How will humankind react after astronomers hand over rock-solid scientific evidence for the existence of life beyond the Earth? No more speculating. No more wondering. The moment scientists announce this discovery, everything will change. Not least of all, our philosophies and religions will need to incorporate the new information.
There is science-fiction; there are movies with their animations and themes of space vessels; there are the television series – Startrek, Thunderbirds, Space Family Robinson. We have cartoon series, “The Jetsons”, and of course, Marvin the Martian. All these are regarded as somewhat harmless for they emerge from the realm of fiction and fantasy. What if Star Wars along with its otherworldly species, light sabres and the Galactic Empire are real in one form or another? Below, we give some reflections to this.