Aliens are probably out there, according to Winston Churchill

Aliens are probably out there, according to Winston Churchill

A newly-investigated essay from 1939 reveals Churchill's thoughts on E.T. \n<br><br>\n<i><u>New Planets, Old Questions (Text 4)</u> -- This text is part of a Knowledge Set exploring newly discovered planets and questions whether life can exist outside Earth. Historians have recently unearthed an essay written by Winston Churchill in 1939 where he ponders whether humans are alone in the universe. In this article, scientists reflect on Churchill's claims and discuss ways that his reasoning demonstrated an understanding of the universe that was ahead of his time. As students read, encourage them to compare Churchill's understandings with the conclusions of modern astronomers and consider how his

Mark D. Kaufman
Popular Science

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Why did Churchill believe that aliens must exist on planets beyond Earth?
STANDARDS:
RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.8 - Evaluate Argument

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

4,2,3
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