Arouet wrote: Elhardt wrote:
ProfWag wrote:Now, if time travel is impossible, would that not pretty much put an end to the discussion of how UFOs could possibly get here since that's usually the leading explanation?
Time travel is the leading explanation for UFO's getting here? That's news to me. Time travel usually means going back in time, and has no relevance to UFOs. However it is possible to time travel forward in time do to time dilation as described by Einstein's relativity and proven in experiments. I always find it depressing how few people seem to know of that well known phenomena. And then there's the other explanation that UFOs travel in other dimensions that we of course don't know anything about and probably have nothing to do with the speed of light.
Pretty sure that was a typo by PW.
No, no typo I don't believe. Here's a quick article from "Extraterrestrial Contact (I'd give the web site, but it has all sorts of pop-ups):
"Faster than light Travel
As stated earlier one of the arguments that scientists and sceptics use is that they claim it is not possible to go faster than the speed of light. As a result it would not be viable for an advance civilisation to bother visiting us. However as technology develops science is now predicting that faster than light travel is now possible.
There have been many ways that science fiction writers have enabled faster than light travel into their stories. These include Black Holes, Worm Holes, and Gravity Waves. All these 20 years ago were complete fiction, but now all of these are in fact theoretically possible. Black holes have been found and scientists have speculated that travel through them would in theory be possible without being destroyed. Worm holes have been mathematically proven and again they could be used as a mechanism for travel. Gravity waves which have only recently been identified are being investigated. (Gravity is still according to most scientist the least understood of all of the forces of Nature. Who knows what they will find in 20, 50 and 100 years time ?).
Again it is interesting to think back on the claims of Bob Lazar. Now whether you believe his story or not his explanation of how the UFO's travelled space is intriguing. Without going into the full explanation of the Lazar theory, I will briefly summarise. Basically what Lazar said was that the UFO focused their gravity wave generators on the point in space where they what to travel. The gravity generators would pull/warp space between them and the destination, the gravity generators would then be turned off and the craft would "snap" to the destination point. I.E The ship has not actually travelled any distance. It will be interesting to see if this turns out to be how UFOs travel their vast distances."
Actually, according to the Laws of Physics as we know it, we cannot go faster than the speed of light: http://www.physlink.com/education/askexperts/ae283.cfm
However, as I pointed out in the article above from a UFO believer website, it is often theorized that the most feasible way of UFOs getting to earth was by moving faster than the speed of light, thus revearsing time itself. What the original article is stating is that traveling faster than light is "impossible." That leaves really the only other possible explanation of inter-dimensional travel which is also questionable and a different subject. As my title states however, I stated "evidence," not "proof" as one of our friends on here likes to use in his titles.