To anyone who thinks we're alone in the universe - that we are the jewel of creation, that we are "it" - you really need to take a prolonged wander through the website of the Hubble Telescope, and just look at the photos.
Try one of the other galaxies. Try to imagine the vastness of the universe.
And then tell me, with a straight face, that it's all there for us - including galaxies that we will probably never see, much less visit.
Is there intelligent life out there?
D'uh. It's the one thing that SETI and ufologists can agree on.
Is it coming here?
Who knows? But it's at least within the realm of possibility, if not now or in the past, then someday. It's definitely worthy of something more than just a smirk.
It's time for us to grow up, and accept the overwhelming odds that we are not alone - and then we need to start considering what that means for us, not necessarily in practical terms (we may never actually meet this ETI), but in terms of our understanding of ourselves, and how we interact with each other, and how we should go about resolving our differences.
Ironically, the realization that we are just a drop in the universal bucket, and a small drop at that, is what we need to open our eyes up to all of the larger possibilities, and to reorientate our way of thinking to the future, as opposed to fighting over the things that we've been fighting over for years, and in many cases decades or even centuries.
By realizing how small we are, we will become bigger in the ways that matter.
If you're an American, you might want to ask your candidates about this in the upcoming election - not the "UFO question", but rather the almost certain reality that we're not alone, and what they think of that.