We’re All Going to Die: Aliens

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Evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence has been found and published in a peer-reviewed, scientific journal. Via Tech Times:

“Astronomers Ermanno Borra and Eric Trottier, from the Université Laval in Quebec, examined the stars that were catalogued from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Out of more than 2 million surveyed stars, the scientists found 234 that exhibit spectral modulation.

“The stars exhibit rapid bursts of light. The spectral modulation also seems to be identical across many different stars. The scientists said that the signal from the stars is consistent with signals from an alien civilization sending extremely rapid optical pulses that was predicted in an earlier paper by Borra.

“Last year, the giant star KIC 8462852 made a stir after scientists found that it emits light patterns different from those observed on other stars. Some considered the idea that the dips in the starlight could indicate the existence of an alien megastructure.”

Borra and Trottier examined this phenomenon utilizing a Fournier transform analysis in order to determine the cause of these spectral modulations and came to a startling conclusion.

“A Fourier transform analysis of 2.5 million spectra in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey was carried out to detect periodic spectral modulations. Signals having the same period were found in only 234 stars overwhelmingly in the F2 to K1 spectral range. The signals cannot be caused by instrumental or data analysis effects because they are present in only a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range and because signal-to-noise ratio considerations predict that the signal should mostly be detected in the brightest objects, while this is not the case. We consider several possibilities, such as rotational transitions in molecules, rapid pulsations, Fourier transform of spectral lines, and signals generated by extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI). They cannot be generated by molecules or rapid pulsations. It is highly unlikely that they come from the Fourier transform of spectral lines because too many strong lines located at nearly periodic frequencies are needed. Finally, we consider the possibility, predicted in a previous published paper, that the signals are caused by light pulses generated by ETI to makes us aware of their existence. We find that the detected signals have exactly the shape of an ETI signal predicted in the previous publication and are therefore in agreement with this hypothesis. The fact that they are only found in a very small fraction of stars within a narrow spectral range centered near the spectral type of the Sun is also in agreement with the ETI hypothesis.”

Brossa and Trottier concede that more hypothesis-testing is needed in order to confirm their conclusion, but must wait for more sophisticated technology for contact to be made. However, this would be a terrible idea.

According to Independence DayIndependence Day: ResurgenceThe War of the Worlds, the War of the Worlds remakeMars Attacks!Battle: Los AngelesThe FacultyAttack the BlockInvasion of the Body Snatchers, the Invasion of the Body Snatchers remakeCowboys & AliensKiller Klowns from Outer SpaceBattleshipThe Day the Earth Stood Still, the The Day the Earth Stood Still remakeThe Blob, the The Blob remakeThe Thing, the The Thing remakeThe Abyss, and the Alien franchise all demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of alien contact. Even if human protagonists are able to defeat the alien invaders the Earth is never quite the same following first contact. Furthermore, as exhibited in these films the aliens have a tendency to come back. The aliens are never truly defeated.

Contact is highly inadvisable.

Have a nice day.

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