posted on Oct, 12 2007 @ 08:19 AM
I can only agree with all the other posters who have argued coherently, and backed them selves up with strong, albeit anecdotal evidence to counter
your arguement, wildcat. In a court of law, you'd be dead in the water by now, unless you're holding back a trump card.
However, I see as yet you haven't presented it.
IMO, it is indeed naive to truly believe that life exists only on our world, and that we haven't been visited by their versions of our socio,
paeleo, and archeologists etc.
In the vastness of the universe, there may well be planets teeming with societies we would consider primitive compared to ours, and if that holds true
then it is logical to assume that there are others with societies that are years ahead of us and therefore who, theoretically, have technology we
would consider approaching the magical.
Who's to say they would have to traverse the vast tracts of space that separates our world and theirs? If we accept they are that advanced, space,
and distance, may not be a consideration for them. Look at our own technological leaps and bounds; at the end of the nineteenth century, it took
months to reach the far side of the earth. Now, we are approaching the capability to do that very same journey in only a few hours.
And we've managed that in just over a hundred years.
Doesn't that make you realise that alien civilisations that for the sake of arguement are only five hundred years ahead of us, could be fully capable
of the most astonishing feats?
And if they are thousands, or even millions, ahead then the things they could do could almost be regarded as divine...
And why wouldn't they visit us?
If we now accept they can travel at will anywhere they wish, would they not be able to observe or detect us across the void between? We can read a
newspaper from space via incredibly powerful spy sattelites, view galaxies millions of miles away via the Hubble. So why wouldn't they turn their
superior technology towards us? Who knows what ripples we make in the fabric of space that we are unaware of, that have earned us the attention we see
so regularly in our skies?
We regularly study the few remaining native tribes left to us (count the number of tv programmes per year dedicated to that very subject), and there
are always programmes showing us just how spectacular and beautiful the flora, fauna and natural geology etc. our world contains.
Now, wouldn't you, if you could, want to see what other worlds had to offer? No matter how surrounded by, or dependant on tech you became, wouldn't
you want to see the sunset on a different world?