posted on Jun, 25 2007 @ 01:20 AM
I have heard it said before, and I agree, that it is extraordinarily dangerous for our civilization to be broadcasting our existence all over the
There is nothing about us that could benefit another race in any mutual manner.
We, as an intelligent group, would probably have nothing of value to offer an advanced race. And, if we were to come across a race that is even near
the same level of advancement as we are, (somewhat more advanced, or somewhat less advanced), the slightest study of our culture would instantly show
that we are dangerous to possible "peer" races, and basically do not play well with others.
Our only true value to an alien culture, would be as custodians of a group of resources, or simply as resources ourselves!
Either way, I don't see anything beneficial in the deal for we humans.
As far as the idea of a "benevolent civilization" being out there, even if this is possible, let's look at the following:
1. Out of all the species that have ever developed on our planet, to our knowledge, none have ever naturally developed into an organism that is
inherently "good". There is no record of any naturally occurring life-form that ever had the desire, ability or instinct to care for, and
positively treat other life-forms outside their own kind.
2. Then, perhaps you will say: Hey! Look at the human race. We strive to be "good", and "caring". To this, I say that we have only even had
these concepts for the past few thousand years. And, even with these ideas bouncing around our heads in infancy, look at the messes and horrors we
have created on our planet in the name of "good".
So, God help us if we are ever confronted with the same form of "caring" that we have utilized toward other living creatures.
No, calling out to others is not a good idea. At this point, all we can hope to be, in the eyes of another civilization, is either a threat, prey or
We should definitely stay quiet, until a few more ships, weapons and secrets are crashed on, or left behind on our planet.