Al Worden, the former Apollo 15 Astronaut known famously as having flown around the moon 75 times, joined Good Morning Britain to discuss his six days spent on the moon.
At about the 4:00 mark, the interview takes a darker turn away from the jovial and enlightening discussions about space travel, when the hosts ask Worden why we should keep going to the moon. “Survival, survival of our species,” Worden replies with almost dark undertone in his inflection. Worden also rejected the notion that humans could colonize planets within our solar system, calling the concept an “unsustainable” one. He then presents the idea that we’d need to go outside of our solar system to find inhabitable regions, claiming that “we know they are out there.”
When Worden is asked about the possibility that there are extraterrestrials out there, Worden says, “You know, I’ve been asked that question hundreds of times, ‘do you believe in aliens?’ and I say ‘yeah.’
“We are the aliens, we just think they’re somebody else, but we’re the ones who came from somewhere else. Because somebody else had to survive…they got in a little spacecraft and they came here and they landed and they started civilization here, that’s what I believe. And if you don’t believe me, go get books on the ancient Sumerians and see what they had to say about it, they’ll tell you right up front.”
Conspiracy talk? Possibly. But it certainly is far from newly invented. Roscoe Hillenkoetter, the former CIA head, said, “behind the scenes, high ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.”
We’ve written about how to survive an asteroid, but prepping for aliens is a somewhat unclear territory. Stephen Hawking once fear-mongered us by claiming that aliens would quickly enslave or destroy us. While I don’t always support Hawking’s rhetoric, in this case, he’s probably not missing the mark by much. You don’t have to look much further than the way humans treat each other, animals and the planet to surmise a similar fate. Taking such things into account, maybe it isn’t our brightest actions to search out alien beings. We have no concept of our own capabilities in terms of communicating with them or defends from them. If they find us first, one has to assume the aliens would be the ones with more impressive warfare capabilities.
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Depressing and scary stuff, without question. But the worst situation is that most people have been indoctrinated into believing that any notion which doesn’t fit into the Government’s party line mantra is that of conspiracy theory. Therefore, unique and diverse ideas and concepts are quickly shoved aside or attacked by the herd. Herd mentality assures that others who think uniquely are suppressed from speaking out or engaging in rhetoric that questions the system.
One thing is for sure, it is tough to believe that in a universe we have very little knowledge of that we are the only life forms. We’ve barely scraped the surface of what is out there. Believing or not believing, however, may be an unlikely friend to us when it comes down to it. We should live each day to its fullest. We can’t control the things we can’t control.
Author: Jim Satney
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