posted on Oct, 31 2013 @ 07:57 AM
reply to post by MysterX
Well people will always cite the "War of the Worlds" panic in pre-war America as a reason why disclosure would be a dangerous things to do. We have
to remember people thought an invasion was taking place. However when they were discussing Martian canals in the late 19th century no one really
seemed too bothered by it all. I am not religious but I think most people of faith can handle the truth we are not alone and adapt their beliefs to
encompass the news.
There could be problems if an aggressive species threatened to take our natural resources but chances are the first sign of disclosure (if there is
anything to disclose) will be an alien microbe or a distant intelligent signal has been found. People will just get on with their lives if that
Funnily enough, in another thread i have just posted my take on the infamous 1930's 'welles' radio broadcast and why i think it was always a move
to deliberately frighten people into rash actions or panic, so as to always refer back to that panic when persuading secret keepers to keep disclosure
off the table.
But let's be realistic, we know far more about space and what whizzes about in it today than we ever did back in the late 1930's.
We now know, that asteroids and comets contain pretty much all the mineral and chemical resources any ET species could want, there for the easy taking
for a technologically advanced space faring species.
Vast armadas a la hollywood alien invasion movies wouldn't, IMO, happen. There's no reason for it, especially resource based reasons.
The only reason i could see for a negative ET intervention with our species would be if we were overtly hostile to them, or threatened them in some
way...they would see us as a threat to themselves and may then act against us.
But not in huge motherships, containing 1000's of fighter craft...i reckon they would use either genetic engineering or nanotech against us.
An enemy that you cannot see, as it nano - bio-technology would probably be the most effective way to destroy a specific species while leaving all
others and the biosphere intact.
No motherships required.