There are those who fear that aliens are bellicose beings, ready to swallow us whole and spit us out towards the moon.
Stephen Hawking appears to be in this pessimistic camp.
However, testimony offered by seven former U.S. Air Force pilots Monday makes me feel giddy with anticipation at contact with beings from afar. For it seems they might be the sort who put the fist into pacifist.
The pilots declared that they had either seen UFOs personally descend on nuclear establishments, or had received related reports from their colleagues.