Former federal defence minister Paul Hellyer, 86, believes not only that aliens have visited Earth but also that they have contributed greatly to human technological advances.
So he can’t quite understand why the world renowned astrophysicist views them with such trepidation
“Microchips, for example, fiber-optics, they are just two of the many things that allegedly — and probably for real — came from crashed vehicles,” Hellyer said.
If I had been involved in the development of the microchip or fiber-optics, I’d be rather insulted by the notion that it’s so far beyond our capabilities that it must have come from aliens. It’s been observed (can’t remember he source offhand) that from the descriptions given by the “eyewitnesses,” aliens are always just a little more advanced than were are. They didn’t give us fusion, or a propulsion system that would actually allow interstellar travel or anything like that. A hundred years ago, they didn’t give us lasers. They “gave” us technology that fits right in with the cutting edge of science and technology of the time.