originally posted by: mysterioustranger
Has ET already dismissed us as unintelligent?
Posted on Wednesday, 4 June, 2014 | c/o CNET
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has suggested that we may already be in a post alien contact era.
Heres my opinion on the matter... not that typing this out will actually change anything on a large scale, or anyones opinion.
ETs have certainly visited this world before. In fact, I think its very plausible that humanity is a genetically engineered (not just modified, but
actually engineered partially from the ground up) composite species of chimp, pig, and a splash of ET. Also there has been genetic modification as
well as engineering; Ive read twice in the past humans have gone through a "stair step evolution" phase, in which 1 pint brain magically became a 2
pint brain, and then the 2 pint brain magically became a 3 pint bring, both times in a discontinuous fashion, ie, with no in between steps.
This obviously does not happen naturally.
Why this was done, its very unclear. Perhaps it was just an experiment to see what an artificial species would do and how it would evolve, or perhaps
humans were created as slaves to work in deep mines. I think either of those is most likely.
Whatever the reason, at some point, whoever was overseeing the development and/or management of this species, left, and did not return.
At various times ETs would check in on this planet, most likely out of curiosity to see what was going on.
With the first detonations of atomic weapons, ETs became much more interested, and many showed up to see what was going on, and why, presumably, gamma
rays were originating from a planets surface.
Many showed up... few stayed very long, and none of them decided that open and/or mass contact was wise. I personally dont think even governments got
any contact, in a face to face way, that is. Perhaps there was some very limited communication from a distance, to see how humanity would respond, but
I honestly dont think there was ever any face to face in the way shown in movies and described in books on the subject.
I do believe in individual contact, though. ETs are going to be very choosy about who to speak with, and it should be blatantly obvious why. If its
not, then dont worry about it, you wouldnt understand why if it was explained to you anyway.
But to the point of Tysons idea, that we are in the post-contact era, I would agree. Its been 70 years, lets call that 3 generations, since renewed
interest in humanity was piqued, and in that time, humanity has had sufficient opportunity to prove itself either willingly to mature (generally
advancing emotionally and spiritually), stagnant, or unwillingly to mature (generally regressing emotionally and spiritually).
I think If either the first or second of those was shown, ETs would be inclined to contact humanity in a more open fashion.
Only the third would prevent them outright from doing so.
And here we are.
Without any kind of ET contact whatsoever.
And a FUBARed, dying planet, with the majority of its dominant species still worshiping thought form deities, still dedicated to the acquisition of
material things, still pretending the world will become what they want it to be, if only they hope hard enough and avoid taking personal
responsibility long enough, and still some even deny theres anything wrong at all.
And with only a tiny fraction of humanity able to see the big picture. Is the situation really so unclear to so many?
So I think Tyson is right on the money, however I would not use the word "Intelligence". I dont think thats the appropriate word.
What humanity lacks is "Wisdom"... and it lacks it in spades.
edit on 6/9/2014 by CaticusMaximus because: (no reason given)