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Brookings Report - The NY Times, Thursday,

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Date: Sat, 11 Oct 1997 00:38:19 -0400
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Subject: Brookings Report - The NY Times, Thursday,

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Brookings Report

Dateline: The New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1960

Mankind is Warned to Prepare For Discovery of Life in Space -
Brookings Institution Report Says Earth's Civilization Might
Topple if Faced by a Race of Superior Beings

Washington. Dec 14 (UPI) -- Discovery of life on other worlds
could cause the earth's civilization to collapse, a Federal
report said today.

This warning was contained in a research report given to the
National Aeronautical and Space Administration with the
recommendation that the world prepare itself mentally for the

The report, prepared by the Brookings Institution, said "while
the discovery of intelligent life in other parts of the universe
is not likely in the immediate future, it could nevertheless,
happen at any time." Discovery of Intelligent beings on other
planets could lead to an all-out effort by earth to contact them,
or it could lead to sweeping changes or even the downfall of
civilization, the report said.

Even on earth, it added, "societies sure of their own place have
disintegrated when confronted by a superior society, and others
have survived even though changed."

Responding to Crisis

"Clearly, the better we can come to understanding the factors
involved in responding to such crisis the better prepared we may

The agency's 100-page report, prepared at a cost of $86,000 was
for the space agency's committee on beings-in-space studies. The
members, headed by Donald M. Michael also recommended further
study of other space activities, including the symptomatic and
propaganda effects and the implications of communications and
weather satellites.

On the question of life in outer space, the report said that if
intelligent or super-intelligent beings were discovered in the
next twenty years they would probably be found by radio
communications with other solar systems.

Evidence of such existence "might also be found in artifacts left
on the moon or other planets," it said.

An attempt already has been made to contact outer space.
Government scientist at Greenbank, West Virginia used radio
astronomy in an effort to pick up signals that might have been
beamed by intelligent beings. They concentrated on a star about
fifteen light years away.

Signals were sent from Greenbank were of a kind that would show
to anyone receiving on other planets that they were man-made and
not natural phenomena.

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