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US 'not politically ready’ for UFO, extraterrestrial contact: Top physicist
US ‘not politically ready’ for UFO contact: Michio Kaku
American physicist and author Michio Kaku admits while humans might be mature enough to make contact with extraterrestrial life, the U.S. government is not.
Acclaimed American physicist and author Michio Kaku reacted on Wednesday to Congress’ first public hearing on extraterrestrial and unidentified flying objects in 50 years, claiming Americans are ready to understand the implications of making contact, but remain "not politically ready."
"I think we are mature enough to be able to understand the implications," Kaku told FOX Business’ Stuart Varney. "It would be one of the greatest turning points in the history of humanity if one day we find conclusive evidence of extraterrestrial civilizations in our backyard in the Milky Way galaxy."
"But," Kaku countered, "I think that we're not politically ready for it. I think our politicians are dragging their feet."
In Tuesday’s congressional hearing, the Pentagon acknowledged that while U.S. assets have never collided with anything the military categorizes as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), this has almost happened on nearly a dozen occasions.
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"There are a number of events in which we do not have an explanation, in which there are a small handful, in which there are flight characteristics or signature management that we can't explain with the data that we have," Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray testified.