Winston Churchill’s views on aliens revealed in lost essay:
Some of the top smartest people in the history of the modern world have bought into the concept of alien life somewhere else among us .. now revealed in essays and his own words: Churchill is among the crowd of believers ..
Dr Livio says the wartime leader reasoned like a scientist about the likelihood of life on other planets.
Churchill defined life as the ability to “breed and multiply”, noting the importance of liquid water.
And more than 50 years before the discovery of exoplanets, he outlined what scientists now describe as the “habitable” or “Goldilocks” zone – the narrow region around a star where it is neither too hot nor too cold for life.