technology


Apple is expected to install “wave and pay” technology for the next version of its iPhone, boosting mobile commerce and potentially giving the company a big piece of the multibillion-dollar transaction industry.
The iPhone 5, due out this year, is likely to incorporate technology called Near-Field Communication, which incorporates financial account information and ties that data to specific devices, according to Asian suppliers and others who have been in talks with Apple.
“I do believe the iPhone 5 will have NFC embedded,” said Bill Gajda, Visa’s head of mobile innovation, one of those in ­discussions with Apple.
Apple declined to comment.
Samsung and other handset makers who use Google’s Android smartphone software are already putting NFC in new models, and Research in Motion and Nokia are embracing the technology as well.
NFC works at a range of four to five inches via point of sale scanners and is considered more secure than RFID and other touchless technologies.
Apple could bring the system to a broad audience rapidly by putting it in all versions of its phones. Owners of iPhones are typically heavy users of data and their upscale demographic makes them a desired target for businesses.
Apple also brings to the table credit card numbers it has on file for more than 100m users of iTunes, the digital storefront for entertainment and software downloads. That could give it the leverage to extract better terms from card issuers, who typically tack on fees of roughly 2 per cent to retailers who accept their systems.
Apple could also decide to go it alone, keeping transactions in-house, said Richard Doherty, an engineering consultant who has spoken with Asian equipment suppliers bidding for inclusion in the next iPhone.
Mr Gajda said he hoped that Apple would adopt an “open” strategy that would allow consumers to decide which accounts to tie to their phone.
Large retailers who do not yet have NFC scanners would have to spend heavily to switch to new terminals, Mr Doherty warned, though it would be easy for smaller outlets that rent such terminals to start leasing NFC-capable machines instead.
US wave and pay trials have, thus far, been small. Visa has been working with some card­issuing banks, for example, who mail small cards with financial credentials that can be inserted into the iPhone and other smartphones.
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Light Touch interactive projector brings
'Minority Report' user interface to life

 
Las Vegas -- If you've ever watched the motion user interface scene from "Minority Report" and thought to yourself, "I WANT THAT," then check out Light Touch from Light Blue Optics, an interactive projector with a surprisingly accurate touch response.
At its core, the Light Touch is a simple handheld computer running Windows CE, but it uses holographic laser tracking to project a 10.1-inch virtual touch screen onto any flat surface. From there, you can control everything from scrolling through photos to selecting MP3s and dragging folders around the desktop. The laser also does double-duty by ensuring that the image stays in constant focus even across long distances.
We demoed the unit at the Light Blue Optics booth at CES 2010, and came away surprised at the accuracy of the laser. The projection only lights up to 15 lumens, which seemed dim compared to normal fluorescent viewing, and we're skeptical about its outdoor performance; however, we left with a skip in our step knowing that "Minority Report" might become a reality sooner than later.
Want your own demo? Check out the Light Blue Optics Web site for a video of the Light Touch in action.





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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self Regression. Who were you in a Past Life?


First you need to save all three video's to you playlist so that they run continuously. I have tried this myself several times now and found it absolutely fascinating. It just seems to get better each time I do the regression. If it doesn't work for you the first time then please try again. Some of my friends said that they were a bit apprehensive the first time so it didn't work but has worked every time after that.
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Study: Be Wary of Space Visitors

"Does the name Custer ring a bell?"

By Mike Wall This story originally appeared on Space.com
When considering the prospect of alien life, humankind should prepare for the worst, according to a new study: Either we're alone, or any aliens out there are acquisitive and resource-hungry, just like us.
These two unpalatable options are pretty much the only possibilities, according to the new study. That's because evolution is predictable, and alien biospheres should thus produce intelligent creatures much like us, with technological prowess and an ever-increasing need for resources.
But the fact that we haven't run across E.T. yet argues strongly for the latter possibility -- that we are alone in the universe's howling void, the study suggests.
"At present, as many have observed, it is very quiet out there," study author Simon Conway Morris, of the University of Cambridge, told SPACE.com in an e-mail interview. "And given many planetary systems are billions of years older than ours, I'd expect us to be best grilled on toast back in the Cambrian."
 
Evolution is Predictable
Life on Earth has exploited just about every conceivable niche, tolerating extremes of temperature, salinity, pH and pressure. Conway Morris makes the case that Earth life thus exists close to the physical and chemical limits of life anywhere. [The Weirdest Life on Earth]
Further, Conway Morris says, evolution operates predictably, producing relatively predictable outcomes. These two suppositions argue that alien life, if it exists, should be fairly similar to terrestrial life, generating  intelligent beings much like us. These aliens may look unfamiliar, but any differences would be skin-deep.
There is reason to be wary of such creatures, according to Conway Morris.
"If intelligent aliens exist, they will look just like us, and given our far-from-glorious history, this should give us pause for thought," he writes in the study, which was published today (Jan. 10) in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A.
Other researchers have raised this same point. The eminent physicist Stephen Hawking, for example, recently warned that aliens may be more interested in mining our planet for vital resources than in getting to know us.
The prospect of greedy, imperialistic aliens is a troubling one, but Conway Morris thinks another scenario -- also depressing -- is more likely to be true.
We're likely alone in the universe, he writes. The cosmos is almost inconceivably vast, likely harboring at least 100 billion galaxies. And our solar system is relatively young compared to the rest of the universe  -- 4.6 billion years versus 13.7 billion years.
So there should have been plenty of time and opportunity for many alien civilizations to get a sizable evolutionary head start. The fact that E.T. seemingly hasn't contacted us is a strong indication that he's just not out there, according to Conway Morris.
The huge distances that would likely separate potential alien civilizations don't present an insuperable barrier to contact, Conway Morris said.
"At least so far as this galaxy is concerned, a distance of circa 100,000 light years doesn't seem insurmountable, given a relatively slow diffusion rate and a geometrical rate of establishment of colonies," he said.
 
