The famous Fermi Paradox has always kept people thinking about the billions of stars with trillions of planets and what may be hiding underneath their galaxy’s veils. The second part of the paradox is astonishing and has been debated regularly in UFO circles, but a new point of discussion has crept into people’s minds. But is extraterrestrial life afraid of humanity?
A few months ago, Nick Pope, England’s first and foremost expert in UFOs and ETs, proposed the idea that Extraterrestrials may be afraid to visit Earth. He says that since a certain world leader exhibited destructive behavior recently, the ETs may have also feared for their safety.
Since then, a well-known biopsychologist has written a paper and given their opinion on the subject. The paper discussed what ETs were and just what they were afraid of.
Dr. Gordon Gallup, an American Psychologist at the University of Albany, is best known for studying animal behavior and developing the mirror self-recognition test for measuring an animal’s self-awareness. So what does he know about extraterrestrials? In his paper, he explained the following.
He posits two principles we must outline in assessing intelligent life anywhere in the cosmos. First, the idea that intelligence involves looking at the reason for its existence. Second, the creature should have enough self-awareness and the capacity to make inferences about what others know, want, and plan to do.
As Earthlings, we often tend to forget that not all species are the same. In fact, there are many who have a very different way of thinking and acting than humans.
Extraterrestrial life, despite being of a very different mindset than ours, would fear coming into contact with Earthlings. Humans have been doing damage in the form of pollution and overhunting since long before the dawn of human civilization. These factors could spell doom for any extraterrestrial life that comes in contact with us.
A leading biologist has warned that extraterrestrial life might be afraid of humans and if they found us, we could be in trouble. .Professor Chris Impey said the alien species could be so terrified that they hated humans and set about destroying the human race for fear of being wiped out. The professor explained his fears in an article for Astronomy Magazine.
He wrote: “There have been many suggestions that we might find other inhabited worlds, intelligent life or even civilizations outside our own in the future, but what if those who should meet us are not friendly? What if they have weapons more powerful than anything we could imagine, or might just be so frightened they would attack us because of the fear that we represent?” According to Professor Impey, our planet could be “full of life yet devoid of intelligent life.”He explained: “The first contact scenario then becomes a story about alien domination or annihilation – it’s not a happy ending.”But he added that humans have survived despite many potential disasters. Professor Chris Impey said: “This is the most dangerous point in human history”.
Professor Stephen Hawking has also warned that humanity is a threat to the existence of other life in our solar system.
He said: “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be far more dangerous than you can imagine.”
According to Gallup, given that ETs should be intelligent, understanding that humans would hurt and kill each other is reason enough not to visit Earth. And any long-term observation of the planet would reveal that this is a regular part of our history. Aside from the wars and murders, the death toll of humanity rises with pollution, habitat destruction, and several other means. Gallup mentioned the destruction of the highly advanced Aztec and Inca civilizations and the enslavement and genocide of its native people as a recent example of what he meant. He asked what would happen if ETs were to look at our historical records and what they would think of Earth and its inhabitants based on that.
Dr. Gallup concludes that there may be intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, but it may choose not to reveal itself yet. At least, not while humans are dangerous and pose too great a threat to everybody.
Are we so self-destructive that we even pose a threat to extraterrestrials who are much more advanced than us? Or do these ETs think we are not yet ready to know that others are out there? For now, we must brave our storms as we prepare for the storm that awaits us behind the vast universe.