UN Thinking Ahead: Names Official Space Alien Greeter
September 26, 2010
(ChattahBox World News)— When the first alien from space lands on Earth and says “Take me to your leader,” Mazlan Othman head of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs would act as the first official representative from Earth. The Malaysian astrophysicist, reasons it’s only a matter of time before extraterrestrial life is discovered and the world needs to be prepared for a global “first contact.”
Othman plans to announce her new extraterrestrial “first contact” role in an upcoming international conference in London. She points out the continued discovery of new planets in the solar system, makes it necessary that the world be prepared for greeting space aliens.
“The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that someday humankind will receive signals from extraterrestrials,” she said in a recording of a recent speech, reported by the Sunday Times of London.
“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.”
Who better to greet the first space alien, than a scientist with a Ph.D. in astrophysics heading up the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs?
But the right-wing tea party, anti-United Nations crowd can be expected to have a freak out over the UN’s “globalized” representative selected to greet the first extraterrestrial visiting Earth.
The Fox News teapartiers would be more apt to choose Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin to greet the first space alien. And if that ever occurs, the puzzled space aliens would be advised to hightail it back to their own planet.