Dr. Kevin Knuth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University at Albany (SUNY), and is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Entropy (MDPI). He is a former NASA research scientist having worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the Intelligent Systems Division designing artificial intelligence algorithms for astrophysical data analysis. His current research interests include the foundations of physics, quantum information, inference and inquiry, autonomous robotics, and the search for and characterization of extrasolar planets. He has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications and has been invited to give over 80 presentations in 14 countries.
Kevin was also a recent presenter at the Anomalous Aerospace Phenomena Conference (AAPC) hosted by the Scientific Coalition for Ufology (SCU) held near the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Kevin’s talk was titled, “Constraints on Societies Engaged in Relativistic Interstellar Travel,” and covered the odd spacetime effects this sort of travel would entail. In this episode, Kevin discusses the effects individuals traveling in this manner would experience, and the odd effects and problems that would occur with a group traveling in this manner interacting with others. We also discuss Kevin’s experience and thoughts on how the scientific community views the UFO topic.
Fore more about Kevin visit: http://knuthlab.rit.albany.edu/
Thank you for an excellent interview with Dr. Knuth. Dr. Knuth expands on Stanton Friedman’s remarks on how to achieve near light speed. Stanton was among the first to educate the general population to the fact that only 1G (Earth’s gravitational rate) of constant acceleration leaves you close to the speed of light after 1 year (ship time). To put it even simpler, the American Corvette automobile can accelerate at 1G, no problem, but imagine the size of the gas tank required to sustain for one year!
Dr. Knuth’s comments on the consequences of time for relativistic travelers is very illuminating. Imagine viewing a planet’s evolution over millions of years, while only expending a few decades of ship time.
Dr. Knuth’s makes the nomad option almost irresistible for biological, mortal creatures such as ourselves.
Some UFOs seen in Earth’s skies may very well be ET anthropologists popping in and out for just SECONDS (earth time).
What still remains elusive is the method for ET ships to traverse our atmosphere without leaving any
“exhaust” of their near relativistic propulsion. Of course, there may be some intelligent “life” in the universe that has managed to wholly transcend biology. This is not hard to imagine, as humans are presently striving to achieve this measure of immortality.