posted on Apr, 6 2010 @ 05:45 AM
reply to post by doctor j and inmate c5779
As far as I can see it doesn't matter where the country is...people panic, especially when word of mouth is involved.
Simple example: back in the day (around 2000) there was going to be a fuel strike in the UK. Almost instantly the supermarkets were emptied along with
all the petrol stations and as a result, little food and no fuel.
And this kept happening again and again and those that were relaxed about the whole thing at the beginning ended up like everyone else because they
knew what was going to happen everytime a strike was on the cards.
Most people, wherever they come from, cover their a$$es first and ask questions later and given that most people don't even trust their governments,
how do you expect them to trust a new species?
It would need to go like this...
Build a space station for initial contact between races (check)
Inform the public that extra solar planets have been found (check)
Find more "habitable" planets to make the idea of other Earths "normal"(check)
Tricky bit next...
Introduce an upcoming Earth sized disaster, so everyone concentrates on that for a few weeks, then introduce a nice species to get us out of the
Species fixes problem, species leaves, everyone wants species back.