Humans trying to talk to aliens would be like ants trying to talk to people. Experts are convinced that humans are mentally inferior to aliens and would have a hard time making any conversation because it would be lost in translation, MSN reports .
Scientists think aliens are very intelligent because the solar system is 4.5 billion years old – compared to the universe which is 13.8 billion years old – and they’ve been around much longer to develop higher intelligence to that of the human race.
Professor Michael Garrett, director of the Jodrell Bank Center for Astrophysics in Manchester, said: “There could be other things out there that have a capability that is completely beyond what we can even imagine.
“It’s a bit like ants trying to communicate with humans.”
Dr Louisa Preston, an astrobiologist at University College London, added: “I bet we are like ants. We have an inordinate ego in our ability to think. »
An overwhelming amount of people have admitted to believing in extraterrestrial life, according to a Pew Research study. In addition, 34% of participants said they did not believe it, and 2% refused to answer.
Despite the portrayal of extraterrestrial life in the media, 87% of Americans do not view UFOs as a threat to national security. Ten percent saw them as a major threat – and just over a quarter thought aliens would be friendly up close and in person.