The only reason the aliens haven't
stepped in yet is none of them
want to have to govern us since
we haven't even figured it out for
If a species were able to travel to
Earth, the technology they would
need for that journey would be far
more advanced than anything we
could imagine, and they would have
survived thousands of years longer
in peace within their own society
than we could ever hope for within
our own. We haven't been able to
go one day without racial tensions,
war and famine on this planet. We
have a ways to go before we'd
have the right to interact with anything as evolved as aliens.
I guess it really depends on what
their intentions are. If they are here
looking for a peaceful "Hey, how's it
going?," maybe now is not the best
time. On the other hand, if they
have more nefarious plans in mind
... pretty sure they would feel right
at home here!
Imagine another race of humanoids, traveling 37 million light-years
to get here and find us. Man, will
they ever be disappointed.
The fact that the question is being
asked is the answer—i.e., not in
We are not even ready to be a civilized member of the community
of nations. How could we cope
with people from another world
when we cannot be civil to those
—David Jay Crispin
DENIS BELITSKY / CHRIS A RUSNAK / SHUTTERSTOCK
Are we ready for
THE THOUGHT OF extraterrestrial visitors to our planet has long been a
staple of science ;ction, but if it really happened, would we be prepared?
Some say the ability to traverse space means visitors would be from an
advanced civilization with whom we would have little in common and
probably couldn't understand. And what if their intentions are less than
friendly? Others claim that NASA and the Pentagon have protocols and
an array of scienti;c and military experts who would be prepared for all
What do you think?
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