How would the world react to an alien arrival?

If Aliens suddenly landed, and appeared to be peaceful-how do you think the world would react? Would the world leave the diplomacy to the US as the preminent nation, or do you think that the closest thing we have to a planetary government-the UN would take the lead in negotiations? What would the impact be on... show more If Aliens suddenly landed, and appeared to be peaceful-how do you think the world would react?

Would the world leave the diplomacy to the US as the preminent nation, or do you think that the closest thing we have to a planetary government-the UN would take the lead in negotiations?

What would the impact be on global politics-would we start tearing eachother apart in panic, or would the reality that we are now being watched from above, force us to unify to a degree unheard of nowadays?

What would our response be to peaceful `first contact` with alients(who knows if our governments already have met aliens and their technology) in the public domain-would it be to sieze them and their ships and start reverse engineering the technology? Or, considering that if they have the ability to travel accross the stars, they could probably blow up entire continents with the flick of a switch, would be engage them in nice peaceful diplomatic relations?

Also-the religious impact......would the religions of the world be able to cope with the proof of live from other worlds? To my knowledge, the bible for one, doesnt say that humans are the only people in existance, just that we are made by god-where does it say he only made us?

All interesting things to think about
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