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Unearthed Essay on Alien Life Reveals Churchill the Scientist
Channel News Asia ^ | 16 Feb 2017

Posted on 02/15/2017 6:33:17 PM PST by nickcarraway

A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill shows Britain's wartime leader was uncannily prescient about the possibility of alien life on planets orbiting stars other than the Sun.

The 11-page article was drafted on the eve of World War Two in 1939 and updated in the 1950s, decades before astronomers discovered the first extrasolar planets in the 1990s.

Yet Churchill pinpointed issues dominating today's debate about extraterrestrial life, proving that the former prime minister "reasoned like a scientist", according to an analysis of his work published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at channelnewsasia.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Missouri; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: astronomy; churchill; extraterrestrials; fringe; fulton; mariolivio; missouri; ohsomysteriouso; science; ufo; ufos; unitedkingdom; winstonchurchill; xplanets
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1 posted on 02/15/2017 6:33:17 PM PST by nickcarraway
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I liked this episode.


2 posted on 02/15/2017 6:37:00 PM PST by wally_bert (I didn't get where I am today by selling ice cream tasting of bookends, pumice stone & West Germany)
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Was he exhumed and they found it in his coffin?
3 posted on 02/15/2017 6:39:36 PM PST by Fungi (Every breath, another five thousand fungal spores enter your body. All five thousand will be named.)
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To: nickcarraway

Do I need to make sure that I will not be a tasty lunch for some Grotesque Aliens who relish carbon life forms? Worse yet they are advanced socialists? Highly advanced society that’s lead by transgender mutants and all others are slaves.


4 posted on 02/15/2017 6:44:02 PM PST by DazedVet (Self esteem cannot be taught in school but comes from actual achievement.)
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To: nickcarraway

Churchill. I believe the greatest man of the 20th Century.


5 posted on 02/15/2017 6:50:03 PM PST by rlmorel (Orwell described Liberals when he wrote of those who "repudiate morality while laying claim to it.")
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I completely agree and the greatest friend to America in modern times. Oh how I wish “modern” political leaders could behave as this man did. Brutally pragmatic with impeccable communication skills and supremely well mannered.


6 posted on 02/15/2017 7:20:54 PM PST by ping jockey
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To: rlmorel

I completely agree and the greatest friend to America in modern times. Oh how I wish “modern” political leaders could behave as this man did. Brutally pragmatic with impeccable communication skills and supremely well mannered.


7 posted on 02/15/2017 7:21:03 PM PST by ping jockey
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I think back to the bio of Q E II’s biography and her official first audience with Tony Blair. He was invited in and all full of socialist bluster.

It all evaporated like a fart in a hurricane when the good queen informed him that he was her 12th P M and that Sir Winston Churchill was her first.

He melted like a school boy that had been sent to the Headmistress’s office.


8 posted on 02/15/2017 7:24:39 PM PST by ping jockey
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To: ping jockey

I have always admired Churchill. He was a wonderfully talented man, and a wonderfully flawed man.

I had a great Churchill related experience...this is a bit long, but I feel like thinking about it tonight...:)

I had the fortune three or four years ago to have to opportunity to go on a “road trip”. No anniversary or mid life crisis, I just had a lot more vacation than my wife, and a demanding job. Needing to burn some vacation, and doing it without her, I determined to cruise the highways of the Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern USA. All in nine days! Heh, I was driving 10-12 hours a day. I loved it. I had the moon roof open, smoking cigars, listening to audiobooks and music, and tooling through the USA.

I had no plan except one: I was going to go horseback riding in the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia. But it rained so hard for the two days I had reserved, that the people who ran the place just took off and left me there on my own, for the most part! (They were busy, and sure weren’t going to bring me out riding in that weather!)

So, after those two days, I left and decided to drive to the Four Corners monument in Utah. Barely even looked at a map, just thought that would be a great destination. I had a vision of getting there, standing on the spot, then leaving after a few minutes.

But I got as far as Louisville, KY before I really looked at the map, and realized in the time I had, I would be driving eighteen hour days or some stupid thing like that, so I decided to find another location.

I thought “I’ve never been to Nebraska. I’ll go there. But where in Nebraska?”

