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Identified Flying Objects

By: Dr. Michael P. Masters
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Could “UFOs” and “aliens” simply be us, but from the future? This provocative new audiobook cautiously examines the premise that extraterrestrials may instead be our distant human descendants, using the anthropological tool of time travel to visit and study us in their own hominin evolutionary past. 

Dr. Michael P. Masters, a professor of biological anthropology specializing in human evolutionary anatomy, archaeology, and biomedicine, explores how the persistence of long-term biological and cultural trends in human evolution may ultimately result in us becoming the ones piloting these disc-shaped craft, which are likely the very devices that allow our future progeny to venture backward across the landscape of time. Moreover, these extratempestrials are ubiquitously described as bipedal, large-brained, hairless, human-like beings who communicate with us in our own languages and who possess technology advanced beyond, but clearly built upon, our own. 

These accounts, coupled with a thorough understanding of the past and modern human condition, point to the continuation of established biological and cultural trends here on Earth, long into the distant human future.

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©2019 Dr. Michael P. Masters (P)2019 Dr. Michael P. Masters

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I don’t agree with his hypothesis but it’s nonetheless explained very well.

I’m giving this book 5 stars because I believe it is well thought out and interesting. I also however don’t agree with his opinions on the subject. In my non-scientific and relatively (to the author at least) uneducated opinion, it falls victim to the regular, everyday scientific belief that we know and understand enough to disprove the existence of extraterrestrial high intelligence. If you study or follow ufology, this is not remotely uncommon. I don’t know what it is that so many people have experienced and continue to experience. I think the Drake equation, the Fermi paradox etc., has become a crutch to avoid outside the box thinking in the subject. But WTH do I know? I’m no scientist, I’m just a reader.

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We are the Aliens?

I am glad to have read this book. I have always contemplated the fact that some of the worldwide sightings are inter dimensional in nature and the strong possibility that they could be future versions of us.

The author makes a very compelling and scientific exploration that is difficult to ignore.

A must read for those interested in this type of study and research.

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Ingenious Interpretation of the UFO phenomenon

This is a great work of scholarship and interdisciplinary research. The author is a well-spoken, well-educated professor of anthropology. His expert knowledge of human evolution has been supplemented with experts in biology and physics. His theory is an ingenious interpretation of the UFO and alien abduction phenomenon. He argues that if they are real, then it is very likely that UFOs and aliens are time machines and time travelers, not space ships and extraterrestrials. These beings are extratempestrials, meaning they are humanity's evolutionary descendants traveling back in time to study the ancestral Homo sapiens species. Even if his theory is not true, the book still works as an excellent futurological analysis of the possible future evolution of the human species. The best chapters include those on the history of UFOs, time travel, and human evolution and history. This is a great work of a true gentleman and scholar. I would recommend it to readers of nonfiction and science fiction.

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One of only a few who get it.

So few big brain types will venture to temporal mechanics. Here’s one who’s got it almost right. With a little more time the mistakes should become evident, but without a doubt . The closest I’ve seen anyone come.

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Incredibly interesting

Very well researched. Can be dense at times but mostly accessible to people Super interesting all around.

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Two issues

I’m going to re-read Chapters 6 & 7 as I’m still having trouble with the theory that if something hasn’t happened yet, how can we traverse time to return to whenever. But interesting and thought provoking. I know time is supposedly only relative to earthlings but if future time travelers aren’t born yet - that’s where my thought problems lie. The CDT issue is mind boggling.

Great read anyway. I’m going to re-read it maybe in 2024. Too many others beckon.

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Fantastically thought provoking.

I really enjoyed this book. I was engaged the entire time and thought it was extremely thought provoking. I also learned a lot of things that really made me question my own thoughts and opinions not only on the question of aliens versus our future decendants but a few other major issues and ideas. I can't wait to listen to his next book. And probably going to have to buy a hard copy for my library.

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Strong science atop a weak premise

The author is highly repetitive much like an undergrad trying to stretch a report.

Lots of biology discussion about why aliens look like us. Interesting, but no authoritative or believable evidence to say we know what they look like.

Weak premises abound. For example the fake Roswell alien autopsy movie must surely be based on a damaged original. Really?

At his best and most interesting when discussing what is known and what is hypothesized about the possibility of time travel.

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Mind expanding listen and read

I absolutely loved this book. I learned more than I ever expected. I walked away from the book with thousands of thoughts about our future as humans on planet Earth. I can hardly wait for the next book!

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Answers a ton of UFO and other questions for me!

Excellent theory on what UFOs are and the source of where they come from. Not travelers through distance...but through time.

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