Harvard professor Avi Loeb denied claims that UAPs defy the law of physics. Pic credit: The Hill/YouTube
Harvard professor Avi Loeb has reacted to claims that UAPs and alien technology defy the laws of physics as we know it.
Paranormal Papers reported that Representative Tim Burchett from Tennessee claimed that UFOs travel faster than light and defy the known laws of physics.
Burchett also claimed that alien spacecraft accelerate and maneuver in ways that defy our knowledge of the laws of nature.
“They can travel light years with the speeds that we’ve seen, and they…uhm…defy physics as we know it,” the Congressman said.
Did UAPs come from a higher dimension?
NewsNation asked Harvard professor of astrophysics Avi Loeb for his expert opinion on UFO whistleblower David Grusch’s claim that UFOs could be interdimensional.
Loeb dismissed the claim that UAPS were interdimensional. He also rejected Grusch’s claim that the string theory’s holographic principle could provide a theoretical framework for understanding the alleged interdimensional nature of UAPs.
NewsNations then asked the astrophysicist for his expert opinion on the origin of UAPs.
Loeb argued that UAPs originated from our universe and not from another dimension or universe. He dismissed claims that they defy the laws of our physical universe.
UAPs do not move at speeds faster than light
Loeb reacted to claims that UAPs defy the laws of physics by flying faster than the speed of light.
He said the Pentagon videos don’t show UAPs moving at speeds that conventional physics cannot explain.
They might be moving at speeds and achieving extreme accelerations that exceed those attainable by our technology, but they don’t move faster than light, and don’t accelerate at rates that we can’t explain by the physics known to us.
There is no evidence of “new physics”
Loeb agreed that UAPs could have novel propulsion systems. However, it was inappropriate to say that UAPs represented “new physics” because there is no evidence for that so far.
Although physicists don’t have the data or measurements to analyze the nature of UAPs, they haven’t seen evidence that UAPs have capabilities that defy conventional physics.
Thus, there was no need to postulate “new physics” or suggest that UAPs come from a different dimension or universe.
Were Grusch and the witnesses believable?
NewsNation wanted to know whether the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science thought Grusch’s whistleblower claims were credible.
Grusch had claimed that the U.S. was in the custody of UAPs and biological specimens believed to be of extraterrestrial origin.
Loeb responded by asking the news reporter to imagine themselves as a juror listening to witnesses in a courtroom. Would they believe Grusch’s whistleblower claims?
Referring to the Navy pilots David Fravor and Ryan Graves’ testimonies, Loeb said that scientists don’t have access to data about the performance capabilities of the UAPs, so they cannot assess the claims.
The pilots merely offered their impressions.
Grusch only gave secondhand evidence
Loeb said that Grusch only gave secondhand evidence. Physicists would like to see evidence from firsthand witnesses. They would like people who have seen the alleged alien technology and handled the material to come forward.
Grusch only talked about what others told him. Even though he claimed he spoke with 40 witnesses, his testimony was insufficient because it was not firsthand.
“I don’t care about how many people talked with him,” Loeb said. “The issue is I want to hear someone who actually saw the materials or I want to see some footage or I want to get some information or evidence that as a scientist I can analyze. Without that it’s just hearsay.”
But the astrophysicist acknowledged that an important development from the hearing was that Grusch was willing to provide contact information about people with firsthand knowledge.
He agreed that people with firsthand evidence could offer reliable information. However, until such people come forward or physicists see the spacecraft and the material, they cannot assess whether the whistleblower claims were real or fabrication.
Congressional investigation could uncover evidence
The lawmakers said they would go into a SCIF ( sensitive compartmented information facility) with Grusch to get more information and review footage. They also said they would get the names of individuals they could contact for more information.
NewsNation inquired whether Loeb thought the hearing was a sign that lawmakers were taking UAPs seriously.
The scientist said that the most relevant information about UAPs was classified. Scientists do not have the evidence.
But while the evidence available does not look convincing, the ongoing congressional investigation could lead to the release of more relevant information.
Government could have evidence of extraterrestrial life
Despite his skepticism, Loeb admitted that the government could have conclusive evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.
He argued that it was reasonable to expect that the government would be the first to know if something unusual happened since they monitor the skies for national security purposes.
The military authorities would likely be the first to know if something entered our atmosphere or a UAP crashed.
Astronomers only focus their telescopes on distant objects. They ignore things closer to the Earth, so they would likely miss any unusual events near us.