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Relationships with extraterrestrial men presents no basically new problem from the standpoint of international law; but the possibility of confronting intelligent beings that do not belong to the human race would bring up problems whose solution it is difficult to conceive. In principle, there is no difficulty in accepting the possibility of coming to an understanding with them, and of establishing all kinds of relationships. The difficulty lies in trying to establish the principles on which these relationships should be based.
Now we come to the problem of determining what to do if the inhabitants of celestial bodies, or extraterrestrial biological entitles (EBE) desire to settle here. 1. If they are politically organised and possess a certain culture similar to our own, they may be recognized as a independent people. They could consider what degree of development would be required on earth for colonizing. 2. If they consider our culture to be devoid of political unity, they would have the right to colonize. Of course, this colonization cannot be conducted on classic linos. • .« A superior form of colonizing will have to be conceived, that could be a kind of tutelage, possibly through the tacit approval of the United Nations. But would the United Nations legally have the right of allowing such tutelage over us in such -2- a fashion?
And now to the final question of whether the presence of celestial astroplanes in our atmosphere is a direct result of our testing atomic weapons? The presence of unidentified space craft flying in our atmosphere (and possibly maintaining orbits about our planet) is now, however, accepted by our military.
originally posted by: Cauliflower
I visited the UN back in the 1960's.
Many of us have seen what the UN gave air time too in the past..
Off planet alien organizations might steer the media but we would never hear about it.
This simulation of an alien being interviewed circa 1967 is probably closer to some of the actual discussions.
The text transcript has been edited to "indiscernible" but I had no trouble hearing exactly what he was saying..
Relationships with extraterrestrial men presents...