The Royal Society has been holding a UFO conference in London over the last few days with the fancy title of 'The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society'.
Basically, the boffins were discussing what would happen if we did find other forms of life out there.
For this we don't need a SETI program or the Hubble Telescope as we have plenty of examples if we leaf through a history book.
Since man first sharpened a stick and found it hurts of you poke someone with it, the first thing we do when faced with another civilisation is slaughter it.
Hola Aztecs. Whack. G'day Aborigines. Splat. Howdy native American Indians. Smack.
That's always assuming that we are the advance ones. If they are and they turn out to be anything like us, we will be the one's herded onto reservations and building casinos.
The biggest question that never seems to get answered is what happens when the ET asks to be taken to our leader?
I think we should sort this question out pretty sharpish because it could happen at any time and how embarrassing in front of our intergalactic brothers and sisters if we stand there trying to work out who our leader is.
A strong contender would be Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon but i imagine the Pope would try and stick his oar in as would Obama and Hu Jintao.
Personally, i'd direct them to have a chat with Silvio Berlusconi. Hopefully they will think we are all as simple as him call off any invasion.