Addressing a field that has been dominated by astronomers, physicists, engineers, and computer scientists, the fine folks at NASA raises questions that may have been overlooked by physical scientists about the ease of establishing meaningful communication with an extraterrestrial intelligence. These scholars are grappling with some of the enormous challenges that will face humanity if an information-rich signal emanating from another world is detected. By drawing on issues at the core of contemporary archaeology and anthropology, we can be much better prepared for contact with an extraterrestrial civilization, should that day ever come.
This is just a big way of saying – if E.T. comes back, here’s how we’ll deal with it.
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