May 13, 2010
On May 2, 2010 former Canadian Minister of Defence Paul Hellyer, who is “the longest serving current member of the Privy Council, just ahead of Prince Philip,” publicly defended extraterrestrial civilizations as he believes that not only have extraterrestrials visited Earth but they have also contributed positively to human technological advancement, as was reported by Canada’s CTV News.
According to one source, the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada is the “full group of personal consultants to the monarch of Canada on state and constitutional affairs, though responsible government requires the sovereign and/or her viceroy, the Governor General of Canada, to almost always follow only that advice tendered by the Cabinet – a committee within the Privy Council composed of elected Members of Parliament. Those summoned to the QPC are appointed for life by the governor general as directed by the Prime Minister of Canada, meaning that the group is composed predominantly of former cabinet ministers, with some others having been inducted as an honorary gesture.”
“The reality is that they’ve (extraterrestrials) been visiting Earth for decades and probably millennia and have contributed considerably to our knowledge. Microchips, for example, fiber-optics, they are just two of the many things that allegedly – and probably for real – came from crashed vehicles,” Defense Minister Hellyer said.
Former Minister of Defence Hellyer accused Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking of spreading misinformation about extraterrestrial civilizations. In an interview, Mr. Hellyer said, “I think Prof. Hawking is indulging in some pretty scary talk there that I would have hoped would not come from someone with such an established stature.” Hellyer further added, “I think it’s really sad that a scientist of his repute would contribute to what I would consider more misinformation about a vast and very important subject.”
On April 25, 2010, Prof. Stephen Hawking implied potential contact with extraterrestrial civilizations is dangerous. He stated on a Discovery Channel documentary, “If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.” While there may be benign aliens out there, Prof. Hawking says trying to make contact is “a little too risky.”
There are many credentialed witnesses to friendly Off Planet Cultures. For example, Examiner.com has also identified two whistle blower eyewitnesses to extraterrestrial civilizations from U.S. government secret programs, including former U.S. Department of Defense scientist Arthur Neumann, and former DARPA Project Pegasus participant and attorney Andrew D. Basiago. Mr. Neumann and Mr. Basiago have independently testified they have met with representatives of a friendly, advanced humanoid Martian civilization.
Transparent public diplomacy and cooperation with ethical extraterrestrial civilizations, by the evidence, is not a threat to humanity, and is in the strategic best interest of the U.S. and the entire world community.
As an illustration of where canonical academia – as opposed to exopolitical research stands regarding the extraterrestrial presence – The Journal of Cosmology, a scholarly journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics associated with the Department of Astronomy, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian, Cambridge, MA has published the views of 12 scientists commenting on Prof. Hawking’s statement regarding extraterrestrials. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Some criticized Hawking’s use of human behavior to predict what aliens would do, but others said that human behavior was a reasonable yardstick. Few, however, questioned the premise of Hawking’s statements – that alien life forms probably exist and we are likely someday to encounter them.”
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