a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse
-"I fear we are violent, so they must not come here for fear of violence" I think you have superficially assumed we are merely projecting. Its a
reasonable assumption, but the reason why people have these 'relative' expectations is assuming the 'aliens' have had a lot longer to evolve and
overcome their similar stages of development. It is simply relative, looking at our own history and how we have come to regret some of the actions of
our predecessors, only because we have now reached a psychological space to understand why that was done and why it must not go on. IN short, as we
'evolve' our reasoning evolves, our values evolve, and our outlook changes. Perhaps this is also what Bashar is hinting at?
"I think we are intellectually inferior, so they must not come here because they are too intellectually advanced""
Again a relative assumption, most humans have no qualms about declaring intellectual supremacy over all other species on earth, its only when that
dichotomy is reversed potentially, when we see the heirarchy of those beings who may have had millenia to evolve their intellect, then this conclusion
makes sense. Infact living in the duality framework , as we do, we will always have the dominate or be dominated understanding. So while I agree on
this point, where you observe it stems from our 'fear', it may be a rational 'fear' because we can see the trajectory of our own species.
"I think humanity needs help, so they must be waiting until we are ready to accept their help" I am not aware of this line of thinking. Infact people
recognise our mess is ours to resolve.
Your basic point, that we often project our own percieved inadequacies on seemingly external 'entities' is true, but that is not 'isolated' from all
the other facts of the ET issue. Meaning, how humans will 'deal' with this 'new reality', will have a lot to do with our basic collective psychology,
but that doesnt eliminate the possibility of the existence of those beings, nor the potential of open contact. Its not 'either or', its 2 sides of the
issue. So your rushed conclusion that 'space-time' cannot be transcended by any being, because of the points you raised is simply inconsistent. Have
you looked up quantum teleportation? As achieved by scientists on earth?
You cannot connect the 2 scenarios, even though your observation is astute regarding the human psyche and our need to give meaning to something
unknown, by projecting known, so as to avoid any feeling of threat. There is enough evidence if you look for it.