reply to post by magikman
I do not subscribe to the idea that an alien life form would destroy itself when reaching a specific point. We, as Humans, destroy ourselves through
greed and there is no reason or evidence to suggest that every civilization possible in the universe would have the same values (or lack thereof) as
Again, he is looking at this entire subject with the biased opinion of a Human.
We are stuck in a quandary here, because we cannot make estimates about any aspect of another alien race while limited to our own experience and
The only way we can consider anything about alien life and civilization is to state that anything is truly possible. And once you have grasped this
premise, all other conversation and debate is pointless, because the possibilities are truly endless. There is nothing left to debate or assume.
I entirely believe that alien races do exist out there in the vast expanse of the universe. And I truly believe that some have visited Earth. I also
believe that many are fearful of us.
Just because we have experienced massive destruction and warfare, doesn't automatically mean that an alien race must have developed any weapons to
destroy other life. It is equally possible that they have no desire to harm, because we know nothing of their existence, their history, their values,
their beliefs, their social structure...
But, I also agree that it is entirely possible that there is a race out there able to destroy us.
There may be one who would eat us all given the chance, just as we eat other species below us.
And for that reason I'll agree with his suggestion that shouting in the forest is not the best approach.
The best approach would be to remain silent, continue as normal but be aware of the dangers of predators. We should tread softly, and be prepared for
an encounter with anything, friendly or otherwise.