posted on Oct, 19 2007 @ 11:44 AM
You know this is an interesting question and I've no doubt it's been addressed in a few Sci-Fi novels.
But it got me thinking about one aspect.
Would an alien God not be able to devise some way to display eternal and long lasting proof of their existence?
IOW, rather than 'help man build the pyramids', why wouldn't they leave a type of monument that was not composed of materials that you could find
on Earth, or in a form that you could not find on Earth.
In fact a lower tech form might be a type of pyramid that humans could NOT build.
For instance a pyramid the size of the Great Pyramid of Giza that was one solid piece of, oh, I don't know, granite, or some hard mineral. Or how
about a solid Titanium pyramid?
I think that would serve as -definite- proof that we'd been visited, unlike a pyramid built of blocks, which humans could conceivably build.
Such a (solid) monument could be treated by some kind of alien chemical so that it would not erode that much due to weather, if it was built from
Earth materials. To be really clear, it could have been built of a non-Earthly metal (such as the mythic Adamantium, for example).
The fact that all Earth monuments are of a form that humans -could- have built them, though the 'how' might not be apparent shows to me in one way
that we haven't been visited. OTOH, I've often thought that the great pyramids and other large monuments could have been a type of 'Cargo Cult',
in which they are mimicking an alien ship (as per Stargate, the movie).
Does that make sense?
Anyway back on the subject at hand, I've always had the impression that the 'We' and 'Us' in Genesis were just uses like the 'Royal We',
and not really indicative of multiple gods, though I can see how it might be interpreted that way.
[edit on 19-10-2007 by Badge01]