It isn’t a surprise that the Pentagon has been addressing the existence of UFOs over the last few years. Now it appears that some discussions have been redirected to the existence of alien life itself. In fact, one scientist claims that there could be as many as four hostile civilizations of aliens existing in our own galaxy.
This scientist, a doctoral student named Alberto Cabellero, took the time to crunch some numbers. According to his use of mathematics, he counted four different hostile alien civilizations within our Milky Way galaxy. That’s certainly a lot, especially when people would be surprised to learn if even one other civilization existed outside of our own on Earth.
He made the following statement via his study from a pre-print database named arXiv:
“This paper attempts to provide an estimation of the prevalence of hostile extraterrestrial civilizations through an extrapolation of the probability that we, as the human civilization, would attack or invade an inhabited exoplanet.”
With that said, arXiv is used as a home for papers that have yet to be peer-reviewed. As such, most of the data in this report about aliens was published based on a number of assumptions and even aggregate data taken from the scientist when analyzing country-to-country invasions on Earth.
In short, however, Alberto Cabellero is stating that aliens would retaliate assuming we attacked them on their own planet. Which, all things considered, is a reasonable assumption for anyone to make. He further explained this paper while speaking to Vice, where he discussed the psychopathological behaviors of aliens:
“I did the paper based only on life as we know it. We don’t know the mind of extraterrestrials. An extraterrestrial civilization may have a brain with a different chemical composition and they might not have our empathy or they might have more psychopathological behaviors,” he said. “I found this way to do [the study], which has limitations, because we don’t know the mind of what aliens would be like.”
While the study isn’t perfect, and he acknowledges others don’t want to discuss such things, he still wants to initiate the conversation. Especially to decide whether or not it’s a good idea to deliver messages to outer space extraterrestrials.
“The fact that the estimated probability of extraterrestrial invasion is two orders of magnitude lower than that of a planet-killer asteroid collision should open the door to the next step, which is having an international debate to determine the conditions under which the first serious interstellar radio or laser message will be sent to a nearby potentially habitable exoplanet,” he wrote.
While there still isn’t concrete evidence that aliens exist, it’s still not a bad idea to have these conversations. Especially if the possibility does exist. As our technological capabilities continue to expand, and even such officials as the Pentagon begin to acknowledge the existence of UFOs, it’s hard not to imagine where we might see these topics in the coming years.