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While not specifically recommending a cover-up of evidence of extraterrestrial life, Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs does suggest that contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life (or strong evidence of its reality) could have a disruptive effect on human societies. Moreover, it does mention the possibility that leadership might wish to withhold evidence of extraterrestrial life from the public under some conditions.
Originally posted by Born2BWildReloaded
(...) might I refer anyone to here who might not have read the Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairshere. It has notably become quite popular for the section titled "The implications of a discovery of extraterrestrial life."
Often referred to as the Brookings Report, it was commissioned by NASA in 1960.
Brookings Report, Page 48 (section 4)
Though intelligent or semi-intelligent life conceivably exists elsewhere in our solar system, if intelligent extraterrestrial life is discovered in the next twenty years, it will very probably be by radio telescope from other solar systems. Evidences of its existence might also be found in artifacts left on the moon or other planets.
The consequences for attitudes and values are unpredictable, but would vary profoundly in different cultures and between groups within complex societies; a crucial factor would be the nature of the communication between us and the other beings. Whether or not earth would be inspired to an all-out space effort by such a discovery is moot: societies sure of their own place in the universe have disintegrated when confronted by a superior society, and others have survived even though changed. Clearly, the better we can come to understand the factors involved in responding to such crises the better prepared we may be.
This time you made it clear, yeah You made it very, very clear You made it abundantly clear You've got it in for me I knew it right from the start
To blindly trust government is to automatically vest it with excessive power. To distrust government is simply to trust humanity - to trust in the ability of average people to peacefully, productively coexist without some official policing their every move. The State is merely another human institution - less creative than Microsoft, less reliable than Federal Express, less responsible than the average farmer husbanding his land, and less prudent than the average citizen spending his own paycheck.
Originally posted by FutureThinker
reply to post by JayinAR
I replied to your post because after about a half hour of reading all the posts in this thread, "I had a thought", and then I came to page 10 and there it was, your comment about taking this to the MSM, that was incredible because thats was I was thinking, thats been happening a lot lately.
I will send the link to this thread to a few news stations and see if I get a response, maybe something good will come of this.
Originally posted by WaterBottle
I see rocks.
edit on 19-2-2013 by WaterBottle because: (no reason given)