The myth about alien invasions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What if the Earth received a hostile alien signal from 20 light years away, warning us: "Either leave the planet to us, or benexterminated. We will arrive in 150 years from when you receive this message" - what would our response be?

Response

This hypothetical situation is unlikely on the grounds that anyone who threatens to colonise and overtake a life-bearing planet without due regard to those already living natively on the planet will soon face the consequences from more advanced alien civilisations. All it takes is for one slightly more advanced alien civilisation to unleash an artificially-constructed alien virus designed to target the invading race at a genetic level leading to its demise, or significant curtailing of its population. Why? Because such drastic action to take over another life-bearing planet would be seen as a threat to all peaceful civilisations who may feel they could be the next one to be targeted. And no, the unleashing of a deadly virus does not have to be made known to the invaders. Given how easy it is to evade human air space, often undetected, it would be a futile effort to stop another civilisation from "balancing" the situation and dealing with the invaders.

But let's face it, any civilisation that gives another civilisation more than 150 years warning of an invasion is not exactly a smart civilisation. Why give the warning and so make it harder later for the aggressors to deal with another civilisation that has had plenty of time to prepare? Furthermore, there are plenty of civilisations within a 75 light year range who could probably help and provide solutions to effectively deal with the aggressors (e.g., carry a vial of a deadly alien virus). Who knows, maybe they already know something about who the aggressor is and where they come from. They may have already studied them well before they have become a threat to other civilisations, and so could easily target the species on its own home planet if the evidence is clear that the aggressors intention is to colonise another planet.

This situation with other civilisations is more likely to be the norm rather than the exception. It would be a case of "Shape up (i.e., quite literally by showing the intelligent, large-brained and loving humanoid that you should be] or ship out [i.e., become extinct]". There is plenty of room in the universe for peaceful and self-recycling civilisations to live out their existence, but no room for an aggressive species who wants to do the opposite.

By the time a civilisation develops the technology to visit another civilisation in the universe, it has to make the right decision in how to show the right attitude to life in the universe. Because in the end, other life can affect each other. You have a choice, but in reality you don't really have a choice. If you want to stay alive, it is far better that the affect is positive for the sake of the civilisation’s own existence than to do the opposite.

 

2. If an advanced alien civilization came to Earth and conquered it how would all the different governments of the earth react to this change in culture, how would the aliens react? (non-extinction scenario)

Response

From a scientific viewpoint, this is a highly improbable scenario, mainly because the aggressive civilisation who chooses to take over another life-bearing world would face the inevitable consequences of other civilisations doing the same to the aggressive civilisation in a tit-for-tat situation. And it won't take much for a more advanced civilisation to deal with the aggressor. Indeed, the advanced civilisation can solve the situation in an inconspicuous manner by landing on the surface in a way they can evade detection due to their speed and ability to render their surfaces invisibly (if you need UFO cases to support this observation, just let us know), and then inject or drop into a drinking water supply or let out an airborne virus contagion specifically engineered to target a particular weakness or weaknesses of the aggressors genetic code and protein structures. By the time the aggressive civilisation realises what has happened and tries to do something to stop it, it may well be too late. And it would have no hope of figuring out who did it and where. The fear of being targeted in this way would continue until the aggressive civilisation is extinct.

More of a reason why civilisations need to respect one another and ensure we all do the right thing of protecting all forms of life throughout the universe.

It would not be a case of "conquering" another life-bearing world, despite how great it might look using CGI effects on Hollywood blockbuster movies just to see battles between humans and aliens. The only reasonable "real world" scenario where ETs might choose to land and make direct contact with us are the following:

However, any kind of attempt to "conquer" another world, even if successful, will be dealt with swiftly and decisively by more advanced civilisations that will arrive unannounced to observe (with shock and horror as one would imagine). They would feel threatened by such behaviour with the reasonable expectation that they could be next. In such circumstances, the aggressive civilisation will have a lot to worry about.

 

3. Will there be a "Deceptive INW" (indications and warnings) by US intelligence regarding a threat from UFO's and UAP's in the next decade?

Response

"Deceptive" in the sense that "indications and warnings" of a threat from UFOs/UAPs is imminent are untrue, probably yes. There are people in the intelligence community who will always find an agenda to create fear among the public of possible "invasions" or "threats" because they and the intelligence communities at large need to feel wanted and their funding maintained by taxpayers. What else can they do? If it isn't ISIS, Al-qaeda, or some rogue nation with dubious leaders and their dysfunctional ideas, you might as well throw in some UFOs into the mix just to keep the intelligence community busy and happy.

