Skip to comments.Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Opens Up About Aliens
Posted on 08/28/2019 1:12:33 PM PDT by robowombat
. Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins Opens Up About Aliens 23:01 28.08.2019
NASA veteran and legendary astronaut Michael Collins, 88, who operated the Command Module during the historic Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969, shared his views on the possibility of alien life during an online question and answer session on Twitter.
A netizen asked Collins if he believes that there is "life outside of Earth" under the hashtag #AskMichaelCollins.
In a laconic but stunning answer, the veteran astronaut said: "Yes".
and that answer covers everything from a prion to Mr. Spock!
Short and to the point, like a Spartan sword.
Long enough to get to the heart of the matter...
“Life” “outside of earth”
Is a loooong way from little green men in flying saucers doing anal probes and cattle cutting.
Makes perfect sense... it's not like the guy never heard of an astronaut.
My kids ask me this all the time and I say “yes”. At a bacteria, virus, multi-cell microbe, fungi level, I cannot imagine there not being such simple life out there. Beyond that is the real question.
Is he the one who was on “The Brady Bunch”? They asked him the same question.
Reminds me of Jack Kilby, who was said to have two thank you speeches: “Thank you.” and “Thank you vey much.”
Or angels and demons
There was a hilarious episode of Frasier where John Glenn was a guest star. He was supposed to do a special guest show on Frasier’s radio show. Something happened and Glenn was left alone in the booth during taping and he launched into a monologue about the aliens he had seen in space. He did it all in deadpan. Really funny.
I don’t know why many (not folks here) people think that folks who’ve been to the moon have a better understanding of whether there is life or not on other planets.
the moon is a 1/4 million miles away.
That’s a drop in an ocean as for as the universe goes.
They didn’t get a much better view of the galaxy/universe because they were 1/4 million miles further out.
IF “further out” is even the right term.
I don’t mean to put down an astronaut, but they are just super-trained pilots. They have no more knowledge of biology than anyone else, unless they were specially trained for a biology mission. He is certainly entitled to his own opinion, but that’s all it is.
So he believes, many do. Does not mean any of them are right. Nor does it prove them wrong. So far though we have absolutely zero evidence of other life other than life here on earth. But the universe is a big place, and the number of universes are unknown. Given the magnitude of territory would seem to increase the odds of other life. But that could also stem from us being unable to comprehend that there would be that much space devoid of other life. To many that is an even scarier proposition then to believe that other life exists in the cosmos somewhere.
In 1976 we had a 8 month old bull calf that was “mutilated”. When he didn’t show up at the barn we went looking for him. We had 40 acres that were partially forested on the slopes of Mt. Adams in Washington state. We found him down in a low spot under some trees, on his back, legs straight up, and missing his sack and penis, which appeared to have been removed clean, neat and precise. There was no blood, and no visible signs of struggle in the area where we found him.
And its scarier because...people are afraid that the Bible and God are real as opposed to our lives being a natural result of mixing lifeless chemical elements?
Ever wonder why we just up and quit going to the moon? Uh huh.
Throw science out the window. People don’t need evidence any longer as long as one sounds convincing.
On the later Moon missions, they were specially trained for geology.
I highly recommend Collins’ “Carrying the Fire.” I’ve read many books on the space program and his was by far the most entertaining. He’s a superb writer.
And if you catch any of his video interviews, the guy is a hoot. Very smart and very funny. A cool, cool guy.
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