posted on May, 9 2013 @ 09:19 PM
reply to post by truthermantwo
Well, based on your title I can tell you one ethical reason to keep something classified - Maintaining the peace.
For example, say a couple NASA scientists discovered that in the next few years, our sun will become a black hole (Don't go all Phage on me - it's
an example from a sci-fi book
no offense meant Phage, if you're reading). The scientists know full well that it's an event that will finish off
mankind, as well as the rest of our solar system. Within the next few years in this example universe, it is known that humankind has not discovered
any means to create a ship that can get anyone outside of the black hole's event horizon.
So, the question is: Do these scientists tell the world that this is going to happen, or should they remain silent? Here's the truth - even if this
were to be an "almost mass extinction" event, the scientists wouldn't tell the public. Why? Because then many, many people would go into what I'd
like to call the "end of days rampage"; they just wouldn't care anymore - they'd start their own "doomsday prepping", they'd stop working,
they'd do whatever they could to guarantee that they would "survive out in the end". Now, if the scientists didn't say anything, what would
happen? Life would go on as normal, unless you're on ATS, where it would be discovered that a black hole is forming in the sun.