Could disclosure be imminent?
Within the United Nations is a governing body that has been preparing for possible contact with an extra-terrestrial race.
The UN’s Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (CPUOS) was created in 1959. Their purpose is to facilitate matters of international concern within outer space, as well as deal with any legal issues that may arise from space exploration.
Professor John Zarnecki of the Open University and Dr. Martin Dominik of the University of St. Andrews say that societal uprisings could be avoided if there is global cooperation in forming an international political body to oversee the communications between humans and aliens. They both agree that the UN’s CPUOS will be that facilitator.
In 2010, the UN’s director for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Mazlan Othman, said that “statistically, extraterrestrial life is a possibility.”
Othman referenced that scientists are finding more and more Earth like planets in “habitable zones” that most likely facilitate life. She believes that the world must “come together to lay out a plan” for dealing with discovery of alien life. Othman also asserts that the UN should be the sole direct contact and governing body in charge if and when the aliens arrive on Earth. As the appointed international body on Earth, the UN would formulate laws and guidelines on how to expedite peace with the aliens.
Astronomers have located a new planet twenty-two light years away, in the “habitable zone” that could sustain life.
The planet has been named Gilese 667Cc. It is orbiting a red dwarf star. Scientists are sure it is made of rock and not typical gas as would normally by orbiting a red dwarf.
The European Southern Observatory is double checking their data about Gilese. Scientists from the University of Göttingen and the University of California surmise that Gilese receives 10% less light from its star than Earth from our Sun.
Steven Vogt, an astronomer from the University of California, said: “It’s the Holy Grail of exo-planet research to find a planet orbiting around a star at the right distance so it’s not too close where it would lose all its water and not too far where it would freeze. It’s right there in the habitable zone – there’s no question or discussion about it. It is not on the edge. It is right in there.”
Because the light emitted from the red dwarf is infrared, Gilese would be as energized as Earth and the possibility of water on the planet is great. The researchers also suppose that surface temperatures could be comparable to Earth’s.
Astronomers are quite excited about Gilese.
Guillem Anglada-Escudé, of University Göttingen, Germany, said:
With the advent of new generation of instruments, researchers will be able to survey many dwarf stars for similar planets and eventually look for spectroscopic signatures of life in one of these worlds.
While UNOOSA denies that Othman is the official ambassador for Earth in future alien contact, the Royal Society published papers of a meeting that showed Othman participating in an expert panel discussion about alien life, contact, and even possible contamination here on Earth from extra-terrestrials.
Scientists for the Royal Society published papers referencing all aspects of alien existence, surmising that this issue must be addressed as a serious possibility within scientific and governmental circles.
“Will a suitable process based on expert advice from proper and responsible scientists arise at all, or will interests of power and opportunism more probably set the scene?” asked Zarnecki.
In his paper, “ The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society ”, Zarnecki stresses humanity “needs to be prepared for the consequences” of alien invasions.
Simon Conway Morris, a professor of evolutionary palaeobiology at Cambridge University, asserts that aliens would be hostile and preparations should be focused on this probability. Morris clarifies that alien life would have “similar biological molecules” to humans and extra-terrestrials may have our “tendencies toward violence and exploitation”.
Ted Peters, professor of systematic theology at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in California supposes that alien contact would drastically affect the world’s religions, possibly creating a collapse of “conventional wisdom”.
- Will confirmation of extra-terrestrial intelligence (ETI) cause terrestrial religion to collapse?
- What is the scope of God’s creation?
- What can we expect regarding the moral character of ETI?
- Is one earthly incarnation in Jesus Christ enough for the entire cosmos, or should we expect multiple incarnations on multiple planets?
- Will contact with more advanced ETI diminish human dignity?
He goes on say that the Bible supports aliens as part of God’s creation and “will be seen as the gift of a loving and gracious God”.
Even the US government is preparing for alien contact . . . or invasion.
Last Easter Sunday, the Pentagon, headed by Professor Paul Springer, conducted a beta test alien invasion scenario.