Welcoming Aliens with Open Arms?
While Conway Morris' study recommends caution when considering the possibility of alien life, another new report suggests that humanity would probably be happy to learn that we're not alone.
Writing in the same issue of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, psychologist Albert Harrison predicts that the discovery of alien life -- should it happen anytime soon -- would be more likely to inspire delight than incite pandemonium here on Earth.
That's partly because E.T. would probably seem pretty non-threatening, and fairly abstract, when we first discover it. The first evidence of alien life would likely be a microbe from Mars or other solar system body, or an electromagnetic signal snagged out of the air, according to Harrison.
"This is how we're looking systematically for extraterrestrial life," Harrison, a psychology professor at the University of California, Davis, told SPACE.com. "Because this is where we're looking, this is where we're likely to find it."
Either way, such a discovery would be a far cry from "War of the Worlds"-style invading spaceships. There may be some ambiguity and uncertainty involved, especially with an electromagnetic signal, which could be tough to interpret. But that shouldn't be a major problem, according to Harrison.
"There will be varied responses, but I think that on the whole we'll take it well," he said. "You have to remember, there are adaptive mechanisms that swing into play."
And finding E.T. might not be a single, drama-packed event, he added. Rather, it could occur as most science does, with a lot of back-and-forth discussions and appraisals of the evidence.
"What I think could very well happen is that slowly, over time, different people start concluding that we're not alone," Harrison said. "Some people have already concluded it. It won't necessarily have to be a big flashpoint, or like a bomb going off. It'll be more and more people saying, 'Gee, the evidence does show that they're out there.'"

Another reason people would likely take the discovery of E.T. well, according to Harrison, is what has happened in the last 50 years. Advances in technology, spaceflight, space science and our understanding of the cosmos have prepared us for the possibility that we are not alone. [Top Spaceflight Stories of 2010]
"This creates the sense that anything could be possible," Harrison said. "And it creates the perceptions, I think, that E.T. may be out there, and that we'll eventually have the technological means to detect him."
For his part, Harrison is more sanguine than Conway Morris about the possibility of E.T.'s existence. Aliens may well be hard to find in such a vast universe, especially since we don't know exactly what we're looking for.
"It's that needle in a cosmic haystack," Harrison said. "Maybe they're just too far away, and we'll never run into them. There are a lot of unknowns."
And, though he doesn't advocate letting our guard down, Harrison is not quite as worried about aliens' possible malignant intentions as Conway Morris is. It's not necessarily inevitable that alien civilizations advance to stages of interstellar imperialism, cruising the cosmos for resources, Harrison said.
Despite the atrocities leading the news every night, societies here on Earth seem to be trending more toward peaceful coexistence, Harrison said. And even if an alien civilization got greedy and imperialistic, there's no guarantee it would be able to run roughshod over its neighbors.
"It's possible to have very acquisitive civilizations out there," Harrison said. "Maybe they get to a certain point, but they may collapse or be beaten back. No one civilization is necessarily going to take over, because there will be coalitions of other civilizations that will keep them in check."
People around the world seem to share Harrison's more positive outlook. In the new study, he cites one poll that found that 86 percent of Americans believe that aliens are more likely to be friendly than hostile.
Maybe most of us have a bead on aliens. Or maybe we're just optimists -- or suckers.


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Unsolved Mysteries, Giants & Out of Place Artifacts
(Red Ice Radio - Klaus Dona)

Klaus Dona joins us from Vienna, Austria to discuss the his "Unsolved Mysteries Tour", a rare collection of out of place artifacts and incredible objects. Some of these objects and statuets are millions of years old and some of them display other unique properties that place them in an unknown category. Where do they come from and who made them? We talk about some of Klaus' absolute favorite artifacts. Then, we talk about evidence for giants and the giant skeletons found in La Mana in Ecuador. Klaus also talks about the world map stone and a pyramid stone with thirteen steps crowned with an eye that glows under black light. Later, we move on to talk about a Pre-Sanskrit language, the Vikings, Vinland, the Kensington Runestone and Knights Templar in America, pre-Columbus and the conquistadors. Topics Discussed: the Unsolved Mysteries Tour, Ecuador La Mana, pyramid symbol, black light, gold and silver water, electrum water, 7.6 meter tall skeleton, DNA samples, dating, Pre-Sanskrit, stone cup, Knights Templar in America, the Kensington Runestone, Conquistadors, invasion of South America, ancient sea faring cultures and much more.

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UFO Enthusiasts Abuzz Over Indonesian Crop Circles

Indonesia’s first crop circles have appeared -- and locals call it evidence of alien life.
 
Found in a rice field in a hamlet of Sleman, Yogyakarta, the crop circle consists of triangles and circles with a diameter of about 70 meters. While some observes say the shapes are manmade, local scientists and government officials are struggling for a concrete explanation, leaving UFO enthusiasts murmuring of extraterrestrials.
"According to several residents, they saw a tornado on Saturday evening," said Ngadiran, one of six farmers who owns the land in Sleman. "On Sunday afternoon, we saw the footprint in our fields."
The pattern was first reported by a farmer, Tukiman, on Sunday at 6 a.m. His story drew hordes of people, causing heavy traffic congestion in the region. Enthusiastic locals all seem to have their own theory on the genesis of the mysterious occurrence.
"I think they were left by an alien space ship, like one I saw on TV," Krasakan resident Cahyo Utomo told the Jakarta Post on Monday. "It is impossible that this was made by wind or any animal."

