Debating "Fermi's Paradox", scientists see increasing likelihood of extraterrestrials among us– Chances are, they're scientists

This culled from a column at

A team of American scientists note that recent astrophysical discoveries suggest that we should find ourselves in the midst of one or more extraterrestrial civilizations. Moreover, they argue it is a mistake to reject all UFO reports since some evidence for the theoretically-predicted extraterrestrial visitors might just be found there.

The researchers make their proposal in the January/February 2005 issue of the Journal of the British Interplanetary Society.

The article is entitled “Inflation-Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation” (not to be confused with the “Stagflation Theory Implications for Extraterrestrial Visitation”, which claims that Jimmy Carter is an alien).

Once you wade through all the “nerds discussing physics over a plate of hash brownies” style theorizing in the article, it basically says that we need to begin taking more seriously UFO sightings by Earthlings. So, in essence, they’re brooding over Einstein theories and Enrico Fermi formulas to find reasons to believe that Roscoe from Porkslap, Arkansas got anal probed by visitors from Sigmoid-9 in the galaxy Alpha-Sphinktori.

No wonder ET’s want to watch us. We’re pretty funny.