One SETI scientist said aliens are the superior specie
Friday, February 05, 2016
A leading scientist involved in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) has said that if aliens visit our planet, they could take control thanks to their use of superior technologies.
This would give them an edge and ultimately lead to them 'making the rules'.
Astronomer and co-founder of the Seti Institute Jill Tarter told TechCrunch: 'If they showed up on our doorstep that means they have technologies that are considerably advanced with respect to ours.
'And because of that, they're going to be the ones that set the rules.'
However, she explained that a species can perhaps only develop sophisticated technologies, such as the ability to travel long distances across space, if it has learned to behave in a peaceful way.This suggests ET may be relatively friendly and co-operative - good news for humans if Earth is invaded.