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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: JadeStar
My personal thoughts on the matter is that while some of the older generations may be shocked, it really wouldn't disrupt normal life for most people. We've been slowly fed media, audio and video images of aliens for a long time now, and many of us I suspect would simply go "Huh, well that's one question answered." and go about their day. Now, this is for microbial life of course.
Intelligent contact and communication would likely have larger social and religious implications, but again I believe many of the younger generations would welcome our new interstellar neighbors with optimism.
originally posted by: SirKonstantin
a reply to: Tardacus
That is really an interesting idea.
What kind of religion do you think they have? is it spiritual? Nature related?
originally posted by: crayzeed
a reply to: JadeStarhe biggest mistake people make when talking about when discussing alien contact is they always assume that the aliens will be the same size as humans. What if the aliens were 50 feet tall?
What if they were 1 inch tall?
I'll give you a great example. In the British series of Hitch-Hikers Guide To The Galaxy a scene showed a massive invasion fleet come to attack earth. But when the camera pulled back the fleet of star ships were no bigger than a fly and a dog promptly ate it. Just keep an open mind ( not that open as your brains fall out, can't remember who said that) because, like science fiction, anything and everything is possible.