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originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: Annee
That would be cool.
We have or are close to the ability to put memories/knowledge in an ape brain. They have enough brain capacity to be more similar to us. Even spoken language. They lack the knowledge and pyschological evolution (which enters the dna)
We dont do it because of ethics and unintended consequences. That and Charlton Heston showed us the danger.
Maybe Aliens consider contact like that.
originally posted by: mahatche
If an intelligent species evolved on a planet with few predatory threats it may be less prone to aggression.
Just wondering if you can explain how tachyons would translate and intepret radio waves thoughout the universe.
originally posted by: BrianFlanders
What makes you think any intelligent species that would even be interested in us would be any "better" than we are in that regard?
My opinion on it was always that if there are other "human-like" species in the universe they would have probably destroyed themselves long before they harnessed the technology for interstellar travel.
The ability to invent something doesn't preclude the proclivity to use it to destroy things. I have really never quite understood the human desire to find others like us. Since the only thing we do that makes us out of the ordinary is that we're unbelievably destructive compared to most everything else on earth.
The best thing we could hope for is finding another planet that we can use and hoping there isn't anything as bad as humans already there.