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Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists
Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report
This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future.
Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa's Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity "prepare for actual contact".
In their report, Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis, the researchers divide alien contacts into three broad categories: beneficial, neutral or harmful.
Beneficial encounters ranged from the mere detection of extraterrestrial intelligence (ETI), for example through the interception of alien broadcasts, to contact with cooperative organisms that help us advance our knowledge and solve global problems such as hunger, poverty and disease.
Originally posted by unityemissions
I've never seen a sliver of jersey shore, and barely recognize this "snooki", but that video was incredibly disturbing.
People think of her as some sort of pop queen?!
New Jersey state university Rutgers paid $32,000 to 23-year-old MTV reality star Snooki last week to give a speech about partying. The Jersey Shore star spoke to 2,000 students at a Q&A session last week and offered advice such as "When you're tan, you feel better about yourself," and "Study hard, but party harder," according to the NY Post. Snooki received $2,000 more than Nobel-Prize winner Tonie Morrison will get for this year's commencement address. This has caused outrage among some parents and, of course, tax payers.
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