I do suspect that we don't.
Aliens? We'll probably have a close encounter this century says leading physicist who warns governments to be ready
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz226lvECHWIt’s a scientific prediction that will get dollar signs pinging in Steven Spielberg’s eyes: We could make contact with aliens in less than 100 years.
But according to one of our leading physicists, it is a matter for governments – rather than Hollywood – who should start preparing for our first extra-terrestrial encounter now.
Speaking at the Euroscience Open Forum conference in Dublin, Jocelyn Bell Burnell said: ‘I do suspect we are going to get signs of life elsewhere, maybe even intelligent life, within the next century.
Whenever someone makes predictions like this, it's usually a means to grab attention.
‘If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.’Years back ...
http://rense.com/general48/aliens.htmAs far as the U.S. government is concerned, that discussion started and ended more than 40 years ago. Regardless of how the world's astronomy community might want to handle first contact. Uncle Sam has ideas of his own. And they rest on the assumption that ET is first and foremost an illegal alien.
Presumed Dangerous ...
... Instead of getting a handshake from the head of NASA, it will be handcuffed by an FBI agent dressed in a Biosafety Level 4 suit. ... the alien will be whisked away to the Department of Agriculture's Animal Disease Center on Plum Island, off the coast of New York's Long Island. Here it will be poked and probed by doctors from the National Institutes of Health. A Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Emergency Search Team (NEST) will tow away its spacecraft.
Unless it is spewing exhaust, the craft would be assumed to be nuclear powered. This determination would put NEST technicians in charge of securing the craft and moving it to a DOE facility, most likely in New Mexico, where it would be in close proximity to the Sandia and Los Alamos nuclear laboratories and the White Sands Missile Range. International agreements also put NEST on call if the craft lands out of the United States, as happened in 1978 when a Soviet satellite leaking nuclear fuel landed in the Canadian wilderness.
Brookings ReportAnthropological files contain many examples of societies, sure of their place in the universe, which have disintegrated when they had to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing different ideas and different ways of life; others that survived such an experience usually did so by paying the price of changes in values and attitudes and behavior
Better hurry because we are doomed to disappear before 2100 according to 21 scientists
Well maybe the two facts are linked
They would have to fill out a multitude of forms for parking in a distant area without permit, flying a craft without certification or proper pilot documentation.
Then they would be thrown in prison because they can't pay the fine due to lack of earth currency.
Peasants of remote russian village would invite them to drink with them. Aliens would stagger back to their ship and wobble off home. Footage of this would be taken for a new Bulava test and both Villagers and Aliens would've forgotten about it the next morning.
Same for Poland
Chavs would throw empty bottles at it, beat up the aliens and invite them for a drink afterwards. When the rozzers arrive no one would be able to tell apart Chavs and Aliens.
CCTV footage would be discredited as fake.
2 options : Aliens come willingly for contact : they'll look for radioelectric emission, power sources, light and such. Hence they'll end up in the most developped areas on the planet : CONUS or Europe or Japan-Chinese eastern coast-South Korea
Aliens come but want to be discrete : they ll find a remote area : Africa, Southern America, Canada or Central Asia/Siberia/Eastern part of Russia (could very well ned up in Artic/Antarctic but it's a bit cold down there)
Not if the Aliens have two cents' worth of common sense we won't.Aliens? We'll probably have a close encounter this century says leading physicist who warns governments to be ready
If aliens visit, they will stay in a high-earth orbit and broadcast their message far from the rock throwing monkeys.
what makes ppl think they' haven't been here yet ?
According to professor Stephen hawking any contact with an intelligent alien species will never be good for humans as we might meet the same fate as native Americans.