All, however, would be compelled to take a very close look at their sacred texts, to see which parts need to be reinterpreted, according to David Weintraub, author of Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal with It? (2014)
When science fiction projects human characteristics onto aliens, that makes for powerful stories. Are they good or evil? If they don’t follow some of our habits and laws, it is harder to sell aliens as real and tangible.
Since alien invasion movies are produced in close cooperation with the Pentagon (to access military hardware and technical advice), if Hollywood could promote the idea that we could beat alien invaders, then maybe the public would be more open to disclosure.
We are not only ignorant of this phenomenon, but also stupid not to use science to try to find out. Alexander Wendt received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota. He subsequently taught at Yale, Dartmouth, and the University of Chicago before moving to Ohio State University.