Others noted the pattern's unique symbology. "This particular crop circle is fascinating because of its striking resemblance to the muladhara chakra -- one of the basic chakras in Tantric Hinduism," Perdana told local news agency kompas.com.
But officials remain skeptical that the crop circle is evidence of a close encounter of the third kind.
"We will not send investigators to the scene because we suspect the crop circle involves human intervention, not natural phenomena, nor scientific phenomena associated with outer space creatures commonly referred to as aliens," Thomas Djamaluddin, chief of astronomy research at Indonesia's space agency, told the Jakarta Globe.
The emergence of crop circles around the world have become increasingly prevalent since the 1970s, their mysterious appearance causing many to consider them the work of UFOs.
In 1991, self-professed pranksters Doug Bower and Dave Chorley went public to claim responsibility for the trend, demonstrating their skill at making the typically ornate pattern in less than an hour.
At least some crop circles have been proven hoaxes, but some remain convinced of their otherworldly connections. The former head of the Bosscha Observatory, Moedji Rharto, is taking a pragmatic approach.
"If this really is the work of a UFO or extraterrestrial beings, it is almost 100 percent certain they would have left some sort of trace behind. It is highly improbable such beings could cover such distances without bringing along some sort of provisions," Moedji told the Jakarta Post.
No such evidence has yet been retrieved.
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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Open Source Free Energy Devices (Red Ice Radio - Sterling Allan)

Sterling Allan from Pure Energy Systems is with us to talk about open source free energy devices and exotic free energy technologies. Sterling Allan is the CEO of PESwiki.com, one of the best news and directory service websites focusing on cutting edge free energy technologies. Mr. Allan's graduate studies at BYU and the University of Arizona were in Bioelectrochemisty, studying the interaction between external electrical stimuli and physiological systems. Sterling is the founder of a dozen-plus organizations whose functions range from preparedness and alternative energy development and promotion to defining, teaching and researching better ways to live as a society. Prior to his focused involvement in free energy over the past eight years, Sterling was an activist in promoting principles of freedom and defending them against forces conspiring to establish world tyranny. In this interview, we focus on workable devices as well as some of the devices that might become available in 2011. Will this be the year that something finally happens on the free energy front? Don't miss this program. Topics Discussed: PESwiki.com, free energy, open source, Stanley Meyers, 2011, solar power, magnetic motors, Fleischmann Pons, cold fusion, renewable energy, anthropogenic global warming, weather manipulation, black-ops, air car, CO2 taxes, ionic air, wave energy, downdraft energy towers and more.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

ALIENS IN THE QURAN

Introduction

On 7th August 1996, NASA (1) scientists made an announcement that made front page headlines throughout the world.Within a Martian meteorite,they had found evidence of a microscopic lifeforms that may have existed on Mars more than three billion years ago. (2) Although other studies were later published which challenged this conclusion, (3) numerous recent discoveries, for example, the discovery by the Galileo spacecraft, (4) in February 1997, of a possible red-colored sea under the ice crust of Jupiter’s moon,Europa, (5) are raising hopes that we may soon be able to get an answer to one of the oldest and most interesting questions asked by humans -”Is anyone out there,or are we alone in the universe?”
However, it may be that none of us may live to see the day when scientists will give us a definitive answer to this question. For Muslims,that should not be a problem. We already have the answer. Although many Muslims are unaware of the fact, the Quran (6) explicitly mentions the existence of extraterrestrial life.
The existence of creatures of a spiritual nature,such as angels, in the universe,is accepted as a fact by all Muslims, as well as people of other religions, such as Christians. The point that generates excitement among the public,and scientists is the question of whether material lifeforms like ourselves,which can be found by science, do actually exist outside the earth. (7) The objective of this article is to present evidence from the Quran for the existence in the universe, of MATERIAL lifeforms (“Life as we know it”).

“Dabbatun”

In Sura 42,Verse 29 (42:29) of the Quran, we are told, “Among His (God’s) signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth,and the living creatures that He has scattered through them :and He has power to gather them together when He wills.” (8) Before proceeding further, a point or two must be noted. The word “sama”, translated “heavens”, is also the Arabic for “sky”. One may object that the verse refers to creatures in the sky (which would be birds), not in the heavens.
However, birds are mentioned separately from creatures of the heavens in 24:41, “Sees thou not that it is God Whose praise all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate,and the birds (of the air) with wings outspread?…” (9) In a note to 42;29,Muhammad Asad states, ”In the Quran, the expression “the heavens and earth” invariably denotes the universe in its entirety.” (10) The Quran mentions that inanimate objects also worship God:“Do they not look at God’s creation, (even) among (inanimate) things- how their (very) shadows turn round,from right to left,prostrating themselves to God…”(16:48). (11) Therefore, may not the creatures spoken of in 42:29 in the heavens,be inanimate creatures of God. No. The next verse, 16:49 goes, “And to God doth obeisance all that is in the heavens and earth,whether moving (living) creatures or the angels…”. (12) The word translated “living creatures” here is the same as that in 42:29 - “Dabbatun”.
Comments Asad,
“The word dabbah denotes any sentient, corporeal being capable of spontaneous movement and is contrasted here with the non-corporeal, spiritual beings designated as “angels” .  (13) In other words, 42:29 is referring to precisely the type of lifeforms that science is searching for, not some metaphysical entities.
Yusuf Ali says, ”Dabbatun: beasts, living, crawling creatures of all kind.” (14) This is the same word used in 2:164, “…in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth…are signs for a people that are wise,” (15) and in 24:45, “And God has created every animal from water:of them are some that creep on their bellies;some that walk on two legs;and some that walk on four. God creates what he wills…” (16)
Commenting on 42:29, Allama Shabbir Ahmad Usmani says, ”From the verse it appears that like on the earth, there are some kinds of animals - living creatures - in the heavens also.” (17)
On the same verse, Yusuf Ali comments,  “Life is not confined to our one little Planet. It is a very old speculation to imagine some life like human life on the planet Mars…it is reasonable to suppose that Life in some form or other is scattered through some of the millions of heavenly bodies scattered through space.” (18)
From such remarks, the reader will realize that Muslim scholars are well aware of the fact that 42:29 clearly mentions the existence of aliens.

Is there any alien intelligent life ?

