A simple question not linked to todays headlines. Not on some geopolitical agenda regarding Ukraine but in the big picture.
If your answer is no then do you have to reject the idea of intelligent design?
Is it conspiratorial to consider that any knowledge of extraterrestrial life be kept secret from the masses in order to support the current power structure? The tenuous stool of organized religion that keeps the masses in line by believing in an omnipotent being of great power. And the discovery of life outside that narrow focus would bring into question very existence of such an institution.
Beyond religion what about the socio-economic structure. What if the suppression of such knowledge was to keep the current power structure in place? Does not government and multinational corporations also benefit from suppressing this idea.
After all sitings have been recorded throughout history for thousands of years. Yet still today governments around the world reject this notion that there is anything but us.
Yes there are a lot of naysayers and those who wish to garner attention, but, what if? What is the possibility that we are not the only beings in the vastness of the universe? What if those modern religions were only relating god like creatures to flesh and blood with better technology?
Are we the only ones out there?