Hot Air posted a story on Sunday about the United Nations’ appointment of Mazlan Othman, an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist, to act as Earth’s first contact for any aliens that may come visiting. Ms. Othman is the head of the UN’s Office for Outer Space Affairs (Unoosa),
The article states:
“Professor Richard Crowther, an expert in space law and governance at the UK Space Agency and who leads British delegations to the UN on such matters, said: “Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a ‘take me to your leader’ person.””
I suppose we have to be ready for a “Mars Attacks” moment, but I wonder how much US taxpayer money this is costing. Any alien that lands on earth is scientifically ahead of any nation on earth and should be treated with extreme respect regardless of whom they encounter (keeping in mind that if they have the technology to get here, they probably have the technology to do some serious damage here).
However, I really question how the United Nations spends its time and its money. Please follow the link and read the article at Hot Air. There are some interesting concluding thoughts.