Just got back home and found 50+ Flags on my thread!
I really expected one or two smiley replies at most.
Thanks to all the respondents and especially to those who grasped the light-hearted tone of my thread.
I cannot believe that some posters actually took it seriously as me seeing it as 'Proof' of anything other than a bookie not bothering his a**
taking bets (I doubt it was oversubscribed :lol
As for there being a distinction between intelligent life and microbal/plant life existing off planet I make no such distinction nor it seems did the
Some people just don't do irony do they?
Finding a single celled amoeba from somewhere other than Earth would be monumental, but many humans would probably just shrug with a 'meh' and back
I can only speak personally but the discovery of even a fleck of moss on Mars would make me very happy and I worry that if intelligent sentient life
is ever encountered, and they see just what a selfish, destructive race acts as custodians of this planet then I would not be surprised if they decide
to either eradicate us to prevent contagion or ignore us completely until we destroy the very earth we walk on and depend on.
FFS many humans cannot tolerate other humans because of skin colour, belief in something other than their own indoctrination or sexual preference.
How the hell would these people view an intelligent alien species?
Anyway I'm off topic already sorry, but thanks to everyone who posted!
P.S if Alien life is Discovered/Announced in 2013 I'll be back with my Nelson Munce/Told Ya thread combo!