|Letter from S. T.|
|Tuesday, 11 November 2008 06:00|
November 11, 2008
If you saw the possibility of a quick fix for the world, of course you would be interested. There might be one.
If we knew an extraterrestrial presence is here, it would challenge the worldview of scientific materialism, which supports an "us or them" mentality in which we resort to war to resolve conflicts. In relating to other intelligent life we would be one humanity, with the lid off the smallness in which we gun for one another.
Look to Galileo for the last big shift in worldview. When it was established that Earth wasn't the center of the solar system, Earth no longer dominated the known universe. In that humbling new reality the social order couldn’t hold, and, in less than lordly light, kings gave way to democracies. Knowing we're not the only intelligence would give us another new take on how we fit in the cosmos, with no less significant a result. This time competing nations would give way to cooperating ones.
It’s clear there's more to the story than has been officially recognized. If the government is in the dark and can't tell us things it has hidden from us, it behooves you to do some investigating. As Stephen Basset, of the Paradigm Research Group, which carries the flag for disclosure, suggests: