Originally Posted by ahhell
You seem to be forgetting about the number one driver of humanity, GREED.
That's not the number one driving force. The number one driving force is surviving.
Originally Posted by Shrak
No, it would mean that Aliens exist and humans would not be ready for it. Mass chaos would start when people find out " we've been invaded by aliens ", relgions would feed to crazy, dooms days theorists would start spouting about the end days. And all around things would not be good. Even while many may believe there are others out there, this doesn't mean they are ready for it the become a reality.
Aliens probably exist, and most people know that.
How would finding some crashed spacecraft mean "invaded by aliens"? Any life forms aboard would probably be dead.
Doomsday crazies are already spouting about the end of days, and they have been for the past several thousand years.
"All around", things are already not good. Something like this would be a huge boon to humanity. Not only would we know for sure that interstellar space travel is possible, but we may be able to scavenge technology off of a spacecraft and use it in our own designs.
It is completely absurd to think that a discovery this big would be covered up.