By the way, UFOs mean unidentified flying objects. Such a term is by no means indicative of aliens arriving to Earth. There are plenty of objects in the air that can be classified as UFOs until a little investigating will uncover the man-made or natural explanation.

However, if you are specifically referring to the possibility that some UFOs might represent aliens visiting the Earth, that is also a reasonable scientific possibility based on research into UFO reports and their electromagnetic observations and discovering the area of electromagnetism that can support these observations. But if you are thinking "aliens" will be a threat to us, not a chance. If they can reach us and still not do anything to affect our existence (and they have had millions of years to decide), they never will. Aliens that can reach our planet will not be a threat as can be seen from UFO reports. And scientists will know the intelligence community is lying through its teeth if it makes the ludicrous suggestion that aliens could be a "threat" to humankind.

 

4. The Telegraph reports that an Oxford scientist is asking NASA to stop revealing Earth's location to dangerous aliens. Is it possible that they may have already done this?

Response

There has been some debate about whether aliens as close as Alpha Centauri could pick up the content in the radio and TV signals we have been transmitting for more than a century from our planet. However, it has also been argued that a big enough radio telescope built in space (and without all the budget constraints we are limited to when building something large enough and in the right place) can be sensitive enough to see what we are transmitting and determine its content. Even if we assumed that our TV and radio signals have reduced in power output and become more highly directional thanks to satellite technology in recent times to make it more difficult for aliens to see what we are communicating, our emissions of military and civilian radar signals remain quite strong. If an alien wanted to determine whether a technical civilisation exists in the direction of our Sun, the radar signals would be enough to reveal our presence. In fact, the next generation of multi-array radio telescopes to be built by humans in the next few years will be powerful enough to detect these radar signals of the same power output as we are emitting today on an unseen Earth-like world up to a distance of 10 light years. If that is the case, one can imagine how much more powerful an alien radio telescope could detect our radiation emissions from Earth, including TV and radio.

Most scientists are not worried about NASA revealing our presence. We have as an entire species on Earth done a fine enough job of sending signals out into space. It is highly probable aliens would already know we are here.

As far as "dangerous aliens" are concerned, some scientists have looked at the UFO reports of genuine encounters with UFO occupants and we can safely assume the aliens travelling to the stars will be benevolent. There are no indications from the behaviour of UFO occupants that they are planning some kind of invasion to take over our planet. Indeed, there are now sound sociological reasons why other civilisations would avoid interfering in each others' affairs (especially if one is still evolving and learning). Or else, the aliens could be subject to similar interference. And it doesn't take much for a slightly advanced alien civilisation to wipe out another civilisation (e.g., introducing an artificially-created virus to target a certain weakness of another species in an attempt to have them wiped out). The fact that we are still here after all this time is ample evidence of the friendliness of those aliens that are travelling to the stars because by now the aliens would have already arrived to Earth many times throughout its history and yet have done nothing to affect us in any negative way. Of course, no scientist can say that all aliens will be friendly. Those that are still evolving on unseen worlds will be subject to the usual stresses of dealing with predators and finding enough food to survive just as we have done on our planet. This is what happens when the principle of love is not practised by all species on a planet by ensuring every living thing has what they need to survive without interfering with other species.

 

5. If an advanced alien civilization waged a war on Earth, do you think humanity would unite to combat the extinction of our species? How do you imagine this scenario would play out?

Response

It will never happen unless it is on a Hollywoood blockbuster movie. But if you want to apply some reality to the outcome, it will look like this:

Wage war on humanity and, of course, the world will unite. More advanced civilisations will soon notice, and they will wage war on the aggressor. Then the aggressor will become extinct (e.g., a genetically engineered virus to target a weakness of the aggressor), and peace returns to this part of the Universe.

It is amazing the fascination people have with these so-called alien invasions and battles between aliens and humans. We have to remember that all it takes is a slightly more advanced civilisation to cause enormous damage to the aggressor. You either show love and peace, or be prepared to lay down your alien weapons, bend over, and kiss your skinny alien ass goodbye. It is as simple as that. In the end, it is just not worth fighting another species when there are expected to be others more advanced and ready to deal with this aggressive situation.

There will be no war between the aliens or with us, and no alien invasions.

 

6. If aliens invade Earth, does it mean necessary for all humans to stop hating each other for political and national reasons in order to fight the extraterrestrial invasion?

