Scientists Must “Keep an Open Mind” about UFOs, Says Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku, a renowned theoretical physicist who isn’t afraid to offer his predictions for humanity’s future, has urged colleagues to “keep an open mind” about UFOs and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, saying it’s a “legitimate scientific question” to wonder where these sightings come from.

Many scientists are suspicious since the stars are so far away, but that presupposes ET is barely a century ahead of us, according to Kaku’s recent tweet. Consider what happens if aliens are millions of years ahead of us; new rules of physics emerge, so have an open mind.”

In the past, Kaku has stated that he believes humanity will make contact with an extraterrestrial culture within this century. He does feel, though, that we should be wary about making the initial move since we could be interfering with a force that is light-years ahead of us. This power dynamic between newly acquainted civilizations does not often end well, according to history.

In an April interview with Stephen Colbert, Kaku observed, “It’s a poor idea to publicize our presence.”

He continued, “Look what happened to Cortés and Montezuma.” “In Mexico, Montezuma made the greatest blunder in history. Cortés, he assumed, was a god. Cortés was a pirate, after all! A smallpox-carrying pirate armed with steel, the horse, written language, and gunpowder. It was no contest for the Aztecs, who were a Bronze Age culture with no written language, no horse, no steel, and were completely susceptible to smallpox.” Even though Kaku believes that extraterrestrial life will arrive peacefully and without aggressive colonial intents, he believes it is not yet worth the risk.

However, the rover is simply collecting data; a yet-to-be-named NASA-European Space Agency (ESA) collaboration mission will collect and return Percy’s samples to Earth. The mission’s current launch date is 2026, with samples expected to return in 2031.

Caltech Perseverance project scientist Ken Farley commented, “Getting the first sample under our belt is a big milestone.” “When we get these samples back to Earth, they’ll tell us a lot about the early stages of Mars’ evolution,” said the team.

“I believe it’s a smart idea to keep our presence hidden so the aliens don’t notice us. “Who knows what the aliens believe in?” says the narrator. He pondered.

Kaku’s remarks come at a time when UFOs are generating increasing interest. The Pentagon has verified the existence of a handful of high-profile UFO – or as they are officially known, Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) – sightings and disclosed them to the public, after decades of near-silence on the subject. The US Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a long-awaited UFO report in June 2021, which included dozens of sightings reported by military personnel during the previous 17 years.