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Originally posted by Reptilian_Queen
It wouldn't surprise me in the least bit there are some that want to destroy us and are probably orchestrating our demise as well as accepting the existence of those of a more peaceful demeanor as well.
Originally posted by Facefirst
Can we handle the truth?
Originally posted by Gazrok
Are we ready?
Well...that would depend on many factors wouldn't it?
1. What are the aliens' goals?
2. Whether peaceful or hostile, can our weapons deter them?
3. What kinds of technology can they offer us?
and so on and so on.
Suppose they were peaceful, we'll go with best case scenario here.
Let's then suppose they offer us a nice clean-burning engine that doesn't use any petro at all. (boom, you just put millions in the petro industry out of work, and reshaped the global economies completely. some nations just went from rich to poor overnight). Now, that's just one piece of tech introduced...all while trying to be nice. Just one example. It could further be shown with other advances from these nice aliens, that while presented with good intentions, could have disastrous fallout.
There is far more to disclosure than ready or not we can take it...
Originally posted by freddieb
Without a doubt we can handle it.
What's to handle that is any different than what we know now.
I don't see that disclosure in itself, is going to cause any problems. [edit on 6-4-2005 by freddieb]
Originally posted by captainhemmingway
The 'disclosure' scenario most commonly 'awaited' is that of the 'benevolent space travelers' who have conveniently arrived ' just in the nick of time' to save earth from the terrible mess we have gotten it into. I hope everyone can see how ridiculous that idea is. So it's safe to say 'help is NOT on the way'.
That is if you actually believe in the 'disclosure principal' - which I don't since it is a fairy story designed to control you and already you should see that is automatically put you in a state of docile subservience towards the 'disclosing privileged higher authority' on all levels.