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They are able to do things that most folks cannot comprehend. Our brain is somewhat like a computer hard drive or flash drive crystal. Aliens can read or even rewrite our program at will. Maybe some day we may get the answers to the big question of how and why we are here.
a) I'd try to communicate "welcome". I'd then get out a map of our local neighborhood of the Galaxy and point to our solar system and then point to me. Then I'd give the map to the alien to see if they would point to where they came from. It's always nice to get off to a good start when meeting someone new. I would not however offer it any food or drink because it could very well be poison to its biology. Like us eating arsenic or cyanide.
b) If I had a live video feed I would call up the SETI Institute and send it to them. I'd ask them for assistance in communicating. They have some brilliant interspecies communication researchers there as well as cryptographers. I'm sure they'd have questions of their own they'd like to ask via Skype. They'd also be able to be a highly credible, unbiased observer and document the encounter.
c) My main fear would be contamination. Am I contaminating it? Is it contaminating me? Who knows what kind of viruses it might have. Of course if the chirality of its DNA were opposite to ours or it was not based on DNA or post-biological then this fear would go away. But there would be no way of knowing this initially. Also I'd probably fear I am incredibly stupid compared to it and probably boring it with questions from a child, since in all likelihood it would be from a much older, wiser species than us humans.
Things I wouldn't fear: 1) Being eaten - If it can travel light years to get here, it can grow lab meat or synthesize whatever proteins it needs from raw elements like Star Trek's replicator. 2) Being abducted - Please! Abduct me already, I want to see your ship, your planet, your culture. Yeah you can have some of my genetic material in exchange. Seems like an even trade off for this once in a lifetime experience. I'm an astronomer so this would thrill me to no end. 3) Being believed. I wouldn't go shouting from the rooftops that I met an alien without irrefutable evidence.
d) Undeniable proof you ask? Probably more than a picture or video of me posing with the alien. I'd ask for some physical objects that are not really of much value to it. Like the alien equivalent of a pencil or garbage bag, or toothpaste cap or metal screw. Because physical evidence which can be examined is worth more than all the outlandish stories, photos and videos of UFOs combined. Actual physical evidence of something manufactured by aliens would be nearly undeniable since the isotopic ratio of such evidence would be unlike anything on Earth. And if its isotopic ratio was significantly different than meteorites and other solar system material then I'd be in line for a million dollars and Nobel Prize for having hard evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence beyond Earth.
I'd also ask for some information about our galactic neighborhood which it knows but which we have yet to discover. Something like: "Where is the nearest planet like this one we're on? Around which star does it orbit? How long is its day (if it is not tidaly locked), how long is its year?"
In other words, scientific data that would be impossible for me to know but which could be verified in the not too distant future with instruments due to come online in the next couple of decades.
edit on 4-2-2014 by JadeStar because: (no reason given)edit on 4-2-2014 by JadeStar because: (no reason given)
This site has been proposing hidden aliens. What if they appeared outside your door knocking, Slithering, floating or walking into your living room?
a) What would you try to communicate with them and why?
b) If you had a live video feed where would you send it?
c) What are your fears and hopes for this event?
d) What would be needed for undeniable proof of the visit after they left?