When alien existence is made public, what societal changes would occur first?
Posted 2/26/16
What do you think?
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Posted 2/26/16 , edited 2/27/16
I think this is a conspiracy theory and there are no aliens here.
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Like the book/movie Contact.
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Posted 2/26/16
Riots would take place first. People be crazy.
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Posted 2/26/16
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I can see a religious implosion occurring.

How would the worlds religions react when faced with far older alien beliefs?
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Posted 2/28/16

Dariamus wrote:

I can see a religious implosion occurring.

How would the worlds religions react when faced with far older alien beliefs?


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Posted 2/29/16 , edited 2/29/16
None of the above, because the first (traces of) extra terrestrial life we will likely discover is bacterial life on other planets, moons or asteroids in our solar system.
As for intelligent life, if there's any out there advanced enough to even reach our solar system, they'll probably do their utter best to avoid being detected by a primitive species as ours, deciding to either leave us be, invade and subject us or destroy us.
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Posted 3/1/16

George_z wrote:

None of the above, because the first (traces of) extra terrestrial life we will likely discover is bacterial life on other planets, moons or asteroids in our solar system.
As for intelligent life, if there's any out there advanced enough to even reach our solar system, they'll probably do their utter best to avoid being detected by a primitive species as ours, deciding to either leave us be, invade and subject us or destroy us.


I think it is very interesting that you don't mention that they would come and aid us. I always wonder about what drives human progress the most. I think, for a society to advance beyond their solar system, they have to be pretty good at working together. A society that is fueled by war will also be halted by it... Or do you think it's actually the opposite? I guess the United States is a good example that offers arguments for both sides.

We've obviously made a lot of progress through war (no matter how terrible, WWII experiments done by Nazi Germany have greatly progressed our medical knowledge), and our push for destruction has made us learn more about nuclear power.
Though still, I can't help but feel that we would have progressed a lot more if we were less violent creatures and distributed our wealth more evenly, having more people get access to education.

What's driven human progress the most? Is it conquest? The need to acquire the most wealth? But wouldn't a society that valued sharing and curiosity be more successful? If we were to re-create the human race to make us very efficient at exploring space, would we need our violent traits?

Sorry for the more philosophical questions here; it's just a very interesting question to me. If you don't really care, you obviously don't have to answer.
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Posted 3/2/16 , edited 3/2/16
All of the above options because people are retarded and aliens are considered highly evolved intellectual beings.


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Posted 3/2/16
I expect that, among other things, the leaders of UFO cults worldwide would faint in disbelief.
Posted 3/11/16
War. Knowing us, we would take them as hostile.
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War. One country is stupid enough to start a war straight away.
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