Dymond Green on how humans would react to the discovery of alien life:
Thanks to science fiction, there’s a general view that finding alien life would cause the public to break out in a social upheaval. According to scientists, that’s not quite the case.
Are we talking about single cell creatures found on a distant planet? Or, invaders from Mars?
Michael Varnum, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, conducted a study to see just how we would react to the discovery of alien life. The results concluded that as long as the discovery is of a primitive form and not a super intelligent being in a spaceship, we would react positively to it.
Unless the aliens intend to supplement their diet with humans and I’m rather certain our reaction would not be positive.