William Shatner: ‘no doubt’ about aliens, but doubtful on UFOsby Cherlyn Gardner Strong on Sep. 06, 2010, under UFOs
William Shatner has long been vocal about his belief in aliens. In a recent interview with the Montreal Gazette, he reiterated his opinion about extraterrestrials.
“There is no doubt that there is life out there; the mathematics of it lead you to that absolute conclusion. In my mind, there is no doubt that the universe teems – teems! – with life in all its forms. But why they would come visit here and not let themselves be known to everybody is beyond my sense of logic”.
He’s no Spock, that’s for sure! While he was at it, though, Shatner also offered an opinion about UFOs:
“Why would you fly the years or millenniums (it would take) to (get here)? Why wouldn’t they just land and say, ‘Here we are, we’re tired, got any ice cream?”
The former Captain Kirk has always been skeptical about those UFOs. Despite once saying he saw one, he did come clean about lying (his own word), in a New York Times interview (promoting his book) from 2008:
(New York Times): Later you confess to having lied about seeing UFOs when you crashed your motorcycle in the desert.
(William Shatner): Well, that’s true, but I tell the truth in the book. I tell the truth that I lied. I wonder what the philosophical implications are of that. I think that I do lie sometimes, but only to save feelings or my own skin.
Well, that is one amusing statement. However, let’s go back to that earlier statement about aliens flying “years or millenniums” to get to Earth. Does Shatner understand the concept of ‘warp speed’ that made it possible for the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise to boldly go where no man has gone before?
Sure, we can’t do it now, but physicists think it may be possible. Since the universe is “teeming” with aliens, perhaps some of those aliens already found a way to make it possible. Through science, Earthlings just may figure out how to make it possible.
Two Baylor University Earthlings (researchers) were featured in a 2009 Science Daily article with their hypothesis regarding traveling at warp speed. They won’t know if it is possible for a while, but at least they are thinking about the possibilities.
Some basic concepts presented by Star Trek have already become reality in some form or another, if you think about it. Consider the articles all over the internet on the subject.
Here’s a good one from May 2010.