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Message 1908189 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:02:02 UTC - in response to Message 1908036.  

the whole world would go into panic. You'd have rioting in the streets, civil unrest, all major religions would collapse, governments would fall etc etc.


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While I agree that there would be a period of adjustment...I really do not think it would be total collapse......and besides if they are close by....then when it is an acceptable time....they will make themselves known...and not through some shaky distant light in the sky shot with a 1960's type recorder...
There will be no mistake....There is no lid big enough...:-)
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Message 1908192 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:14:45 UTC - in response to Message 1908189.  

the whole world would go into panic. You'd have rioting in the streets, civil unrest, all major religions would collapse, governments would fall etc etc.


And what is this statement based on?
While I agree that there would be a period of adjustment...I really do not think it would be total collapse......and besides if they are close by....then when it is an acceptable time....they will make themselves known...and not through some shaky distant light in the sky shot with a 1960's type recorder...
There will be no mistake....There is no lid big enough...:-)

Based on what I have seen regarding many people's religious beliefs I too think the masses are not ready for such a revelation. But I also believe that there is no reliable evidence of visitation by aliens.
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My motto: Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow as it may not be required. This no longer applies in light of current events.
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Message 1908197 - Posted: 20 Dec 2017, 21:43:51 UTC - in response to Message 1908192.  

You forget the masses as you put it...never have to be ready...they will go along as they have done down through history...usually that meant going into war on behalf of a govenment who had a different agenda then the masses...
No. We under estimate the ability of people to change....many on here can probably remember when there was no such thing as a computer or the internet...or words like Google Yahoo and the like....
Religions will adapt...as they already are.......some things just can not be put off indefinitely...the digital age came when we were ready....
SETI is good...however I think the radio signal they will eventually pick will be shatteringly closer then we were expecting!!!
But it will be non human none the less...:-)
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