"If aliens come, we're probably toast."

#Opinion

Fri, Aug 17th, 2012 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The fact that aliens would kick our ass is nothing new, but I was amused by the views of Seth Shostak, senior astronomer with the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, who ironically is looking up in space listening for signs of intelligent life. I particularly liked this statement:

"Whoever takes the trouble to come visit us is probably a more aggressive personality. And if they have the technology to come here, the idea that we can take them on is like Napoleon taking on U.S. Air Force. We're not going to be able to defend ourselves very well. But if I wanted that to be correct, it would be a very short movie."

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