“Aliens? We’ll probably have a close encounter this century says leading physicist who warns government to be ready” was written by Fiona Macrae in July, 2012. Macrae is a science reporter at the Daily Mail. She studied medical microbiology at Edinburgh University before training in journalism in Cardiff. This had been the first article I have read that was written by her. The title of the article gained my attention since it was talking about aliens. I don’t really believe in aliens but this article made me think twice about it. I think this article was meant for all age groups because it is a general topic that most people feel strongly about. The article was mainly talking about aliens and how we are going to encounter them very soon. It has mentioned how unprepared we are and how we have to think about approaching them. A poll that was given showed that more than 2000 men and women do believe that aliens and extra-terrestrials exist and they have mentioned that we should be searching and trying to make contact with them. In conclusion, it has been said that if aliens do visit us and learn about our existence, we risk an invasion that could lead to the end of life on Earth. The author did not have a voice in this article at all. She just explained her point and quoted many people. The language of this article was formal and straightforward making it easier for the reader to understand. I liked how the author had many resources about this topic and how she really wanted us to believe the existence of aliens. I felt a little worried while reading this because I don’t think Earth is ready for an alien encounter. A lot of people wouldn’t even think about it and how it may affect planet Earth. I feel like we have to prepare for this and think more about it because it is an important topic.
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