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How Would Humans Respond To First Contact

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:09:59 -0400
Archived: Sat, 07 Apr 2012 07:09:59 -0400
Subject: How Would Humans Respond To First Contact

Source: UniverseToday.com


April 5, 2012

How Would Humans Respond To First Contact From An Alien World?
by Nancy Atkinson

According to Star Trek lore, it is only 51 years until humans
encounter their first contact with an alien species. In the
movie “Star Trek: First Contact,” on April 5, 2063, Vulcans pay
a visit to an Earth recovering from a war-torn period (see the
movie clip below.) But will such a planet-wide, history-changing
event ever really take place? If you are logical, like Spock and
his Vulcan species, science points towards the inevitability of
first contact. This is according to journalist Marc Kaufman, who
is a science writer for the Washington Post and author of the
book “First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for
life Beyond Earth.” He writes that from humanity’s point of
view, first contact would be a “harbinger of a new frontier in a
dramatically changed cosmos.”

What are some of the arguments for and against the likelihood of
first contact ever taking place and what would the implications

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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