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Are we too used to the idea of alien life ?

Posted on Tuesday, 11 January, 2011 | Comment icon 46 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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How would mankind react to the discovery of alien life ? Have we become too used to the idea to care ?

Psychologist Dr Albert Harrison believes that modern society is so used to the notion of alien visitation and life on other planets that if proof of alien life did present itself we would be 'unfazed' by it. 50 years ago the concept of such a revelation was thought to have been capable of inducing widespread panic and the disintegration of society - nowadays however things are very different.

"The sight of flying saucers over Britain, so science fiction would have us believe, would see panicking mobs in the streets."

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Comment icon #37 Posted by quillius on 12 January, 2011, 15:58
I believe that UFOs are flying jelly beans and it is all a conspiracy by the candy industry to steer attention away from the obesity problems we are facing as a society. Okay, not really. But I suppose I could come up with thousands of ideas about what UFOs could be. didnt know they came in triangular shapes also?
Comment icon #38 Posted by Kali74 on 12 January, 2011, 16:11
didnt know they came in triangular shapes also? gotta have something salty to go with the sweet (doritos)
Comment icon #39 Posted by quillius on 12 January, 2011, 16:52
gotta have something salty to go with the sweet (doritos) very very funny on so many levels
Comment icon #40 Posted by Coffey on 12 January, 2011, 17:37
gotta have something salty to go with the sweet (doritos) I thought you was going to say soemthing else then. It also wouldn;t have made sense and is purely my dirty mind which caused it. HAHAHA!
Comment icon #41 Posted by Robbo on 12 January, 2011, 17:46
If stars in our solar neighbourhood are relatively a similar age to our own sun; I would theorise that any life that has developed would be of a similar standing to us, in terms of technology etc. It may be that we are just to far away from the older suns with more advanced species for them to be bothered with the travel.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Kali74 on 12 January, 2011, 18:04
You guys are bad, that was completely innocent!
Comment icon #43 Posted by jbondo on 12 January, 2011, 19:21
gotta have something salty to go with the sweet (doritos) I accidentally came across something awesome. Follow these directions and you won't be disappointed: Place 2 peanut M&Ms in your mouth and chew. Swallow almost everything but allow just a trace to remain in your mouth. Then immediately place two Cheeto's (crunchy) in your mouth and chew. It will take about 10 seconds but when it hits you will know it. I guarantee addiction.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Coffey on 12 January, 2011, 22:58
I accidentally came across something awesome. Follow these directions and you won't be disappointed: Place 2 peanut M&Ms in your mouth and chew. Swallow almost everything but allow just a trace to remain in your mouth. Then immediately place two Cheeto's (crunchy) in your mouth and chew. It will take about 10 seconds but when it hits you will know it. I guarantee addiction. Sounds like food por.n! LOL (sorry in that mood)
Comment icon #45 Posted by quillius on 13 January, 2011, 10:59
You guys are bad, that was completely innocent!
Comment icon #46 Posted by jbondo on 13 January, 2011, 17:42
Sounds like food por.n! LOL (sorry in that mood) It's close! By the way, if your in the mood for pron, I saw on another site that there's been a Simpsons sex tape released: http://www.geekologie.com/2011/01/consequences_will_never_be_the.php Sorry for going off topic by the way.


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