02-05-2011, 09:32 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Originally Posted by Frankmat
Sorry but that is just ridiculous. Comparing the effect of widening of a road on people's lives to that of people finding out there is life on other planets that have technology well in advance of anything we have?
It's ridiculous to suggest people are going to have the same dull reaction that you would have to it... and would not be panicked by it.
The vast majority of the people in the world... for which aliens have up until now been a mythical creature along with bigfoot and Santa Claus... would all of a sudden become reality.
All of those reported stories of people being adbucted by Aliens against their will... raped and probed.. artifically inseminated against their will... all of a sudden that becomes a reality and a fear.
That doesn't even take into account the fear most people will have at the thought of these beings have intelligent and advanced technology beyond anything we are capable of having on Earth.... they could effectively destroy us and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it.
And if you don't think the general public panics.... take a look at what happened in the US with mass hysteria.... when the Russians launched Sputnik... a little satellite which did absolutely nothing. Or how about looking at what happened when Orson Wells "War of the Worlds" was played on radio in the form of a news broadcast... and people actually thought Earth was being invaded and went into mass panic.
History suggests you are wrong.
??SANTA CLAUS IS A MYTH