posted on Mar, 6 2004 @ 06:23 AM
When UFOs land, a series of plans created to deal with nuclear emergencies and biological attacks will be activated.
Within the scientific community, the question is no longer whether extraterrestrial life exists, but if ET is smart enough to do long division.
Scientists are of two minds regarding the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. Skeptics acknowledge simple life-forms might be found on other
planets, but insist that intelligent life is unique to Earth. Their belief is based on the assumption that Earth possesses unique physical attributes,
including a magnetic field that deflects cosmic rays and a moon that absorbs asteroids. Together, these protective features make Earth a rare safe
harbor--one that nurtured the evolution of primitive life-forms into intelligent beings. The opposing camp sees the prospect for discovering alien
life in more mathematical terms. Its touchstone is the Drake Equation, which links the probability of discovering extraterrestrial intelligence to
factors such as the size of the universe and the number of stars with earthlike planets. With the discovery of each new planet beyond Earth's solar
system--there are now more than 100--the odds of encountering intelligent alien life increase. Governments and international organizations around the
world have taken notice of the changing odds. No governmental official has gone on record claiming that UFOs are real, let alone a threat. Yet with
little public fanfare, they have begun preparing for the single most important event in human history: first contact. That is, the moment earthlings
discover incontrovertible proof that they are not alone
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