The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond science writer Dr. Barry Parker
speculates on the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
Imagine traveling light years away from Earth in a silver
spaceship. Suddenly you find yourself plunging head-first
into a fantastic swirling wormhole which is a shortcut
through space. You may find yourself in another world
where aliens look like Earth people.
Dr. Parker is a highly
acclaimed science writer and winner of numerous awards.
He discusses the architecture of life and the necessary
universal substances needed to produce life. He delves
into the world of alien lifeforms such as gaseous clouds
or virtual reality with computers. Readers will learn how
a gaseous cloud could support life, a phenomena long
reported by abductees.
In the book, Dr. Parker
explores the forms of life, what constitutes life, and
what building blocks are needed universally to create
life. He also discusses what other possible life forms
there are. The theories presented in this book were
culled from scientific thinking around the world.
Dr. Parker reviews many
of the basic space missions and information gathered from
these missions. He reviews many of the major groups
searching for intelligent life such as a SETI a.k.a. the
Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. He talks about
what should we look for in determining what kind of
message from space might be real and what are random
The author reviews major
government and university based exploration programs. He
explains one of NASA's projects known as HRMS or high
resolution microwave survey which was initiated and later
changed to MOP or the Microwave Observing Project for
exploring about nine hundred stars within 75 light years
of our sun. The project was to use the largest satellites
in the world such as the one at Arecebo, Mexico. But
government funding was pulled and the project was resumed
by the SETI Institute. Viewers of the movie Contact will
recognize this ambitious project was the basic plot for
The Search for Extraterrestrials and Beyond
The author is clearly
intrigued with the possibility that we have been visited
before by extraterrestrial beings. He explains that most
scientists believe UFOs are due to natural phenomena,
such as other aircraft or electromagnetic waves around
fault lines, or other explainable phenomena.
The author conjectures
that Earthlings were more likely visited in the past than
in current times. He references popular explanations for
the statues at Easter Island or the constructing of the
pyramids as a technology that UFO authors claim must have
come from past visitors to this planet.
This book will tantalize
your imagination with new scientific theories the same
way Isaac Asimov intrigued readers for years with his
speculation that black holes existed, an imaginary
concept proved true twenty years later.
This book is highly
recommended. The author, unlike many of his scientific colleagues, clearly believes there is extraterrestrial life.
Otherwise, why bother to write the book? As he states in
the last two sentences of his book, "Think of it:
The discovery of another race of intelligent beings. It
would be the most exciting discovery ever made." And we agree!