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Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:16:22 AM »
I used to have a lot of respect for this guy...



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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 09:24:52 AM »

Wrong link.
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 09:32:42 AM »
Michio Kaku: UFOs Are Real - MSNBC Dylan Ratigan Show
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 09:37:11 AM »
Ackkk...thanks Jaypee.  :)
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 09:38:01 AM »
Wait a minute...link I provided is the right link!  You just have to wait through the commercial (so you're better off using the Youtube vid posted by Jaypee.)
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 09:43:25 AM »
Wait... what?

I think this could be the biggest news in UFO's in a long time.  Signing on Kaku, one of the big science popularizers of the day, to the "these are pilots, military generals, seeing these things" line of thinking is a huge blow in the battle for hearts and minds.

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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 09:48:30 AM »
Wait... what?

I think this could be the biggest news in UFO's in a long time.  Signing on Kaku, one of the big science popularizers of the day, to the "these are pilots, military generals, seeing these things" line of thinking is a huge blow in the battle for hearts and minds.

My thoughts exactly.  I had always assumed he was a skeptic, if not in name, at least in practice.
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 09:53:26 AM »
He also pulls the classic conflation between 5% which "can't be explained" and 5% which "there is not enough information to explain".

Is it wrong that I'm suddenly less confident in string theory?  ::)

Conversation:
I saw lights in the sky last night.
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Yet another sighting that can't be explained!

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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2010, 09:53:36 AM »
I dunno.. I sort of saw this coming.
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2010, 10:06:29 AM »
Uggh

They're gonna ring this bell for decades...

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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2010, 10:07:33 AM »
It certainly seems that he's gone all Linus Pauling on us. This isn't primarily a matter for a physicist, but for an aircrafts engineer or (preferably) a psychologist who specializes in perception.

He definitely needs to return to the SGU and explain his stance to experienced skeptics. It would surprise me if it stood up to scrutiny,
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2010, 10:12:49 AM »
The irony is that, just as Kaku is using the flawed logic of "well, people in the airforce saw it, so it MUST be true!"; the UFOlogists are going to use the same flawed logic of "well, a respected physicist believes it, so it MUST be true!"
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2010, 10:16:17 AM »
At some time in the last 5 or 10 years, Michio Kaku went from being a popularizer of science to a popularizer of Michio Kaku.  The last minute of the interview explains his perspective, he has a new tv show with an episodes about UFOs.


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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2010, 10:34:27 AM »
At some time in the last 5 or 10 years, Michio Kaku went from being a popularizer of science to a popularizer of Michio Kaku.  The last minute of the interview explains his perspective, he has a new tv show with an episodes about UFOs.

Yeah he whored out.  His show looks like the B-Movie version of what Phil's show I hope will be.
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Re: Dr. Michio Kaku thinks we are being visited by UFOs
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2010, 11:37:33 AM »
This is not an isolated incident

he's been caught dipping into pseudo scientific garbage before.... by me :D

http://sguforums.com/index.php/topic,24347.0.html

I'm a little disappointed with dr. Kaku, I think he lets Chopra off too easily and does not oppose even the most obvious insanities that he puts forth...

http://mkaku.org/home/

(scroll down to 2 video interviews he posted on his website)
Deepak Chopra and Dr. Michio Kaku Discuss the Future on SIRIUS XM Radio

Now it's obvious Chopra is going to use this interview to say that his nutty "theories" were given a pass by Michio Kaku. Perhaps dr. Kaku was a bit naive when going into this interview and not prepared to really sceptically oppose what he heard there.... but that does not excuse him from typing "Deepak Chopra" into Google and doing his homework before committing to the interview.

I also surmise his lack of skepticism might be the result of his inexperience in matters of biology and thus he mostly glosses over all instances when Chopra says all human cells are entangled.... a statement so nealadamsy stupid it boggles the mind.