posted on Jul, 28 2006 @ 01:46 PM
Originally posted by XxSeekerxX
As always thank you for your time and I'll be waiting for your answers =),
Most of the mythology about there being a "good" alien race and a "bad" alien race is nothing but the projection of basic human archetypes onto
the unknown quantity of life elsewhere in the universe. It's a new spin on the very old (1,200 B.C.) Zoroastrian concept of supernatural forces of
good and evil battling over the disposition of mankind. Gimme that old-time religion!
If there are other alien civilizations (we have no good evidence to prove there are), and Nature acts the same way throughout the universe that it
does here on Earth (it might not), then there may be hundreds of thousands of different alien races out there, each with their own agenda that may not
have anything to do with our human notions of "good" and "evil." That's because we're very limited in our perception of the universe.
Say there was an alien race out there that could literally see "souls." They have a way of perceiving some kind of conscious, trans-dimensional
energy field that attaches itself to an organic form or body in order to experience 3-D existence. And imagine that the goal of these aliens is to
free these souls so they can join in a larger, joyful, and more fulfilling galactic mind-being-thing. Well, they'd slaughter us like ants. But for
our own good. But we wouldn't know that.
And it's not even that. Say we are the equivalent of sheep to an alien species. And there's another alien species that's a wolf. Is it "evil"
for the wolf to want to eat the sheep? Hey, that's what it does
! That's Nature. Predator and prey, eat and be eaten. There's nothing
good or evil about it. It's just what happens.
The thing is, we just don't know how to think "alien" enough to imagine all of the possible permutations and motivations of an ET species. People
who go along with the good versus evil scenario are basically idiots with very poor imaginations, who feel more comfortable putting their ideas into a
simpler, more familiar anthropomorphic context.