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Monday, 22 August 2011

Should We Fear Aliens?
Part III: Enlightenment.

‘Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.’ (H. Wells. The war of the worlds.)

Looks like I’m not Vox Clamantis In Deserto anymore. Well, there have been two of us supporting this contention: Stephen Hawking and me, although even his authority and expert opinion have apparently counted for little… until now.

It turns out that NASA luminaries finally came to senses and took notice of concerns I expressed in my articles ;) about the dangers of contact with aliens, although gung-ho techno geeks usually dismiss my ideas as a hindrance to progress. I'm glad my hard work has borne fruit at last and my articles managed to make NASA boffins see the light. (Note that they didn't even bother to credit me ;)) It’s not really rocket science to come to this conclusion and elaborate the report — all it takes is common sense and high school level literacy.
See for yourselves if their report hasn't been drawn on the ideas from my posts.
Should we fear aliens? S. Hawking says we should.
Should we fear aliens? Part II: First Contact — Glad Hand.

Here's the news:
NASA: If Aliens Kill Us All It’s Because We Deserve It

'A newly released report, concocted by scientists from NASA and Penn State, has been making waves for one of its main contentions which basically states that if a galactic force of technologically advanced space aliens decide to show up and end us, it will likely be because we humans, as excessive, wasteful, inconsiderate, and pollution loving as we come across, deserve it.
In other words, observant aliens would perceive our wayward ways as such a threat that they would have to kill us all to keep us from spreading our evil across the Milky Way.

Alien spaceship approaching the Earth
Alien spaceship approaching the Earth

The report, entitled ‘Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis,’ specifically warns that extraterrestrial intelligence or ETI quote “could attack and kill us, enslave us, or potentially EAT US.
ETI could attack us out of selfishness or out of a more altruistic desire to protect the galaxy from us. We might be a threat to the galaxy just as we are a threat to our home planet.”
It goes on to discuss how rapid technological advancement on Earth has led to an abrupt change in the atmosphere due to greenhouse gas emissions, and how those changes modify the spectral signature of the planet. They speculate that this shift in spectral signature could ultimately put us on the radar, or more appropriately in their crosshairs, and turn this all into a really bad day.

Well, according to the authors, it’s either that or it’ll be because they might need to clear some space to make way for a hyperspace bypass, which would involve just blowing up the planet.'
You can watch the video clip here:

The last statement clearly belongs in the realm of science fiction... for now. I disagree on one point though: the worst-case scenario is not that we bump into technologically superior extraterrestrials, but into technologically superior extraterrestrials with MENTALITY SIMILAR TO OURS.

On the other hand, I`m well aware that it took something more than my thought-provoking articles to swerve at least some of NASA worthies from their glorious quest for alien civilisations and rebound them in the opposite direction ;). The bottom line is that they must have seen something terrible coming our way through their fancy telescopes paid for by the taxpayer, but won’t tell us. For all I know, the top rich might already be putting us lesser mortals on the menu for the Welcome Dinner Party to buy time for them to stampede for their bunkers.

Either that, or it might be a desperate attempt to scare the world population into taking serious measures against climate change at least to avoid such an imminent danger as being detected by ill-meaning cannibalic aliens.

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  1. Should we fear aliens? A bit late in the day, given that we've sent out detailed maps showing them how to get here.

    By the way, I hate the expression "it's not rocket science".

  2. That's what puzzles me: either the scientists are indeed completely insane, or they're simply covering up something much bigger and pulling our collective leg.

  3. Just read your article. This reminded me of the movie "Contact", where humans were contacted by aliens/ET.

    1. Probably it's more like some of the episodes of my all time favourite sci-fy show: The Outer Limits.


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