Saturday, October 16, 2010

UN's Mazlan Othman denies she is 'ambassador to Aliens'

Ok she's confirmed it - Mazlan Othman, director of the UN's Office for Outer Space Affairs, denies she is the Earth's ambassador to aliens. However she also brings the table the important point that the UN should discuss and prepare for this further:

7 comments:

william Galison said...

Does anybody else realize that this woman's name is

M.OTHMAN?

Be afraid!!!!!! Be very afraid!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

BACTERIA!??? Mmmm...Take me to your leader!..........I give up!

Anonymous said...

Of course she has to deny this absurd characterization of her role at the U.N. But at the lecture for the Royal Society she did discuss procedural implications of finding extraterrestrial INTELLIGENCE...so this implication that they are just concerned with finding microbial life is obviously an attempt to bring the discussion back into respectable limits.

Anonymous said...

right she is not the ambassador to aliens , she is the director of outer space affairs. all in a name.

Anonymous said...

It is an interesting thought though!
What Bacteria,might be exchanged,in first contact!? if its not all ready to late.........

Anonymous said...

Just maybe, we're the ones looked upon,as the two legged Bacteria on an Anthill!? squish if your in the way.lol....not funny!?

Mike said...

i find it interesting she says that bacteria is the most likely life form we could expect to find (true because it occurs in places other life does not) but is it so hard to admit that more complex lifeforms are very very likely to exist just not in as higher number of planets as the purely bacteria containing ones. Because most people accept that there must be planets out there with bacteria without actually proving to have found any on another planet but if u think theres anything more complex its considered obserd, laughable, science fiction, or just uneducated all of which are untrue