UN to appoint Earth contact for Extraterrestrials

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    ET phone home....why yes of course, let the UN appoint a Meet and Greeter, first contact? What could possibly go wrong?

    Of course my shock was palpable when I discovered they actually have an office called-Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa) ....(lets hope the office staff gets eaten first;)).

    But, after further review, maybe they are onto something? Any contact will require prolonged; intelligent, principled, organized, useful discussion and timely decisions that are actionable, requiring effort and coordination.
    In that case they'll warp out of here quicker than you can Jackie Robinson out of sheer boredom, frustration and exhaustion.

    If they have hostile intent they may just throw up their hands and blast us all, but at least it will be quick...or they may just send a message back home, no intelligent life in this quadrant.



    THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as Earths first contact for any aliens that may come visiting.

    Mazlan Othman, the head of the UN's little-known Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), is to describe her potential new role next week at a scientific conference at the Royal Society’s Kavli conference centre in Buckinghamshire.

    She is scheduled to tell delegates that the recent discovery of hundreds of planets around other stars has made the detection of extraterrestrial life more likely than ever before - and that means the UN must be ready to coordinate humanity’s response to any “first contact”.

    During a talk Othman gave recently to fellow scientists, she said: “The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, suustains the hope that some day humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials.

    Read more: UN to appoint Earth contact for aliens | News.com.au
     
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    Why do people always believe that any alien life forms we may encounter would be highly advanced and smarter than us? Isn't it also possible that aliens are living on a planet somewhere and have the intelligence and evolutionary equivalence of the neanderthals?

    All those space probes and radio signals that we send out would just go right by them unnoticed. (If they're even there)
     
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    I hope she is a muslim.
     
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    Fuck. Another gravy job I'll never get.

    LMAO!
     
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    That's what I was thinking...seriously...what the heck could they possibly do all day. And since America foots most of the bill, guessing the salary is at least $100,000
     
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    Frankly, they would have been much smarter to appoint MUFON- at least the MUFON people won't completely freak out when and if it ever happens, and at least they don't have political or religious motives. The last thing I would want advising ET's would be a UN choice representative.:doubt:
     
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    It's been hard for me to take the UN seriously about much of anything since the mid-90s. They rarely fail to manage to recruit new folks to that kind of thinking on a regular basis.

    Apparently, many countries are of the same mind as well.
     
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    What if they appoint Joe Biden?
     
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    I know the perfect candidate for the appointment: Dennis Kucinich.

    He's already made First Contact.
     
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    Maybe they'll take him away with them.:D
     

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