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originally posted by: LittleByLittle
I do not know what kind of answers you like to the question so I am just gonna test some.
Testing and measuring how human society follow the golden rule and if they will cave morally to do bad things justifying it in different ways.
If they gave the disconnected one an ability to see logically beyond the current social dogma then you could test how well society react to a more advanced and logical culture compared to the old flawed ideas that still are indoctrinated by custom.
Makes me think of the Starchild/starseed movement where soul fall from advanced to primitive to evolve the primitive.
Let's say that there is at least one person who would like to save him from that. He sees that, but those people still don't help him. So, the alien assumes there must be a reason for it, but he can't figure out what that reason could be.
originally posted by: Valar God
Let's say that there is at least one person who would like to save him from that.
He sees that, but those people still don't help him.
So, the alien assumes there must be a reason for it, but he can't figure out what that reason could be.
Any ideas what that reason could be ?
originally posted by: lostgirl
a reply to: Valar God
You would have to provide more information, like...
1. What sort of "odd" things does he notice?
What information or experiences lead to the moment that "he figures it out"?
2. I mean, what is the 'process' by which he 'realizes' that he is an alien?
How does he know for certain that people are "lying to him"?
What sort of lies and how does he 'catch them' in those lies?
3. How does he know that this "one person" knows what's going on and wants "to save him from that"?
Who exactly is the "one person" and why would they know what he believes they know?
You see, no one else can come up with "a reason" for the alien being here unless they have an understanding of 'who' he is as a 'person', and in order to do that, they need as much information as possible about the life (from earliest memories onward) that the alien has been 'experiencing' here...
Once others have that information, they can look at his experience from 'outside' perspectives, something that the alien, himself can't do because he is 'inside' of his 'experience'..
Reminds me of the old chinese man in the movie "the day the earth stood still" when after living in disguise with humans for 70 years he reveals to Keanu how violent and destructive we are but at the same time that he has had the best time of his life with us and that he rather die with humanity then leave with the aliens prior to the earth's reset.
originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
One could also take the track that the advanced aliens have lost their own "humanity" along the way so they put one of their own to relearn so-called primitive behaviour.
The child experiences both positive and negative behaviours in human society.
The child is retrieved and shares the good and bad.
The aliens learn to repair the sterility and hopelessness of their detached state of awareness.
Thus the child saves the aliens from the evolutionary deadend that is Nirvana.
The aliens then relearn anew the joys and sorrows of being alive. Their first love, their first broken heart. The important things.
(Evil grin) apologies to all, I know this is philosophy and metaphysics forum, but I couldn't resist (grin)
Let's say that there is at least one person who would like to save him from that. He sees that, but those people still don't help him. So, the alien assumes there must be a reason for it, but he can't figure out what that reason could be. Any ideas what that reason could be ?