Although the discovery of any form of life outside the earth would be dramatic, humankind is especially interested in knowing whether there is any alien intelligent life in the universe. NASA previously had a program on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Although now scrapped due to budget cuts, private SETI organizations (19) have now been made which continue the search. The Planetary Society, (20) a private organization, in which the film director Steven Speilberg (21) is a member of the Board of Directors, has the largest SETI program in the world. So far, no sign of alien intelligent life has turned up. Can the Quran provide an answer?
Sura 27:65 commands, “Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except God,knows what is hidden:nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).” (22) This shows that, like humans, there are other creatures in the universe that will also be raised from the dead. We are told in 19:93-96,“Not one of the beings in the heavens and the earth but must come to (God) Most Gracious as a servant. He does take an account of them (all),and hath numbered them (all) exactly. And everyone of them will come to Him singly on the Day of Judgment.On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (God) Most Gracious bestow love.” (23)
From these verses we learn that there are alien lifeforms that, like us,will also be judged according to the works that they do during their lives. Among them are the believers. Therefore,naturally, there will also be those aliens who are unbelievers. The believers will be rewarded. The lifeforms being described in the above verses can hardly be expected to be microorganisms. The Quran is referring to creatures of a level of development that makes them morally accountable beings. They must be organisms possessing qualities which we would ascribe to intelligent lifeforms.
In Sura 72:14-15, jinn (a type of spiritual lifeforms, which the Quran mention as living on the earth) say, “Amongst us are some that submit their wills (to God), and some that swerve from justice. Now those who submit their wills - they have sought out (the path) of right conduct: But those who swerve - they are (but) fuel for Hell-fire.” (24)
The Quran mentions that good jinn will be rewarded with Paradise. Summing up from all the above verses, it is clear that Judgment Day is for creatures in the whole universe (Sura 39:68- “The Trumpet will (just) be sounded when all that are in the heavens and on earth will swoon, except such as it will please God (to exempt). Then will a second one be sounded, when,behold, they will be standing and looking on!”) (25) and like jinn,aliens will also be sharing Paradise and Hell with humans.
In fact,the Quran mentions that Paradise is of a size like that of our present universe- 57:21, “Therefore (vie) with one another for the pardon of your Lord,and for a Paradise as vast as heaven and earh, prepared for those who believe in Allah and His apostles.” (26)
Therefore, it is not surprising that when we are sharing this universe with aliens,we should share Paradise and Hell with them too.The Quran shows us, therefore, that not only do aliens exist, but among them are also intelligent beings.

Where can aliens be found?

Knowing that aliens, including intelligent lifeforms exist elsewhere, our next question would be, ”Where do they live?” Scientists naturally expect them to live on planets. They look for other planets around other stars- planets that have the right conditions to harbor life - in other words,other earths. In October 1995, scientists announced the discovery of the first extrasolar planet around the star 51 Pegasus. (27) Since then,there have been a string of discoveries of other planets. At the time of writing of this article,fifteen planets have been claimed to have been discovered. (28) Although some of these objects have been dismissed as brown dwarfs (including the object around Pegasus 51) by some scientists, (29) at least some of the fifteen objects are agreed upon as being planets. Scientists believe that on potential moons around planets found to be orbiting two stars, the right conditions may exist for life to be present. (30)
In Sura 65:12, we are informed,“God is He Who created seven heavens and of the earth a similar number…” (31)
This verse,although usually translated properly, is very commonly misinterpreted by commentators. They give their interpretation that space is divided into seven zones,and likewise, as Yusuf Ali puts it, ”the crust of the earth is built up of geological strata one above another”. (32)
This interpretation arises due to a misunderstanding of what a “heaven” is as mentioned in the Quran.Before continuing further about the topic of aliens,it is necessary to clear up this confusion. The answer can be deduced from verses in the Quran itself and comparing them with our current scientific knowledge about the universe.
Sura 21:30 asks,“Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation),before we clove them asunder?…” (33) Sura 41:11-12 tell us, “Then turned He to the heaven when it was smoke, and said unto it and unto the earth: come both of you, willingly or loath… Then We ordained them seven heavens…and inspired in each heaven its mandate and We decked the lowest heaven with lamps…” (34) and Sura 71:15-16 , “See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony, and hath made the moon a light therein,and made the sun a lamp?” (35) Sura 51:47 informs us, “And it is We who have built the universe with (Our creative) power and, verily it is We who are steadily expanding it.” (36)
Asad, comments on the above verses as follows: about 21:30, ”…the above unmistakable reference to the unitary origin of the universe - described in the Quran as “the heavens and the earth”- strikingly anticipates the view of almost all modern astrophysicists that this universe has originated as one entity from one single element,namely,hydrogen,which became subsequently consolidated through gravity and then separated into individual nebulae,galaxies,and solar systems,with individual parts progressively breaking away to form new entities in the shape of stars,planets and the latter’s satellites”; (37) about 41:11,he explains the word “smoke” as,”a gas- evidently hydrogen gas,which physicists regard as the primal element from which all material particles of the universe have evolved and still evolve…” (38) and says about the verse,”explaining this passage,Zamakhshari observes:”The meaning of God’s command to the skies (heavens) and the earth to “come”… is this:He willed their coming into being…”";for 41:12,he explains “seven heavens” as,”a multiplicity of cosmic systems”; (39) about 51:47 he says,”the phrase “inna la-musi’un” clearly foreshadows the modern notion of the “expanding universe”- that is,the fact that the cosmos,though finite in extent,is continuously expanding in space.” (40)
Finally,three more verses need to be referred to- 50:38,“And verily We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them…and naught of weariness touched us” (41) ,21:104,“The Day when We shall roll up the heavens as a recorder roller up a written scroll. As We began the first creation, We shall repeat it.(It is a promise binding) upon Us. Lo! We are to perform it” (42) ,and 14:48, “One day the Earth will be changed to a different Earth,and so will be the heavens…” (43)
From the verses above,we learn this from the Quran: a heaven is a material entity which arose from the same material as the earth originated from. Initially,there was one gaseous mass. A cleavage process occurred resulting in the making of the “seven heavens” and “all that lies between them”. The sun,moon and earth are constituents of a heaven. Therefore, a heaven must be larger than a star (sun). When the end of the universe is at hand,the heavens, which till then were in an expanding universe (51:47) will come together. Then,the way our present universe came into being, in a similar manner, a new creation will come into being, containing other heavens and another earth. Any astronomer reading these verses can tell you that there is only one entity that fits the description of a heaven in the Quran - a “heaven” in the Quran must be referring to a “galaxy”.
According to modern science, the universe arose from a singularity, at the Big Bang,and has since,been expanding. From a primordial gas cloud arose high fragments from which the galaxies and their clusters arose. Today,the galaxies are moving apart from each other in space. They are separated by intergalactic space in which may lurk invisible dark matter, making up to 90% of the total mass of the universe. If there is sufficient dark matter, at some time in the future, the universe will stop expanding and enter a contraction phase in which the galaxies will finally come close together in a Big Crunch marking an end to the present universe. The universe would have returned to a singularity state similar to that from which the present universe arose. Then, once again,scientists predict,a new universe may rebound from the singularity of the Big Crunch,as another Big Bang gives rise to a universe with its own galaxies and planets etc. Verses in the Quran agree amazingly with our current ideas about the universe!
The purpose of our lengthy divergence from the main topic of this article was to prove that the “seven heavens” are not zones into which the universe is divided, but large astronomical entities, the galaxies.Some people have interpretted a heaven as being a solar system. However, while this view may seem appropriate for some verses,it does not tally with all the verses.
The Quran mentions the creation of seven heavens. Asad explains that, ”…as regards the “seven heavens”, it is to be borne in mind that in Arabic usage… the number “seven” is often synonymous with “several”.” (44)
I have shown that the heavens are the galaxies and we can see that millions of them exist. Even if we assume that the heaven are some other astronomical objects that arose from the primary gas cloud,they definitely are not literally seven in number,but in the millions.
The relevance of this to our discussion on aliens is that the Sura 65:12 tells us that, as God has created “seven Heavens”, He has created,“of the earth a similar number…” Therefore,as there are millions of galaxies, God has also created millions of earths scattered throughout the universe. Usmani comments on 65:12, ”The earths as well, He created seven (Usmani thinks literally seven. We know it actually means “many”), as given in the Tradition of Tirmizi etc. It is possible they are not visible, it is possible they are visible, but people think them to be stars or planets,as the scientists of today have predicted the possibility of life on Mars etc…” (45) An important thing to point out in 65:12 is that God does not use the word “worlds”, but specifically, ”earth”. An ‘earth’ would be a planet that harbors life. Scientists also often speak of looking for other earths. They mean not just any planet,but one sustaining or capable of sustaining life. In his book,The Bible, The Quran and Science, Maurice Bucaille writes, ”…it comes as no small surprise to the reader of the Quran to find that earths such as our own may be found in the Universe…” (46)
We have finally arrived at the Quran’s answer as to where aliens can be found. They inhabit the millions of earths that God has created among the millions of heavens (galaxies) in the universe. The Quran therefore, gives us a magnificent view of the universe- a universe teeming with life, a place that the late astronomer Carl Sagan described as a “cosmic fugue, with themes and counter- points, dissonances and harmonies, a billion different voices playing the life music.” (47)

