posted on Oct, 12 2008 @ 02:21 PM
Presume 1; Life is good.
Presume 2; Science for these beings has extended beyond technology and encompassed religion etc. While we can prove conservation of energy with our
science, they can prove morality is basically a fact. Breaking some moral code for them would basically be preposterous.
(On a bit of a limb
Proof of 1; It is for me.
Proof of 2; There are advanced civilisations out there that for some reason ignore us, I assume the reason is linked to 2 (well untill we get FTL etc
but not at the moment)
Problem: Giant spaceship shows up unequivocally showing the denizen's of our world that we are not alone. Due EXACTLY to this action, some of the
forementioned denizen's kill themselves.
There are 6.5 billion of us here, most of which are precontact™ beings. The forceful transition to postcontact will make some of them top themselves
due to the shock. It's a cert, heck some one did
for the LHC scare.
Contact in this way kills. Kill = bad. Hence it doesn't happen this way. Oh unless it's a bluff to force some more disclosure etc.
Please discuss! Ways out I thought of is that; the crew of this ship don't give a monkey's about morality (but this should then of happened before),
Individuals are responsible for their own actions (but that then includes the crew of the ship as well).