The debate "Assuming the aliens exist and the government already know should they inform the society" was started by
June 12, 2015, 7:43 am.
28 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 10 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
PsychDave posted 1 argument, invincible_01 posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
invincible_01, I_Voyager, PsychDave, felix, username_gracie, toughgamerjerry, Mukund_98, PlatypusParty, Bxat9, danielle, The_lamp, Zach_Hill, ScarletandRose, Upbeatethan, action007man, musejay1 and 12 visitors agree.
wmd, barca_paaras11, kay_joey1101, sabrina, xbulletwithbutterflywingsx and 5 visitors disagree.
but how can we know their true intention? since we're unable to understand their language or even how they communicate with other
however, what if the society feel unsafe or become terrified because of the alien even though they don't know whether they're good or evil. since people tend to be paranoid because they assume the alien as evil creature that often abduct human and so on as seen on tv.
at the end letting the society know the existence of aliens will only make them insecure.
Assuming both of those things, yes, I believe the government has a responsibility to tell people. Depending on the alien's motives, it changes why. If they are hostile, people should know to be able to prepare. The time to find out there is a conflict is not when enemy troops land in your backyard. If they are friendly, the sooner people find out about them, the sooner people cam start getting used to the idea. There are already so many problems with divisiveness between people (racism, sexism, intolerance) that no matter how good the alien's intentions there is guaranteed to be some negative sentiment from some people. The sooner we start to address that, the sooner we can make progress. If the aliens arrive publicly and people throw rocks or shoot at them, they may not stay friendly for long.