Will we ever discover aliens?

So far, we have learn from the Quran that extraterrestrial life,including intelligent life, exists throughout countless earths in the universe. But this is not sufficient to satisfy our curiosity. We want scientists to actually discover aliens. Only after we have found incontrovertible scientific evidence that aliens exist, will our (unbelieving) hearts see that the Quran was correct all along. We actually won’t be satisfied till we meet an alien face to face. Is there any chance that in the future we will actually discover,through science, the existence of aliens and establish some kind of contact with them or even meet them?
To get some idea on this matter,we must return to Sura 42:29. We are told over there that the scattering of living creatures in the heavens and the earth is a “sign”. What is a sign? Sura 6:104 says,“Momentous signs have come to you from your Lord.He that sees them shall himself have much to gain, but he who is blind to them shall lose much.” (48) Sura 6:109,“They solemnly swear by Allah that if a sign be given them they would believe in it.” (49) Sura 7:73,“A clear proof has come to you from your Lord.Here is Allah’s she-camel:a sign for you.” (50) Clearly,a sign is something which we can see,or at least,experience with our senses.Otherwise,it would not be a sign.Some signs are those that God showed to humans in the past.Other signs remain for God to show us in the future-“Soon we will show them Our Signs in the (furthest) regions,and in their own souls,until it becomes manifest to them that this is the Truth” (41:53). (51)
THEREFORE, SURA 42:29 CONTAINS A PROPHESY THAT A TIME WILL INDEED COME IN THE FUTURE WHEN HUMANS WILL DISCOVER ALIENS.
In Sura 55:33-34,we are addressed,“O ye assembly of Jinn and men!If it be you can pass beyond the regions of the heavens and the earth,pass ye!Not without authority will ye be able to pass!Then which of the favors of your Lord will ye deny?” (52) Why does God ask us to go into space? There must be some purpose.Maybe it be for us to fulfill some grand destiny in store for our species- maybe to become a galactic race,a respectable part of the galactic community of civilizations.Maybe,it is our travels in space that may lead to our encounter with aliens and fulfill the prophesy in 42:29.Only time will tell.In anticipation of the time when we become space-travelers,we are told in Sura 29:22, “Neither on earth nor in heaven shall you be beyond reach:nor have you any guardian or helper besides Allah.” (53)
To reach other civilizations,we must be capable of feasible interstellar transport. Might we one day be capable of undertaking such a voyage?Sura 16:8 says,“And (it is He Who creates) horses and mules for you to ride…and He will yet create things of which (today) you have no knowledge.” (54) The latter part of this verse is often translated in the present tense but as Asad points out,”The use in this context,of the aorist “yakhluqu” implies the future tense (“He will create”) …Since this reference to God’s continuing creation comes immediately after a mention of primitive means of transport,it obviously relates to other- as yet unknown- things of the same category:that is to say,to new means of transport which God unceasingly creates through the instrumentality of the inventiveness with which He has endowed man’s mind.” (55) Therefore,it is possible that we may one day make the spacecraft required for interstellar travel.After all,God Himself has encouraged us to, ”pass beyond the regions of the heavens”.Sura 42:29 ends with the statement that God has the power to gather the creatures of the heavens and earth together if He wills.This also points to the possibility of our meeting aliens in the future.However,this gathering may well refer to that which will occur on Judgment Day as mentioned in Sura 19:93-96 (see above).

