Back in September, the Obama administration launched a website called “We the People,” in which people could create and sign petitions directed at the White House, mostly about weed, and then hear back from someone in the executive branch if the petition was popular enough. It is in response to one such petition, Phil Larson, a member of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy, insisted today that the government has no contact with extraterrestrial life, never has, and probably never will.
The U.S. government has no evidence that any life exists outside our planet, or that an extraterrestrial presence has contacted or engaged any member of the human race. In addition, there is no credible information to suggest that any evidence is being hidden from the public’s eye …
A last point: Many scientists and mathematicians have looked with a statistical mindset at the question of whether life likely exists beyond Earth and have come to the conclusion that the odds are pretty high that somewhere among the trillions and trillions of stars in the universe there is a planet other than ours that is home to life.
Many have also noted, however, that the odds of us making contact with any of them — especially any intelligent ones — are extremely small, given the distances involved.
Larson failed to address the existence of Gary Busey and why he is like that.