Friday, August 19, 2011

And you thought MikeB was joking....

This was in today's Guardian:

Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

Rising greenhouse emissions could tip off aliens that we are a rapidly expanding threat, warns a report

This highly speculative scenario is one of several described by a Nasa-affiliated scientist and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University that, while considered unlikely, they say could play out were humans and alien life to make contact at some point in the future.

Shawn Domagal-Goldman of Nasa's Planetary Science Division and his colleagues compiled a list of plausible outcomes that could unfold in the aftermath of a close encounter, to help humanity "prepare for actual contact".

In their report, Would Contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis, the researchers divide alien contacts into three broad categories: beneficial, neutral or harmful.

You're safe: nothing about gun loons!

5 comments:

  1. Aliens will attack us over global warming?

    bwahahahahahaha.

    I'll remain a "flat earther" as far as man made global warming goes. All the rest of you and your "scientists" can go read your comic books or something.

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  2. FWM, I strongly suggest that you go to the following websites:

    http://www.skepticalscience.com/
    http://www.realclimate.org/

    But this was a funny article.

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  3. FWM, you mean reading comic books like.....the fear mongering NRA comic book?

    Nah, I'll stick to reading scientific studies for fun; YOU can keep the crazy comic books.

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  4. ohnoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!August 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM

    Aliens capable of traveling between stars and not intending to invade.....

    Got to go stockpile more guns and ammo.....

    And I am going to burn some tires in the backyard, and get me scorched earth before they land illegaly and vote democrat.....

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  5. FWM, you're strongly in doubt about man-made climate change. What about the Fukushima reports? Some are now saying the negative immpact may affect everyone on the planet. I suppose that's a liberal conspiracy too, in your mind.

    Be careful, if you accept the potential damage of Fukushima, you pretty much admit that man-made shit can have a global effect.

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