Alberto Martinez recently was recognized as the 1st honorable mention for his essay on the significance of discovering extra terrestrial intelligent life. His essay addresses what might happen to our perspective of human morality, using a philosophical approach.
Alberto Martinez was recently recognized as 1st honorable mention by the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science for his essay "Moral Creatures: Are we alone". In it he addresses the challenge of incorporating science with a creative twist by considering how contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life might change our perspective on morality. Specifically he is interested in what contact would ultimately say about our humanity. Is our morality objective or subjective?
Read his full essay for more.