Man’s position among creation

The most revolutionary discoveries in history have been those which altered the way humans perceived themselves in the universe.We discovered that the earth was not at the center of the universe.We discovered that our Sun was a very ordinary star located in an insignificant part of an ordinary galaxy,which was only one of millions of galaxies.These discoveries should have humbled us.Yet,even today,many of us triumphantly proclaim ourselves as being the most supreme creation of God.It is common to ascribe our cherished position among all living things to our higher intellectual abilities.If we were to find out that there are other intelligent beings in the universe,and that some may be intellectually more superior to us,where would that leave us? Would we finally be dethroned?
Sura 17:70 informs us,“Verily We have honored the children of Adam…and preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment.” (56)
Many translations fail to mention the “marked preferment” in the verse,although the verse contains the Arabic “tafzelan” which conveys this.Note that the verse mentions that there are other creatures besides humans,who have also been given a position of distinction,and humans have been preferred above many,not all,of these creatures. Usmani states in a comment on this verse,”Under this verse a debate is opened:Who is superior- Man or Angel?But logically this verse does not decide the issue.” (57)
Another scholar has written,”From this (verse) it is evident that whatever superiority humans have got over other creatures is not whole.Allah’s creatures contain such creatures upon which humans have got no superiority.”It must be remembered here that while so far we have been discussing material alien lifeforms,the debate of man’s position in creation includes both material and spiritual creatures of God.Some early authorities,such as Hasan, have not accepted the word “akser” mentioned in 17:70 as meaning “many”. Hasan maintains that the word “akser”, as used in 17:70, should be understood as meaning “all”,since the same word is used in 26:233 and 10:36,where it would be inappropriate to take its meaning as “many” but rather as “all”.With such a substitution in verse 17:70,the meaning would be altered to mean that man is preferred by God over all creatures.
The debate on man’s status continues among scholars and also among the public.Let us make an analogy to the debate of whether man is superior to woman.Suppose for a moment that we hand the trophy to man and let him enjoy his “superior” position.On the Day of Judgment, it will only be deeds that count and good women will go to Paradise and bad men will burn in Hell.Who would have been more superior?As you can see,in the final analysis,any debate on the status of a race,or species is useless.From earlier verses mentioned in this article,the reader will remember that,according to the Quran, God will judge humans as well as aliens on the basis of their deeds and reward them accordingly.Many humans will be sent to Hell for their wrongdoings. At the same time there will be aliens who will be rewarded for their good deeds.Who would be more superior- the unbelieving human or the faithful alien?The answer is obvious.Therefore,what’s the use of debating this point?Status of a creature is relative to its moral conduct.Sura 95:4-5 states, “Surely We created man of the best stature,then We reduced him to the lowest of the low.” (58)

Islam and the geocentric universe


It is the fanciful idea of religion-bashers that the discovery of extraterrestrial life will undermine any remaining credibility that religion may have.In the case of Islam, as one can see from this discussion,that can hardly be the case.On the contrary,such a discovery would verify the truth of the statements contained in the Quran relating to the subject of alien life,and strengthen the position of Muslims.The vision of Islam is that of a truly universal religion.It is far removed from the exclusiveness of Judaism (“We are the Chosen Ones for God’s message”). It is a pity that the image of all religions has suffered a setback from the great scandal of the Church- its treatment of Galileo,for (rightly) challenging their views of a geocentric universe,in which Man was The Central Figure in God’s Plan of Creation,living on a planet around which all the rest of creation revolved.
The Quran gives us a picture of our place in the universe that is quite different.In Sura 40:57,God says, “Assuredly the creation of the heavens and the earth is a greater (matter) than the creation of men:yet most men understand not.” (59)
Comments Yusuf Ali, ”Man is himself a tiny part of creation.Why should he be so ego-centric?” (60) No one race of humans was chosen to be the exclusive custodians of the truth.Sura 16:36 tells us,“For We assuredly sent amongst every People an apostle,(with the command),”Serve God,and eschew Evil”:of the people were some whom God guided,and others on whom Error became inevitably (established).So travel through the earth,and see what was the end of those who denied (the Truth).” (61)
According to some Traditions of The Prophet (pbuh), 124,000 messengers have been sent into the world by God,throughout the ages to people all over the world.No nation was denied access to the Truth.Even on earth,guidance was provided not only to humans,but also the Jinn who co-habit this planet with us- 6:130:“(Then He will say):”Jinn and men!Did there not come to you apostles of your own who proclaimed to you my revelations and warned you of this day?” (62) . God’s bounty,according to Islam,is not confined to creatures of the earth because He is,“…Lord of the heavens and Lord of the earth,the Lord of the Worlds” (45:36). (63)
To the people were sent revealed Books also,the last of which is the Quran.About the Quran itself,we are told in 43:4,“It is in the Mother Book with Us,sublime and full of wisdom.” (64) About other planets,S.Bashir-ud-din Mahmood has this to say,”On the basis of the interpretation of verse 65:12 by Ibn-e-Abbas (May Allah be pleased with him),we can say that inhabitants of these worlds must have their religion like ours and so the Holy Books.They all come from the same “Supreme Source” of revelation from where the Holy Quran originated for us on the Earth.It is evident from the verse of the Holy Quran” (ie.43;4.All Books come from the “Mother Book with Us”). (65) The very first verse of the Quran begins,“Praise be to Allah,Lord of the Worlds.” (66)
Summing up,while the Quran does point out that man has a favored position on earth, (2:30-“Behold,thy Lord said to the angels:”I will create a vicegerent on earth.”"; (67) 2:34- “We said to the angels:”Bow down to Adam…”" (68) 95:4- We have indeed created man in the best of molds.” (69) ) there are other creatures of God who have also been favored in the universe (17:70).Humans are just a small part of God’s creation (40:57).When they act wrongly,they are reduced to the lowest of the low (95:5).
Salvation is not only for some race of humans, but for all humans and creatures throughout the universe.There is a grand destiny planned by God for all of them.All humans as well as aliens who follow the guidance that God sent to their respective planets,will be rewarded (19:96).“…it is God Whose praise all beings in the heavens and on earth do celebrate…”(24:41). (70) All will return to Him.How far the picture of the universe that Islam paints is from that of a geocentric universe!

