If there's life on other planets, what would be the consequences for our society?
Absolutely yes. There would be no consequences for our society based on life on other planets because we are responsible for our own society and have to find a way to live in peace and harmony with one another.
For many, there would be humility and a sense of awe. The universe is big and the potential for many sextillion of habitable planets (that's a billion times a trillion). And the idea that we're not alone!
For some of the newly humbled, they may realize that their small interpretation of a holy text was wrong. Those who do not find humility, may lose faith, because the arrogance of knowing truth before it is found will leave them vulnerable in that false knowledge.
For some, there would be increased greed. Goody! New worlds to conquer.
Perhaps the most noble change would be a gathering of resources to investigate more closely that other life. Now, that I like.
If we find a previously unknown butterfly in, say, the wilds of Borneo, does it change our society, no, well, not if we can't exploit it. That is no different to finding life on another planet. Now, if life from another planet finds us, that may have consequences, some of which, we may not want to think about.
by daydreamer13 7 years ago
Scientists have discovered a new planetary system. Does this prove there's alien life out there?They have discovered a sunlike star with 7 planets. It is speculated that there could be a planet much like earth.
by Alistair 5 years ago
If you could take someone's life and it have no consequences, would you?Just one life, and there are no consequences. That person just ceases to exist, and life goes on as per usual. Would you?
by ii3rittles 5 years ago
Why is beauty so important to society?It seems as the, the "more" beautiful a woman is, the further she can get in life, just on her looks alone. Looks have become so important to young girls and women in general that 16 year old girls are having plastic surgery, and really beautiful...
by alec50 6 years ago
I have always been fascinated with astrology and all the planets in our solar system, but in theory the planet Earth is just a needle in haystack.. There is so much explore, I believe we're not the only ones living on a planet. We need to explore outside our solar system to get proper answers but...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|