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Michio Kaku Wants Fellow Scientists to “Keep an Open Mind” About UFOs

byTony Tran
9. 5. 21
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“Imagine if the aliens are millions of years more advanced than us."

Millions of Years More Advanced

Theoretical physicist and science popularizer Michio Kaku is no stranger to bold claims about alien life. His recent message to his fellow scientists regarding UFOs is no exception.

Kaku implored physicists to “keep an open mind” at the possibilities that UFOs are evidence of advanced lifeforms visiting Earth via a series of tweets last week. More specifically, he says that there’s a possibility that the UFOs are millions of years more technologically advanced than humans. 

“I think it is a legitimate scientific question to ask where these UFO sightings come from,” Kaku said in a tweet, later adding “Imagine if the aliens are millions of years more advanced than us; new laws of physics open up, so keep an open mind.”



A Terrible Idea

Earlier this year, Kaku told reporters at The Guardian that he believes humans are on track to discover alien life within a century due to tech advancements such as the James Webb telescope. 

However, he added that he believes attempting to reach out to these lifeforms would ultimately be a very, very bad idea. 


“There are some colleagues of mine that believe we should reach out to them. I think that’s a terrible idea,” he said to The Guardian. “We all know what happened to Montezuma when he met Cortés in Mexico so many hundreds of years ago. Now, personally, I think that aliens out there would be friendly but we can’t gamble on it. So I think we will make contact but we should do it very carefully.”

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