Conclusion – a “secret” waiting to be told


If the Quran is so explicit in stating the existence of living organisms in the universe (42:29),we would suppose that the Muslim population would generally be aware of the fact that the Quran mentions extraterrestrials.Unfortunately that is not the case.A significant proportion of Muslims have no idea that this exciting piece of information is provided in their Holy Book.I have quoted a number of scholars in this article,who have commented on the verses relating to extraterrestrials.Among them are those such as Yusuf Ali and Muhammad Asad,whose works are known to Muslims throughout the world. Allama Shabbir Ahmad Usmani was a prominent figure in the Freedom Movement of Pakistan.All scholars quoted are from the mainstream of Islam. So,at least,Muslim scholars are aware of the Quran mentioning aliens.Yet,there are scholars also who have no idea about this subject.Surprisingly,even Maurice Bucaille,whose brilliant book, The Bible,The Quran and Science is extensive in its coverage of scientific topics in the Quran,completely overlooked the mention of aliens.
How aware were the early Muslims,about the existence of extraterrestrials,or verses in the Quran on this topic? Bashir-ud-Din Mahmood writes,”The idea that there is life elsewhere in the universe also, was derived from the Prophet of Allah (pbuh) when he told Muslims,”When you sit down in the prayer for the Attahiyat and say: “Peace be upon us,and the righteous servants of Allah” you actually send peace on all the righteous people living on the Earth and in the heavens.”This clearly implies that all type of people,good and bad live in the other worlds as they live on our Earth.” (71) He also writes,with reference to the Rasial Imam Ghazali,”According to Imam Muhammad Ghazali (11th Century),people in some of these planetary worlds have learn to travel and communicate with each other.” (72)
The case of Ibn-e-Abbas is interesting.He was one of the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh).The Prophet (pbuh) had prayed to God specially to endow Ibn-e-Abbas(73) with knowledge of the Quran,and he became one of the great scholars of the Quran. Maulana Maududi writing in his Tafhim-ul-Quran,tells us that,”Ibn-e-Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him)…believed with confidence that there are many more earth-like bodies in the heavens. …He not only thought that such earths are inhabited by intelligent beings but also that their people are exactly like the inhabitants on the Earth.He even went so far as to say that they may have a Prophet like Muhammad (pbuh),and had a Adam,like our Adam,a Noah,like our Noah,an Ibrahim like our Ibrahim,and a Jesus like our Jesus (pbut).” (74) The knowledge of the existence of aliens and that they are mentioned in the Quran, has been present among Muslims from the earliest days of Islam!
There is something else that we know about Ibn-e-Abbas.He did not widely publicize his views about aliens. Rather,he was quite secretive about this matter.The reason is that he was afraid that his ideas would confuse people.In fact,he was afraid that people would be in danger of becoming unbelievers by not accepting the truth of this matter,which the Quran itself attested to.Perhaps it was such considerations that lead Muslim scholars of later times not to touch on the topic of aliens much,and so today,also,so many Muslims remain unaware about this matter.But times have changed.We’ve come a long way in our voyage of discovery of the wonders that surround us.The recent discoveries of extrasolar planets,of ice on the moon (75) ,of microbes deep beneath the earth’s surface and around thermal vents in the oceans (76) ,of water on the sun (77) and many other amazing findings are setting the stage for a grand finale.The public is mentally prepared to hear soon about the discovery of life outside the earth.
In recent times,Muslims have missed golden opportunities of propagating their religion to the peoples of the world.For example,the Quran mentions the expansion of the universe.This phenomenon was discovered by scientists only in 1929.If Muslims had let the world know beforehand,that the Quran mentioned this fact, then upon its discovery,a big impact could have been made on the non-Muslim world.We would have shown the world the power,the miracle,of the Quran.Of course,even today,the miracle remains that the Quran mentions the expansion of the universe,but non-Muslims tend to say,”Now you tell us,after science has already discovered this!You must be construing the meaning of Quranic verses to suit your wishes.”
Today,as we stand at the threshold of making the most revolutionary discovery in the history of humankind,we Muslims should ask ourselves,”Hasn’t the time finally come for the “secret” that Ibn-e-Abbas held to be made known to the whole world?”Yes,the time is ripe.Let the world know,before it discovers for itself,that 1400 years ago in the deserts of Arabia,a prophet received revelations,mentioning the existence of extraterrestrial life through countless heavenly bodies in the universe,and prophesying that one day, humans will indeed discover aliens.
The Quran contains many amazing statements relating to science.There is no reason to believe that it has finally yielded all of its scientific secrets and as we enter the next century,we can be confidant that the Quran will continue to shed light on some of the most enduring and intriguing scientific mysteries of our times.

REFERENCES AND LINKS

Introduction
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4. Galileo Home Page
5. Water on Europe: Scientific American: Exhibit: Great Balls of Ice: August 19, 1996. NASA Space Science News: The Frosty Plains of Europe
6.The Quran:
Translations by Yusuf Ali, Pickthall and Shakir. Muslim Students Association site (MSA-USC), containing the entire translated text by three scholars.
Quran Search Engine. Search for verses in the Quran by key words.
Transliteration of the Quran. The complete transliterated text of the Quran.
Listen to the Quran. The complete text recited in Arabic and English in RealAudio files.
Quran in MP3 format. Download the Quran as mp3 files.
7. The Astrobiology Web. Information on space life science. Highly recommended.

