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.
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.