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Saturday, April 30, 2016

REVISED DRAKE EQUATION

REVISED DRAKE EQUATION - Image and other data taken from the Kepler satellite has recently been compared to a theory of Dr. Frank Drake. Developed in 1961, the Drake Equation surfaced around the same time as the advent of SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). Multiply 100 billion galaxies by 100 billion stars equals trillions of habitable planets. Because of the distances involved and the expanding universe we’ll never reach beyond the Local Group. I see this as our best chance of interacting with aliens, based on the Kardashev scale, here are his three types of civilizations. Type 1 civilizations can access on-planet resources such as fossil/ renewable/ nuclear energy. Type 2 civilizations can harness star energy such as a Dyson Sphere. Type 3 civilizations can harness entire galaxies by using generational spacecraft. In other words, humans could inhabit the entire Milky Way, within a million years. Why haven’t we been contacted by or discovered aliens already? Earlier conditions might not have been right. Or its possible aliens did exist and wiped themselves out. How? Global annihilation, mass extinction, climate change or an unforeseen impact of supposed beneficial technology could have been the cause. Will humans encounter one of these thresholds AKA the Fermi Paradox? In any event, I find the possibility of humans interacting with advanced alien life forms awe inspiring. Will we be the first advanced civilization, pioneers of the Milky Way, and beyond? Might our descendants look back at us in comparison, the same way we view early Stone Age cultures? Only time will tell.

















An advanced alien civilization DID exist before us

Kepler 452B by NASA. Is it really Earth 2.0?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

PARANORMAL UNDERGROUND RADIO

PARANORMAL UNDERGROUND RADIO - Listen live to horror author Chad Schimke on Paranormal Underground Radio! The date is Thursday 4-21-16 and the time is 9 PM Eastern/ 6 PM Pacific. Find strange surprises that lurk in shadowy corners, as we discuss what lurks behind the dark veil of the paranormal. If you can’t make the live show, check back on the blog for the podcast at a later time. See all my radio interviews in one place, click the ‘radio’ tag at the bottom of the post.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

THE BOOGEYMAN SHORT STORY REVIEW

THE BOOGEYMAN SHORT STORY REVIEW - A beleaguered father, plagued by guilt, visits a psychiatrist. As he lays on the couch, he recounts the murders of his three children. The Boogeyman was originally published in the March 1973 issue of Cavalier, and later collected in Stephen King's 1978 short story collection, entitled Night Shift. If you’re a regularly reader of my blog, you’re well aware of my fondness for this fellow horror writer. Some of my earliest reading memories are being engrossed in novels like Carrie, Pet Semetary, Cujo and Christine. King takes our subconscious fears, creates relatable characters, and loves a twist ending. What horror writer doesn’t imagine a monster lurking in the closet? While this story is very short, in that respect, it doesn’t disappoint. A must read!