Aliens 'wouldn't faze modern world'

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Proof that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is unlikely to upset modern Earthlings, an expert has claimed.

Times have changed dramatically since 1961 when the US Congress was warned that evidence of extra-terrestrials would lead to widespread panic, argued psychologist Dr Albert Harrison.

First contact with ET, or the discovery of ancient alien relics on Earth or Mars, would probably be met with delight or indifference today, he believes.

Dr Harrison, from the University of California at Davis, US, wrote in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society: "The discovery of ETI (extra-terrestrial intelligence) may be far less startling for generations

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It really boils down to what they look like, and how well they conceal their reasons for coming here.
 

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Well if they're looking for intelligent life they'll probably just pass us by...
 
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