Carl Sagan had a pretty bleak outlook on the reaction of organized religion, particularly the Christian Right.
In his book "Contact" it is these religious zealots that blow up the first Machine that is assembled to enable the first contact.
Unfortunately, I think it would still probably go something like that.
Most people will not want any part of them or want to know anything about them. Most will probably want to destroy them.
I wish I could be more optimistic about it, but it is what it is. We are not ready yet.
If I understand correctly, the Tibetan Buddhists have been in contact with higher plane entities for over a thousand years.
Originally Posted by Leigh-Cheri
I'm sure they will make out just fine. And maybe they'll get Llasa back...
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke