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Nicholas Lukowiak


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I am just curious in knowing; are there any TEDsters who deny alien existence?

I find the simple explanation of "life can only mean more life" is enough to prove alien existence, but some still seem doubtful.

If we exist at a comfortable distance from the sun, what makes anyone believe that this is unique to our one planet in the entirety of the universe?

So why do you not believe in aliens?
Stop here if you doubt alien existence

With 2011 coming to an end, there has been an increase in UFO siting than ever before.


Instead of posting relentless videos and wiki-files, I encourage the doubters and the people are "on the fence" to look at the mass amounts of videos, reports, documents and files that exist about aliens/UFOs. So popularly studied today, ancient astronaut theorist have more evidence for ancient influences than theologians do for Biblical accuracy. I would wager there is not a single Egyptologist that doubts aliens.

I want to know why anyone would/does doubt aliens' existence.

A mini-debate that keeps bringing me back to this topic is "what will it take for humanity to drop their differences and unite." And the best answer historically is a common enemy - I think that is suggestive of aliens.

Hawking says we should be prepared for a scenario similar to the films of "World at War" or "Independence day" - do you agree with this, why?

*Let's see how popular "alien talk" is on TED.


Closing Statement from Nicholas Lukowiak

First part response to Paul,

Skepticism is a balancing manor.

Science is only good to build on more science, to declare mountains of material useless based off of one position of research is not mature. Also maturity is subjective. Your attitude of uncertainity stops at alien contact but continues to say aliens do exist... I see flaws here in reasoning but will end here as I am uninterested in debating semantics and basic logic.

My final words are simpler.....

There is more advanced life in the universe... if they are good natured or not. Care about earthlings or not ... should be where question lay... not just if they are in existence because history dictates a lot of ancient evidence to suggest gods and flying ships.... angels - beings with the ability to fly... Christopher colombus has a journal entry of a weird interactions.

The line between knowing and not knowing should not depend on anyone but yourself... so if you still deny DO THE RESEARCH especially the archaeology of ancient cultures and civilizations.

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  • Dec 22 2011: Aliens definitely exist- at least until they get their green card.Kidding aside, personally I have witnessed an Aliens definitely exist- at least until they get their green card.

    Kidding aside, personally I have witnessed an alien spacecraft. While enjoying a break between classes, I observed the low and large harvest moon, at least I thought it was the moon until it moved markedly up and down for at least five minutes. A crowd of us were staring at it, somewhat mesmerized. I recall looking around at the crowd of onlookers to verify that they were seeing what I was seeing and they looked frozen in place. When it stopped bouncing people didn't seem amazed or shocked, they simply went back to their business. Of course I cannot prove it was an alien craft, anymore than I can prove the moon was bouncing.

    I disagree with Hawking though- like his physical body, his world view seems very crippled and limited compared to mine.

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