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United Nations to appoint space ambassador to act as first contact for aliens visiting Earth

I suppose this isn’t news back in the states.  Perhaps those of you in New York and New Jersey have heard it. But I just caught this only a few minutes ago.
Now then, not being a rocket scientist or even close to that rarefied state, I really can not say for certain, can I, that there is no other intelligent life out there.
Personally of course, I very much doubt it and the old question arises.  If there are, why haven’t they been in touch?  Oh I see. Their still looking for the same thing we are. Just a matter of time before we find each other. 

Not to worry however.  Our most favorite institution in ze whole of ze verld is on the job. You betcha.
The UN has it covered.  You aren’t surprised.  The only question now is ......  what budget are they gonna allow for this?  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
And if they are out there, how can we be sure we want to meet em.  They may not conform to the si-fi image. What if they’re all liberals? 

The downside for real?  The unfunny part?  Read on. 

United Nations to appoint space ambassador to act as first contact for aliens visiting Earth

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:53 PM on 26th September 2010

If aliens ever land on Earth there will no longer be any confusion over who will greet them with the news the United Nations is set to appoint an astrophysicist to be their first human contact.

Mazlan Othman is expected to be tasked with coordinating humanity’s response to an extraterrestrial visit, if ever required.

The 58-year-old Malaysian will tell a conference next week that with the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting around other stars, the detection of alien life is becoming more and more likely.

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The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day human kind will received signals from extraterrestrials,’ she said.

‘When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject.

‘The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.’

Plans to make Unoose the coordinating body for dealing with alien encounters are set to be debated by UN scientific advisory committees.

If the idea is backed it will then head to General Assembly.

Professor Richard Crowther, head of the UK delegation to the UN committee, admitted recently: ‘[Ms] Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a “take me to your leader” person.’

In April though Professor Stephen Hawking warned that the alien contact, if it ever comes, may not be as friendly as has been hoped.

In a documentary, the 68-year-old scientist said he imagined aliens arriving in ‘massive ships’ and could try to colonise Earth and plunder the planet’s resources.

‘We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,’ he said.

‘I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.’

He added: ‘It would be ‘too risky’ to attempt to make contact with alien races. If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.’

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