People, Dec. 4, 1972

Is there anybody out there? Probably, agreed a symposium of scientists at Boston University. But would they want to have anything to do with us? "With our magnificent record with the Indians, the Chinese, the Filipinos, you can imagine what will happen," declared Anthropologist Ashley Montagu. Added Harvard's Nobel-prizewinning biologist-professor George Wald: "However horrifying and destructive, you can't think of anything so horrible that somebody would not feel elated at carrying it out." As a matter of fact, said Cornell Astronomer Carl Sagan, other civilizations may already know about us because of our high-frequency radar and military messages. "That," said Sagan,...