You share my opinion 100%. But I fear it won't be that popular in this forum, because - to quote you - it "is a little, well
You mentioned the aspect with the humans don't interfere the ants. That could be the answer to the
Do the ants recognize us humans as another species/civilization? No, because they can't. It's beyond their intelligence, they can't imagine it.
Amoeba are our distant biological ancestors. They are still around this planet in absolute abundance. They are in your house, plants, trees, even
in your car, yet they have no awareness of any of it. Their entire reality is composed of basic chemical functions and nutrient intake. Even
something as simple as an insect like an ant is beyond their comprehension. Ants are much further along the evolutionary chain, with a great deal more
complexity than an amoeba. For one thing, ants have a nervous system and brain that gives them some rudimentary sensory experience and cognitive
abilities. An ant's tiny brain and its chemical sensing and processing are radically advanced emergent phenomena completely outside of the very
limited ontological space of an amoeba. If nothing else, an ant’s brain is programmed to serve the hive mind, which it is a part. In any case, the
amoeba doesn’t have a clue.
Ants in turn are not aware of human civilization. They have no concept of humanity, language, buildings, cars, airplanes, the ocean, the moon,
earth, stars, mathematics, space travel. Almost everything we take for granted is completely outside of the limited ontological space that composes an
[Quoted from linked article at the bottom of this post
This could very well be the solution to the Fermi Paradox: ET life is around us, we just don't recognize it. It's beyond our intelligence, we can't
That's why the typical ET in most "reports" is a "Grey", a humanoid, more evolved being, because that's what our brain can imagine.
Side-Note: Did you know Grey's are only popular in the western culture, especially the US? Aliens must love America, even the "Galactic Federation
of Light" comes there. About 75% of all US/UK "abductions" involve Greys. But in the rest of the world they are under 10%. This shows us, that the
human mind is just making them up
(mostly at least - I can't prove sth. not to exist, nobody can). The numbers are from the wiki abduction
So, there are SO MANY possible life-forms, the chance that those (hypothetically) visiting us are humanoid is very slim. But how big is the chance
that those lifeforms are so
different that we can't make them out?
If you want to find out more about what I wrote, here's an interesting article:
Exotic Civilizations: A Possible Answer To Fermi's Paradox
Sorry if I got a little bit off-topic, but this could very well on-topic on a larger scale. There are different types of civilizations, types I - III
(see linked article). If they are there - here - chances are high, that they don't even recognize us. They would be far more evolved (they have
solved the barriers of faster-than-light/inter-stellar travel), type II or III, which is SOOO far different from us.
You could picture someone jogging through the forest on a beautiful day and passing a colony of ants, without caring for it. Except, the "someone"
would be the ET civilization, the forest would be the universe and the ants would be us.
That's why they won't save us!
[edit on 7.10.2008 by SiONiX]