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**Nikola Tesla On Extraterrestrial Life**

“I have observed electrical actions, which have appeared inexplicable. Faint and uncertain though they were, they have given me a deep conviction and foreknowledge, that ere long all human beings on this globe, as one, will turn their eyes to the firmament above, with feelings of love and reverence, thrilled by the glad news: “Brethren! We have a message from another world, unknown and remote. It reads: one… two… three…”–NT (Letter to the American Red Cross, New York City. Christmas 1900.)

“As I think over it now it seems to me that only men absolutely stricken with blindness, insensible to the greatness of nature, can hold that this planet is the only one inhabited by intelligent beings.” –NT (“Believes We Can Communicate With The Far-Off Planet Mars.” Philadelphia Inquirer, January 4, 1901.)

“Man on earth is not the only being in God’s great system of worlds that is in possession of a mind.” –NT (“Tesla Has Message From The Stars.” Western Electrician, January 12, 1901.)

“With a billion horsepower drawn from Niagara I am going to signal Mars, and my message will reach not only that ruddy planet but one hundred times further, even to Neptune, which is so distant that our sun looks a little bigger than a star… Whether we can get an answer or not depends on who is there. More than likely the first answer for my neighbor will be: Well–well–at last. We have been calling you the last ten thousand years.” –NT (“Only A Matter Of Patience Now,” Says Tesla.“ New York American, March 11, 1906.)

“The idea that other planets are inhabited by intelligent beings might be traced to the very beginnings of civilization. This, in itself, would have little significance, for many of the ancient beliefs had their origin in ignorance, fear or other motives — good or evil, and were nothing more than products of untrained or tortured imagination. But when a conception lives through ages in the minds, growing stronger and stronger with increasing knowledge and intellectual development, it may be safely concluded that there is a solid truth underlying the instinctive perception. The individual is short lived and erring; man, relatively speaking, is imperishable and infallible. Even the positive evidences of the sense and the conclusions of science must be hesitatingly accepted when they are directed against the testimony of the entire body of humanity and the experience of centuries.” –NT (“Signals To Mars Based On Hope Of Life On Planet.” New York Herald, October 12, 1919.)

“Granted a planetary system, it is absolutely inevitable that in the course of eons such organized beings as we are will evolve. The cooling of the hot masses results in a precipitation of water, and under the influence of the sun’s rays heliotropic action takes place and life is started. Through chemical and other agents and continuous adjustment complex mechanisms come into being, and these ultimately develop into structures of marvelous complexity with capacities of response to the faintest stimulae from the environment.” –NT (“After Death — WHAT?” Lima News, Lima, Ohio, March 14, 1926.)

“It is mathematically certain that other planets are inhabited. Every other planet has to pass through practically the same phase of existence the earth did, and life is started on them, during that favorable phase, by rays of some sun. It develops in the presence of moisture and heat and light in much the same manner as life does on the earth. We know that light propagates in straight lines, and consequently our perceptions of the forms through the images projected on the retina must be true. Therefore, it should not be hard to establish intelligent exchange of ideas between two planets. It is conceivable that there is civilization on other planets far ahead of ours. If communication were established by the earth, the consequences to human beings would be incalculable.“ –NT (“Tesla, Sure Life Exists on Other Planets, Works On at 76 to Establish His Belief.” New York World Telegram, July 9th, 1932.)

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby…”

“If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.”

Albert Einstein 

“What an astonishing thing a book is. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and…”

“What an astonishing thing a book is. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time.”

Carl Sagan

“Live fast, die old, and make very sure everyone knows you were there.”

“Live fast, die old, and make very sure everyone knows you were there.”

Alan Cox

“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.”

“I write for the same reason I breathe – because if I didn’t, I would die.”

Isaac Asimov

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

Alan Kay 

“Physics is about questioning, studying, probing nature. You probe, and, if you’re lucky, you…”

“Physics is about questioning, studying, probing nature. You probe, and, if you’re lucky, you get strange clues.”

Lene Hau

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

Margaret Mead

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

Margaret Mead

“Most stars die a peaceful death, gently shedding their outer gases into interstellar space. But one…”

“Most stars die a peaceful death, gently shedding their outer gases into interstellar space. But one in a thousand – the star whose mass is greater than about seven or eight times that of the Sun – dies in a violent, dazzling explosion called a supernova.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson