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Originally posted by euclid
The thesis was, "ET's maybe dangerous". It doesn't have anything to do with a higher spiritual purpose for humans or aliens.
Originally posted by Areal51
reply to post by NGC2736
Right. Any spacefaring species would be at the top of the food chain from wherever they hail from. I've never been comfortable about broadcasting our whereabouts such as with the Voyager missions. Anyway, I think it's prudent to practice extreme restraint when considering communicating with extraterrestrials. And lately I've been have second thoughts about disclosure. I know I'm going to get hammered for this, but I'm not entirely sure that full disclosure would be of benefit to mankind, especially given the wacky and irresponsible world we live in today. Does the human race really need to know that it is no longer at the top of the food chain and center of the universe? Our modern technology is at best about 300 years old. That's nothing compared to the possibility of encountering beings who are technologically advanced thousands, millions, or billions of years beyond us. In the spirit of Carl Sagan, a sufficiently advanced may have outgrown its need for violence and hostility. Still that doesn't mean they would wipe out all of humanity if given a good reason. Knowing that we are no longer at the top of the food chain would at best be a catalyst for more anxiety and fear being injected into the consciousness of our society. I'm pretty sure that we don't need more of that these days.
Originally posted by yahn goodey
reply to post by Enceladus
the hostile alien race was already here long before we or the dinosaurs arrived and is working day and night 24/7 to destroy us by transmitting their own version of harp into our brains with thought transmissions of war/hate/violence/and criminal activity-----easier to get rich quick by stealing--- thoughts-- than by working honestly for what we desire.they hope to cause enough chaos on the earth between governments with the weapons of mass destruction so that we exterminate all of ourselves and then this planet will be all theirs----the same thoughts you can find voiced from irans president ah(MAD)inejad, he along with a few other crazies are almost perfectly in tune with the harp thoughts that the aliens transmit.if you want to meet hostile aliens minds/mouths--------socialize with irans president and his friends.
Originally posted by GBBumblebee
I'm of the opinion that we should increase our defensive capabilities before we start announcing to all that we are here. At the present time, we don't have any space defenses to speak of that would be of any concern to a militant space faring species.
A hostile race encounter with our current tech level could put us on the receiving end of this quote from the Half Life universe; "This isn't war. This is pest control".
[edit on 17/12/07 by GBBumblebee]