[COLOR=White]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. [COLOR=White]Mazlan Othman is expected to be tasked with coordinating humanity's response to an extraterrestrial visit, if ever required. [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]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.[/COLOR][COLOR=White]Ms Othman, currently the head of the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa), recently told fellow scientists that mankind needed to be ready to deal with alien contact.[COLOR=White]'The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day human kind will received signals from extraterrestrials,' she said. [COLOR=White]'When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject. [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]'The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.'[/COLOR][COLOR=White]Plans to make Unoose the coordinating body for dealing with alien encounters are set to be debated by UN scientific advisory committees. [COLOR=White]If the idea is backed it will then head to General Assembly.[/COLOR] [COLOR=White]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.' [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]In April though Professor Stephen Hawking warned that the alien contact, if it ever comes, may not be as friendly as has been hoped. [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]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. [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]'We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,' he said. [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]'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.' [/COLOR] [COLOR=White]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.'[/COLOR] [/COLOR]
We need a "Get Your Ass to Mars" committee member to kick Obama in the nuts until he agrees to fund an alternative to Project Constellation.
Less useless than this at the moment.
You never know when you need a Space Ambassador though.
17th June 2002
You all mock. But when the evil Ghargonian Imperium invades our helpless world, you'll be glad to have this woman issue our unified pleas for mercy upon their deaf ears!
Not as bad as craig david being a UN ambassador
Wow. This seems rather silly. And I totally agree with Kyle. Mars or bust! (or is it boot?) Off-topic: Is anyone else having a problem with all the images on here being a tad blurry?
An irony that a do-nothing organization has appointed a do-nothing ambassador. Fitting.:lulz:
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
I'm pretty sure she'll be delegated plenty of other jobs while she waits for first contact. ;)
Oh good. Something as monumental as a meeting with Aliens, and we send a girl?
I dont mean to sound sexist, but damn, she better have a delicious sandwich with her when she talks to them.
We need to send Samuel L Jackson.
This wouldn't work. What are they going to do if an alien space ship lands in Russia? Invade Russia just so that they can get this ambassador to speak to the aliens? The UN has appointed an ambassador; great, but Russia and a great deal of other countries aren't part of the UN, so what's going to happen if a space ship lands elsewhere?
Aerilon;5403022This wouldn't work. What are they going to do if an alien space ship lands in Russia? Invade Russia just so that they can get this ambassador to speak to the aliens? The UN has appointed an ambassador; great, but Russia and a great deal of other countries aren't part of the UN, so what's going to happen if a space ship lands elsewhere?
Then the UN would probably send them a bunch of letters telling them not to make contact with the aliens until they are allowed into the country.