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November 25th, 2009, 02:59 AM #31
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Mary Doria Russell wrote a fascinating novel about a scenario very much like the one described in the OP. The Sparrow won the Arthur C. Clarke, James Tiptree, Kurd-La▀witz-Preis, John Campbell and the British Science Fiction Association awards.
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November 25th, 2009, 12:19 PM #32
As for the original post, it was about some kind of electromagnetic signal (radio waves, laser...). I choose a few thousands light years away so that we can be sure this event has no imminent consequence, and we have no way of establishing communication : I'm only interested in the consequences (political, philosophical, religious, scientific, social...) of knowing for sure that "there was someone there".
November 25th, 2009, 12:55 PM #33
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November 25th, 2009, 01:41 PM #34
December 3rd, 2009, 06:26 AM #35
I'm sad to say I agree with the opinion that the OP scenario won't change much. I personally would be immensely interested, but it won't really touch the lives of most of humanity. If it would make a difference, it would be in being yet another contributing element towards trends of space exploration and a pan-consciousness (pro animal rights and so on) morality. The affect on the world's religions would be minute.
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