Response

We need to get it out of our heads that aliens are going to invade and take over our planet for whatever reason. There is no evidence from the UFO reports, including those humans who have been abducted or the messages they have revealed occasionally to humans, to suggest that aliens are planning to arrive in huge numbers and run amok our planet and either have us removed in some violent way, or live together with us in some "lovey-dovey" kind of way. There are many problems to overcome for the aliens when living on this planet, not least of which is the issue of adapting to our viruses and bacteria. Then there is the concern of what happens if more advanced alien civilisations arrive and observe any kind of aggressive behaviour from an alien species that has taken over another planet. It is unlikely they will tolerate it because of the threat it would pose to them and how it might come back to affect them later should the aggressors repeat their behaviour elsewhere. Thus, more advanced aliens will find simple and effective strategies to wipe out the aggressors in next to no time and ensure peace returns to this corner of the universe (although, by implication, it would have to extend throughout the universe as well).

Nonetheless, even if we could entertain ourselves on this fantasy of alien invasions, the answer would be a resounding, "Yes!" Humans will suddenly forget all their differences and work together to solve what is clearly a major global problem. It is a pity that such an approach could not be applied today to the global problem of climate change, or ensuring poor people around the world have what they need to survive and be happy and encourage them, in return for a better life, to control their desires to procreate in great numbers and instead achieve something great.

 

7. NASA hired a priest for potential alien discovery. What's the priest going to do exactly?

Response

We take it that you are referring to this quote from the article mentioning this study at NASA (Enlists Priests To Assess How The World Would React To Alien Life):

The agency is invested in "serious scholarship being published in books and journals" addressing the "profound wonder and mystery and implication of finding microbial life on another planet," Will Storrar, the director of CTI, told the publication.

Hence the reason to seek the views of religious leaders, mainly in Christianity, on the matter of what happens when scientists do find evidence of ETs.

If this is meant to be a serious study, then NASA should have no trouble conducting a serious study of UFO reports in case scientists have overlooked a rather critical discovery.

Anyway, there is some social value in gaining insights from religious leaders, if nothing else but to understand the psychology of how 2.2 billion Christians worldwide might react to news of aliens on another world. At the moment, NASA is not attempting to rock the religious boat too much or even torpedo it for its antiquated beliefs, such as God making man in its image and, therefore, favours only humans in the Universe and a select few humans who have seen God in Biblical times and so sink the religion should humanoid aliens be found to exist and in abundance. NASA wants to focus mainly on what happens if it finds alien bacteria as enough of a revelation that ETs may well exist in the universe.

To the religious leaders, it is not so much how it will affect their followers and themselves, but rather a re-interpretation of their own theology and understanding of creation, the person and work of Jesus and whether he should be elevated to the level of God in "flesh form", not to mention "redemption, revelation, eschatology, and so on" as Rev. Dr. Andrew Davison, a priest and theologian at the University of Cambridge with a doctorate in biochemistry from Oxford, has said.

Or it could be more a subtle attempt by NASA to prepare the religion for what could be a major revelation in the near future and so give time for religious leaders to rethink some of their beliefs, so it won’t be "caught out" so to speak and followers are not left wondering how relevant Christianity is to their lives.

For example, many modern religious leaders in the Church still hold the traditional outdated view that only men can be leaders of the religion and that God only favours this gender to receive God’s insights and communications. Yet we learn from unpublished gospels uncovered in Egypt that Jesus did allow women to become disciples and made one woman an apostle (named Mary Magdalene). But once Jesus permanently left the group to join with God in the sky, a few too many men in the group had trouble accepting women in religious leadership positions. Eventually Mary Magdalene disappeared into obscurity, the Church was established, and the men who pushed the religion to become what it is today made a concerted effort to hide this additional knowledge about the views of Jesus on women just to maintain what is predominantly an outdated Jewish religious tradition that Christianity must be male-dominated. But what if ETs are more balanced and even have females in charge of making important decisions on all aspects of alien life? Or, what if God was more feminine in its characteristics and various old human males in the past have deliberately tried to hide this fact from human society in order to get the principle of love through to a predominantly male-dominated society? Whatever the truth, such a discovery could have profound impact on the teachings of the religion.

These are the sorts of things that may need to be discussed among religious leaders, if not now then definitely in the near future.

ETs is an area where major upheavals are expected for the religion as priests are made to focus on the subject. At the very least there will be an effort by religious leaders to re-interpret certain passages in the Bible in the hope of maintaining the knowledge close to its original form, and stay within its traditions as closely as possible. Or, at worst, the religion may have to simplify all of its knowledge and scriptures and focus more on the principle of love and the concept of balance for the religion to have any hope of being relevant to humans in the future.