reply to post by oliuk
Congratulations Oliuk, you made a thread that finally convinced me to join ATS rather than just lurk. Your theories were an interesting read, and
(refreshingly) not full of hate and prejudice. I do disagree with your analysis on many points, though. I'll try to get to all I can remember...
First - Your theory seems to rely entirely on this planet x stuff, which I have never bought. It really seems completely implausable that we can
detect planets many light years away, and yet haven't seen directly or indirectly any evidence whatsoever of some mysterious orbiting gas giant (or
anything else significant for that matter). To be clear, I don't want to make this into a planet x believers vs nonbelievers thread, I'd rather
just stick to your theory.
Second - With respect, your comparisons of Europeans settlers vs less technologically advanced natives are specious. Any alien species would
necessarily be thousands if not millions of years ahead of us to do the things you describe - It's like comparing the difference between two bacteria
cells to the difference between an amoeba and a human.
Third - The distance issue also makes little sense, which you also compare to human war efforts. It is highly unlikely the technology to do what UFOs
do is insufficient to mount invasion over a couple billions miles (or whatever arbitary distance planet x is supposed to be away) but a few million
miles is just fine.
Fourth - You bring up interesting points regarding conditioning to accept forms of beings more readily than others...but what about nature itself?
Big scaly creatures ARE generally not things you want to go cuddle up with. There's a reason cats hiss - the sound mimics a snake and most animals
instinctually fear snakes. So while I see your point to an extent, nature does often mimic human fears of reptilian creatures.
Fifth - No offense, but your premise reminds me a bit of the movie Signs...military probing? Why would "they" need to...with present technology we
can ascertain almost anything from satellites, I highly doubt such a more advanced society would need to probe and risk detection. Furthermore, I
have never seen an alien footage video that doesn't look like a poorly done hoax...have you?
Sixth - I don't know where you're going with the Iraq thing, but it doesn't help your cause, nor does it make much sense either. "Lets gather our
forces on this area, suffer thousands of dead, many more wounded, and decreased moral (and possibly recruitment) just to get a foothold ready!"
Nevermind the political consequences...Does that sound logical to you?
I could go on, but suffice to say, your post is very speculative - and I really think you overestimate humanity's ability to deal with an invasion -
and underestimate alien technology. Your scenario also seems to suppose the aliens want humanity and the entire biosphere completely intact
(otherwise why not just annihilate everything?) But then that begs the question - what good would humans be to them? I really doubt aliens need
slave labor. It's possible the planet itself and its resources would be nice to have, but even that seems highly unlikely - why wait for humans to
muck it up for you? And if habitable worlds are at least somewhat common - why here? I don't think everything you've alluded to is impossible
-I've often wondered myself if there have been external influences shaping human history and have read a good deal on such subjects. But it seems
like you have a gusto for a good story that is severely clouding your logic and your skepticism of current "ufo lore".