Podcaster: Fraser Cain
Title: Guide To SpaceGuide To Space – Is Humanity Prepared To Discover Alien Life?
Organization: Universe Today
People always ask me how I think humanity will react if we discover life somewhere out there in the Universe, whether it’s bacteria under the surface of Mars, a biosignature of alien life in the atmosphere of another world, or a radio signal from another civilization.
– Will our civilization lose its collective mind and have a temper tantrum on a global scale? Will we become one of those purge planets from Rick and Morty?
– Will the discovery suddenly end all religion, as we wait for guidance from our new alien overlords?
– Will we gather together as a species to present a common front to whatever cosmic horrors await us beyond the Solar System?
In my opinion, if I could sum up the collective response in a single word, it would be: meh.
Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today
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