If you chose other please explain.
That isn't what the question asked. The question asked what we thought the government would do. The default position of any government is to ignore or cover up any piece of information it can't understand or adequately deal with.Originally posted by Guybrush Threepwood
what are you people afraid the aliens will suck your brain and transform you in mineral gathering slaves???
Depends what actually happened.Originally posted by russ_watters
However, given the nature of the information, a coverup would be extrordinarily difficult.
and how do you know which one is open-minded and intelligent? have you discovered some magic test to do that? or do you let the government choose them?Originally posted by einsteinian77
Only people who are open-minded and intelligent have right to know...
should was not the question, it was would.Raven wrote
...that the government should let everyone...
(I did the italics)
I agree, and this was my point, einsteinian77(though I didn't explain it). If two people know it, its not a secret.Originally posted by Nereid
The discovery would have to be made by some person (or persons) who would have informed others with more senior ranks. Before too long, the 'discovery' would be known by 10, 30, 100 people. People who work for 'the government' are no different from PF members and guests, and among 100 or so, there'd be some fierce disagreements as to what to do, resulting - before a week was out - in at least one person leaking the story in some way (not necessarily to the press).
Government does govern, but thats not what you said. You said "would look out for people in the best way" which is far from the same thing. Ideally, thats what they do. In reality...no.Originally posted by einsteinian77
Isn't that what the government does, govern the country?
I really didn't have anything intelligent to post on this topic, so I kind of snapped.Originally posted by einsteinian77
I'd have to say as in the crunching, could be both though