reply to post by DarkNite
Well, IF, yes, IF there was any knowledge of some other alien race, regardless their technological standing, they could be the equivalent of cavemen
or gods, it doesn't matter, there'd be a giant push from all over the planet to go borrow some sugar, say "hello", etc.
It'd be money thrown into space leadership wants to spend on personal vices, their favorite war, whatever.
Additionally, IF there actually were another intelligent species of life, especially if they were more advanced than we are, there's not a government
on the planet that wants its people bucking the system and giving their protection money to the stars, revolting in favor of any kind of mythology
that crops up from stories real or imagined of verified advanced non-terrestrials out there, somewhere, in the abstract sense, or have people
revolting in favor of actual direct control or friendship benefits offered by contact with such.
Cultural contamination works both ways and what self respecting government wants to have any new, better ideas about doings things, especially
economically that could cause slip the leash we wear and know as government?
It all comes down to money, power and control in the end.
Thus, wherever there's money, power and control, never expect a straight answer or any answer about anything that could result in the abdication or
loss of money, power or control.
edit on 11-7-2013 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)