posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 12:05 PM
Of course aliens would have to be quite a bit more advanced than us if they're in contact with us here on Earth, because we certainly haven't
figured out any way to quickly and efficiently get from Earth to any other habitable planet or convenient parallel dimension.
I think Carl Sagan (who absolutely believed in alien intelligence) was right about the whole experience of meeting aliens being beyond weird. That's
because we tend to think of aliens like Star Trek and Star Wars aliens -- different looking but with the same basic motivations and perceptions as us.
But there's no indication that they'd be anything like that, at all. They could be tiny, or the size of galaxies. Their appearance, lifespans,
perceptions, and even their interactions with reality might be so different from ours that we might have a hard time even perceiving them for what
they are. We might not be built correctly to even be aware of them, so these "aliens" might be all around us all the time, and we wouldn't even
understand it. They could be completely baffling and incomprehensible to us.
It's another reason why time traveling humans might be a better explanation for most UFOs than aliens from other planets. We don't see UFOs the
size of mountains. Or giant, floating eyeballs. We see smaller probes or "ships" capable of hauling around roughly human-sized creatures that
apparently are able to interact with humans in the same kind of reality, at least temporarily.
But who knows? Maybe someday we'll nail one of these things down long enough to see what it's all about. Or see if we can figure out a way to wrap
our minds around it. It might not be possible.
[edit on 9-7-2009 by Nohup]