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Originally posted by JayKew
All I know for sure is that they go big time on strawberry ice cream
Interesting attempt at comedy but the punchline fell on it's face. Maybe something was lost in the translation.
Originally posted by NOGODSINTHEUNIVERSE
the origine of life on this planet was just a dirty snowball collected by a spacedustsucking COMET before it smashed down !
the cosmic soup was heated by a nukesource: the SUN
so as a matter of fact all life on this planet is ALIEN !
have a nice UFO day !
Assuming of course there is other intelligent life the chances of them having developed as we have would be extremely slim. Our concepts of "good" and "evil" couldn't possibly be shared by beings not influenced by our "civilization". Proof of that can be easily found within tribes on our own planet that had no idea that it was "wrong" to eat their enemies. Good and evil are concepts we live by...assuming intelligent beings from another planet might share our sense of morals is egotistical.
Originally posted by mrdependable
Preest see my prior post on why I think it extremely unlikely an alien race very technologically advanced could be evil. Even our own history shows evil regimes never last longer than a few decades let alone thousands of years necessary to advance to a level required for space and time travel.
You are right statistically it is very likely intelligent life exists other than on earth but also statistically very unlikely they have ever visited our planet. I just wanted to make the point even if by a very slim chance we have been visited and it was made public it wouldn't but such a huge deal alot of people think. For your average Joe it wouldn't really change much at all.
Originally posted by mrdependable
Preest certain environments foster innovation and growth required for higher evolution and technological advancement. A race preoccupied with eating each other is not going to get very far, let alone off the planet. While they may not share our morales you cannot progress with anarchy. Our values may not be universal but the path of least resistance is.
To build a spacecraft capable of intergalactic travel requires a vast amount of knowledge and resources. You don't acquire these things by chance. You need a sustainable economy for a start and an orderly system in allocating and exchanging these resources. If your race manages this then obviously they are of at least average intelligence and will know co-operation is much more beneficial than anihillation. It is simple economics and game theory that even I understand and im sure I would be considered primitive by such an advanced race.
If we have a certain resource that they need it would be much less costly for them to trade for these resources than take over the entire planet. An intelligent alien race would have nothing to gain by destroying the human race or occupying the planet and not abiding by our morales while here.
Just as we here in the US don't go invading other countries for resources that we need even though we have the military capability. This would cause anarchy worldwide and ruin our relationships with every other country. It would be illogical. If we need a resource we don't have we simply trade for it.
The idea that there exists an alien race that has worked hard for thousands or even millions of years to achieve intergalactic travel and are now willing to give everything up and destroy all the relationships they have ever built with other intelligent races just to take over one planet out of trillions is ridiculous to me. Makes for a good hollywood story but real life isnt as exciting im afraid.
Originally posted by Preest
I always find it a bit funny when I hear people talk about how we (meaning themselves) deserve Disclosure...and then...they quickly follow up with some silliness about wanting to be a part of the Galactic Federation.
They insist the government (meaning THE EVIL UNITED STATES) is wrong for not telling the world. And how the world is ready to hear their information but what if...just what if...these entities (if any at all) are malicious? Sure sure the new agers would like us to believe they're kind ancient souls but let's not be naive...our ideas of good and evil may not be the same as "theirs". We have to accept the fact that these beings may not be "good"...what does that mean? Riots, rape, theft, destruction, murder...what happened to L.A. when several white policemen beat Rodney King? What happened during the 68 Democratic Convetion?
I'm shocked some of you are so naive as to believe the world is ready for some type of Disclosure. Some of you can't even seperate Stargate-SG1 and Star Trek from reality let alone find out aliens exist. What if the truth of the Disclosure is...THERE IS NO ALIENS. Some of you are so horribly entrenched in your silly legends and hoaxes and sci-fi that you wouldn't be able to handle "the truth" you've "seeking".
I am a believer in Extraterrestrial life, I am a believer in the UFO phenomenon...I am not a believer in the UFO Community or the world being ready for some type of disclosure.
[Edited on 5-21-2004 by Preest]