posted on Aug, 11 2004 @ 10:50 AM
Originally posted by amber83
So assuming intelligent life somehow contacts us....what do you think the implications would be? I'm thinking back to Contact, and how the argument
about God vs Science. Makes me wonder what would happen.
Thank you for your positive reply
Considerations of this have already been discussed as the SETI Protocols
. A Google search will
reveal more links about this I'm sure.
For myself, I would be fascinated just to have proof that ETI exists - and intrigued at the possibility of monitoring their signal(s). Would, for
example, the signal be deliberately "beamed" in our direction (by chance) and therefore have the potential of containing some "encoded" message or
would it be a mixture of radio "noise" (such as we radiate unintentionally - and increasingly - from our radio emissions on Earth)?
Of course, the same would be true if UFO's were proved to be piloted vehicles from another world - a landing on the White House lawn would be pretty
Yet, despite UFO's being reported for many years - and testament from millions of people world wide - the jury is still out. So, to
me at least, attempting to find radio signals from another world (that could be verified by other radio telescopes) would be extremely important, as
it would demonstrate, unequivocally, that (intelligent) Life exists elsewhere.
As for the ramifications to the Human Race, our psyche, social order and religion, etc - well I suspect that reactions would be varied and extreme
(for example, remember Heaven's Gate
For myself, though, I'd feel that the search had just begun, for where there is one, why not more??
'Til then, let's keep "crunching"!!