Medium Salsa: Unfortunately, I think people will go back to business as usual. Unless things directly affect peoples’ daily lives, I don’t think much mind will be given to it. I’m not sure this is the result of not looking up, but a matter of proximity.
Also, I’m all for looking up, but not as means of escaping the mud and the rocks. The troubles of life will follow us wherever we go, we can’t escape ourselves (including the social)––this was the point I think the movie “Gravity” made poignantly. What do you think?
Eventually though, if bio-signatures are found, the major religions of the world will have to pivot their theologies in response; I’m curious to see how that will unfold.
Thanks for the piece and for sparking some thoughts!