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originally posted by: Whatsthisthen
a reply to: AlienView
Not meaning to be rude here alienview, but a higher order civilisation should mind it's manners.
Essentially, all that is needed to destroy a higher order civilisation is a lower order mind; a barbarian. That is to say one who holds no value in the higher order mind nor it's achievements. Only a barbarian can destroy a higher order culture for a cultured man would find things of value to retain intact. Knowledge for instance.
The technology of those who visit here can be destroyed by the knowledge and technology of the civilisation before them and from which they owe their achievements.
I presume they know where I live.
It attempts to quantify the relative importance of a rare event, in terms of both its potential societal impact and the credibility of the evidence presented.
The concept was first proposed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (hence its name) by Ivan Almar and Jill Tarter in a paper presented to the 51st International Astronautical Congress, 29th Review Meeting on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, in October, 2000. Under their leadership, members of the IAA SETI Committee (and its successor, the IAA SETI Permanent Committee) officially adopted the Rio Scale in 2002, and have continued working to refine and perfect it, in order to bring some objectivity to the otherwise subjective interpretation of any claimed ETI detection.
True - And our hypothetical aliens are well aware of this.
It is conceivable that a higher order civilization would want to do all in its power to avoid contamination from a species - Humans, who have had thousands of years to evolve past their primitive animal roots, and have failed to do so.
It is also conceivable, as I stated earlier, that they did appear to Humans in the past 'contacts' in the form of messengers from God, angels, and assorted occult phenomena - Even the mythology of Christianity with that star that appeared and a so called virgin birth, If you remove the religious aspect it sounds like a script for an interesting sci-fi movie - But what do I know - Maybe it really happened - That higher mind set civilization attempting to civilize the barbarians.
The sad part is, even if you don't at all believe in my hypothesis - You can still see how the species Man has a serious genetic flaw that blocks evolution to a higher state - And that might explaen the genetic experiments they supposedly have been engaged in in modern times - With the supposed Alien/Human hybrids, etc.
lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.
Captain Spock: Why would you do this?
Kirk: Because the needs of the one... outweigh the needs of the many.
originally posted by: Scrutinizing
I've always envisioned a first encounter different than most. Instead of getting sucked-up into the mother ship by a tractor beam, as is widely reported, at night, while walking down a lonely, abandoned, country road, to be anally probe, on a slab, by a bug-eyed, alien Mengele, for what purpose nobody could conceive, outside an alt news forum, like, who would come from a far away galaxy to poke around a little, then simply return to their home base in some far away galaxy or California? I've more imagined first contact a really drunk little gray, with big, bloodshot eyes, stumbling up to me in the street and saying, "Take me to your liter." At which point I'd say, "You've had enough."
originally posted by: dfnj2015
If you have not seen the 2016 movie Arrival it's really worth watching 2 or 3 times. The plot is kind of weird to get the first time through. But the movie has really grown on me.
One of the things I like about the movie is the way the whole world responds to first contact by extraterrestrials. I think it really is an accurate portrayal of how human beings would react as a group.