So I took out a map, closed my eyes, and put my finger down on Humboldt, NE. But when I started reading about it, it was best known for some transgendered person who had been killed, and I decided to choose another city. I landed on Tecumseh, NE. population 1,677. Best known as originally being named Frances, NE, but got changed because it was the name of the town founder General’s mistress, not his wife, so they changed it to Tecumseh, who he had killed in battle. That sounded more interesting to me.

So I drove up through Missouri, and as I drove north, I saw a sign for the Churchill Museum! Holy smokes, I didn’t even know there was such a thing. It was in Fulton where he give his “Iron Curtin” speech. GREAT museum, loved it. Saw his paintings, the church where he gave his speech...just great!


9 posted on 02/15/2017 8:14:42 PM PST by rlmorel (Orwell described Liberals when he wrote of those who "repudiate morality while laying claim to it.")
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To: ping jockey

Well, his mother was American.


10 posted on 02/16/2017 4:03:25 AM PST by I-ambush (If we make it, we'll all sit back and laugh, but I fear tomorrow I'll be crying)
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To: rlmorel

I think I remember this essay being mentioned in William Manchester’s biography of Churchill. Churchill was always in need of money and wrote professionally.


11 posted on 02/16/2017 5:28:25 AM PST by conejo99
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To: nickcarraway; teppe; Normandy; StormPrepper
A newly unearthed essay by Winston Churchill shows Britain's wartime leader was uncannily prescient about the possibility of alien life on planets orbiting stars other than the Sun.

Winston a MORMON??


http://www.mrm.org/moon-men

12 posted on 02/16/2017 5:30:57 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: rlmorel

Like your travels; you rambled on and finally got to your destination here!

;^)


13 posted on 02/16/2017 5:33:19 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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LOL, exactly! It was fun to remember...I have to go look at the pictures again. How lucky to have had that opportunity...:)


14 posted on 02/16/2017 7:10:02 AM PST by rlmorel (Orwell described Liberals when he wrote of those who "repudiate morality while laying claim to it.")
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To: conejo99

Not only that, but a lot of his professional journalism in the 1920s and30s was on scientific subjects. He even wrote a lengthy article explaning quantum mechanics (the hot new topic at the time) to a lay audience.


15 posted on 02/16/2017 10:38:21 AM PST by Winniesboy
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To: rlmorel

I wish I could find mine!

I traveled across the USA from CA to IN in March ‘63.

Took 3 weeks on a Honda 50cc bike.

No; I had NO clue what I was in for!


16 posted on 02/16/2017 2:38:27 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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I wish I could find mine!

I traveled across the USA from CA to IN in March ‘63.

Took 3 weeks on a Honda 50cc bike.

No; I had NO clue what I was in for!


17 posted on 02/16/2017 2:38:52 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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Holy Moly!!!!!!!!!! You did that on a 50cc bike? Wow! I’m sure you had no clue what you were in for!

But I’ll bet it was one of the most memorable times of your life...:)


18 posted on 02/16/2017 8:43:56 PM PST by rlmorel (Orwell described Liberals when he wrote of those who "repudiate morality while laying claim to it.")
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Wow! I’m sure you had no clue what you were in for!

So true!!

Although I went to tech school at Lowery AFB in Denver for a year; the snow was always promptly cleaned off the streets and life was quite livable in the winter time.


Like most folks (I imagine) I had little money after being discharged from AF in Sacramento, and I had no transportation awaiting at home.

I could either blow it all on air fare home, or get some type of transportation in CA.

I didn't have enough money to get a bigger bike and have any left over so the 50 was it.

Not the girly one with splash shield, but this one:

I had a small luggage rack attached to the back that I had my duffle bag lashed to.


No; I had NEVER ridden a cycle before; and learned the basics in the dealer's lot!


So there this little Hoosier boy was; dressed in his khaki pants and light blue AF shirt; astride a powerful beast that was going to propel him back to the Heartland: starting in the middle of March...

19 posted on 02/17/2017 4:26:27 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

(Should be Frisco - not Sacramento)


20 posted on 02/17/2017 4:27:19 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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