|Sounds legit to me|
I recently read online a report claiming that a memo had been found that proved the existence of aliens, discussing them having been found in Roswell in 1950. Now, I have no doubt that this report is bs and the pictures attached are fake (not least because it's a report by The Daily Mail), but do not doubt at all that there is life elsewhere in the universe than on our little planet.
That said, I do not think that as a species we will ever encounter alien life (not least in my lifetime), because while there are many many planets, and so many inhabitable planets, and so undoubtedly some with life, the probability of any of these inhabited planets being remotely near to us is slim... I know that if what the attached report is saying is true, then surely the species to which the aliens belonged would have come to Earth in order to try to track down their lost comrades, or to avenge them...
|Picture semi-related, but also kinda cool...|
But, even if alien life were to be real, what possible positive outcomes for the human race could come from this knowledge? Assuming they didn't completely destroy our planet and us (which if they were able to locate and get to us, shouldn't be a problem for them), they would be very likely to be peaceful towards us. I'd rate the chances of coexistence being about 20%, with negligible chances of us being able to dominate them. Now if these aliens were to, for whatever reason, fall into that 20% chance of being peaceful, we have to look at what would change for our society.
Sure, in the billions of years when Earth becomes uninhabitable we'd have somewhere to move to, but it's far more likely that the lifetime of the alien's planet would be shorter than that of ours... We could get their knowledge, their understanding of the universe, science, medicine, and weapons. Understanding would be nice, but wouldn't really benefit anything other than our curiosity... Medicine for our already overpopulated planet wouldn't be great, and alien weaponry would undoubtedly be bad... (Though it could enable us to dominate other lifeforms should that day come).
|District 9; good film...|
Anybody who gives the outcome of alien communication any thought should be able to see that it is on the whole a bad thing, yet still people try ever harder to communicate with aliens! Can't we just live our lives without them? Let me know what you think in the comments