Winston Churchill was open to the possibility of aliens

Winston Churchill was open to the possibility of aliens

A recently discovered essay written by Winston Churchill has revealed that the late British statesman was open to the possibility of alien life on other planets.

In 1939, Churchill wrote a popular science article, in which he mused about the possibility of some kind of extra-terrestrial life on some other planets.

The eleven-page typed draft was reportedly intended for a newspaper. The essay was updated in the 1950s but it never appeared in any newspaper. In early 1980s, it was passed to a U.S. museum, where it remained until it was rediscovered last year.

The essay was rediscovered in the Fulton, Missouri-based National Churchill Museum by the institution’s new director Timothy Riley, who passed it to Israeli astrophysicist & author Mario Livio.

Churchill had great interest in science. He was the first U.K. prime minister to employ a science adviser. He also met regularly with scientists, though his engagement with the scientific community was in part related to the war effort.

Nevertheless, he is credited with funding British laboratories, telescopes and technology development that made significant discoveries in various fields, including molecular genetics and X-ray crystallography.

Livio described the contents of Churchill’s essay in the most recent issue of the journal Nature.

News: 
Location: 

Popular Stories

Activist Investor Ackman wants five ADP board seats

After acquiring an 8 per cent stake in Automatic... Read More

Yoga can efficiently ease depression: Research

Yoga can not only efficiently help relax your body... Read More

Facebook preparing to demote slow-loading stories on News Feed

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, is... Read More

Facebook reportedly working on dedicated video chat device

Social-networking giant Facebook is reportedly... Read More

Mario Draghi was right in keeping inflation expectations low

The European Central Bank’s president, Mario Draghi... Read More

Sprint reportedly proposes merger with Charter

Seeking an alternative to a deal with T-Mobile USA... Read More