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#1    Missile Punch

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:41 PM

Often times UFO/Extraterrestrial  enthusiasts claim that the world governments know of the existence of intelligent life beyond our planet. However they choose to suppress this knowledge based upon the idea that humanity as a whole is not yet prepared for full disclosure. My question to you is, do you think that humanity is ready? Why or why not? Enjoy!

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

I think individual humans are ready.
The species on the other hand, a species who riots given poor results in a Football match, who routinely decides that it doesn't like the hair colour/favourite TV show/what someone ate for dinner and uses that as grounds for hatred and war, a species full of members that frankly couldn't find it's way out of a room with a sign saying "this way out" without stopping to admire it's own reflection, Tweet about being in the room or wondering if Kim Kardashian was also in the room once, the species that produces members who think giving their own children preventable diseases is a good idea, who decry science and scientists as "bullies" or "tools of the system" until they really need help, a species who produces members who don't immunise their children because "it's poison" but happily pumps Botulism Toxin into their skin for cosmetic reasons ... that species, those members of that species couldn't cope.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 08:58 PM

Governments know about these things flying around. Civilians just don't know if it's their secret projects or not. If they're not military, there's no way they don't know that there's something flying around our airspace. They just wouldn't acknowledge it to the masses because they'd never admit to being helpless to do anything about it.

Humanity ready? Humanity needs to die out.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

Hmm... So far two for "Humanity is too stupid to handle it!" I have to say that it is interesting that collectively as a species we actually do seem to become less intelligent. I wonder how many people would act hostile toward extraterrestrials, even if they themselves were not.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:47 PM

We would be like those isolated tribes hurling spears at those metal birds.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:50 PM

Haha I hope not. I mean I hope we wouldn't be stupid enough to instigate violence. If we made an enemy out of beings who could travel across the galaxy, they'd probably be able to destroy us without ever getting close enough for us to shoot.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:55 PM

All you'd need is some 'neck with a rifle or a caveman in a robe that always has an RPG strapped to him.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:46 PM

There will be lot of people who will not care at all.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:56 PM

View Postkartikg, on 29 July 2014 - 07:46 PM, said:

There will be lot of people who will not care at all.

Indeed. I figure that as long as it wouldn't be some kind of impending doomsday scenario, the majority of the planet would probably resume their routines pretty quickly.

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:27 PM

View Postkartikg, on 29 July 2014 - 07:46 PM, said:

There will be lot of people who will not care at all.
When the annoucement pre-empts Keeping Up with the Kardashians they'll care.
they'll care that their TV show is off.
Other then that, no. they'll not care. Some will think it's fake, some will think (because Pastor Rob's told them so) that it's Satan's lies....


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 01:32 AM

View PostSir Wearer of Hats, on 28 July 2014 - 08:52 PM, said:

I think individual humans are ready.
The species on the other hand, a species who riots given poor results in a Football match, who routinely decides that it doesn't like the hair colour/favourite TV show/what someone ate for dinner and uses that as grounds for hatred and war, a species full of members that frankly couldn't find it's way out of a room with a sign saying "this way out" without stopping to admire it's own reflection, Tweet about being in the room or wondering if Kim Kardashian was also in the room once, the species that produces members who think giving their own children preventable diseases is a good idea, who decry science and scientists as "bullies" or "tools of the system" until they really need help, a species who produces members who don't immunise their children because "it's poison" but happily pumps Botulism Toxin into their skin for cosmetic reasons ... that species, those members of that species couldn't cope.

We tend to as a species to follow the bigger crowd without thinking for ourselves aka pack mentality, usually ends up in riots and mass chaos in the streets, definitely if there is another crowd with the exact opposite views. We get into argument that lead to blood feuds over pity things, while those with massive egos think they are entitled, and we still have parties of our culture that thinks they are superior than other races. Individual being that is capable of doing no damage to relationship between our two species would be better, introducing slow introduction between our two species, helping us understand alien civilizations. We would have to have an new course in alien relationships and alien cultures in school, to help better prepare our child for future prospect of alien contact. In other words... our species will feel safe knowing the history, culture, and our relationship with the species first before ever engaging in mass contact or interaction between species.

Edited by Uncle Sam, 30 July 2014 - 01:34 AM.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 02:36 AM

View PostUncle Sam, on 30 July 2014 - 01:32 AM, said:



We tend to as a species to follow the bigger crowd without thinking for ourselves aka pack mentality, usually ends up in riots and mass chaos in the streets, definitely if there is another crowd with the exact opposite views. We get into argument that lead to blood feuds over pity things, while those with massive egos think they are entitled, and we still have parties of our culture that thinks they are superior than other races. Individual being that is capable of doing no damage to relationship between our two species would be better, introducing slow introduction between our two species, helping us understand alien civilizations. We would have to have an new course in alien relationships and alien cultures in school, to help better prepare our child for future prospect of alien contact. In other words... our species will feel safe knowing the history, culture, and our relationship with the species first before ever engaging in mass contact or interaction between species.

I agree. But that's IF we were to have a continued interaction with them. If the government were to simply provide with evidence that extraterrestrials exist, that may not be grounds for restructuring the education system. Or  perhaps the government themselves don't know anything about them in regards to culture, intentions, where they are from... Basically not much beyond knowing they exist.

Edited by Missile Punch, 30 July 2014 - 02:41 AM.

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Posted 30 July 2014 - 04:40 AM

People don't handle other people very well.  I can't imagine the mess that would ensue if it were announced aliens have made contact.  Some will handle it well and others will either worship them or try to kill them.  This is what people do.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

View PostMissile Punch, on 28 July 2014 - 08:41 PM, said:

Often times UFO/Extraterrestrial  enthusiasts claim that the world governments know of the existence of intelligent life beyond our planet. However they choose to suppress this knowledge based upon the idea that humanity as a whole is not yet prepared for full disclosure. My question to you is, do you think that humanity is ready? Why or why not? Enjoy!

I think that the theory that governments are covering up aliens existence is something believers convince themselves to excuse the fact we haven't had disclosure (despite the fact its been due anytime now for the last 40 years according to the literature) As for panic, I don't think so unless they were aggressive.It may affect certain religious beliefs but for most people it won't make much difference.


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 11:12 AM

View Postsinewave, on 30 July 2014 - 04:40 AM, said:

People don't handle other people very well.  I can't imagine the mess that would ensue if it were announced aliens have made contact.  Some will handle it well and others will either worship them or try to kill them.  This is what people do.

We would have to invent some new vocabulary to those who might be racist to these ETs................perhaps "alienist"..................and when we use the terms "illegal alien"............we would really be talking about "Illegal aliens" :lol:

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Edited by klambo, 30 July 2014 - 11:12 AM.





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