posted on Dec, 11 2012 @ 01:49 PM
To the OP, it seems that your initial reasoning's logic is that, because people are dumb, they fear.
personally, it would seem quite intelligent to have a certain cautious regard to the unknown. If I see an alien, my initial reaction is not going to
be to turn and run, unless it looks like the Rancor from Star Wars and comes charging at me. In that sense, it's the same as fearing an alligator
when you are trapped in a swamp, that hardly seems dumb.
I think there is a certain portion of the masses that might respond the way are you describing, but I'd venture to guess that is the same body of the
population that has trouble questioning their surroundings and follow the path of life with blind faith. However, to make the blanket statement that
all people are dumb and that we couldn't handle being in the presence of an extra-terrestrial life form, is false.
Like earlier posters stated, they would like to analyze it and learn more.
Or others stated that it may be wise to maintain a certain fear of them because of their nefarious purposes.
The only fact we have, is that what we are meant to know, still remains unknown. We don't have any facts, we don't know what we'll do till we get
there. Actions speak louder than words, and it would take the occurrence of the event before we could weigh in on what people would do... Hell, aliens
could look like a furby. I certainly would not be scared of a life-like furby.