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One of the Wainwright Particles
Professor Milton Wainwright, a leading biologist, of Sheffield University, England is either right or not about his claims to have discovered intelligently designed engineered alien life. But which is it? Right or wrong?
One of the organisms, which he claims, are an alien life form, is contained in a microscopic metal globe (see it below).
Wainwright rationally hypothesizes, in light of the brand new and unique data before his eyes, that the metal globe particle is designed by an intelligent species to 'seed' alien life on Earth.
Image of an asteroid
I am skeptically reminded here of the story of Andrew Crosse's 19th century dust mites (or cheese mites) that contaminated his experiments and in so doing misled some radical scientists - such as Robert Chambers in his anonymously authored 'Vestiges of Creation' - to conclude he had generated life from electricity. From all such painful lessons of the past, under the guiding principle of Nullus in Verba, it is essential, as it is in all necessarily skeptical discovery enterprises, that science demands independently replaceable evidence rather than the word alone of some guru.
I suspect that both coincidence and pareidolia amusingly combine for me to see that The Sheffield University team's green-stained particle mass reported in April 2015 looks like the natural satellite Dactyl of the S-type asteroid Ida. Hopefully, it was not discovered on the 1st of that month because, it has to be said that it looks suspiciously like at least the photograph of the Dactyl satellite of the Ida asteroid. I mean, doesn't it?
Wainwright Alien Particle Strangely Resembles Asteroid Ida
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Biologist: Professor Milton Wainwright of Sheffield University
All good natured humour aside, rightful caution guiding the seriously curious mind of the scientist should not be substituted by the apocryphal knee-jerk rejection of the Semmelweis Reflex.
Yet in the newspapers and science blogs we witness the common unthinking 'reject first - follow the shepherds later' - flock bleats of the comfort seeking majority. Most scientists it seems, from this evidence, refuse to engage with new facts unless their gurus tell them to. This is especially true, it seems, when the new facts challenge their own current comforting dogma.
The problem is that by sitting as gate keepers of the peer review process for grants and publications, with their plodding little hooves in their woolly little ears, great flocks of these unthinking scientists get in the way of scientific progress towards purer forms of knowledge than their own.
Listening solely to the unoriginal, unthinking, bleating flock is detrimental to unique progress.
Wainwright is a respected professor of biology from a highly respected university. He has, apparently, found something never before seen, He has it in his possession. It is a tiny sphere that he captured high above the Earth's surface. He explains:
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A Wainwright Particle
"Using X-ray analysis to examine the sphere, it is found to have been made from titanium and traces of vanadium, while the material appearing to come out of the side is biological. Moreover, it also had a 'fungus-like knitted mat-like covering".
Whatever it is that Wainwright and his team from Sheffield University uniquely found, it does need to be explained. Why? Because it either is or is not alien life. It's that simple. And whatever it is it's darned interesting. isn't it?
The point of this blog post?
There is sufficient evidence that Wainwright, a respected professor of Biology, has uniquely found something that is in need of a scientific explanation. He is expert and respected enough to rationally think he knows he has discovered alien life. If he - an internationally renowned expert - is wrong then what has he discovered exactly? All answers are interesting. If he is wrong - why on Earth did he get it wrong? And what might we learn from that?
Since they cannot explain them scientifically, it is an international disgrace that the scientific community has not stepped in to help Wainwright determine exactly what the weird Wainwright Particles are.
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What if You are Right and They are Wrong?
Those standing idly by on the banks of the roach-abundant river of current opinion and the "rent a Semmelweis" "experts" who bleat their desperately safe "majority view" reflexes are likely to feel very sheepish if Wainwright is right. If he is wrong, then Milton Wainwright genuinely and inquisitively would like to know why. And for at least one genuinely skeptical other, so would I. On the other hand, those apparently intellectually cowardly, incurious, "jerk a gob" pundits appear not to care one way or the other about what Wainwright has found. Why not? Well, to get to the bottom of that mystery I suggest, dear reader, that you ask yourself this one telling question: 'What would those "experts" do if it was they who had uniquely found what Wainwright found first?' I think we all think we know the answer to that one, don't we.
Ultimately, in science, Fortuna Audaces Iuvat: Fortune favours the bold, not the Incurious sheep-bleating majority view.
Some mere ruminations of a duffer in this field
As a social scientist I can claim zero expertise in this area. However, my first skeptical question is to ask about the finding of both titanium and vanadium in the Wainwright particles. It is known here on Earth that vanadium adds strength to titanium alloys, so that should perhaps get us wondering about some possibility of the equipment - despite precautions against it - being contaminated whilst on Earth with a particle from Earth. A major use of Vadium is in the production of steel and Professor Wainwright is based in Sheffield - which is world famous for its steel production. No doubt, Wainwright will have thought about that himself and taken every precaution against it with the resources available to his team.
Clearly Wainwright's unique discovery - of whatever it is - needs further investigation by independent scientists under similarly - and if deemed necessary - alternative - controlled conditions. And that is all he is asking for. In fact, others, including NASA, are looking high up above the Earth for such matter. If they find confirmatory evidence for Wainwright's Particles being of alien origin, rather than coming from Earth, then they will have done no more than the team at CERN who found proof of the Higgs Bosun particle. In which case, we can only hope, albeit with the greatest of skepticism, they do confirm Wainwright's claims, and that at some point Wainwright will, therefore, get the Nobel Prize for original, ground-breaking, unique discoveries in this field. After all, Peter Higgs could only hypothesize about the existence of his "God Particle" - Milton Wainwright physically "owns" his mysterious particles already - whatever they are and wherever they are from.
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