“Dabbatun”
8. Sura 42:29. The Holy Quran. Text, Translation and Commentary. Abdullah Yusuf Ali.
9.  Sura 24:41.Yusuf Ali.
10. Note 33 on Sura 42:29.The Message of the Quran.Muhammad Asad.
11. Sura 16:48.Yusuf Ali.
12. Sura 16:49. Yusuf Ali.
13. Note 55 on Sura 16:49. Asad.
14. Note 4568 on Sura 42:29. Yusuf Ali.
15. Sura 2:164.Yusuf Ali.
16. Sura 24:45.Yusuf Ali.
17. Note 43 on Sura 42:29.The Nobel Quran. Tafseer-e-Usmani. Allama Shabbir Ahmed
17. Usmani.
18. Note 4569 on 42:29.Yusuf Ali.

Is there any alien intelligent life?
19. SETI organizations: The SETI Institute. SETI@home. Now you can participate in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence from your own home by installing a screen saver. Check it out.
20. Society. This has the world’s largest SETI program.
21. Steven Spielberg.
22. Sura 27:65.Yusuf Ali.
23. Sura 19:93-96.Yusuf Ali.
24. Sura 72:14-15.Yusuf Ali.
25. Sura 39:68.Yusuf Ali.
26. Sura 57:21.The Meaning of the Quran. Dr. Mahmud Y. Zayid.

Where can aliens are found?
27. A planet around 51 Pegasi:
Mayor, M. & Queloz, D.A Jupiter mass companion to a solar type star. Nature
378, 355-359. (1995).
28. The Extra solar Planets Encyclopedia. The main internet catalogue of all extra solar planets
28. Discovered so far.
29. Challenge to a planet around 51 Pegasi:
Walker, Gordan. One of our planets is missing.Nature, 385,775-776. (27 Feb 1997).
Gray, David F.Absence of a planetary signature in the spectra of the star 51 Pegasi.
Nature, 385, 795-796. (27 Feb 1997).
Update: New evidence for a planet around 51 Pegasi:
Marcy, Geoffrey. Extra solar planets: Back in focus. Nature 391, 127. (8 Jan 1998).
Gray, David F.A planetary companion for 51 Pegasi implied by absence of pulsations in the stellar spectra. Nature, 391, 153-154. (8 Jan 1998).
Hatzes, Artie P. et al. Further evidence for the planet around 51 Pegasi. Nature, 391, 154-156. (8 Jan 1998).
30. The possible earths are potential moons of planets orbiting 16 Cygni B in the Swan and 47 Uma in Ursae Majoris.
Chyba, Christopher F. Exobiology: Life on other moons. Nature, 385, 201. (16 Jan ’97).
Williams, Darren M. et al. Habitable moons around extra solar giant planets. Nature, 385, 234-236. (16 Jan 1997).
31. Sura 65:12.Yusuf Ali.
32. Note 5527 on Sura 65:12.Yusuf Ali.
33. Sura 21:30.Yusuf Ali.
34. Sura 41:11-12.The Glorious Quran. Text and Explanatory Translation. Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall.
35. Sura 71:15-16. Pickthall.
36. Sura 51:47. Asad.
37. Note 38 on Sura 21:30. Asad.
38. Note 12 and Note 13 on Sura 41:11. Asad.
39. Note 14 on Sura 41:12. Asad.
40. Note 31 on Sura 51:47. Asad.
41. Sura 50:38. Pickthall.
42. Sura 21:104. Pickthall.
43. Sura 14:48. Yusuf Ali.
44. Note 20 on Sura 2:29. Asad.
45. Note 32 on Sura 65:12. Usmani.
46. Ref: Bucaille, Maurice. The Bible, the Quran and Science. Section: The Quran and
46. Modern Science. Chapter III: The Creation of the Heavens and the Earth.
46. Subheading: The Basic Process of the Formation of the Universe and the Resulting
46. Composition of the Worlds.
47. Ref: Sagan, Carl.Cosmos. Chapter II. Read the classic article: The Quest for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. By Carl Sagan.

Will we ever discover aliens?
48. Sura 6:104. Zayid.
49. Sura 6:109. Zayid.
50. Sura 7:73. Zayid.
51. Sura 41:53. Yusuf Ali.
52. Sura 55:33=34. Yusuf Ali.
53. Sura 29:22. Zayid.
54. Sura 16:8. Asad.
55. Note 6 on Sura 16:8. Asad.

Man’s position among creation
56. Sura 17:70. Pickthall.
57. Note 105 on Sura 17:70. Usmani.
58. Sura 95:4-5. Pickthall.

Islam and the geocentric universe
59. Sura 40:57. Yusuf Ali.
60. Note 4431 on Sura 40:57. Yusuf Ali.
61. Sura 16:36. Yusuf Ali.
62. Sura 6:130. Zayid.
63. Sura 45:36. Pickthall.
64. Sura 43:4. Zayid.
65. Ref: Mahmood, Bashir-ud-din. Doomsday and Life after Death. Chapter 18,
65. Sub-heading: The Quran in Other Worlds. Ta-Ha Publishers.
66. Sura 1:1. Pickthall.
67. Sura 2:30. Yusuf Ali.
68. Sura 2:34. Yusuf Ali.
69. Sura 95:4. Yusuf Ali.
70. Sura 24:41. Yusuf Ali.

Conclusion a “secret” waiting to be told
71. Ref: Mahmood, Bashir-ud-din. Doomsday and Life after Death. Chapter 18,
71. Sub-heading: Life in Other Worlds.
72. Ref: Mahmood, Bashir-ud-din. Doomsday and Life after Death. Chapter 18,
72. Sub-heading: Life in Other Worlds.
73. Ibn-e-Abbas - a short biographical note
74. Maududi, Abul Ala. Tahfhim-ul-Quran.
75. Ice on the Moon:
Scientific American: Science and the Citizen. Water, Water Everywhere: May 1998.
NASA Press Release: Ice on the Moon.
76. Subterranean microbes:
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Scientific American: Article: Microbes Deep Inside the Earth. October 1996.
77. Water on the Sun:
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