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Very often on these forums I hear questions asked about why would ETs travel vast distances just to interact with Earth as if the likelihood is impossible. Reasons are brought up such as "we're too far away", "we're too primitive", "we're not worth interacting with", etc.
4. Aiding our development
5. Co-existent residence in our dimension or a parallel one
6. Acquisition of genetic materials
7. Acquisition of physical substances (water, minerals, gases)
originally posted by: meowningstar
What if ETs were really an evolved form of the human race time travelling from the future merely observing us but could not interact with us it because it would have some detrimental effect on our wellbeing and survival?
a reply to: TrueMessiah
originally posted by: LogicalRazor
Too easy to pick some of these apart, but I'm lazy at the moment, so I'll tackle the easier ones....
Why? Why travel the vast distance and risk time, resources & lives to aid a primitive, selfish and superstitious bunch of morons? What is the incentive? Exactly who deduced that aliens are morally righteous hippies that want to help anyone? That trait has NEVER proven useful in the evolution of any species....EVER.
What "dimension" are you referring to? Up, down, left & right? You are aware that dimensions and universes are not the same thing, right? Oh, you might be referring to the pseudoscience sense of the word. The one they incorrectly use in metaphysics, right? If they were creatures that we could not perceive within our 3 dimensions, they would not be able to interact with us, because of fundamental laws of physics.....just as we wouldn't be able to interact with them. Their biology would be comprised in such a way to perceive and survive within their spatial dimension. And understand...dimensions are that...spatial relations. Dimensions are not the same as universes or planes.
Assuming they did this once....why would they need repeated visits? We can already replicate and regrow material using a single genetic sample. If they are advanced enough to get here, they wouldn't even need to land. Theoretically, they can scan the genetic makeup of an organism remotely and replicate it. The onyl reason why WE can't do that, is because we don't yet have the technology or instruments to do so.
If you have a fundamental understanding of particle physics and have mastered interstellar travel, you would have a enough understanding to create water from hydrogen, extract minerals from nearby moons/asteroids and create gasses from readily available resources. You do not need to travel to earth.
Deductive logic will tell you that the only good reason for them to come here would be to...
And in either case it would make little sense for them to hide from the general public. As of yet, there is no proof of alien visitations to earth, though I am more than confident there's other life out there.