OK Maybe backwater was a little over the top, I agree with something along the lines of Kryties post re studying,disinterest,scientific missions etc -
the thing is regarding scientific missions surely WE are the most interesting things on this planet?
I know it sounds a little conceited but surely to ignore us and disengage from the pre-dominant lifeform on the planet hints at some deep chasm
between us and "them"? I'll try to show my point (perhaps not to clearly!) with;
- The beings landed their egg shaped craft in a barren DESERT for gods sake!
from the rocks and cactus they were lucky enough for a human to come along in his vehicle - Zamora - whereupon they took one look and got the heck out
of there! I won't have a go at analysing their intentions too much but there was no wave, no loitering to see what the person would do, no attempt at
at engagement between people from two different worlds - nada and nought! For beings with such technological prowess is it too much to ask?
- No interest in us again here, they were studying Lavender PLANTS for
christ sake! again a hapless Human comes along, in this case to be zapped with a ray gun! And what happens after they shoot the human? The beings went
back to studying the Plant!!
Theres also lots of shooting and other unfriendliness in the Colares incident
To Watch n Learn;
Regarding my vulgarity it was partially meant in jest, yet I think you illustrate part of my point, to quote you;
"use of vulgar language only indicates your IQ"
There are many billions of us here on Earth, many of us swear a lot, many of us don't, some are smart relative to standardised IQ test's, some are
not. Some of us are quite friendly and others rather unpleasant, we do some terrible things (worse than swearing anyway!) like wars and racism, or
eating various other living lifeforms.
Perhaps these things are bad, but if a group of people feel our actions indicate our IQ relative to some ideal THEY define, they deny the natural
diversity of a Universe which we all share!