reply to post by ZeroKnowledge
No, we are nowhere near close to being able to model the human body in computers. That's computer nerds trying to live a wet dream. The human body
is so complex that it is staggering. Bacteria have more to do with our response to medications and various treatments than our own bodies do -
because we carry around billions of bacteria of thousands of different strains.
Furthermore, we do not yet know the capacity of our own brains. Computers are no where near capable of performing the same function of our brains.
While cybernetics are an eventuality - they will be an assisting unit for our minds to use - different extensions of our brains.
Regardless, computers cannot replace real tests and experiments. They can help you eliminate and plan around certain problem areas, but they cannot
take away experiments and tests - especially when you are confronted with something that you do not completely understand to begin with, and have
difficulty developing a computer model in the first place.
Of course - perhaps aliens use completely different forms of technology. Perhaps computers never really occurred to them, or are seen as rather
useless. If they are a hive-mind mentality that is linked through another dimension (though not necessarily existing in it) - then computers are
really not necessary as their entire race is one giant computer network.
Or, perhaps, socially, they do not accept such notions - perhaps they have a phobia of a 'non-living' thing performing actions that could be
paralleled with very primitive forms of thought.
We are nowhere near our own limits. Children today are learning concepts of physics that were studied by college students only decades ago. And we
are growing increasingly smarter.
It's not so much our capacity to learn... but our drive to learn. I won't argue that aliens are not more advanced than us.... but I have my doubts
that they have at all more potential than we do. And it's that spunk - that unwillingness to be out-done - that ensures we will simply run over
everything we encounter. People often forget that we are predators - competition is not just something we do - it is our life. When we get bored, we
kill each other for the hell of it if sports aren't enough thrill.
Why? Because we have grown up in an extremely harsh ecosystem where other life forms are competing for the same resources. We assume that this is the
case for other beings, as well - but perhaps they have been removed from this style of life for so long that they have lost their competitive
instincts - or they developed under very different circumstances that did not require them to compete for any resources whatsoever.
That is probably one reason why any life form, that knew what was good for it, would not strut out onto the front lawn of the White House and announce
their presence. We are so competitive and suspicious of those that hold a "higher position" that we would stop at nothing to surpass them and start
attempting to run them out of their own back yards.
Many believers in benevolent aliens will argue with me about that - but I assure you that we would go absolutely bonkers. Take a look at what
happened between the U.S. and Russia back during the Cold War era - All sorts of fear and pandemonia over what the other side was up to, how to
counter it, and why we needed to beat them to it. The same would be with our relations to aliens - we would either be trying to figure out ways to
blow them up, or trying to get the aliens to favor our government over the Chinese.
We probably already are. Though whether-or-not there is any real communication between our government(s) and aliens is anyone's guess. I somewhat
doubt it. No species capable of interstellar travel would be foolish enough to do so.... unless they are completely and totally naive....
What are abduction stories say - that people are probed, experimented with and basically treated as animals. So there is a logic conclusion -
we do to animals the same things ,aliens do to us the same things. All easily explained.
While this does explain some things... it does not explain why they have been doing it for eons... or abducting millions of people each decade (though
probably about 1% are actually cases of abductions.... but that's a lot). The nature of the tests seem to mostly be exploratory - trying to figure
us out. And if they haven't figured it out by now... I would say they are either stupid as hell, or are looking for something far deeper than "oh,
hey, they have livers! We have a secondary supply if we ever run out on Xipersan IV!!!"
That, or we are the equivalent of a high-school biology project to them. Wouldn't that be something to find out... "you mean all of this time....
your rebellious teenagers were the ones causing all of this?"
"Yeah... sorry about that.... but, hey, they thought it was funny as hell! Welcome to the interstellar community by the way! Would you be
interested in applying for an Andromeda credit card?"
"Great... funny aliens...."
But, seriously - I would think that they would have us pretty well figured out by now... especially if they are so advanced - so why the continued
probing? I know we make some pretty interesting noises and gestures when surprised and scared... but what gives?