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October 12, 2011

Aliens and Global Warming

I’ll go ahead and warn you, this one’s out there. Literally. A group of American scientists from Penn State and the NASA Planetary Science Division released a joint report recently entitled, “Would contact with Extraterrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis.” Among the scenarios is that man-made global warming might make extra-terrestrials mad at us and want to destroy us.

I wish I were making this up. I guess if we forget there’s no consensus that warming patterns are human caused, and forget the assumption of global warming is that greenhouse gases are trapped inside our atmosphere and alien detection would require evidence outside the atmosphere, and forget we have no evidence that aliens even exist, maybe they have a point.

I read the report, and it’s as ridiculous as it sounds. Upon what did they base their study? All the alien movies from Hollywood?

Science is helpful, but this is more proof that it’s not infallible. Let’s keep that in mind the next time we apologize for our silly views. For, I’m John Stonestreet.

Further Reading

Would Contact with Extra-Terrestrials Benefit or Harm Humanity? A Scenario Analysis
Pennsylvania State University | Acta Astronautica

Aliens Could Attack Earth to End Global Warming, NASA Scientist Frets
Fox News | August 19, 2011

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