I thought about putting this in the space stuff thread, but it probably warrants its own. A NASA scientist says that the world may not be ready for the discovery of life on Mars. I think hes probably right. something like that would upend every single concept we have about life and existence, let alone every religion on the planet. As much as we think we would be prepared and it would be some Zefram Cochrane-like moment, I think it would take a decade for something like that to really settle in. And this is just the discovery of some dormant bacteria, not intelligent life. Focus: The article and implications of finding actual extra-terrestrial life.