posted on Mar, 3 2015 @ 11:49 AM
a reply to: fakedirt
So, you're assuming that a benevolent alien race comes and loves humanity but doesn't love our power-hungry governments. You also mention telepathy.
First of all, I think human nature being what it is, our government would see aliens as a threat, particularly if they showed disdain for the
trappings of authority and power. Imagine, if you will, what might happen if aliens announced themselves. Mass media and individuals would all try to
contact the aliens for their own selfish purposes. That wouldn't make humanity look that good, would it? It would be great if the aliens loved us but
just didn't like our leaders. I'm not sure that's realistic since people are likely to not show their best side to the aliens.
As far as telepathy. It's a handy device in novels, but I'm inclined to think that a race that developed on another world with a different
evolutionary pattern would have brains that function quite differently than ours. Even here on Earth, if we could look into the mind of a dog or a
dolphin, could we make sense of what we saw or heard?